“My journey through this course series has enabled me to become the therapist I always wanted to be.”
Restoring effective, efficient, confident movement is both a science and an art. JEMS® Movement A.R.T. powerfully integrates the current evidence base for you, and assimilates it into an engaging, effective and motivating approach while equipping you with the skills to address a wide variety of musculoskeletal presentations.
Would you like to be confident in identifying the mechanism rather than just the site of a painful presentation? The “why” and not just the “where” in order to get to the root of the problem? We teach you the key biomechanical and neuromuscular principles, developing them into simple assessment methods to identify your patient’s current functional movement strategies, and how these may contribute to their pain presentation.
Are you equally happy treating patients at opposite ends of the functional spectrum, from early rehabilitation through to performance? We teach you to examine the relationship between the patient’s movement capability and their functional requirements, and to establish the key functional force management strategies that underpin movement at any functional level, in any task.
Are you familiar with the interplay between the multiple factors which may be contributing to your patient’s presentation, and comfortable with where to start in addressing them? We make the links and connections across the evidence base and teach you how to apply them in an individualised way through clear clinical reasoning and systematic progression.
Restore a sense of creativity and confidence in your work with an effective new set of tools for targeted assessment and treatment. JEMS® Movement A.R.T. opens a window on the key foundations for efficient natural movement for rehabilitation, wellbeing and performance.
“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”
JEMS® Movement A.R.T. is delivered in two courses, each comprising four days. These progressively develop clinical skills and elegantly connect the interdependent factors which lead to fluent, effective, movement relevant to occupation, sport or environment. The courses encourage participants to step into a deeper understanding of movement development and its transference to function.
JEMS® Movement A.R.T. will teach you to:
Facilitate a greater sense of ease in your patients by learning to unlock their potential for elastic, robust movement.
Identify the most effective start point for your programme by using simple, relevant movement tests to uncover the patient’s natural strategies for force management. Address the cause, not just the symptom.
Account for the total presentation of your patient, by understanding the psychological, behavioural and emotional influences as well as the physical, functional and biomechanics aspects of their movement.
Present a fresh approach to posture, based on natural reflexes and sensory cues.
Develop an “expert eye” for movement.
Apply effective new skills in verbal and tactile cueing to facilitate motor performance.
Use simple keys for unlocking movement potential, and use neurosensory motor techniques to open up new pathways and possibilities for the patient.
Reflect the current evidence base as you create integrated, individualised programmes systematically, simply and progressively.
Make assessment and treatment choices that accurately reflect the patient’s individual functional requirements by using the principles of Functional Force Management® (FFM). Know where you are heading and ensure that you have the bases covered using clear pathways.
What do JEMS® participants gain from this course?
Which patients is JEMS® great for?
Movement A.R.T. is designed for rehabilitation practitioners with a medically based qualification such as: physiotherapists; osteopaths; chiropractors; and graduate sports rehabilitators (GSR) who are a member of BASRaT, as the course requires an understanding of manual treatment techniques, and clinical reasoning processes for a spectrum of ages and physical presentations.
Course 1 includes:
The transition from pathology (where and when) to function (how and why): identifying functional relationships in the body to better understand the mechanism behind the patient’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 an “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.
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.
Course 2 includes:
The dynamic lower limb: expanding the test repertoire for increased dynamic demand.
Progression of pathways for each dynamic requirement: balance, agility and neuromuscular response
Trunk control progressions (early/intermediate and advanced): how to build a balanced and systematic programme to meet specific functional requirements.
Force Management in the Upper Quadrant.
Facilitation techniques for coordinated rotator cuff and scapular function.
Local/Global interaction and integration: coordination, timing and myofascial connections.
The Neck in the Holistic Functional Model: global force management, patient beliefs, and somatic considerations.
Clinical scenarios and consolidation of the Upper Quadrant.
The JEMS® Movement A.R.T. pathway permits 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 A.R.T. courses or professional workshops, and does not constitute recognition as a Movement A.R.T. instructor.
Here’s what people are saying…
Thank you for these courses – JEMS® has changed my practice for the past two years. I love my work and JEMS® has renewed and rejuvenated me as a clinician and as a person. I can’t thank you enough.
JEMS® is the glue that brings the different treatment approaches together. It weaves in with what you already know, making the bigger picture clearer.
There is no doubt that I have become more effective as a practitioner as a result of this programme.
JEMS® has revolutionised my practice by giving me permission to explore more of the underlying beliefs that affect movement as well as giving me sound theory and practical knowledge to work with what I see. Learning handling techniques to facilitate movement, and seeing (and feeling) the positive results has been exciting.
Your philosophies, and your all-encompassing, intelligent approach to understanding and promoting appropriate movement are phenomenal. The JEMS concepts are simple/complex; science/art; powerful/gentle. Clinicians need this stuff.
Date: September 26-29, 2019 Location: Dublin Tutors: Joanne Elphinston and Kent Fyrth Please note that this course is being hosted by the ISCP and is only open to their members initially. To be notified if places become available to external participants, please contact Coral
Date: February 13-16, 2020 Location: Townsville, Australia Tutors: Joanne Elphinston and Kent Fyrth To book, please contact Gitte Please note that this course is being held at the James Cook University School of Physiotherapy and is only open to physiotherapists initially. To be notified if places become available to other clinical rehabilitation practitioners, please contact Coral