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Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Treatment in Vancouver Downtown

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) or Dry Needling Treatment in Vancouver Downtown

At Limelight Wellness Clinic

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Treatment

IMS or Dry Needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain of neuropathic origin. Also known as myofascial trigger point, is an alternative medicine technique similar to acupuncture. Dry needling is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation. Myofascial trigger points causing pain and dysfunction are commonly treated by injection or dry needling. The main purpose is to improve tissue healing and restore muscle function.

Limelight Wellness Clinic goes beyond and offers IMS in conjunction with Ultrasound image to be even more accurate in trigger point detection and treatment.

Why Choose Limelight for Intramuscular Stimulation?

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One-on-one IMS treatment provided by experienced registered physiotherapists

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our equipment is high quality and FDA Approved to ensure you get the best results possible.

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Located right next to Yaletown-Roundhouse subway station.

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Schedule an Appointment with Alireza (Ali) Sarmadi

Our Registered Physiotherapist

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Alireza embarked on his healthcare career, in 1996 attending medical school in Iran. After earning his Bachelors in Physiotherapy, he continued to pursue a Masters and finally a PhD in this field. Working as an assistant professor at TMU University he gained hands on experience in Physiotherapy. In 2012, Ali moved to Canada, beginning his clinical experience by working at the University Physiotherapy clinic, as well as several private clinics, public hospitals, and community based programs treating acute and chronic conditions in addition to post operation rehabilitation.

With more than ten years of hands on experience with physiotherapy techniques, manual therapy, IMS, human mechanics, rehabilitation, orthopedic and sport injuries, stroke and Parkinson rehabilitation, Ali takes a holistic approach and addresses individual needs of his physiotherapy patients in the downtown Vancouver area.

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Frequently Asked Questions about IMS (Dry Needling)

What Can I Expect from the IMS Treatment?

The location and number of needles will vary based on your condition and objectives of the treatment.

The physiotherapist can also use other methods of physiotherapy to improve the outcome of your condition. The IMS can be used to reduce the pain and discomfort while other treatment methods can improve function and movement.

Is Trigger Point Dry Needling same as Acupuncture?

While the process may look similar on the surface, there are big differences between IMS treatments and acupuncture. In a typical IMS treatment, a singular needle is very briefly used to trigger specifically targeted points of the muscle which provide relief from pain, whereas acupuncture is a slower process. Acupuncture is based around the usage of multiple needles which are not inserted into muscle tissue.

Is Dry Needling Good For Me?

The dry needling procedure especially helps people with the following conditions:

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pre or post surgical pain and symptoms

Here at Limelight Wellness Clinic, we can help you deal with acute and chronic pain with the latest in IMS equipment and training.