Graded Motor Imagery – Longmont Colorado

For the first time, effective treatment for difficult neuropathic pain states (eg CRPS) is now available. The Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) course provides the most up to date basic sciences, clinical trials and clinical use of the program. The course is series of lectures, practical sessions and clinical applications.

The term ‘graded motor imagery’ broadly means that in rehabilitation the focus is placed on synaptic exercise and health and is delivered in a graded fashion. The exercising of synapses assumes that the brain is changeable and easily adaptable and gives hope to people with difficult pain states. It involves the use of computers, flashcards, imagined movements and mirror visual feedback.

Evidence for the use of GMI comes from basic sciences (neuroscience) and clinical trials. It can offer substantial improvements in pain and disability in complex regional pain syndrome and phantom limb pain and anecdotally, the GMI program or parts of it may offer improvements in a range of chronic pain states such as brachial plexus lesions and osteoarthritis.



Course Details

November 17 & 18, 2018

Longmont United Hospital
1950 Mountain View Avenue
Longmont CO  80501

This course has been approved for 14 CEU hours by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Benjamin Boyd, PT, DPTSc, OCS
Assisted by Cody Weisbach, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

The cost per person is $495.00 and this includes all registration materials including the course workbook.

Please note that registration will close on November 10, 2018.

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Our Faculty

Benjamin Boyd, PT, DPTSc, OCS
Benjamin Boyd, PT, DPTSc, OCSFaculty
Benjamin Boyd (PT, DPTSc, OCS) is currently an Associate Professor at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California, where he primarily teaches in the Musculoskeletal Patient/Client Management and Capstone course series. He has been teaching courses on peripheral nervous system anatomy, biomechanics, clinical evaluation and intervention since 2004 and he joined the NOI US teaching faculty in 2013.

Dr. Boyd originally graduated from the joint program at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University (UCSF/SFSU) with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002, returning in 2008 to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy Science degree. He has worked as an outpatient Physical Therapist in multiple orthopedics hospital-based and private practice settings, achieving certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008. He continues to work in an outpatient, private-practice setting in Emeryville, California, where he sees a variety of patients with neuromusculoskeletal involvement.

Dr. Boyd’s research involves examination of the peripheral nervous system and intervention strategies for neuropathic pain, including the effects of Diabetes Mellitus on the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system and the impact on movement. His most recent research endeavor is leading a team exploring the influence of breast cancer treatments on the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system as well as alterations in body image and perception.

Dr. Boyd grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to enjoy the rich diversity of cultures, foods, events and outdoor recreational activities that the Bay Area has to offer.

Cody Weisbach, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Cody Weisbach, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPTAssistant Faculty
Cody earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons College and has since gone on to become Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and complete a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy through Regis University in Denver, CO.

Working in pain clinics has enabled Cody to help people with some of the worst possible chronic pain problems get back to healthy movement and improve their resilience. He has also worked with all varieties of weekend warriors, high school and collegiate athletes to help them dial in their programs to get hurt less and progress faster. He has applied these same principles to people from their 20’s through their 90’s who just want to live with less pain, stay healthy and active and reduce their risk of falls, loss of mobility, and loss of independence.

Professionally, Cody works for a hospital based outpatient clinic in Longmont He is the past Chair of the APTA of Massachusetts Manual Therapy Special Interest Group, where he helped to teach PTs from around the state improve their manual therapy skills. He has taught courses for several doctoral level PT programs as well as in continuing education in the Massachusetts area. He has published in peer reviewed PT journals, co-authored a textbook and presented nationally on topics related to evidence based physical therapy.

Following a childhood in Boulder, Colorado, Cody moved to Boston, MA, for grad school where he met his amazing wife Cara and together they started their family. It took him 12 years, but he finally convinced Cara to move back to Boulder where they now live. When they aren’t geeking out about PT, pain or movement, they spend their time hiking, mountain biking, climbing, playing at playgrounds and really anything else outside.

Course Agenda

Saturday, November 17, 2018
8:00 to 8:30am Registration
8:30am to 4:30pm Lectures


Sunday, November 18, 2018
8:30am to 4:30pm Lectures

Course Objectives

  • Knowledge of the neuromatrix paradigm and how the brain changes in pain
  • An awareness of graded exposure and its application to pain neurosignatures
  • Practical knowledge and skills of the Graded Motor Imagery ‘process’ – including left/right body discrimination, implicit and explicit motor imagery and mirror therapy
  • Some associated educational techniques

Other Pertinent Information

Refunds less a $25.00 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to thirty (30) days prior to the event start date. Following this date, no refunds will be given and a credit will be issued to use towards another event within one year.

Attendees are encouraged to fly into the Denver International Airport and make arrangements for transportation to the venue.

Please dress in casual comfortable clothing. Part of this course will be hands-on.

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While there are no prerequisites for this course, attendance at an Explain Pain course would certainly assist, as would pre-reading The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook and study of the information and resources provided at

In order to maximize your learning it is recommended you bring to the course a laptop, iPad or Android device with internet connection (or check your course venue has public internet connection available).

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