Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Trigger Point Dry Needling
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27 Hours Continuing Education
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Registering for a LearnIMS Course
To achieve the goal set by Dr. Goodman for each student, it is mandatory that every person enrolled in LearnIMS meet the prerequisite professional qualifications and complete pre-course assignments.
Professional Prerequisites: Current active M.D., D.O. license; P.T., P.A. or A.R.N.P. license with minimum one year postgraduate clinical work experience or your state guidelines; current professional malpractice insurance coverage.
MANDATORY Course Preparation includes obtaining the required reference textbooks and completing reading assignments prior to taking a LearnIMS course.
Required Textbooks and Reading Assignments: ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONAL HARD COPY FORMAT OF THE REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (2) AND BRING THEM TO THE COURSE. Digital E-book versions are NOT ACCEPTABLE. On Day 1 of the LearnIMS course, ONLY STUDENTS THAT BRING THE REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS WILL BE GIVEN THE COURSE MATERIAL.
These books (2) are REQUIRED BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER the LearnIMS Course. The professional practice of IMS requires that ALL practitioners have immediate ready access in their office to the required textbooks. These texts are used as bedside treatment manuals and are REQUIRED for SAFE PRACTICE. ELECTRONIC VERSIONS ARE INADEQUATE FOR THIS PURPOSE.
The required textbooks are:
1) The Gunn Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain: Intramuscular Stimulation of Radiculopathic Origin.
Gunn, C.C. Churchill Livingstone, 2nd ed. 1996
2) Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical Based Approach.
Dommerholt, et.al. Churchill Livingstone, 2nd ed. 2018
IMPORTANT: ON DAY 1 OF THE LEARNIMS COURSE THERE WILL BE A WRITTEN EXAM ON THE REQUIRED PRE-COURSE READING ASSIGNMENTS BELOW:
BOOK #1 (Gunn Approach …): READ the Forward, Preface, Introduction: pages vii-xvi, 1-10. AND Review pages 117-119: Segmental Innervation of Muscles, PRIOR to the course.
BOOK #2 (Trigger Point …): READ Chapter 15 in the 2nd edition or READ Chapter 14 in the 1st edition of the book. Either edition is acceptable.
STUDENTS CANNOT AND WILL NOT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE COURSE AND BE AWARDED A CE CERTIFICATE WITHOUT POSSESSING THE REQUIRED REFERENCE TEXTBOOKS IN HARD COPY AND COMPLETING THE COURSE READING ASSIGNMENTS.
Post Course Requisite:
To support the effective practice of IMS, each LearnIMS course graduate should have an appropriate reference book about surface anatomy and palpation. There are multiple books that can be used. An example (and the reference used during the LearnIMS Course) is: Atlas of Surface Palpation: Anatomy of the Neck, Trunk, Upper and Lower Limbs. Serge Tixa. Churchill Livingstone; 2nd edition 2008
STUDENTS MUST OBTAIN THESE 3 BOOKS ON THEIR OWN. LEARNIMS DOES NOT PROVIDE OR SELL THESE BOOKS.
This section describes the Registration Process, Course Fee, and the Cancellation Policy.
When you decide to register, you will need to download the Registration Process Form which is available in PDF format by clicking the button immediately below. You can also download the Registration Instructions displayed on this page.
Your participation in a LearnIMS course requires the completion of a multi-step registration process. Please review the description below of the registration steps.
Step 1: Submit the following required documents
The LearnIMS registration form (download this from www.learnims.com).
A copy of your legally acceptable photo I.D.
A copy of your current active state license to practice.
A copy of your current professional malpractice insurance coverage ‘face sheet.
We require that documents be submitted in electronic form; either via fax to LearnIMS at 509.315.1890 or scanned images of the documents can be emailed as attachments (we suggest PDF format) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Confidentiality Statement: We understand that you may provide us information that is confidential and personal as part of the registration for LearnIMS. We make every reasonable effort to protect, safeguard, and keep this information private. We do not share or disclose the information with any other party. The personal or business information you submit to us is used ‘only’ by us to complete the registration for a LearnIMS course.
If your registration is confirmed and you attend the LearnIMS course, your information will be kept on file in our office. We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us electronically and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
If you submit information but do not complete the registration process, the informational documents will be destroyed upon your request.
Step 2: Your request to register for LearnIMS must be accepted.
Acceptance requires the following:
1) That we receive all documents and are able to validate that you meet the professional prerequisites to attend a LearnIMS course.
2) That you provide a signed copy of the LearnIMS Participant Waiver Agreement. The waiver agreement document will be provided to you via email after the prerequisite documents 1 through 5 are received and accepted by LearnIMS.
You will receive your notice of acceptance via email.
Step 3: Pay the Course Fee to Confirm Your Seat in the Course
The fee to participate in the LearnIMS course is $1,500.00 per student. This is payable after your registration request is accepted by LearnIMS. You will receive an invoice via PayPal that comes to your email address. You may make payment through PayPal using a credit card or you may send a check to the LearnIMS office address.
Please note that only after payment of the course fee is your seat in the LearnIMS course confirmed. Seats are limited and will be confirmed when your registration is accepted and the fee is paid in full.
The course registration fee of $1,500 Includes the items in the following list:
Twenty-seven (27) hours of instruction and lab sessions;
A box lunch each day, water, teas, coffee, fruit snacks during course breaks
Printed handout of lectures, scientific references
All supplies needed to participate in workshop
Supplies for participant to take home and begin practice
Printed handouts: IMS patient information brochure (explains IMS to prospective patients), Patient Consent Form, Pre and Post IMS Treatment Patient Information Instructions
List of suppliers for necessary equipment (needles, point finders, medical supplies)
For participants that complete the course, unlimited access to Dr. Goodman via e-mail or telephone to answer questions and provide support as they apply IMS
A Certificate of Completion documenting 27 contact hours of Continuing Education, including classroom study and practical application
of LearnIMS - Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Trigger Point Dry Needling, will only be issued to participants who:
A. come prepared with required textbooks having completed prerequisite reading prior to the beginning of the course, proper clothing (gym shorts for men and women, and sports bra or other appropriate top for women that allows treatment of the shoulder girdle), expectation of being needled by their partner during practice sessions on all regions of the body taught throughout the entire course. To accommodate sensitivities, students should avoid wearing heavy fragrance or perfume and come with properly trimmed fingernails.
B. attend all classes in a timely fashion and volunteer for practical treatment demonstrations by Dr. Goodman.
C. satisfactorily complete 2 written examinations on the theoretical and scientific foundations of the treatment model, as well as a summary final practical clinical examination testing the student's ability to properly evaluate clinical cases, identify appropriate surface anatomy and anatomical danger zones, and demonstrate clean and safe needle handling and performance of the intramuscular stimulation – IMS technique.
Travel and Housing
All participants in a LearnIMS course are responsible for their own travel and housing expenses. Registrants must make their own travel plans and pay those expenses. After your course registration is confirmed, we encourage you to make these arrangements. For the hotel and location of each course, please send a message to: email@example.com
Registrant Cancellation and Refund Policy
If a previously confirmed registrant chooses to cancel their registration, the following terms apply:
If written notification of cancellation is received and confirmed prior to 30 days of course start date, the registrant will incur a $150 administrative fee and will receive a refund for the remaining balance.
If written notification of cancellation is received 15-29 days prior to the course start date, there will be a $300 administrative fee and registrant will receive a letter of credit for the remaining balance. The letter of credit can be used towards a future course. No monies will be refunded for cancellations in this time frame.
If written notification of cancellation is received less than 15 days prior to the course start date, there will be a $500 administrative fee and registrant will receive a letter of credit for the remaining balance. The letter of credit can be used towards a future course. No monies will be refunded for cancellations in this time frame.
*** If we are able to replace your paid registration with another paid registrant (for the same course dates) we will refund the course fee less the administrative fee.
LearnIMS Course Cancellation Policy
LearnIMS reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances. If a course is canceled due to weather, natural disaster, national emergency, terrorism, or other Acts of God; a full refund will be given for the course registration fee. LearnIMS is not responsible for any charges incurred by the registrant due to cancellation of the course other than the registration fee that was paid to LearnIMS. Any travel and hotel costs incurred by the registrant will not be refunded. LearnIMS will make every attempt to contact you as soon as possible in the event a course must be canceled.
Each of the LearnIMS courses is scheduled to begin on Day 1 at 8 AM and end on Day 3 at 6 PM. Additional course details can be found at the page Course Outline.