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ACUPUNCTURE, DRY NEEDLING, & IMS IN RICHMOND , BC

Welcome to Launch Rehab, your trusted studio for Acupuncture and Dry Needling (IMS) located in Richmond. 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 604-373-8688.

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 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.

FREE PARKING

We understand the importance of convenience for our clients. That’s why we offer free parking at our Richmond 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, IMS, or dry needling 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 patients. 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 Richmond studio is our third location and opened June 2023. Located in the Broadmoor neighbourhood, we look forward to establishing meaningful community partnerships with those around us.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSION?

During your first session, our physiotherapist will conduct a comprehensive assessment to understand your health history, current condition, and your rehabilitation goals. This will include a physical examination and a discussion of your symptoms and lifestyle. Based on this, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.

HOW LONG DOES EACH PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSION LAST?

The initial session is 60 minutes, this allows for a thorough history and assessment, ensuring we get to the root cause of your problem. Each follow up session at Launch Rehab lasts for 30 minutes, but we also offer extended sessions of 60 minutes when necessary. The duration of each session will depend on the individual’s condition and their personalized treatment plan.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY PHYSIOTHERAPY APPOINTMENTS?

It’s best to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your physiotherapy sessions. This allows our therapists to easily access the area under treatment and for you to move freely during the session. If we’re treating a lower limb, shorts are advisable. For upper body treatments, a loose top is ideal.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED TO SEE IMPROVEMENT?

The number of sessions required varies greatly depending on the condition being treated, its complexity, and your individual response to therapy. Typically, patients start to see improvement after 3-5 sessions. However, your physiotherapist will provide a more accurate estimate during your initial assessment.

WILL MY HEALTH INSURANCE COVER THE COST OF MY PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSIONS?

Coverage for physiotherapy sessions depends on your individual health insurance plan. Most plans do cover some or all of the costs. We recommend reaching out to your insurer to get precise information. As a convenience, Launch Rehab directly bills most health insurance providers.

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.