Memberships with iSTOP are offered in different categories.
iSTOP Members - New
As the International body overseeing the development of the IMS technique, we want to encourage the acceptance and spread of this proven chronic pain treatment. To that end, we have organized an iSTOP Membership drive for doctors and physical therapists who have completed a recognized GunnIMS course, and who employ it in their practice.
As an iSTOP member, you will receive the following benefits:
We wish you all the best in your practice and in your efforts to help sufferers of chronic pain and other neuropathic related health issues. We hope to hear from you soon!
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iSTOP Members - Renewals
All membership fees will be payable from November and result in membership for one year starting January 1st of each year. (See new fee structure below)
Registered Practioner iSTOP Membership of iSTOP, Practitioners the form may be submitted according to the schedule below:
Since January 1, 2008 the following fee structure has remained unchanged:
Renew before January 31 - $100 - Early Discount Rate
Submissions received after January 31:
February 1 - March 31 - $125
April 1 - June 30 - $150
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November 22, 2010
As a valued member, iSTOP would like to keep you informed about safety issues regarding the treatment of Chronic Pain. This is to notify you that the Piezo-DX Quartz Stimulator device is currently being recalled from the Canadian market. This particular medical device has been sold in Canada since 2002.
This medical device is now being recalled by Health Canada because the manufacturer of the Piezo-DX Quartz Stimulator (ITO Company Ltd.) does not have a current Medical Device License from Health Canada.
In accordance with section 64 of the Canadian Medical Device Regulations, if you own one or more Piezo-DX Quartz Stimulators, please discontinue all clinical and/or personal usage and distribution of this particular medical device.
If you have in the past purchased this medical device from iSTOP or other suppliers for resale distribution, please contact your customers regarding this recall as instructed above.
RE: IMS Plunger Stop Order Reconfirmed
Alberta Health and Wellness (AHW) recently reconfirmed a stop order on reusable IMS plungers remain until validated cleaning and reprocessing instructions are received from IMS manu-facturers/distributers. The decision was communicated to IMS manufacturers/distributors along with the necessary steps required before the stop order can be lifted. The stop order was issued by Alberta’s Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health because of the risk of transmitting blood borne infections from patient to patient and manufactures instructions
with some IMS plungers were not sufficiently detailed to enable users to determine the required process to correctly reprocess for safe re-use.
Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
Alberta Health and Wellness, Government of Alberta
Audrey Lowe PT, MScPT, BScPT
Competence and Professional Practice
College of Physical Therapists of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Protecting Albertans through effective regulation and leadership