IMS: Intramuscular Stimulation
Clinical Physiotherapy - In Person Sessions
WHAT IS IMS?
IS IMS RIGHT FOR YOU?
IMS helps to relax and release muscles, as well as improve circulation to the area. IMS is best suited for patients experiencing chronic musculoskeletal pain such as lower back pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, chronic whiplash, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and more. This is not an exhaustive list and the benefits of IMS can be used to treat a wide array of issues. IMS is not advised for patients suffering pain as a result of cancer, arthritis, diabetes, or Parkinson’s disease. Pregnant women and people who are recovering from surgery or infection are not advised to use IMS. Talk to your physiotherapist to see if this treatment is right for you.
Physiotherapist | Manual Therapist
Tim completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Sydney.
Tim has extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals including youth, working professionals, recreational/semi-professional athletes and weekend warriors.
Tim has additional training and specialization in the following skills: sports injury management, running injuries/running and treadmill assessments, office/workplace injury management, repetitive overuse injuries, injury prevention technique, functional reconditioning, and personalized, tailored exercise prescription.
Jenny is an interim physiotherapist who graduated from UBC with a Masters of Physical Therapy and a Bachelors of Science.
She plans to become fully registered with the BC College of Physiotherapists in the following months.
Jenny has experience working with clients in geriatric fall prevention, joint replacement rehab, inpatient post-operative, and paediatrics.
She believes that physio treatment should be individualized and uses a combination of manual therapy, education, and exercises to help her clients.
When not in the clinic, you might find Jenny at the gym or trying a new local cafe. Jenny also enjoys skiing, hiking and jogging, and is constantly inspired by her clients to try different activities — like learning how to swim, camp, or snowboard. Jenny is fluent in Cantonese.
Physiotherapist | GUNN IMS Practitioner
Ranko is a Registered Physiotherapist (RPT) licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
He graduated from UBC in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. A passion for sport saw Ranko work as a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist, creating tailored training programs for a diverse group of clients, educating and motivating them to reach their personal fitness goals.
Ranko has post-graduate training in treating jaw pain, otherwise known as TMJ and Orofacial pain. He’s also a Certified CGIMS Practitioner, and has completed his training at UBC. In addition, Ranko finished his Functional Dry Needling (FDN) certification in University of Navada Las Vegas. Ranko's training also includes ShockWave Therapy, Mobilization with Movement and Kinetic Link Training. He was featured in the Top 100 Canadians Magazine for 2020.