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ACUPUNCTURE, DRY NEEDLING, & IMS IN NEW WESTMINSTER , BC

Welcome to Launch Rehab, your trusted studio for Acupuncture, Dry Needling, or IMS located in New Westminster. At Launch Rehab, we pride ourselves on delivering personalized, holistic treatments to help our patients kick start their journey towards optimal health. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any queries, feel free to reach us at 604-519-0777

CONDITIONS TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE AND DRY NEEDLING (IMS)

At Launch Rehab, we expertly treat a variety of conditions with Acupuncture and Dry Needling (IMS) techniques. These techniques have a very long history of being effective pain remedies among several other benefits that come with Acupuncture, Dry Needling, and IMS. Some conditions treated using these techniques include:

  • Migraines and Tension Headaches
  • Chronic Pain
  • Joint pain
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • And more!

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACUPUNCTURE AND DRY NEEDLING (IMS)

ACUPUNCTURE

  • Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine: treating based on flow of qi and energy meridians
  • Several needles can be used at one time
  • Needles inserted along energy pathways
  • Needles stay in place for 15-20 minutes
  • Promotes natural healing and pain relief
  • During treatment, can be soothing and relaxing

IMS/ DRY NEEDLING

  • Based on Western Medicine: treating based on neuromuscular dysfunction
  • One needle technique
  • Needles inserted into tight muscle bands
  • Therapist handles needle the entire treatment
  • Releases and relaxes tight or injured muscles
  • During treatment, can be uncomfortable with muscle twitching

WHY CHOOSE LAUNCH REHAB

EXPERIENCED TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS

At Launch Rehab, our greatest asset is our team of highly-skilled and passionate professionals who bring years of experience to our practice. We are committed to providing personalized, effective treatments to alleviate your pain and improve your overall health.

CONVENIENT PARKING

We understand the importance of convenience for our clients. That’s why there is convenient parking in Shops at New West and on surrounding streets at our New Westminster studio, ensuring your visit to Launch Rehab is as stress-free as possible.

OPEN ON WEEKENDS

We believe in accessibility and flexibility when it comes to your health. To accommodate our clients’ busy schedules, Launch Rehab is open on weekends, providing quality care when you need it the most.

MULTIPLE PAYMENT OPTIONS

We believe in flexibility and convenience when it comes to payments. Launch Rehab accepts the following modes of payment:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • AMEX
  • Debit Cards

WE ACCEPT ICBC CLIENTS

We are proud to announce that we accept ICBC clients. If you’re an ICBC client in need of acupuncture, dry needling, or IMS treatment, rest assured knowing that we can facilitate direct billing for your sessions, providing you with a hassle-free healing experience.

DIRECT BILLING FOR MOST INSURANCE CLAIMS

At Launch Rehab, we aim to provide hassle-free experiences for our clients. We offer direct billing for most health insurance claims including, but not limited to, the following providers:

  • CanadaLife
  • Sun Life
  • Manulife
  • Desjardins
  • ClaimSecure
  • IA Financial Group
  • First Canadian
  • Johnston Group
  • Johnson
  • Cowan
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Green Shield
  • Medavie

If your provider is not listed here, please contact us for further information.

THINGS TO NOTE

  • At our studio, Acupuncture and IMS / Dry Needling are performed by certified physiotherapists and registered acupuncturists. They will perform a thorough initial assessment to determine if you are suitable for either of these treatment types.
  • It is recommended to refrain from alcohol, caffeine, and smoking two hours prior to and after treatment.
  • Have a light snack prior to treatment.
  • If you have a pacemaker or are trying to conceive/are pregnant, please inform your therapist as you may not be a suitable candidate.
  • If performed by a physiotherapist, the cost of Acupuncture and IMS / Dry Needling is included in your usual physiotherapy fees.

OUR LOCATION

Our flagship location, the New Westminster studio opened in December 2021. Though chronologically, this is our second studio, Launch Rehab’s origins started here.

This is the first studio to have our signature neon logo. The logo that represents our founder’s childrens’ names; one meaning “mountain peak” and the other “sun rise”.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST ACUPUNCTURE OR DRY NEEDLING SESSION?

During your initial treatment, our certified physiotherapists or registered acupuncturists will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to assess your overall health and determine the best course of treatment. The actual treatment may involve inserting needles at specific points on your body, based on your specific needs and condition.

IS ACUPUNCTURE OR DRY NEEDLING PAINFUL?

While everyone’s experience is different, most of our clients report feeling minimal discomfort during treatment. Some patients may feel a slight ‘prick’ as the needle is inserted, followed by a sensation of warmth, tingling, heaviness, or pressure at the treatment site.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

The number of sessions needed varies from client to client, depending on their condition and how they respond to treatment. Your physiotherapist or acupuncturist will discuss your treatment plan with you during your initial assessment.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

We recommend wearing loose and comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the area of your body to be treated.

CAN I EXERCISE AFTER MY TREATMENT?

While light physical activity is generally fine, we recommend avoiding strenuous exercises for at least 24 hours post-treatment to allow your body to adjust and recover.

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF ACUPUNCTURE OR DRY NEEDLING?

Most clients experience little to no side effects. However, some may experience mild soreness or bruising at the needle site, fatigue, or a temporary increase in symptoms. These reactions are typically temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours.

CAN I RECEIVE TREATMENT IF I'M PREGNANT?

If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, it’s crucial to inform your therapist. Certain acupuncture points should be avoided during pregnancy, and your treatment might need to be adjusted accordingly.

We live, work, and play on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
We live, work, and play on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.