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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Patient Resources

Clinic patient information handout explaining
intramuscular stimulation (Gunn IMS).

"What is IMS?"

Flip-Book Preview

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Translations of this material may be available
in your language.

"What is IMS?" 

Focused Physical Exam - Theory of Myofascial Pain

Dr. John Kent

החברה לרפואת שריר ושלד ISMM

Published on Nov 7, 2016

The Israeli Society for Musculoskeletal Medicine

Lecture 7 of Internet Lecture series - prerequisite for practical courses in dry needling (IMS)

YouTube Video


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CGIMS Certification

Medical practitioners world over offer IMS treatments,
however it is important to note that not all have been trained using the Gunn Method.

A review of course prerequisites may help clarify modality, credentials and protocols.

Gunn IMS Certification

Events, Lectures, Videos, Tools

DIY Learning - Educate yourself by learning about the muscle, nerve, and skeletal systems
in order to communicate effectively with your practitioner.

Look for interactive cool tools posted to social network



Work place injury?

Worker's Compensation Information


Gunn IMS dry needling may not be your ideal choice of care for today.
There are however many patient resources available to help on your journey.

Self Management Programs

Refer to the previous version of our website, great educational resource.


legacy website


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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