Does IMS help with arthritis?

Tennis elbows, TMJ (jaw) pain, hip tightness and arthritis, shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears, headaches, low back pain, and muscle strains are common examples for where we find IMS highly effective.

Is IMS scientifically proven?

IMS is an effective treatment for chronic pain, even when there is no injury or inflammation, and offers a scientifically proven method for diagnosing and treating it.

What is intramuscular stimulation?

Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique that physiotherapists, who have completed IMS certification, use to release or lengthen muscles that may be causing chronic musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain.

How much does a physiotherapist cost in BC?

$90. Our private fee is the standard fee for our Burnaby physiotherapy practice. Physiotherapy services are covered by most extended health plans. Check with your provider to confirm your individual plan’s coverage as the limits for physiotherapy treatments varies from plan to plan.

How long does IMS take to work?

Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is extremely effective at loosening tightened muscles and reducing pain after your first session. We expect to see some improvement after the first session but generally 3-4 sessions are required to ensure that IMS is working with most injuries resolving after 8-10 sessions.

How often should you do IMS?

Treatment with IMS is usually done once per week but can be every two weeks depending on the person. This relies upon how severe a person’s agony is, the manner by which someone is advancing with treatment, and how long that person has been having pain.

Why does IMS hurt?

This sensation is not necessarily painful but feels like the muscle is momentarily cramping and aching. This sensation lets us know that your muscle had a trigger point in it that would be causing movement restriction and pain. Once the IMS session is over, you might feel sore and achy for 24-36 hours.

What is the difference between IMS and acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a technique based in traditional Chinese medicine and is thousands of years old. It involves inserting needles into specific acupuncture points to relieve pain and other ailments. IMS uses the same needles but is based in Western medicine’s knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

How long does it take for IMS to work?

What does IMS feel like?

IMS can be an uncomfortable form of treatment . It will often feel like a cramp, a grab, a twitch, or a strong ache deep in the muscle that will slowly dissipate as the muscle releases. Penetration of a normal muscle, however, is painless.

Is physiotherapy free in BC?

On January 1, 2002, physiotherapy was de-listed by the government from the British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP), meaning that the majority of people in BC must pay for physiotherapy through extended health benefits, their own money, or a combination of the two.

What services does Nanaimo Physiotherapy offer?

We have been providing physiotherapy and rehabilitation services to the Nanaimo area since 1993. We offer acute physiotherapy, acupuncture, vestibular therapy, IMS, aquatic therapy, outpatient neuro, hand therapy and multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programs with access to physiotherapy, exercise therapy and occupational therapy.

How can Nanaimo acupuncture help?

Our Nanaimo Acupuncture treatment can help. Although IMS treatment uses implements adapted from traditional acupuncture, it is based on scientific, neurophysiological principles. The acupuncture needle used is very thin (much thinner than the hollow needle used to inject medicine or take blood).

Who is CBI health centre – Nanaimo?

Welcome to CBI Health Centre – Nanaimo. We have been providing physiotherapy and rehabilitation services to the Nanaimo area since 1993.

What is Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)?

Intramuscular Stimulation method services in Nanaimo. Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS Treatment) is very effective for problems due to a type of problem known as neuropathic pain. With neuropathic pain, nerves malfunction following minor irritation.