IMS stands for intramuscular stimulation and is an anatomy specific form of acupuncture performed by specially trained physiotherapists and some doctors. IMS, compared to acupuncture, is a much more active process by the practitioner and requires a greater knowledge of anatomy, muscle balancing and biomechanics to release the right areas and restore optimal movement.
As a general rule, before one begins or makes changes to a weightlifting routine, it is important to know the condition of one’s back and keep weight amounts within personal limits. If anyone has experienced back pain, it is advisable to first get an evaluation from a primary care physician, chiropractor,or other spine specialist before beginning lifting weights.
A physiotherapist is the key health professional to advise about exercise and a healthy diet. In trying to prevent the onset of diabetes, or to stop the condition becoming worse, a physiotherapist will advise on exercise to reduce body fat and to improve how the body processes glucose. Both are key factors in managing diabetes.
One of the most common injuries in sport is a stress fracture. Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. Stress fractures are caused by the repetitive application of force through bone that isn’t strong enough. Essentially, the bone is weaker than is required for the activity demands or exercise intensity.
Arm pain and injuries are extremely common. Arm pain can occur as a result of sports injuries, work injuries or simply everyday arm use. Arm pain can be a local injury or referred from your neck (cervical radiculopathy). This can result in neck-arm pain. Left arm pain can even be an early sign of a life-threatening cardiac issue, so an accurate history and diagnosis are important to the best management of your arm pain. It may even be life-saving!
Tendons are the tough fibres that connect muscle to bone. Most tendon injuries occur near joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. A tendon injury may seem to happen suddenly, but usually it is the result of repetitive tendon overloading. Health professionals may use different terms to describe a tendon injury.