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Find out how physiotherapists can help with shoulder pain and injuries with these helpful tips.

Take a look at these practical tips regarding recreational injuries.

Here are some helpful tips on how physiotherapists help posture-related injuries.

Take a look at these practical tips for treating impaired mobility.

We now offer Hydrotherapy for WorkSafeBC and ICBC patients. For more information please visit our Hydrotherapy page.

Take a look at these practical tips for hip and knee injuries and joint replacements.

If you have back and neck pain, check out these great tips and find out how physiotherapists help.

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Gunn IMS

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes (chronic pain conditions that occur in the musculoskeletal system when there is no obvious sign of injury or inflammation). IMS is grounded in Western Medical Science; it was developed by Dr. Chan Gunn while he was a physician at the Worker’s Compensation Board of British Columbia in the 70’s. The treatment, which utilizes acupuncture needles, is designed to penetrate deep within muscle tissue, specifically targeting injured muscles that have contracted and become shortened from distress.

Supersensitive areas can be desensitized, and the persistent pull of shortened muscles can be released. When competently performed, IMS has a remarkable success rate, as proven by the amelioration of symptoms and signs, even for chronic back pain with root signs.

IMS is comparable in some ways to acupuncture; however, there are a number of important differences. IMS requires a medical examination and diagnosis by a practitioner knowledgeable in anatomy, needle insertions are indicated by physical signs and not according to predefined, non-scientific meridians, while subjective and objective effects are usually experienced immediately.

If you have any questions pertaining to IMS, please feel free to contact the clinic, at any time.