Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) uses a fine, flexible needle to treat peripheral nerve dysfunction.
This dysfunction is often described as trigger points which reflects stubborn conditions for patients. This is also described as neuropathic pain. These complaints can occur in the absence of injury.
The goal of this approach is to release muscle shortening, which presses on and may irritate the nerve. These muscles shortenings are what we describe as trigger points.
This technique allows to treat the source of the problem and not just the peripheral complaint. Patients who have chronic pain and who have had unsuccessful treatments may benefit from this approach.
This approach is based from Dr. Chan Gunn, president of the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (ISTOP) in Vancouver, BC. Our trained physiotherapists have received training in accordance with the provincial legislation and are rostered through the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO).