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Dry needling near me Ottawa
Physiotherapist at Theratouch Physiot using dry needling to treat patient

Dry needling, also known as Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is an effective treatment technique that is offered by our highly trained Physiotherapists. It involves the use of fine, sterile needles to target areas of tightness or knots, called myofascial trigger points, that can cause pain, stiffness, and limited mobility. 

Dry needling triggers the body’s nervous system to release tension and increase circulation and promote healing in affected areas. 

The benefits include, Muscle pain and Tension Reduction, Improved range of Motion and Flexibility, and Promotes Healing. 

It is often used as an adjunct to other physiotherapy techniques such as exercise and/or manual therapy, to help alleviate musculoskeletal pain and improve movement

Dry needling can be used to treat various conditions including, but not limited to: 

  • Arthritis 
  • Sports Injuries 
  • Neck/Back/Shoulder/Knee/Hip pain 
  • Achilles/Patellar/Shoulder tendonitis 
  • Hip/Shoulder bursitis 
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Tennis elbow/Golfer’s elbow 
  • Sciatica 
  • Headaches and migraines 
  • Myofascial pain syndrome 
  • Fibromyalgia