Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System

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08.30 - 16.30
AECC University College, Parkwood Road, Bournemouth BH5 2DF

50.7262253, -1.8240012


Tim Beames - Principal NOI Instructor, UK

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Joanna Taylor

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Mobilise – to prepare, to awaken and to move.

Noigroup’s classic, longest-running course, Mobilisation of the Nervous System, has evolved. Based on the latest evidence, the course has been updated and re-written ‘from the basic science up’. The research is compelling – the immune system’s interaction with the nervous system is critical in learning, memory, movement and sensitivity. This new understanding integrates peripheral and central processes and targets therapy towards healthy neuroimmune balance.

This comprehensive lecture and hands-on course integrates the latest research on neurodynamics and neuroimmune science to provide a clinical reasoning framework to identify those patients who will benefit from neuroimmune mobilisation. The course then updates and refines the essential practical skills to examine and manage the physical health of the nervous system – skilled, safe and appropriately timed handling techniques are covered in detail during labs and practical sessions.


This course is for  health professionals and registered medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinicians with a ‘hands-on’ license.

To enhance your course outcomes, the following pre-reading is strongly recommended:

  • Butler DS (2000) The Sensitive Nervous System, Noigroup, Adelaide. (Chapters 2-5)
  • Nee RJ, Butler DS 2006 Management of peripheral neuropathic pain. Integrating neurobiology, neurodynamics and clinical evidence. Physical Therapy in Sport: 7: 36-49
  • Yirmiya R, Goshen I (2011) Immune modulation of learning, memory, neural plasticity and neurogenesis. Brain, Behav, Immun 25: 181


This course aims to:

  • provide a basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurodynamics, neuroimmunology and neuropathobiology related to the manual examination of the nervous system
  • teach safe and effective diagnostic skills in the examination and interpretation of physical dysfunction of the nervous system
  • present neurodynamic movements and techniques as antigenic
  • provide new therapeutic narrative for explaining symptoms in conditions with altered neurodynamics
  • deliver a deeper understanding of known, ‘tough’ clinical presentations such as chronic nerve root problems and persistent entrapment pathologies


Tim Beames

Principal NOI Instructor, UK

Language: English, Region: United Kingdom

Courses: Graded Motor Imagery Online Europe, Explain Pain, Explain Pain Online School, Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System, Graded Motor Imagery

Tim Beames is a pain specialist physiotherapist and pain educator living in Tunbridge Wells, UK. He has been teaching with Noigroup since 2006, during which time he co-authored The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook alongside David Butler and Lorimer Moseley. Tim splits his time between his clinical role of treating people experiencing persistent pain and helping to offer hope for recovery, teaching and mentoring healthcare professionals interested in growing as clinicians, and organising and running pain-related events.

He is a co-founder of a few platforms, all of which were created to generously nurture the collective advancement of knowledge within the field:

  • Le Pub Scientifique – a unique learning platform that connects people interested in pain to the latest science and world-leading experts on pain.
  • Pelvic Pain Matters – a group dedicated to improving the lives of men experiencing pelvic pain.
  • Clinical Discussions – a valuable Facebook forum open to all clinicians learning how to confidently apply Explain Pain and the Noigroup concepts in the clinic to improve patient outcomes.
    Discussion group of Facebook (membership on request) | Video bank on YouTube