At Boehm’s Physiotherapy in Martensville, Saskatchewan, it is our mission to provide our patients with success and an understanding of their injury, in order to ensure a full recovery. Our treatment programs are tailor-made to you individually and to your recovery goals. In our last article, learn about the new dry needling service that is now being offered at Boehm’s Physiotherapy. Book online today.
Dry Needling Service Now Offered at Boehm’s Physiotherapy
Beginning in mid-February 2023, Boehm’s Physiotherapy is now offering an Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) service, commonly known as dry needling. Physiotherapist Cohl Muntain is certified in this service. You can book dry needling online or by contacting us, with Cohl, starting in mid-February.
What is Dry Needling?
- A specialized technique requiring post-secondary certification that uses acupuncture style needles that are inserted directly into a short, tight or bundled muscle, providing relief to the area. Treatment requires a system of diagnosing and treating of persistent chronic pain disorders or syndromes, including muscle, joint, tendon, and other problems caused by nerve irritation.
Who May Benefit From Dry Needling Treatment?
- Individuals who have been suffering from on-going or chronic muscle, joint, tendon or neuropathic pain.
- Individuals who have symptoms that have developed gradually over time.
- Individuals who have developed symptoms without a known cause.
- Individuals who are suffering from pain as a result of overuse injuries.
- Individuals who have not achieved the desired result from other forms of treatment.
Common Conditions Treated by Dry Needling
- Stiff or tight muscles that do not respond to regular stretching
- Back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Achilles tendinopathies
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Chronic aching or burning pain
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is it painful?
- No, needle penetration of a normal muscle is relatively painless. A shortened muscle may grasp the needle and result in a cramping sensation, however this sensation typically will only last for a very short amount of time and will resolve after the needle is removed.
- Is it covered by my physiotherapy benefits?
- Yes, dry needling is a modality provided by a physical therapist and as a result acknowledged and covered by insurance providers.
- How do I book a dry needling appointment?
Contact us for any inquiries about dry needling or other services offered by Boehm’s Physiotherapy.
At Boehm’s Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves on serving each patient with dignity, respect, and compassion.