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How Intramuscular Stimulation Can Help You?

At Pleasantview Physiotherapy Clinic, we decide on the best treatment for you based on your condition and symptoms. We’ve been providing world-class services to patients in Edmonton, AB since 1983, and a large part of our success is due to keeping up with current treatment options. Intramuscular stimulation, or IMS, therapy is an excellent way to relieve chronic pain from various injuries and physiological problems. This treatment specifically targets chronic pain that originates from a neuropathic cause.

Whether you are struggling with chronic pain or a sports injury, we can help. We offer a variety of treatment options, including intramuscular stimulation, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise, to meet your unique needs.

Physiotherapist doing acupuncture to a young woman on her back

How Does IMS Work?

The IMS method of treatment for this type of pain involves desensitizing the affected nerves by using acupuncture needles. It’s important to remember that there is no electricity involved in IMS-the therapeutic effect comes from mechanical stimulation (inserting the needle) into the muscles. This action activates a reflex that eases the pain by causing the muscle to release. Additionally, inserting the needle creates a minor injury at the site which then stimulates increased local circulation and starts activating healing systems within your body.

What Is the Goal Of IMS?

The goal of intramuscular stimulation is to provide long-lasting relief from pain and tension. Our physiotherapists will work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and helps you achieve your health goals. Whether you are looking to improve your mobility, recover from an injury, or manage chronic pain, we are here to help.

The Effects of IMS

As more sessions of IMS are completed, the effects become cumulative, and each needling session stimulates a certain amount of healing. Eventually, the condition can fully recover with less pain as muscles loosen. It is often successful in breaking the chronic cycle of pain because it permits accurate diagnosis of muscle shortening in deep muscles. Relief lasts longer than other treatments and there are few side effects to IMS.

Along with reducing pain and tension, intramuscular stimulation can also improve circulation, promote healing, enhance range of motion, and increase strength. With regular IMS treatment from our experienced physiotherapists, you can take control of your health and enjoy the benefits that this safe and effective treatment has to offer.

Conditions That Can Be Treated Using IMS

The new, relatively successful technique of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) can treat a broad range of musculoskeletal problems. We’ve included some examples below:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Tendonitis or Bursitis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injuries (including Frozen Shoulder)
  • Spinal Disc Problems
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

How to Access IMS Treatment

If you are interested in intramuscular stimulation treatment, the first step is to book a consultation with one of our experienced physiotherapists. Simply give us a call or book an appointment online today! We look forward to helping you achieve your health goals through intramuscular stimulation and other effective treatment options.

Frequency of Treatments

Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a treatment offered by Pleasantview Physiotherapy that helps with muscle pain and tension. IMS is a safe and effective treatment that can help to improve your quality of life. Our team of skilled physiotherapists has the experience and expertise to help you achieve your health goals through IMS.

Whether you are struggling with chronic pain or a sports injury, we can help. We offer a variety of treatment options, including intramuscular stimulation, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise, to meet your unique needs.

What Is the Difference Between Acupuncture and IMS?

IMS is a type of treatment that stimulates muscles and loosens trigger points. While there are some similarities between these two techniques, there are also some key differences.

Why Choose Pleasantview Physiotherapy For IMS?

At Pleasantview Physiotherapy, we are proud to offer comprehensive intramuscular stimulation treatment for individuals dealing with pain and tension. Our experienced team of physiotherapists is highly skilled in providing effective IMS treatment that can help you achieve your goals and restore your quality of life. Whether you are struggling with chronic pain, sports injuries, or other conditions that require IMS treatment, we are here to help. To learn more about our intramuscular stimulation services, please contact us today.

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