INTRAMUSCULAR STIMULATION (IMS)

Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique used by physiotherapists to release or lengthen muscles that are causing chronic musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain.


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Physiotherpists

Anne Edwards, B.ScPT, Physiotherapist

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Anne graduated from the University of Alberta with a Physical Therapy degree in 1997. She is invested in continuing education and over the years has done additional training in specialty areas like chronic pain, sports assessment and evaluating the jaw. In 2016 Anne completed a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science and published a paper on rotator cuff tears in the shoulder.

In addition to treating traditional physiotherapy problems like sprains/strains, car accidents, post-surgery or post-fracture problems, Anne has several areas of interest in her practice.

Ongoing Pain

Anne has had a lot of success treating chronic pain in areas like the neck, shoulder, back and hip, using Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). She has been a certified Gunn IMS practitioner since 2003 and has training in Active Release Techniques and other hands-on treatment methods.

Exercise and Self Management

Function and performance are big priorities for Anne, and exercise is part of everyone's treatment. As an avid road and trail runner (and recovering CrossFitter!) she knows the importance of self maintenance. Learning how to help people take care of their own body and develop an exercise habit is her goal. 

TMD and Headaches

Another area of specialty for her is treating orofacial pain. This includes headaches, face pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. She can also work with your dentist to help sort out these issues.