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 Intramuscular Stimulation

Our specialist physiotherapist uses IMS to treat all areas of the spine to relieve pain.

What is IMS?

IMS stands for Intramuscular Stimulation which is a highly specialised form of acupuncture developed in Canada.

IMS differs from traditional acupuncture in that it works through targeting anatomical muscle injuries rather than affecting energy flow throughout the body. 

The advantage of this is that treatment success rates are much higher, with over 80% of people achieving pain relief.

This treatment will benefit those who have not responded to traditional acupuncture methods.

Our specialist physiotherapist uses IMS to treat all areas of the spine to relieve pain.

Most chronic spinal pain is caused through injury and weakness within the multifidus muscle. This muscle controls all the segments of the spine. IMS targets the multifidus and quickly relieves pain felt around the spinal joints.

IMS can help with

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Blade Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Arm Pain

IMS as part of physiotherapy treatment 

At Skelian we offer IMS as part of our specialist physiotherapist services. Jonathan Wride is our specialist physio he has extensive knowledge and experience. Jonathan lectures on a national as well as international stage regarding Shockwave Therapy. Jonathan also educates other health professionals on diagnostic ultrasound techniques.

What to expect

IMS a treatment technique that is typically included as part of our specialist physiotherapist, in combination with other treatment techniques. Jonathan the physio will talk through your detailed medical history and assess your problem. Once Jonathan is happy that you are in the right place, he will talk you through in person how the procedure works before performing it.

Included in specialist physiotherapy session

  • Medical history discussion
  • Detailed physical assessment
  • Explanation of condition(s)
  • Treatment plan

Benefits of IMS

  • Reduce Tension
  • Help With Pain
  • Assist Recovery
  • Help Joint Mobility


IMS – £65 (part of a specialist physiotherapy appointment)

Frequently Asked Questions

Jonathan Wride

Specialist Physiotherapist

HCPC MCSP AACP PgC Injection Therapy, MSK Sonographer and Independent Prescriber:

“I’m passionate about giving patients instant access to high-level diagnostics and specialist treatments, helping to reduce the waiting times of patients and hopefully speeding up their recovery.”

Opening Times

Monday8.30 – 7.00
Tuesday8.30 – 7.00
Wednesday8.30 – 7.00
Thursday8.30 – 7.00
Friday8.30 – 7.00
Saturday9:00 – 1:00

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Why Choose Skelian?

  • Exceptionally high standards of care
  • Professionalism and Expertise
  • Quality treatment
  • Quality practitioners
  • Great communication of your treatment
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