Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (Gunn IMS) is a scientifically based and proven technique for reversing the shortened muscles that cause musculoskeletal pain. This practice involves dry needling chronically shortened muscle bands for the treatment of pain.  Gunn IMS is an effective treatment option to aid in the healing of various musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. 

Why Choose Progressive Rehab?


Our physiotherapists are experienced in using Gunn IMS techniques as a treatment option. Gunn IMS involves inserting an acupuncture needle into trigger points/taught muscle bands around the body to elicit a twitch response and cause a reflexive change in tension in the muscle. The needle is referred to as “dry” because there is no solution being injected into the muscle.

Gunn IMS at Progressive Rehab has numerous benefits and can help with a variety of conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • Acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Chronic pain
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Discomfort caused by poor posture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Jaw and mouth problems
  • Joint or disc problems
  • Migraine and tension-type headaches
  • Musculoskeletal conditions 
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathies
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Repetitive strain 
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendinopathies
  • Whiplash

To book an appointment, if you have any questions, or you would like to schedule a free phone consult, please Contact Us today.