Neuromuscular Therapy: The Nemerov Method

DSC_0211 (1)with Howard Nemerov

Sat & Sun, January 30-31, 2016
14 CE’s

*Online registration is closed – Workshop available for walk-ins*

Items to bring/wear for this workshop include:

  • Note-taking supplies
  • 1 Sheet Set
  • Loose, comfortable clothing
  • A light sweater or jacket is recommended as temperatures in meeting areas are sometimes difficult to control

Integrating the Nemerov Method principles and protocols into your knowledge base can more quickly resolve biomechanical dysfunction. This 14 CE hour course will teach you to engage your client’s motor control center, resulting in longer lasting results with less effort, accelerated injury resolution, and reduced recurrence.

The Method is complementary to—not in competition with—existing manual therapies (e.g. Orthopedic Massage, Myofascial Release). The Nemerov Method—the product of over 25 years of research and development—combines the functional principles of Motor Control Theory with functional muscle testing, helping you better assess and correct compensatory patterns resulting from traumatic injury and repetitive strain/overuse.

Day 1:

  • The functional basics of motor control theory, and how they apply to the symptoms we treat within scope of practice.
  • How compensation develops, and how to resolve it.
  • Basic physiological leveraging principles used to create compensation.
  • Learn and practice functional muscle testing skills.
  • Assessing and correcting compensation within the core (low-back, abdominals, pelvis).
  • Common compensatory patterns in the lower quarter.

Day 2:

  • Intermediate physiological leveraging principles used to create compensation.
  • Learn and practice functional muscle testing skills for pelvic floor, hip and knee.
  • Assessing and correcting compensation within pelvic floor, hip and knee joints.
  • Common compensatory patterns within the glenohumeral joint.
  • Learn and practice functional muscle testing of the glenohumeral joint.
  • Assess and correct glenohumeral joint compensation.
  • How working with client sitting in gravity is unique compared to lying on table.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the neurological principles of Motor Control theory and how they express themselves in the musculoskeletal system via compensation.
  • Understand how and why the Motor Control Center creates compensatory motor programs.
  • Understand the physiological leveraging principles that enable the Motor Control Center to create compensation.
  • How to incorporate the functional principles of the Method into existing manual therapy and rehabilitative exercise disciplines.
  • Practical applications: Resolve compensatory motor programs that result in symptoms treatable within scope of practice (such as frozen shoulder, post-partum pelvic floor issues, and chronic low-back pain).

Howard Nemerov, LMT, MTI, and licensed continuing educator, is the developer of the Nemerov Method. He has written two books about the work, and his articles have been featured in professional journals and Triathlete Magazine.