Mobilization of the Neuroimmune System – Beaverton, OR


NOI’s classic, longest running course, Mobilization of the Neuroimmune System, has evolved. Based on the latest evidence, the course has been completely updated and re-written ‘from the basic science up’. The research is compelling – the immune system via its interaction with the nervous system is a critical player 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 mobilization. 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.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. NOI Explain Pain courses are fun, intellectually stimulating, based on evidence, always challenging, and with the introduction of the Protectometer, you will come away with the most impressive therapeutic tool set ever.  The NOI Explain Pain course is based on David Butler and Lorimer Moseley’s book Explain Pain Second Edition and The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer.


Course Details

June 29-30, 2019

ATI Physical Therapy
735 SW 158th Avenue, Suite 160
Beaverton OR 97006

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

Robert Nee, PT, MAppSc, ATC

Registration Fee of $525.00.

Registration will close once we reach 35 attendees or on June 15, 2019 (whichever comes first).

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Our Faculty

Robert Nee, PT, MAppSc, ATC
Robert Nee, PT, MAppSc, ATCFaculty

Robert Nee, PT, MAppSc, ATC completed his physical therapy training at Boston University in 1985 and obtained a Master of Applied Science in Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 1993.

His clinical practice has focused on musculoskeletal physical therapy, and Bob has been teaching with NOI since 1994. He was an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Pacific University in Oregon from 1999 to 2007.

In 2008 Bob relocated to Brisbane to work on his PhD full time at The University of Queensland. He is working in the Neuropathic Pain Research Group with Michel Coppieters as his principal advisor. Bob’s research is looking at the value of neurodynamic techniques in the diagnosis and management of nerve-related neck and arm pain.


Course Agenda

Saturday, June 29, 2019
8:00 to 8:30am Registration
8:30am to 4:30pm

  • Introduction, History and Definitions of Mobilization of the Neuroimmune System, The Models to Challenge Dualism, Problem of Pain, Basics of the Neuroimmune System
  • Evaluation and Palpation of the Neuroimmune System
  • Neurodynamic Theory, Neurodynamics Research, Clinical Reasoning and Neurodynamics
  • The SLR Slump Tests

Sunday, June 30, 2019
8:30am to 4:30pm

  • Sensitisation: Peripheral and Central
  • The Upper Limb Neurodynamic Tests
  • Management 1: Allied Education, Red Flags and Neurodynamic Treatment of Acute Presentations
  • Management 2.: Subacute and Chronic Conditions, Graded Activity and Neurodynamics, Neurodynamics in Brain Retraining

Course Objectives

  • 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.

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.

Portland International Airport (PDX) would be the closest and most convenient airport.

Please dress in comfortable casual clothing.

Aloft Hillsboro-Beaverton
1705 NW Amberglen Pkwy
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 277-1900

Embassy Suites
20001 NW Tanasbourne Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97214
(503) 718-0007

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Hillsboro
3050 NW Stucki Pl
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 690-1800

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland West/Hillsboro
18855 NW Tanasbourne Dry
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 531-3200


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One major strength of the Explain Pain course is that participants come from many professions so come with an open mind. Reading the Explain Pain book prior to the course would also be ideal [ISBN: 978-0-9750910-0-5]. 

The NOI Explain Pain course is based on David Butler and Lorimer Moseley’s book Explain Pain Second Edition and The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer.