Trigger point dry needling involves inserting a tiny monofilament needle in a muscle in order to release shortened bands of muscle and decrease trigger point activity. Dry needling aims to achieve a local twitch response from trigger points to release muscle tension, reduce pain, promote healing and restore normal length and function in the involved muscle(s). Dry needling can be an effective treatment for both acute and chronic conditions.
Research supports the use of dry needling to improve pain control, reduce muscle tension, normalize biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitate an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.
At Yarmouth Physiotherapy Inc we have two physiotherapists who are certified dry needling practitioners, Mathieu Muise and Michelle King.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.
Traditional Chinese Medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance. In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body's natural painkillers and increases blood flow.
At Yarmouth Physiotherapy Inc, we have three physiotherapists who are certified in acupuncture: Mathieu Muise, Michelle King and Chelsea Poole.
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