JEMS® Movement ART is a series of four workshops which elegantly connect the interdependent factors which lead to fluent, effective, movement relevant to occupation, sport or environment. They encourage participants to step out of the “core stability” box and into a deeper understanding of movement development and its transference to function. They illustrate the simple keys for unlocking movement potential, and uses neurosensory motor techniques to open up new pathways and possibilities for the patient.
The courses examine how a patient creates and controls forces to meet the demands of their task or environment, and emphasise qualities of efficiency, elasticity and robustness in a patient’s movement from early or lower levels through to performance movement.
JEMS® Movement ART looks at key muscular and biomechanical relationships and patterns, in function and dysfunction, how these relationships either support or interfere with functional movement, and how they can contribute to pain and injury.
Movement A.R.T. is designed for rehabilitation practitioners with a medically based qualification such as physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiroprators, as the course requires an understanding of manual treatment techniques, and clinical reasoning processes for a spectrum of ages and physical presentations.
Part 1 includes:
- Identification and assessment of these relationships to better understand the mechanism, or “why” behind the patient’s or client’s presentation.
- The visual and analytical skills for Functional Movement Testing, what each test tells you, and how to use the tests to create a specific, targeted action plan for rehabilitation.
- Developing a “expert eye” for movement.
- The key “seed” movements and abilities which underpin gross movement and its potential for development.
- How to use reflex activity and neurosensory cueing to achieve automatic postural and movement responses.
JEMS® Movement ART 2, 3 and 4 courses will progress participants to enhance their skills and understanding of:
- Integrating and progressing seed movements into programmes which systematically address patients at all levels, from acute and low level presentations through to chronic conditions or elite sports performance issues.
- Motor learning: learn how and when to cue for best effect, using the techniques used by master coaches.
- Sensory awareness as a key factor in training and patient engagement.
- Combining exercise approaches to enhance movement behaviours and muscle patterning at increased load and skill demands.
- Application of techniques in clinical scenarios, and in strength and conditioning environments.
The four workshops of JEMS Movement ART are concluded by permitting participants to participate in a Certification Examination on completion of the series. Certification is a method for JEMS to assess the knowledge and skills acquired by practitioners. Practitioners who have pursued this professional development pathway take a distinctive and sought after approach to patient care, and if through passing the examination they have proved their competence, they will appear on the Register of Professionals on this website to enable the public to identify and access them.
Recognition as a JEMS® Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner applies to clinical work with individual patients or patient groups within the practitioner’s workplace. Certification does not qualify professionals to teach Movement ART courses or professional workshops, and does not constitute recognition as a Movement ART instructor.
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Read what our previous participants have to say.
“If you think physiotherapy is grounded in movement, then this is the course for you. It takes us back to basics, to analysing what is going wrong and then forming an integrated strategy to solve the problem. The tutors are five star, the content is five star and you will finish the course wanting more, more, more”. Sheffield, 2010
“I have found my niche – understanding movement in this way has made it possible to work successfully with a new range of patients far more specifically, holistically and relevantly”
“I now look forward to solving chronic sporting injuries – coaches are amazed that I can identify key movement problems which affect technique as well as injury”.
“I’m so excited – I have had some brilliant results just with what we learned on Part 1, and it has changed my whole way of working”.