The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain

Certification of Gunn IMS - CGIMS Certificaton

Please note that as of April 2013, iSTOP is no longer the host for the CGIMS courses.

iSTOP now acts as the international information centre for Gunn IMS.

iSTOP's Legacy Site is no longer being maintain, however still remains a great resource for historical purposes.


iSTOP Legacy

Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia

PABC Definition (FAQ): 


A Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation Practitioner (CGIMS) is a physiotherapist (PT) who has been trained through the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain, founded by the developer of the IMS technique, Dr. Chan Gunn M.D. and offered through the University of British Columbia. A physiotherapist with CGIMS has at least 4 years clinical musculoskeletal or neuromuscular physiotherapy patient experience as well as either acupuncture certification or Level III of the Intermediate Diploma of Manual Therapy.


Source see subheading: "ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS"

Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation practitioner (CGMIS)


UBC Gunn IMS

 

*** Part 1, Part 2 and Review Courses are available ***


In May of 2013, teaching and research for Gunn IMS in Canada has been endowed to the Medical Faculty of University of British Columbia (UBC), Department of Sports Medicine.


Currently, GunnIMS training is open to licensed medical doctors and licensed physiotherapists under the jurisdiction of the local Colleges of Physicians, Surgeons and Physical Therapists.These bodies set the guidelines for admittance to the GunnIMS Courses.


See the iSTOP continuing professional development page for more details in regards to becoming a certified Gunn IMS practitioner.


CPD page 

CGIMS Certificate Reprints


Why may you require a reprint of your CGIMS certificate? 


CHANGE: WorkSafeBC (WCB, Workers' Compensation Board) contract regulation is in plac
for physiotherapists working within the British Columbia and Ontario jurisdictions.


See continuing professional development (CPD) page regarding the new (WCB) regulation.

WorkSafeBC


Practitioners may request a reprint of their CGIMS certificate issued through iSTOP prior to April 30, 2013.
Reprints are free of charge with an active iSTOP membership, however an administrative archive recovery fee applies for non-members.


Contact iSTOP


CGIMS completed after May 1, 2013 may be obtained through issuer UBC Gunn IMS. Recovery fee may apply.


Contact UBCGunnIMS

What is the difference between Gunn IMS and other IMS / dry needling treatments?


See FAQ


Our gratitude goes out to all iSTOP members and donors for making this directory and website possible. 

Thank you for making GunnIMS resources available to the public, for patients, practitioners, researchers and enthusiasts alike.


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