My physiotherapist, Wendy Bowen (Startline Physiotherapy) is an amazing practitioner. She's been able to cobble me back together over the years after some serious trauma, and always seems to be able to work me in to her packed schedule. IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) is a pretty interesting treatment. It uses needles to stimulate individual muscle fibers that have become shortened due to trauma, overuse, or other underlying conditions. The great thing with IMS is that relief is pretty instant. Yeah, it's a needle, but it's not particularly painful (there is an acute sensation when the muscle releases though). I am always amazed at the feeling when a particular muscle fiber releases - you can actually feel how specific the treatment is.
|Getting IMS in my hamstring.|
My knee only has to make it another week until Boise 70.3, and then my running will take a bit of a supporting role as in July I have some big cycling events. One last IMS session on Wednesday, and I'll be ready!