Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is used for the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes. These syndromes are chronic pain conditions that occur in the body with no obvious sign of injury and inflammation. Often the pain is neurological and invisible to many types of imaging (x-rays, MRI, CT Scans, etc). This can be frustrating for the patient and often leads to misdiagnosis.
Luckily, we have IMS treatment at Active Solutions Health + Sport. The treatment of IMS utilizes acupuncture needles to penetrate deep within muscle tissue, specifically targets injured muscles that have contracted and become shortened from distress. IMS is very effective for releasing shortened muscles under contracture by alleviating the underlying condition causing the pain.
IMS is only done by physiotherapists with the necessary post graduate training. If you are having symptoms and not getting results with other treatments then please call us and let us get you back to your normal self again. (source: UBC Gunn IMS)
For more information please visit UBC Gunn IMS.
In Ladysmith IMS at Active Solutions Health + Sport is provided by our team physiotherapist, Rich Huggins.