A two-day course with Michel Coppieters

This classic lecture and practical course, now in its 20th edition and updated every six months, continues to be extremely popular worldwide. Registration is open to registered medical practitioners, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. (Regional registration requirements may exist.) We use modern pain sciences to provide a clinically relevant understanding of the physical health issues of the entire nervous system. This means consideration of the molecular and homuncular targets of our therapy. We integrate this knowledge using a clinical reasoning framework and advanced manual assessment and management options. Skilled reasoning is evidence based medicine at its best.

Neurodynamics is a new science. This course offers a fresh understanding and management strategies for common syndromes such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, nerve root disorders, carpal tunnel syndromes and spinal pain. Innovative management tools involve conservative decompression of nerves, various neural mobilising techniques and the new patient education techniques which emerge from neurodynamics and pain sciences.

All NOI courses are supported by quality workbooks, graphics and web resources.

Course aims

  1. To provide a basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurodynamics and pathobiology related to the manual examination of the nervous system.
  2. To integrate the sciences of clinical reasoning, neurodynamics and neuroscience.
  3. To provide safe and effective diagnostic skills in the examination and interpretation of physical dysfunction of the nervous system.
  4. To apply these skills to patient management by clinical reasoning skills.
  5. To engage in a forum to critically analyse aspects of present day physical therapy.

Pre-reading recommended

  • Butler DS (2000) The Sensitive Nervous System, Noigroup, Adelaide
  • Butler DS (2005) The neurodynamics handbook and DVD, Noigroup, Adelaide.
  • Nee RJ, Butler DS 2006 Management of peripheral neuropathic pain. Integrating neurobiology, neurodynamics and clinical evidence. Physical Therapy in Sport: 7: 36-49

About the Lecturer

Dr Michel Coppieters PT PhD

Michel has combined his strong clinical background with the scientific rigour of a post doctoral fellowship at the University of Queensland. Michel has a growing reputation as a key thinker in the field of neurodynamics and has particular research interests in peripheral neuropathic pain. Michel heads the Neuropathic Pain Research Group within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland. More information including a full list of Michel’s publications is availalable to view at www.noigroup.com/faculty.

About NOI

Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) Australasia has a core philosophy to provide progressive, current material, always challenge existing management protocols, promote professional reinvestment, and to ensure that course participants benefit from the most recent research in a fun way. Noigroup Publications has grown from the demand for resources to support our education system and emerging research. Current NOI research directions are in internet education, public health literacy education, graded motor imagery and neurodynamics.

Open To and Pre-requisites

This course is open to Allied health professionals, registered medical practitioners, physio-therapists, occupational therapists, clinicians with a ‘hands-on’ licence.

Pre-requisites: Mobilisation of the Nervous System is an ideal starting course for those involved in manual therapy and in pain management.


Course Date and Venue

Course title:NOI: Mobilisation of the Nervous System
Date: 3-4 September 2011 (Sat/Sun)
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Venue: 73 Tras Street #02-01 Singapore 079012
Fees: S$875.00 per person
Closing date for registration: 15 August 2011
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