Mobilization of the Neuroimmune System – Santa Barbara, CA

Mobilize – to prepare, to awaken and to move.

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.

Course Details

May 18 & 19, 2019

Sansum Clinic
4151 Foothill Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

This course has been approved for 13 CEU hours by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Robert Johnson PT, DPT, OCS

The cost per person is $525.00 and this includes all registration materials including the course workbook.

Registration will close on April 15, 2019 or when we reach 28 participants (whichever comes first).

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Our Faculty

Robert Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS
Robert Johnson, PT, DPT, OCSFaculty

Robert Johnson PT, DPT, OCS is Co-Owner and Director of Residency Education for ACHIEVE Manual Physical Therapy in Chicago, IL. He is past Chair of the Orthopedic Specialty Council of the ABPTS, serving on the committee for two consecutive terms from 1999-2007. He is a practicing clinician specializing in manual therapy, spinal dysfunction and pain management since graduating from Northwestern University in 1979. He is a former faculty member of Northwestern University Medical School and currently holds an adjunct clinical professor appointment from USC.

He is Director of Education for NOI US, teaching with David Butler/NOI  in the area of neurobiology / pain science /clinical neurodynamics.

Mr. Johnson continues to lead clinically relevant neuro-orthopedic seminars locally, nationally and internationally.

Course Agenda

Saturday, May 18, 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, May 19, 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.

Attendees are encouraged to fly into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and make arrangements for transportation to the venue.

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


To Register With a Check, please send your registration information including name, credentials, email, mailing address and phone number along with a check payable to NOI US to:
857 Montgomery Avenue
Suite 2
Penn Valley PA 19072

One major strength of the MONIS course is that participants join us from many professions so please come with an open mind.
Recommended reading includes:
• Butler DS (2000) The Sensitive Nervous System, Noigroup, Adelaide. (Chapters 2-5)
• Nee RJ, Butler DS 2006 Management of peripheral neuropathic pain. Integrating neurobiology, neurodynamics and clinical evidence. Physical Therapy in Sport: 7: 36-49
• Yirmiya R, Goshen I (2011) Immune modulation of learning, memory, neural plasticity and neurogenesis. Brain, Behav, Immun 25: 181