Continuing Profession Development (CPD) for Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation

Find out how to become a certified GunnIMS (CGIMS) practitioner here.

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

Please note:

*** During the facility construction of the new Chan Gunn Pavilion, the location for the GunnIMS courses has changed ***


Course are held on a weekend during the regular semester term to accommodate practitioner busy work schedules.

Calendar of Events

Please Note

Wait list may be in effect for the

Part 1 & Part 2 Gunn IMS Courses.

Sign up early.

Gunn IMS Courses

Gunn IMS Course information, prerequisites and schedule

UBC GunnIMS Courses

Courses will be held at:

P. A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre

B54-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Location Map & Wayfinder - Woodward/IRC Building

Contact website - UBCGunnIMS

College of Family Physicians of Canada - Milestone!

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

The Gunn IMS program is eligible for up to 46.75 Main-Pro-M1 credits with the CFPC.

UBC / Gunn IMS Training Program - CPD Approval Letter
College of Family Physicians of CanadaCFPC Main-Pro


GunnIMS courses are hosted internationally, see contact information below for respective country. 

UBC Faculty of Medicine - Division of Sports Medicine

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
External Education - UBC CPD Directory

​​Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre

Effective June 15, 2015, Sports Medicine will be located in the


Room 3500 – 2215 Wesbrook Mall (in front of UBC Hospital)

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Contact - DMCBrainHealth

Phone and Fax numbers remain the same:

Primary Care: (604) 822-3614
Physiotherapy: (604) 822-6833
Fax: (604) 822-9058

Contact website - Sports Medicine

CGIMS Certificate Reprints

Lost your GunnIMS course completion certificate? 

See this page: Certification

Related Links

British Columbia Physiotherapy Association


Additional Qualifications Extra Credentials Description Definition

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.

For Physicians

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

Directory of Links


Workers Compensation Board of BC

Work Safe BC Information Bulletin - February 6, 2014
Physiotherapist New Agreement and RFQ - #033-2013

New Physiotherapy Agreement effective June 1, 2014 - WEBLINK


New treatment model requires physical therapists to either: 

a) sign a contract with WorkSafeBC, or

b) work with a clinic that has signed a
contract with WorkSafeBC


Patients may cross check your compliance with WorkSafeBC requirements here.

Find a Physiotherapist, categorized by zones - WEBLINK

See also Patient Resources

For more information please click this link to go back to the legacy website

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

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

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