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IMS Physiotherapy in Surrey

IMS Physiotherapy Treatment in Surrey

Legacies Health Centre, located in Surrey BC at 604-591-5569, offers a wide range of treatment options, which includes IMS (intramuscular stimulation) used by our registered physiotherapists. Below is some information about IMS and how it is used in physiotherapy treatments to help get our patients better.


At Legacies Health Centre, if you are seen by a physiotherapist for IMS treatments, small thin needles are used to “reset” unhealthy muscle tissues (often referred to as trigger points). With IMS, no medication or substance is injected in to the skin, just the needle itself. The needles used by the physiotherapist in IMS treatments are similar to those used in traditional Chinese acupuncture. The application of the needle, however, is significantly different from traditional Chinese medicine.

IMS needles are intended to be used on tight, sensitive “knots” or bands of muscle tissue that may have been irritated by posture, trauma (such as a motor vehicle accident), and day- to-day activities such as sports or work. In Surrey at Legacies Health Centre, the actual IMS technique with the IMS Physiotherapy in Surreyphysiotherapist is just one part of the visit, and may take anywhere from only 3-10 seconds. If required, the physiotherapist will move on to the next group of muscles. While IMS only takes 3-10 seconds per muscle, its effects typically last much longer. Our physiotherapists aim to use IMS to cause neurophysiological changes to the local tissue and nervous system.

Physiotherapist in Surrey at Legacies Health CentreSince utilizing IMS in my physiotherapy practice, I have seen quicker and more effective results in treating muscle and nerve pain than I would have seen before. The effects last longer, and the changes are almost immediate.” – Jasub Jarquin, Physiotherapist in Surrey& Delta BC at Legacies Health Centre


IMS has been supported heavily in current research to treat chronic myofascial pain. Clinically, our physiotherapists find it is effective in numerous treatments for nerve/musculoskeletal conditions, such as:

  • Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Chronic mechanical low back pain
  • Headaches (ie. Cervicogenic)
  • Plantar fasciitis/Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Postural dysfunction related to the Neck, Midspine, Low Back or Pelvis
  • Patellofemoral Pain or Mechanical Knee Pain
  • Sciatica/Piriformis syndrome

Are you looking for IMS physiotherapy treatment in Surrey, BC? Call Legacies Health Centre now to schedule your appointment at 604-591-5569.

Low Back Pain - Legacies Health Centre

Low Back Pain resolved with Targeted Chiropractic Treatment

At Legacies Health Centre in Surrey, we utilize the latest research in low back pain. A recent study out of the UK tells us that not all low-back pain is the same, and that receiving targeted treatment to address low back pain is the key to greater success. Targeted treatment, which could be provided by our highly skilled chiropractors at Legacies Health Centre, had incredible treatment outcomes such as:

1. Better physical and emotional functioning
2. Higher quality of life
3. Reduced disability due to low back pain
4. Lowered healthcare cost
5. Less days missed from work

The researchers concluded that in today’s healthcare, many people suffering from low back pain are not receiving targeted treatment, and have generally poor clinical outcomes because of it. At Legacies Health Centre, using research like this and targeted treatment for low back pain ensures you get better, faster, and at the lowest cost.

If you have never seen a chiropractor for low back pain before, here is a video that will help answer some common questions: Chiropractic at LEGACIES

If we can help get you better, faster, and at the lowest cost with targeted low back treatment for your low back pain, call us today at 604-591-5569 and speak with our friendly receptionist.

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(Hill JC, Whitehurst DG, Lewis M, Bryan S, et al. Comparison of stratified primary care management for low back pain with current best practice: randomized control trial, 2011)

5 Ways to Better Health & Fitness

Sore Neck and Shoulders is a Seasonal Pain

With the hustle & bustle of the season often comes a sore neck and shoulders.  But why?  Carrying shopping bags, longer hours shopping on-line at the computer, increased driving times – all these behaviors increase demand on the muscles that shrug your shoulders.

upper trapezius and levator scapulaeThese muscles are most commonly the upper trapezius and levator scapulae, although several other neck and shoulder muscles may be involved.  The problem is that with the increased physical demand comes fatigue and dysfunction of this tissue.  Essentially, our bodies have not been conditioned for this spike in shopping behavior!  Thankfully this holiday season comes just once a year!  But what can we do about this pain in the neck and the related headaches and body-aches?

5 Essential Tips to Surviving the Holidays:

  1. Targeted stretches to the “shoulder shrugging muscles” are one strategy.  Take a look at this short VIDEO to see how you can easily stretch the neck and shoulders to instantly reduce muscular tension.
  2. Using soothing heat is another strategy.  Heat will increase blood circulation to the muscles, and promote a relaxation effect through the nervous system.  15 minutes of heat (using a shower, bean bag, or heat blanket) will have a tremendous therapeutic effect at the end of the day.
  3. Exercise.  Maintaining your normal exercise routine helps reduce abnormal muscular tension developing from shopping.  Contrary to popular belief, shopping is not considered a substitute for your daily exercise routine.  Just because you spent 1 hr walking in the stores does not mean you can skip your daily walk!
  4. Hydrate.  As we get busy and thrown off our normal routine, we often forget to drink water.  Coffee and seasonal drinks are not good substitutes for proper hydration.  Don’t forget your water!  Your muscles are over 80% water, and without good hydration they are more susceptible to tightness and injury.
  5. Schedule your therapy in advance.  Knowing you have increased physical demands on your body during the holiday season is a great reason to schedule your therapy in advance.  Utilizing clinical treatment at LEGACIES in Surrey BC will help get you through the holidays feeling your best… but book your appointments in advance.  This is our busiest time of year and practitioners are booked solid days out.  If you call on the same day, the best we can do is put you on our cancellation list.

Did this article help?  Check-out our other Holiday Articles:

  1. Coping with Holiday Stress
  2. Reduce Neck Pain by Wearing a Scarf
  3. How LEGACIES saved Christmas

Eliminating Pain

Stop Pain

There is one fundamental reason why ALL people come to LEGACIES and seek our services: to feel better.  Whether it’s a disc herniation, fibromyalgia, a whiplash injury, or a recent sports injury – we all seek this same end result.  Pain gets in the way of our life.  It slows us down, decreases our physical abilities, changes our motivation and focus, and even effects our emotions.  However, even though the cause of your pain can vary widely from anyone else’s – there are some greatly common similarities to how pain manifests.  So what if I told you that we can greatly decrease your pain, starting today, based on this knowledge and at no cost and no medications?  There are no tricks – no catches.  Just sign-up for your FREE on-line DVD series and learn the latest approaches to decreasing pain.  You have nothing to loose, and everything to gain.  Start today, and start eliminating Pain.  FREE – Eliminating Pain Video Series Commercial

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Low Back Pain – stop it now!

Low back pain is one of the leading causes for a work injury claim in Surrey and Delta BC.  In fact, just over 25% of all WorkSafeBC claims are for back strains.  It is also a BC statistic that 60%-90% of the population will experience low back pain in their lifetime.  At Legacies Sports Massage & Chiropractic, we want you to know some interesting facts that will help you the next time you injure your back.  We also have a special “Lifting Ergonomics” handout at the end of this article…

low back pain

Did you know:

  • Aging of the back begins before 30 for most people.
  • Smokers are more likely to get back pain.
  • If you’ve had a previous back injury, you are more likely to reinjure.
  • More than 90% of low back pain has no specific cause.

Lets face it – a low back injury is painful.  But how you handle that pain is crucial.  Studies show that activity more than rest will help your injury recover faster.  Try to keep moving.  Aches and pains can linger even after you have returned to work.  Gradually return to your normal activities as you recover.  Seek the expert advice of your physician, massage therapist, or chiropractor to help control pain, speed recovery, and guide you to a full recovery.

FREE Lifting Ergonomics handout

Prevent a low back strain!  Read these simple tips on correct lifting ergonomics…  Look at what most people aren’t doing!  CLICK HERE for your free Lifting Ergonomic Handout.




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Get better faster & cheaper!

How important is it to follow my massage therapist or chiropractor’s treatment plan?  Simple: do you want to get better as soon as possible and at the lowest cost?  Because that’s what the goal of your treatment plan is all about!

Get better faster & cheaper!

At Legacies Sports Massage & Chiropractic, we’re all about getting results – its what we’re known for and is likely why you were referred to our clinic.  So that means outlining a specific Treatment Plan (like a road-map to recovery) for each of our patients.  This is specific to you – based on your assessment – to ensure you get better as soon as possible.  Sooner means cheaper, right?  You bet it does!  Without a clear Treatment Plan (or if you don’t follow your practitioner’s advice), you will find that it is “pain” that keeps bringing you back to the clinic – and that is often too late.  You may find you get into a chronic cycle, and never fully recover if this is the case.  So what’s our advice?  Follow our advice! Do your part, and we’ll do ours – and the results will be amazing!

If you are unclear about your Treatment Plan that your practitioner has designed for you, please just ask.  ** Did you know that Legacies Sports Massage & Chiropractic is one of the only clinics in Surrey & Delta that gives written Treatment Plan slips to our patients, and sends a Patient Progress Report to all referring doctors? We’re proud to be your choice – thank-you!

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The benefits of Chiropractic treatment and Pregnancy

Low back pain with pregnancy

Is your pregnancy causing you pain? Maybe you know someone who is having discomfort with their pregnancy?   A pregnancy can be an exciting time but often not without a few challenges on the woman’s body.

Both bio-chemical and bio-mechanical changes that occur during pregnancy can cause back pain, pelvic pain, sciatic referrals, and even headaches to name a few. Chiropractic treatment can help!  Treatments are safe and effective when conducted by a qualified professional.

Our chiropractors at Legacies Sports Massage & Chiropractic are highly trained, and will conduct a thorough assessment before treatment.  They will gather a complete medical history, and listen to you and answer all your concerns.

Together with you and often your family physician, our Doctors of Chiropractic will design a treatment plan that helps manage your pain so that you can stay active and have the benefits of a positive pregnancy.

Take a look at the video below to see Dr. Sharon Dhaliwal answer some questions about chiropractic treatment and pregnancy and perform a chiropractic adjustment on a pregnant patient:   What to Expect: Pregnancy Chiropractic Visit

Please do not hesitate to call our clinic and speak with one of our Chiropractors to see if this treatment is right for you.

604-591-5569 at 214 – 12080 Nordel Way, Surrey BC.  Scott Rd and Nordel Way.

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