IMS Intramuscular Stimulation


How Intramuscular Stimulation Can Help Your Pain

Physiotherapists are experts in helping people find relief

Are you living with pain? Have you tried everything you can think to alleviate your pain? You may benefit from intramuscular stimulation.

Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique used by physiotherapists to release or alleviate the muscles causing your chronic pain. At MSK Health and Performance, our physiotherapists use very fine needles, the same ones used in acupuncture, directly into the affected muscle to stimulate healing. This technique is typically used in conjunction with a comprehensive program to get you relief once and for all!

Contact MSK Health and Performance today to make an appointment. With guidance from our IMS-trained physiotherapists, you will find solutions that work!

What is chronic pain?

Pain is our body’s way of telling us there is a problem. Unfortunately for some, pain can persist for weeks, months, or even years.

Pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months is considered to be chronic pain. This type of pain may continue even after the injury or illness that caused it is healed or resolved.

Some of the most common types of chronic pain that a physiotherapist, registered massage therapist or chiropractor can help with include:

  • headache
  • postsurgical pain
  • post-trauma pain
  • lower back pain
  • arthritis pain
  • neurogenic pain (pain caused by nerve damage)

The good news is that physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic therapy is a safe and effective way to relieve pain.

How physiotherapists use IMS to help you find relief

The IMS physiotherapist at MSK Health and Performance in Vancouver Kitsilano, Downtown Vancouver or Burnaby Metrotown will perform a thorough assessment to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for IMS treatment. Next, our physiotherapist will use needles that are very similar to traditional acupuncture needles in the affected tight muscle. The purpose of this type of treatment is to reset tense muscles, thereby alleviating the pain.

What to expect with physiotherapy at MSK Health and Performance

Our highly trained physiotherapists will perform a comprehensive assessment to determine the exact nature of your condition. We will emphasize treating you as a whole person to ensure we address all the factors affecting you.

Our assessments include special autonomic nervous system tests, palpation of the specific areas you are experiencing pain, and a movement screen to determine how pain affects your mobility. Our approach focuses on understanding more about the causes of chronic pain to identify the best solution.

Contact MSK Health and Performance today for an appointment

Our physiotherapists will provide you with a comprehensive assessment and help you alleviate your pain once and for all. Contact our physiotherapy clinic in Vancouver & Burnaby, BC today for an appointment, and let us help you find the results you are looking for through intramuscular stimulation!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Book An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life!