Certification and Memberships are two different categories.
New iSTOP Members
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 receive the following benefits:
- A referral listing on our website under IMS Practitioners, which will direct local patients to your services.
- The discounted Member’s Rate when ordering supplies.
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)
We wish you all the best in your practice and in your efforts to help sufferers of chronic pain, and we hope to hear from you soon!
Current iSTOP Members
To be registered as a Member of iSTOP Practitioners the form must be submitted according to the schedule below:
As of January 1, 2008 the following fee structure will be in place:
Renewal information received on or before January 31 - $100
Renewal information received from February 1 - March 31 - $125
Renewal information received from 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.
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
300 10357 109 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N3
T: 780.438.0338 ext 349 Direct: 780.702.5349
Protecting Albertans through effective regulation and leadership