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Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) | South End Spine and Sports Physiotherapy


IMS is a dry needling technique that is used to treat pain of muscular origin. Inserting needles deep into dysfunctional muscles causes a reflex release of painful, movement restricting muscle tension. This tension release can also help reduce pressure on irritated and hypersensitive nerves to alleviate pain and dysfunction. Successful IMS treatment relies heavily on a thorough physical examination of the patient by a certified practitioner.

 The Physiotherapists at South End Spine and Sports in Vernon are fully capable in providing IMS services to help relieve muscle tension, decrease pain, and improve overall function.