Dry Needling/Gunn Intramuscular stimulation (IMS)

What is Dry Needling/Gunn Intramuscular stimulation (IMS)?

Gunn IMS is an effective dry needling treatment tool for some acute conditions and chronic pain, where medication, massage, traditional physiotherapy, osteopathy, or chiropractic treatments have not given lasting relief. Persistent pain could be caused by chronic muscle shortening producing pain by the extra force it puts pulling on tendons, joints and other structures. Constant strain can press on and irritate nerves, leading to a condition now recognized as super-sensitivity.

 

Pain due to suboptimal nerve functioning is called Neuropathic pain. This can often occur over time, can be due to trauma or occur in absence of any obvious trauma due to pre-spondylitic changes (degenerative age changes) and can contribute in some cases to disorders such as low back pain, whiplash, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and Achilles, plus many more.

 

Treating Neuropathy with Intramuscular Stimulation Needling:

IMS uses acupuncture needles to help penetrate deep within muscle tissues to help release contracted and shortened muscle fibres, provide pain relief and improve muscle and neurological functioning. Each treatment relaxes shortened muscles, stimulates healing and desensitizes the irritated nerves.

 

Aleks Thornton is a certified IMS provider and Physiotherapist.


Qualifications: 

Aleks Thornton has teamed up with Fallingbrook Wellness to provide physiotherapy and dry needling/IMS services. To read more on Aleks experience, education and approach please visit aleksthornton.com. If you have any questions about this treatment approach please email physio@fallingbrookwellness.com

 

Gunn IMS is an advanced certification offered at the University of British Columbia(UBC): ubcgunnims.com

 

Cost

Initial Physiotherapy Assessment & Treatment (45-60min): $130-140

Physiotherapy Treatment 30 min: $75

Physiotherapy Treatment 60 min: $150

Dry Needling: $15 in addition to the Physiotherapy Rates