Dr Gunn's teaching program has run continuously since 1994. Since 2011, the Gunn IMS Program has been part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine and is now located in the Chan Gunn Pavilion on the UBC Vancouver campus. The course is coordinated by UBC Faculty of Medicine 's Continuing Professional Development Division.
UBC Faculty of Medicine CPD Certification Course
This is an intramuscular dry needling course for medical doctors and physiotherapists that goes beyond trigger point dry needling. Gunn IMS is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of persistent myofascial pain syndromes, including muscle, joint, tendon, bursal, fascial, neural and biomechanical problems. The approach is based on a neuropathic model of musculoskeletal dysfunction developed by Dr C. Chan Gunn and described in his book “The Gunn Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain”. His conceptual framework explains patterns of physical findings commonly seen in persistent myofascial pain syndromes and has been commended by many physicians practising in the field of chronic pain including John D. Loeser, Stephen Butler and Anders E. Sola. Patrick D. Wall describes Dr Gunn’s approach as being “in the best of the traditions of classical medicine”.
UBC Faculty of Medicine CPD Review and Advanced Training Course
This is an intramuscular dry needling course for medical doctors and physiotherapists that have successfully completed previous Gunn IMS certification. The objective of this course is to revise and expand on course participants’ knowledge, understanding and practise of Gunn IMS by reviewing relevant theory, research, and patient assessment/treatment skills.