We proudly announce that both Lieon Kit and Nicole Fournier have passed their exams and are licensed in performing IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation).
Owner Gordon Bohlmann is clinical instructor to the Intramuscular Stimulation education program and therapist Carmen MacAngus has been a certified IMS practitioner for several years. We are excited that Lieon and Nicole are able to implement this exceptional form of therapy in their treatments.
Intramuscular Stimulation is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain conditions that occur in the musculoskeletal system when there is no obvious sign of injury or inflammation.
IMS relies heavily on a thorough physical examination of the patient by a competent practitioner, trained to recognize the physical signs of neuropathic pain. This physical examination is indispensable since chronic pain is often neurological as opposed to structural, and therefore, invisible to expensive X-rays, MRI Tests, Bone and CT Scans. Failure to recognize these signs will result in an inaccurate diagnosis, and thus, a poor starting point for physical therapy.
The treatment, which utilizes acupuncture needles because they are the thinnest implements available that are designed to penetrate deep within muscle tissue, specifically targets injured muscles that have contracted and become shortened from distress. The treatment involves dry needling of affected areas of the body without injecting any substance. The needle sites can be at the epicenter of taut, tender muscle bands, or they can be near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and super sensitive.