INTRAMUSCULAR STIMULATION (IMS)

What is IMS?

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), also known as Dry Needling, is a technique used by physiotherapists to treat myofascial pain arising from tight muscles or muscle shortening. IMS is mainly used to treat myofascial trigger points, but can also be used to target connective tissue, neural ailments and muscular ailments. IMS uses the same needles found in acupuncture, however, IMS is different in its application as needles are inserted using physical trigger points, as opposed to other methods like meridian lines in traditional Chinese acupuncture.

How can Intramuscular Stimulation help me?

IMS can help treat:

  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle shortening and spasms
  • Muscletenderness
  • Localized swelling

What to expect from an IMS treatment?

Our IMS treatments are delivered by accredited physiotherapists and physicians trained to recognize the signs of neuropathic pain arising from myofascial disorders. A physical examination is required, as symptoms are not usually visible on x-rays, MRI, bone and CT scans.

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Cost Coverage, Insurance and Benefits

Most health insurance providers will partially or fully cover services like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology, massage therapy, psychology, clinical counselling and acupuncture.

A portion or all of your treatment fees could be covered, depending on if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, have a worker’s compensation claim or extended health benefits.

Call Mountainview Health and Wellness today. Our staff can help you find out what you’re covered for, which could include:

  • ICBC insurance
  • Third-party insurance
  • WCB insurance
  • Extended health benefits

We accept all major credit cards, debit and cash.

As of April 1st, ICBC has increased the number of pre-approved health services you are entitled to. What this means for you is increased care in case you are injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Call us today to find out what you’re covered for.

New Westminster: (604) 544-5062

Have any questions? Call us today!

New Westminster: (604) 544-5062

We accept insurance from most providers which includes:

green shield canada
ssc insurance
pacific blue cross
cinup
claimsecure
cowan

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