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Memberships with iSTOP are offered in different categories.

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!

Practitioner testimonial regarding Gunn IMS - College of Family Physicians of Canada

A story of pain, success and hope for patients - W. Phimister 2014

iSTOP Members - Renewals

Membership forms are available here

All membership fees are payable from November and result in membership for one year starting January 1st of each year.

GunnIMS 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

February 1 - March 31 - $125

April 1 - June 30 - $150

paper form


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Pay Online


Thanks to all for submitting your renewal forms prior to January 30th to achieve “early bird” rate.

Your renewal is cued for processing.


Processing delays are however being experienced due to numerous renewals flowing in to meet the deadline.


Priority processing is being given to:

  • Patient inquiries (paramount)
  • New member enrollments (see below)
  • Payments submitted through PayPal (expedited)


*** Faxed & Mail-in *** payments will experience longer delays.


If you wish to expedite, we are able to process renewals much more quickly if payment is submitted through PayPal.
This would bring your application to the top of the cue ; )


Note: Rate increase per above schedule.

Thanks to all for your enthusiasm for the new directory, helpful feedback and patience while we integrate the new and legacy systems!


iSTOP New Members - Complimentary *** FREE ***

Complimentary iSTOP Membership has come available for all new graduates of the GunnIMS courses.

Certified CGIMS practitioners may request to become a member of iSTOP at no cost for one year. See form for details and requirements.

*** Free ***




paper form


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Can't find your listing?

In compliance with privacy act, only paid members will appear in the directory.

Please renew your membership in order to provide us with consent to publish.

Check back periodically to see if your listing has been posted, please be sure to check it for accuracy.

To help expedite processing, please feel free to send us an email with your professional signature(s).

Online Payments - now available

Submission of payments may be made online

PayPal Worldwide - see link above

Interac - coming soon, request it today

Thank you to all for keeping your membership up-to-date!

New International Directory

WildApricot has been launched to help manage our growing membership. 
Membership Software - Wild Apricot

The new International Member Directory has been created to provide a better experience for patients seeking your aid. The modern format allows for quicker search functionality and ease of maintenance, amongst many other features. It is encouraging to see that the membership list has grown exponentially, to the point that efficient maintenance has become a priority.

Looking “peachy”!


WildApricot offers many features which we hope to see rolled out over the coming year. The first priority is function and integrity of data, next priority will be the esthetics. Noted, the directory still requires some work to make it “happen”. Improvements in integration may include:

  • Search functionality, simple & advanced
  • Member sign-in privileges
  • Privacy settings
  • Profile management, add photo!
  • Data integrity, maintain up to date contact info
  • Branding
  • SEO - search engine optimization
  • Invoicing & Receipts
  • Online payments
  • Referrals
  • eMail Newsletters
  • Membership renewals, auto notifications
  • Events
  • Expanded membership roles
  • Donations
  • ... last but not least, esthetics!

Group / Multiple Listings

Your membership entitles you to one free listing in the Practitioner Directory. Additional listings may be requested for group/combination listings ie: individuals working from multiple locations, or clinic group with multiple practitioners working from the same clinic requiring only one listing. See webform for rates.

GunnIMS Course Certificates - Reprints

Practitioners may request a reprint of their GunnIMS Course completion certificate free with iSTOP membership. 
For non-members, administration fee for re-issue of certificate may apply.

Reference Links:

Workers Compensation Board of BC - *** Change ***
Work Safe BC Information Bulletin - February 6, 2014

Physiotherapist New Agreement and RFQ - #033-2013 BULLETIN

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

Ensure efficient billing stream for your clients

Patients and WorkSafeBC - Find a Physiotherapist (Zones) - WEBLINK


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