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.
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.