Start date
13 September, 2019
End date
14 September, 2019

Location:          Chan Gunn Pavilion, 2553 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. (UBC)

Dates:               Friday September 13th and Saturday September 14th, 2019

Time:                 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, both days

Cost:                 $750 (includes current UBC Gunn IMS needling manual)


This course is only available for those practitioners of Gunn IMS who:

  1. Have successfully completed Gunn IMS Parts 1 and 2 (either the iSTOP or UBC program)
  2. Hold current registration to practise from their relevant regulatory college
  3. Hold current malpractice insurance AND
  4. Have practised IMS for at least 3 years


Participants will develop an advanced level of Gunn IMS practice by furthering their knowledge and understanding of the Gunn IMS model of nervous system dysfunction in persistent myofascial pain syndromes. This will be achieved through discussion and demonstration of assessment skills, clinical reasoning, treatment planning/application and rehabilitation principles for musculoskeletal problems that exhibit nervous system dysfunction.

Needling techniques, including “at risk” areas, will be reviewed. Theory, clinical reasoning and safety aspects of Gunn IMS practice will be reviewed and discussed.  Application of the Gunn treatment method for the many myofascial syndromes frequently seen in practice, including tendinopathy, bursitis, fasciitis and arthritis, will be discussed. To facilitate the review of clinical reasoning and treatment planning, local practitioners attending the course are invited to present a patient from their caseload to be assessed and treated on the course by course instructors, as demonstration. Course participants who would like to have a patient considered for this role, should have already assessed the patient as being suitable for Gunn IMS and completed informed consent procedures. Treatment may or may not have already been initiated. Should you have a suitable patient, please advise us at the time of your application. 


This 2-day course will include lectures, demonstration, practical sessions and discussion. Course participants will practise needling techniques on each other, therefore, this course is not open to women who are pregnant.

To Register: Applications can be made at under the “Courses” tab.


UBC Gunn IMS Certification Courses: for information, please visit

Event Cost
In person

Chan Gunn Pavilion, The University of British Columbia
2553 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3

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This course is not provided through PABC. If you have any questions, please contact the private organizer.