What Is It?
Physiotherapy Alberta has put together an information sheet for patients interested in IMS or Trigger Point Dry Needling. The downloadable pdf covers what patients can expect from a treatment, the risks associated with needling and ways to reduce these risks.
While quite brief in its explanation of what IMS and Trigger Point Dry Needling are, the list of common and less common risks is thorough. Refer patients interested in learning more about this treatment approach to this resource or use it as a source of refresher for yourself! A similar information handout is also available for acupuncture.