What Is IMS or Dry Needling?

Intramuscular stimulation (IMS), also known as dry needling, is a therapeutic treatment that targets tight and sore muscles that often accompany other conditions such as overuse injuries, nerve irritation, muscle strains, tension headaches, whiplash, arthritis, and low back pain. It involves the insertion of fine acupuncture needles into tight bands of muscle that contain a knot or “trigger point.”

IMS is able to treat pain by desensitizing nerves and muscles. The needle activates a reflex causing the muscle to release and, as result, eases the pain and stimulates circulation to help increase healing.

Conditions IMS Can Address:

  • Recovery from muscle tears

  • Rotator cuff problems

  • Tennis elbow

  • Temperomandibular joint (TMJ) pain

  • Spinal stenosis

  • Whiplash

  • Tendinitis and tendinosis

  • Chronic headaches

  • Bursitis and arthritis

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Plantar fasciitis

Intramuscular stimulation may be the appropriate treatment option for your condition. Call us to book an appointment to learn more about IMS in Chestermere!


This traditional treatment technique improves circulation, digestion, relaxation, energy and reduces stress.

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Adjustments can help with sports injuries, back and neck pain, muscle fatigue, headaches and much more.


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Vantage Integrative Health + Wellness

102-288 Kinniburgh Blvd

Chestermere, AB T1X 0V8


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