Inter-muscular Stimulation (also known as IMS or Dry Needling) is a special form of acupuncture performed by a physiotherapist to assist in the treatment of your injury.
IMS uses acupuncture needles to stimulate specific points along muscles to loosen and lengthen the tissues. The insertion of the needle into injured, tight, or painful areas can stimulate the healing process, increase blood flow, and speed the healing process. IMS can be effective in treating both acute injuries as well as chronic muscle dysfunction when used in conjunction with a home stretching and strengthening program. Your physiotherapist can counsel you as to the best use of IMS as part of your rehabilitation process.