Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is the treatment of chronic and acute pain from shortened muscles. IMS involves the insertion of a fine needle through the skin without injecting any substance. IMS needling creates a reflexive relaxation of tight muscles and initiates a healing process that helps reduce pain and tightness, allowing restoration of pain free movement. For more information, please visit www.istop.org.
Therapists at Hazelwood Physiotherapy that utilize IMS are certified Gunn IMS practitioners. Your physiotherapist will conduct an assessment to ensure that you are an appropriate candidate before treatment. If your therapist feels you would benefit from IMS, there is no additional charge.