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UBC Gunn IMS (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – Certification Course and Needling Review Opportunity

Location: Synergy Physiotherapy + Pilates 2742 Robie St, #100 Halifax, NS B3K 4P2

Dates: Saturday, September 14, 2024 - Sunday, September 15, 2024

UBC Gunn IMS (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – Certification Course and Needling Review Opportunity

Course Sponsor/Host: Accredited by UBC Continuing Professional Devvelopement, Faculty of Medicine
Location: Synergy Physiotherapy + Pilates 2742 Robie St, #100 Halifax, NS B3K 4P2
Registration Dates:
Registration Fees: Certification Course: (Part 1A $1,125 ), (Part 1B $1,250) and (Part 2 $1,250) - total cost $3,625
Registration Form: Download Form

Description:

Description: The course is ongoing

Registration URL: https://www.gunnims.com/gunn-ims-dry-needling-certification-course.html

Certification Course: Part 1A – Access to the online portion of the course is ongoing (allow 50 hours for completion). There are two in-person weekends (Part 1B on September 14-15, 2024 and Part 2 on November 2-3, 2024)

NEEDLING REVIEW FORMAT- $500 for either Part 1B or 2, $900 for both. No assessment components. For details see https://www.gunnims.com/needling-review.html

Outline:
This is the only dry needling course in Canada that has been externally audited and accredited by a tertiary institution with the authority to grant Mainpro+® (maintenance of proficiency) credits for physicians according to national and international best practices as established by the College of Family Physicians of Canada National Committee on Continuing Professional Development.

The Gunn IMS approach is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of persistent myofascial pain syndromes (including muscle, joint, tendon, bursal, fascial, neural and biomechanical problems); using intramuscular dry needling and related postural and rehabilitative concepts. It considers these problems as stemming from segmental nervous system dysfunction rather than simply local muscle trigger points. The model was developed by Dr C. Chan Gunn and described in his book “The Gunn Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain”.

Dr Gunn has endowed UBC with the responsibility for the ongoing teaching of the Gunn IMS model of treatment – a program that 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. All course proceeds are used to support program development and research in Gunn IMS.

Application of the model requires an advanced level of clinical reasoning and pattern recognition, mature clinical judgement, extensive anatomical knowledge and precise palpation skills, and students applying must meet certain prerequisites. Please visit www.gunnims.com for details.

CERTIFICATION FORMAT:

All three parts (1A, 1B and 2) must be completed successfully to receive certification:
Part 1A – online. Access to the online portion of the course is ongoing – (allow 50 hours for completion). This component comprises lecture material, training in the Gunn IMS neuropathic assessment, completion of the anatomy and theory exams, and the submission of a case study.
Cost: $1125

ASSESSMENT COMPONENTS: Must be completed within 12 months, however, completing Part 1A is strongly recommended prior to attending the Part 1B and Part 2 in-person weekends.

Parts 1B and 2 – both in-person (details at www.gunnims.com). Each part will comprise two days of dry needling skills training which must be assessed by instructors to be safe and effective to receive certification. Course participants will practise assessment and treatment techniques (including intramuscular dry needling) on each other. Instructors may also demonstrate assessment and treatment techniques on participants. Cost: $1250 each.

Further course details at: https://www.gunnims.com/halifax2024.html

Instructors :  Dr. Lyndal Solomons, Director, UBC Chan Gunn IMS Program & Other instructors (TBA).

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