Advanced Neuromuscular Re-Education - The Nemerov Method
with Howard Nemerov
Sat & Sun, June 24 - 25, 2017
10am - 5pm
**10% discount for TLC faculty/alumni**
About the Workshop:
Integrating the Nemerov Method principles and protocols into your knowledge base can more quickly resolve biomechanical dysfunction. This 12 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
About the Instructor:
Howard Nemerov, LMT, NCBTMB is the developer of the Nemerov Method. The training provides students with his two textbooks: The Nemerov Method: Reprogramming the Motor Control System to Enhance Rehabilitation and Athletic Performance, Fourth Edition (© 2014) and Functional Muscle Testing for the Nemerov Method (© 2007). His articles have been featured in Massage & Bodywork (Introduction to NeuroMuscular Reprogramming” and “The BodyWorker’s Guide to Motor Control Theory”, 1996) and Triathlete Magazine (“NeuroMuscular Reprogramming: The Cutting-Edge Therapy of the '90s”, 1996).
After attending college to learn chemical dependency family counseling, Howard went back to the University of Minnesota to study Horticulture. Realizing that his love for gardening should remain a hobby, he went back to school to study software engineering.
As a software developer, Howard specialized in debugging and reprogramming defective computer programs. Feeling stifled in the corporate world, Howard discovered therapeutic bodywork at a local massage school (Alive & Well Institute of Conscious Bodywork, San Anselmo, California). Inspired, he transitioned from the corporate world, opening a private bodywork practice. During his advanced studies, Howard was introduced to a precursor modality called NeuroMuscular Reprogramming, which enabled practitioners to improve individual muscle function. Howard researched Motor Control Theory and standard Physical Therapy principles, to understand and explain the science behind the therapeutic process. He defined protocols for identifying compensation and restoring functional movement. This journey of discovery produced the Nemerov Method.
Howard has taught the Method and maintained a clinical practice for over 25 years, specializing in injury rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. His own athletic background – as a former triathlete who practices Yoga and Pilates – enables him to serve as a knowledgeable resource with active clients. He has many years of experience in Personal Injury and Workmen’s Compensation claims, providing RSI treatment for one of the largest high tech firms in the SF Bay Area.
His commitment to excellence has led to outstanding results, averaging 3-4 treatments per client case, with a better-than 90% success rate in resolving clients’ symptoms. Continuing clinical research has resulted in protocols for resolving repetitive stress injuries, and persistent conditions like TMJ, functional scoliosis, dysfunctional gait mechanics, and post-partum pelvic and core issues.