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Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)/Trigger Point Dry Needling

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Sometimes we need a jab to get moving. Literally.

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)  and Trigger Point Dry Needling are treatments that uses acupuncture needles to address problems with nerves and muscles.

When nerves are injured or irritated, they become supersensitive, and the muscles they supply become shortened and tight. Dr. Chan Gunn, from Vancouver, found that by inserting an acupuncture needle into the tender muscle, the muscle will contract, and then relax or lengthen. This decreases compression on the nerve, and voilà, less pain.

Not just anybody can perform this treatment. Lisa, our certified Gunn IMS practitioner has been trained to recognize the physical signs of neuropathic pain. After a thorough medical history and physical exam, she’ll be able to determine if IMS is an appropriate treatment for you.

Trigger Point Dry Needling creates changes to muscles and connective tissue (fascia) near the needled areas. It also stimulates nerves to help release the body’s own painkillers. Mary is certified in Dry Needling.

Are you interested in trying IMS or TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING administered by our certified practitioners? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at frontdesk@revivehealth.ca.

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Active Release Technique (ART®)

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Our poor muscles – so often over-used and abused! They’re only able to take so much before they seize up and scream at us, seemingly in protest. Once a soft tissue injury occurs, the body tries to protect itself by producing tough, dense scar tissue in the injured area.  From there things can go downhill and we start feeling the effects. The scarring binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely, resulting in reduced mobility, weakness and pain. If nerves happen to get trapped as well, you may additionally experience tingling, numbness, burning sensations and muscle atrophy. Definitely a situation to avoid. Fortunately, however, if youre already experiencing these symptoms, ART® can get you back on track.

With incredible tactile sensitivity, ART® practitioners first locate and then facilitate the release of soft tissue restrictions and nerve entrapments, by way of removing or breaking up surrounding scar tissue. Smooth movement of tissues – gliding over, around and through each other – is literally felt by the practitioner and is evidence of function being restored.

Used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Technique (ART®) has proven to be especially beneficial in the treatment of joint restrictions, nerve pain, restoring range of motion, and decreasing chronic muscle and joint pain.  

ART® was developed in 1985 by Dr. P. Michael Leahy after he had noticed that many of his patients’ symptoms seemed to be related to changes in the body’s soft tissues. Using specific types of movement and touch, Dr. Leahy was able to feel for, identify, and address the changes, consistently resolving over 90% of his patients’ problems.  At Revive, Dr. Bronwen is full-body certified in ART®.

Are you interested in trying ART® administered by our professional practitioners? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at frontdesk@revivehealth.ca.

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Chiropractic Care

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Our bodies are meant to move. Beautifully and without pain.

Joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, bones and all our other insides should exist and function harmoniously. When they don’t, we know it.We can experience anything from stiffness and dull aches to tightness and sharp pain – bottom line is we don’t feel so great … or worse, we out-and-out hurt.

The injury?  lt may be the result of a single event (improperly lifting an object, having surgery, suffering a fall) or of repetitive strain (weeks hunched over a laptop, for example), but whatever the cause, it has the potential to throw any number of your body’s systems completely out of whack. Muscle tightness, inflammation and/or pain is sure to come knocking.

Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing and treating tissue injuries involving the nerves, spine, muscles and joints. By manually applying a gentle, controlled and directed pressure into areas that have become hypomobile (restricted in their movement), a chiropractor can restore mobility and alleviate pain, nerve interference and those unfriendly “knots,” allowing tissues to heal.

Used in conjunction with Active Release Technique (ART®), chiropractic adjustments have proven to be especially beneficial in the treatment of joint restrictions, restoring range of motion, and decreasing chronic muscle and joint pain. 

The first chiropractic visit lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour and involves an assessment, a physical examination, diagnosis and treatment plan.  Subsequent visits typically are between 15 and 20 minutes.

Are you interested in chiropractic care with our clinic? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at frontdesk@revivehealth.ca.

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