The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain

iSTOP's role is transitioning to

UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia

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or require Critical Patient Care

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Continuing Profession Development (CPD) for Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation


How to become certified as a GunnIMS (CGIMS) practitioner in Canada

Prior to April 2013 Gunn IMS courses where hosted exclusively by The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP).

As of May 2013, the courses in Canada have been sponsored by the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Gunn IMS Courses - USA & International

Gunn IMS dry needling courses are also held internationally.

Intramuscular Stimulation courses are offered by many current or previous iSTOP members that are located worldwide. Although these use the "Gunn Approach" book as base instructional material, these courses are offered by independent entities and are not sponsored by iSTOP.

Contact iSTOP regarding course providers for your country or check the general directory for a course near you.


Gunn IMS Courses - CANADA

Sponsor: The University of British Columbia,Vancouver, BC Canada

Gunn IMS Part 1, Part 2, and Review Courses are conducted through UBC

under the Division of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Medicine UBC.


There are are few steps in preparation for taking the Gunn IMS courses for physiotherapists.



UBC/Gunn IMS Training Program has been approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) study credits for medical doctors. 

The Gunn IMS program is eligible for up to 46.75 Main-Pro-M1 credits with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.


iSTOP's role is transitioning to
UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
For further information and inquiries please visit:

Our gratitude goes out to all iSTOP legacy members and public donors since 1994.

Thanks to you Gunn intramuscular stimulation information resources are freely available to
the public, for patients & their family members, health advocates, pain researchers and enthusiasts alike.

Gunn IMS "points" the way!

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