“My journey through this course series has enabled me to become the therapist I always wanted to be.”
Movement is not just an expression of the body, but a deeply personal story that the brain is telling. Our posture and movement have meaning, context, form and intention, a subtle but powerful dance between what is physical, psychological and emotional. JEMS® Movement ART equips every participant with the knowledge, skills and deep movement understanding to navigate and integrate these different domains with confidence and creativity. You will learn to assess and treat functionally, specifically and holistically, using clear concepts, sound clinical reasoning and structured progression.
“JEMS® has given me the holistic key I was missing when working with patients with chronic pain. To be able to assist them in discovering their bodies and minds and build their trust in their bodies using JEMS movement is wonderful.”
Lovisa Amkeus, Physiotherapist, Sweden
Consistent principles of human movement connect patients across the functional spectrum, and Movement ART provides a powerful, systematic but flexible framework that allows you to effortlessly integrate these principles with your existing skills. From early rehabilitation and chronic pain to high performance sport, you will learn 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.
“JEMS® provides a clear paradigm in which to work, uniquely encouraging you to use your own experience to treat the person in front of you and not just their injury”
“JEMS® respects and draws from the biomechanical narrative but unlike many other rehabilitation courses, it doesn’t just stay there but it goes beyond, into the field of embodiment, communication and neuroscience”
Sanja Maretic, Osteopath. UK
One of the most potent aspects of JEMS® professional training is its method of collaborative, embodied dialogue that invites and motivates the patient to be the driver in their own process. As the patient learns to feel the inherent logic of their own body, and to inhabit it as a safe place that they can trust, they experience something transformative.
“JEMS® isn’t about telling someone how to be, it’s about allowing them to be. It’s about giving them back their power”
Emmy-Lou Bones-Jackson, Soft Tissue Therapist, Australia
Learn and immediately integrate the powerful JEMS® methodology into your practice faster, more deeply and more effectively than ever before with the Movement ART mentored learning programme. This supported yet flexible learning experience balances independent learning with interactive guidance, to give you access to an approach which has transformed the practice of thousands of clinicians over the past twenty years.
Designed to strike a balance between flexibility and focus, the programme is delivered through a mix of live online teaching and mentoring with Joanne and her team, self-paced recorded lectures, detailed technique videos and PDF support documents. Click here to view the detailed structures of Programme 1 and Programme 2..
“This course has replenished my clinical creativity and given me so many tools to use in order to enable my patients to reconnect with what is meaningful to them… This has been a truly rich and positive experience for me… JEMS® really offers itself to our imaginations…”
Sanja Maretic, Osteopath. UK
JEMS® Movement ART Online Mentored Learning Programme 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.
Programme 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.
Programme 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…
JEMS® has changed my physiotherapy practice significantly, by looking more holistically at patients and assessing their whole body movement patterns. I would highly recommend the course to any physiotherapists.
The course has created a massive awareness and change in thinking with regard to movement and physiotherapy. I am using a lot of the principles and techniques and finding excellent results. Particularly the breathing awareness!
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.