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Intramuscular Stimulation

What is IMS treatment?

IMS is short for Intramuscular stimulation.

IMS is a technical treatment used to loosen tight muscles.   

With IMS, a solid acupuncture needle is inserted into the muscle under the skin.  The needle is moved around (up and down and/or by spinning it) to get a muscle twitch that ultimately leads to the relaxation of the muscle.


Does this sound… scary?

Don’t worry! 

Needles using IMS might leave you feeling a little uncomfortable but the results are worth it. The result is remarkable after IMS by reducing pain and improving movement of your muscles.     

You can start progressing your strengthening exercises and getting back to the things you love in life .

Anytime your pain or injury involves shortened or tightened muscles, IMS technique is often a powerful tool of choice to help relieve pain and promote healing.  

At Eudaimonia , we utilize IMS if we think it is going to make a significant improvement with your rehab.

If your initial assessment finds tight and shortened muscles at your initial evaluation, your therapist will likely recommend trying IMS treatment.  IMS is often the quickest and most effective way to get you pain free - regardless if the injury is new or old.

Let's dive into just a few of the most common things that IMS successfully can treat!

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