The Nemerov Method
Advanced Neuromuscular Re-education

2018 AMTA Texas Convention

Neuromuscular Therapy—The Nemerov Method (20 CEs)

April 5-8, League City, Texas

Course Description

Motor control is a sensorimotor system, gathering sensory input from the body and then deciding which muscle (motor) functions work best in response to this input. Injuries decrease motor control’s ability to activate the best muscles for a given need; motor control creates compensation to cope with lost function.

Being a sensorimotor system, the quickest way to engage motor control and resolve compensation is through functional muscle testing. This initiates a precise kinesthetic “conversation” with motor control, empowering it to restore functional movement.

Integrating the Nemerov Method principles and protocols into your practice helps resolve compensation. This 20 CE hour course will teach you to interact with your client’s motor control system, accelerating injury resolution, and creating longer-lasting results with less effort. .

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. The Nemerov Method helps you assess and correct compensatory patterns resulting from traumatic injury and overuse.

New Material for 2018 Class

The newly-designed curriculum allows time for more comprehensive study of the core and legs, including:

  • Standing tests to treat lower leg, ankle, and foot pain, where lower leg muscles compensate for core/balance.
  • In-depth study of compensation in knees, ankles, and feet.
  • How plantar fascia symptoms relate to posterior compartment and plantar muscles compensating for core weakness.
  • How bunions correspond with compensated/weak hallux muscles.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • How motor control theory applies to symptoms we treat within scope of practice.
  • How compensation develops, and how the Nemerov Method gives you skills to resolve it.
  • Basic physiological leveraging principles motor control uses to create compensation.
  • Practice and application of functional muscle testing skills.

Day 2

  • Practicum: Assessing and correcting core compensation (low-back, abdominals, pelvis).
  • Common compensatory patterns in the pelvic floor and hips.
  • Intermediate physiological leveraging principles used to create compensation.
  • Practice and application of functional muscle testing skills for pelvic floor and hip.
  • Assessing and correcting compensation within pelvic floor and hip joints.
  • Practicum: Perform integrated treatment of core and hips.

Day 3

  • Common compensatory patterns in the knees, ankles, and feet.
  • Practice and application of functional muscle testing skills for knee, ankle, and hallux.
  • Expanding compensatory principles to include lower leg compensation and plantar fasciitis.
  • Practicum: Perform integrated treatment of core, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the neurological principles of Motor Control Theory and how they express in the musculoskeletal system via compensation.
  • Understand how and why the Motor Control System creates compensatory motor programs.
  • Understand the physiological leveraging principles that enable the Motor Control System to create compensation.
  • How to incorporate functional principles of the Nemerov Method into existing manual therapy and movement disciplines.
  • Practical applications: Resolve compensatory motor programs causing symptoms treatable within scope of practice, such as post-partum pelvic floor issues, chronic low-back pain, hip and knee pain, and plantar fasciitis.

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