PROFESSORS AND STAFF OF THE NEUROMUSCULAR TAPING® INSTITUTE

The diploma course of NeuroMuscular Taping has been studied for doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, sports medicine professionals and all who work in the medical professional area. The aim of the Institute is to encode correct training through basic courses, advanced courses and insights into specialization treatment areas with qualified teachers. NeuroMuscular Taping is a non-invasive, non-pharmacological technique that complements your manual therapy and offers patients and athletes, professionals and non, an alternative and effective treatment care system.

The NeuroMuscular Taping technique and methodology is based on a therapeutic concept that adopts the principles of neurophysiological rehabilitation. Its action facilitates free movement allowing the muscular system to help the body to self heal bio-mechanically. NeuroMuscular Taping courses are performed by qualified instructors graduating from the “NeuroMuscular Taping Instructor Program”.  The basic NMT Rehabilitation course, lasting 4 days provides training for the professionals in the area of physiotherapist, orthopedic doctor, neurologist and medical specialist in sports medicine. See the complete list of programs available for all medical professions.

Currently the NeuroMuscular Taping courses are aimed at professionals working in the private sector, public sector and hospital environment with an important possibility of continuing development and research. The NMT codified procedures or protocol treatment systems can now be included in all health, hospital and clinics promoting physiotherapy, rehabilitation and lymphatic drainage. The training programs are supported by the NeuroMuscular Taping Teacher Core Group – a team of qualified teachers specialized in the application of NeuroMuscular Taping in the many therapeutic specializations.

NeuroMuscular Taping Institute Teaching and Teacher Guidelines

The following is an outline on the responsibilities of teaching staff and of the NMT Institute in the organization of training courses

Responsibilities of the NeuroMuscular Taping Institute

  • All market research, selection and scheduling
  • All Marketing Expenses including: Brochure design, printing, postage, mailing list expenses, email marketing, website maintenance and web advertising/marketing
  • Compensate Instructors including payment of expenses directly associated with the seminar
  • Continuing Education accreditation applications and processing
  • Meeting planning and catering
  • Billing and confirmation for registration process (when applicable)
  • Seminar manual production, printing and shipping
  • Travel research and booking

Responsibilities of the Instructor

  • Fulfill all speaking engagements to which you have committed via email or in writing
  • Day of the program on-site registration and check-in assistance (when applicable)
  • Prepare excellent, high quality presentation and seminar content
  • Present seminar material that meets and exceeds the expectations of NMT customers
  • Availability for questions and answers to participants of the course either during the course or after by means of email o tel
  • Return post-seminar materials, feedback and audiovisual equipment to NMT

Failure to Perform

Should the Instructor fail to perform his/her duties to deliver seminars for which the instructor has committed to either in writing or via email and NMT has incurred expenses, NMT shall be entitled to injunctive relief and damages to the extent allowed by law. Up to and including all marketing costs associated with the promotion of the unfulfilled speaking date(s) as well as any deposits on meeting space and airfare.

Quality Control and Programming Courses

From January 1, 2014 a process of teaching assessment will be active with the aim to further improve the quality of training of the NeuroMuscular Taping Institute’s courses. The purpose of this teaching verification is to create a database of necessary documentation for our annual certification of quality certification ISO 9001. This verification is necessary feedback to our entire continuing education program, as well as the CEU (accreditation continuing education in medicine) system of accreditation. The material collected from the control is to be considered a means of optimizing teaching and course programs offering the best possible. The verification is not to be considered criticism of the teaching method but a pragmatic way to guarantee impeccable quality training for future growth. Verification will be done with the utmost transparency. This verification is part of the annual planning of the teachers group.

Evaluation will be made of the following aspects:

  • The content of the course
  • The fluidity of the course
  • The completeness of the skill tests and questionnaires
  • The ability of the teacher to comply with the program
  • The accuracy of the teacher to make applications
  • Teacher dress code and teaching code of conduct
  • The ability of the teacher to fully answer questions during the course and to provider their personal availability for consultation after the course through social media, emails o tel
  • The ability of the teacher to create enthusiasm within the course
  • The ability of the teacher to pass on clinical knowledge and ability to instruct others enhancing their learning skills.
  • The ability of the teacher to receive, diagnose, explain the condition, treat the condition and to fully utilize clinical case studies that may present during the course to further create enthusiasm within the course
  • Completion of program and timing
  • The ratio of teacher/student during the control of the practice applications
  • The ratio of teacher/student/clinical event (if any)
  • The completeness of the checklist and all documents
  • The comments of the students through various analysis of satisfaction questionnaires

All this is part of the annual accreditation program that all our courses provide. It is to be considered a valuable incentive for teachers to improve their skills. Not all courses will be verified. Dates and locations will be agreed with the teacher and organizer.

Each proposed NMT teacher must submit their full CV using the European CV format in english.

 Based upon the CV and an initial interview the new teacher candidate may be asked to start the 3 phase NMT teaching curriculum. New teachers will be accepted to the program based upon working experience, professional status, language capacity, ability to pass on clinical knowledge and ability to instruct others enhancing their learning skills.

CEU Accreditation criteria

Criteria for selecting a person to represent the NeuroMuscular Taping Institute for the CEU accreditation system is based on the following aspects:

  • to be professionally representative of the profession as a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist or language pathologist, nurse, chiropractor or medical doctor;
  • to have a varied CV showing an interest in personal and professional career enhancement;
  • to have at least 10 years working experience in hospitals;
  • to be a coordinator of at least 10 physiotherapists and occupational therapists or other healthcare professionals;
  • to have trained and guided students during their final year of studies in hospital training programs;
  • is able to communicate to their immediate staff as well collaborate with a larger medical staff;
  • passing the NMT Institute teacher training procedure and terminating all aspects of course and teacher requirements;
  • is dedicated to ongoing research developments in physical rehabilitation;
  • has the needed communication skills necessary to teach and coordinate a varied teaching staff.

The teaching curriculum

5 phases of training.

Start the 4 phase training program and submit your research studies ·       Phase 1: Base Course Completion. Each new candidate teacher must complete at least 3 base courses (3 lower + 3 upper extremity for physiotherapists and other professionals, 3 in upper extremity for Occupational therapist). During the courses the new candidate teacher must develop and improve their personal application methods.

·       Phase 2: Tutoring. Each new teacher must complete at least 5 tutoring sessions in a classroom situation. Upon completion, the Tutor will assist a Level 3 teacher during the course presenting and performing demonstrations. The Tutor will be assessed at every stage to improve their teaching methods.

·       Phase 3: Concept Development. Each new candidate teacher must complete at least 2 written articles on treatment with NeuroMuscular Taping in a clinical setting. These articles may be published in appropriate professional journals or in the internal NMT journal. In this phase, the new teacher will be assisting Level 3 teachers in assisting course students during practice applications during courses as a Tutor.

·       Phase 4: Technique Refinement. The new candidate teacher must complete 2 days full immersion with David Blow and complete a 4-hour management and teaching methodology stage with a qualified education consultant.

·       Once all stages have been completed and passing the final NMT Continuing Education Training Group interview, the applicant will receive a notification letter and a Teachers qualifying certification will be issued.

·       The applicant is responsible for their own travel and accomodation costs.

Become registered

 

·       The new teacher will be registered on the NMT Web sites and be made available for teaching opportunities in collaboration with the many NMT eductation partners and providers.

·       Only registered teachers will have their students eligible for certification.

Become specialized

 

·       Phase 5: Specialization Technique Refinement. Each existing teacher must complete at least 4 tutoring sessions (during specialization course) in a classroom situation in the specialization area. The training is done personally with David Blow. Upon completion, the Tutor will assist the Level 3 teacher during the course presenting and during demonstrations, correcting applications and dealing with clinical case situations.

The CV/resume (European format in English) of the teacher must be updated at 31st December of each year and sent to the director of studies at the NMT Institute.

The following are teacher levels related to each individual professional area:

  • Doctors and Physicians
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy and Language pathology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Lymphatic treatment area

NMT Teacher ranking

  • Tutor. Teaching assistant.
  • Level 1. Up to 2 years experience in NMT teaching. Only Upper and Lower extremities course or base course per professional area.
  • Level 2. More than 2 years experience in NMT teaching. Specialization in Upper and Lower extremities course and other specialization courses.
  • Level 3. More than 5 years experience in NMT teaching. Capacity of teaching multiple specialization courses.

Teaching materials

All teaching materials are the property of the NeuroMuscular Taping Institute and cannot be passed on to others or transferred to any other person without the prior permission of the NeuroMuscular Taping Institute. The NMT teaching certification will be automatically cancelled if the teacher organizes or teaches unauthorized courses in the NeuroMuscular Taping Method. All PowerPoint presentations, images, and brand names are the property of the NMT Institute.

All teachers must follow an appropriate teaching dress code (casual business attire suitable for teaching in a hands on course) and teaching code of conduct during the course. A course may be externally or internally evaluated.

 Responsibility of the Teacher

The teacher is responsible for the proper conduct of the course. Each teacher will complete a final quality report on the course, stating whether learning objectives and goals were achieved and necessary training was completed and eventual course feedback.

Treatments During the Course

The teacher is not permitted to treat, evaluate or diagnose any patient during the course (for the USA only).

Computer and Video Projector

Each teacher is responsible for their own computer, external memory, information to be projected and any special connection equipment or plugs to a standard projector. Only a projector will be made available and the teacher is responsible for attaching and the setup of the computer enabling correct projection. The personal computer must be fully charged before starting any course. All course material to be projected will be provided by the NMT Institute and will remain the property of the NMT Institute. The course outline will be covered in the teacher training sessions.

 Filming During the Course

For students in the classes – it is only possible to photograph the personal taping applications during the course. All other filming will be authorized beforehand specifically by the NMT Institute.

Quality Certification

NeuroMuscular Taping courses are certified to ISO 9001

To ensure the continuity of quality certification, the provider after each course will receive:

  • Final quality report on the training course
  • Professors Report
  • Report covering the conduct of the course, participant satisfaction and general feedback of the course.

The new NMT qualified teacher may be called upon by the NMT Institute to teach in a designated course. The course programming is done by the NMT Institute and is the only entity that may organize courses. External course providers may request the NMT Institute to:

  • Organize a course or
  • Provide teaching staff and materials for the correct organization of a course

A NMT qualified teacher is not allowed to organize a course without the collaboration/authorization of the NMT Institute. It must be completely accepted by the NMT qualified teacher that is the NMT Institute that offers the intellectual property rights for the authorized NMT course following the copyright and registered name disclosures.

General Course Information

The organizer of the course must inform all participants:

  1. Students are required to do the practice in pairs so as to facilitate the practice aspects of the course. Practicing in groups will make the course slower and it will not be guaranteed that the teacher is able to cover all the necessary aspects of the course. Final certification will be given if the student completes all aspects of the practice applications and passes the final exams.
  2. Students are required to send a digital photograph for documentation purposes.
  3. Appropriate clothing for the practical part of the course starting on the first day. Upper extremity course (tank top) and Lower extremity course (loose shorts).
  4. The willingness to cooperate with the practice during the course. The final course certification will be given if all aspects of the practice session and every aspect of the written and practical test (completing all with a vote of at least 80 /100) and with 100% participation. Participants who complete the full 2 days basic course and specialization courses will receive U.S. and European NMTConcepT certification showing matriculation number and date. Only Registered course professionals will be able to access American and European NeuroMuscular Taping Institute registered database community.

Provider or Teacher Certification Cancellation

The teaching qualifying certification may be cancelled if the treatment protocol guidelines are not correctly followed or used inappropriately. The certification will be automatically cancelled if the teacher loses his or her professional status or is incriminated for nonprofessional practice. The certification will be automatically cancelled if the teacher organizes or teaches unauthorized courses in the NeuroMuscular Taping Method. All PowerPoint presentations, images, and brand names are the property of the NMT Institute.

 Tardiness & Early Student Departure Policy

Due to the Licensing Boards and CEU accreditation guidelines that NMT works with, we cannot issue certificates to attendees who are more than 30 minutes late or who leave more than 30 minutes early at the seminar. The attendee must either make up the time missed or request an amended certificate at the end of the day from our Continuing Education department. Instructors are to hold any certificates from attendees that are more than 30 minutes late or leave the seminar more than 30 minutes early for any reason. Attendees who arrive late or leave early must still sign-in and sign-out on the roster and note the time they arrived or departed if it is late or earlier than the published times for the seminar.

On-Site Coordinating Staff

NMT has contracted with a national temporary staffing agency to provide help with registration and other matters during some of our seminars. These coordinators are available for seminars with over 30 attendees where applicable.

There will be times when, due to circumstances beyond the control of NMT, contracted temporary staff will not show up for a seminar. It is ultimately the instructor’s responsibility to manage the on-site administrative responsibilities in this rare circumstance. In the case of a no-show coordinator when there are over 30 attendees, Instructors may ask an attendee to assist with registration in the morning or the administering of the sign-out and certificate distribution process at the end of the day. If an attendee volunteers to substitute for a missing coordinator, please inform NMT. NMT will send this attendee a voucher to attend a future course free-of-charge. NMT will work to replace the no-show coordinator as quickly as possible.

Shipping Post-Seminar Materials and Seminar Manuals

Upon conclusion of each speaking day, place all post-seminar materials including sign-in/sign- out sheets, Attendee Information Forms, payments, CE forms, and Program Evaluations into the manila envelope provided by NMT. NMT will provide a separate envelope for each day. Please do not mix materials from different days, as this may slow the compensation process. Instructors are ultimately responsible for all paperwork and payments collected at the seminar. If payments or paperwork are missing, the instructor will not be paid until the resulting uncollected registrations or fees are accounted for.

Each Instructor will carry the post-seminar material envelope with them from all days of that tour until the end of the week. After the final seminar of your speaking week, please put all post-seminar material envelopes in the large white envelope provided. This envelope will have a prepaid UPS label attached and needs to be sent back to NMT. Post-Course paperwork is never to be sent back with leftover manuals at the end of the week as these go to internal office.

All attendee evaluations must be included with the other post-seminar materials. Copies of evaluations are available upon request and will be sent to instructors via email in PDF format. Any extra manuals left over at the end of the day should be carried to the next day’s seminar. Taking extras throughout the week is very helpful in the event there is an influx of last-minute registrations or walk-in attendees from one day to the next. These manuals may be shipped back from the instructor at the end of the week from the last hotel. Otherwise specific instruction will be provided by the head office.

We are committed to providing you with the necessary support and services for marketing and presenting exceptional educational seminars. Our professional services provide you with high quality seminar materials while our cost containment ensures maximum profitability for your time. We look forward to partnering with you to bring unsurpassed seminars to healthcare, education, and business professionals nationwide.

For any further information please contact David Blow at segreterianmtinstitute@gmail.com

Appendix 1: Become a NMT Teacher

The NeuroMuscular Taping Institute is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for new instructors and teachers of NMT Internationally. If you wish to further your education and become part of a dynamic training force worldwide then you will be interested in our continuing education program.

Places maybe limited in specific countries. World Volunteer NMT Training Programs and NMT Health Services Outreach Programs may also be a way to share your teaching abilities and experience in countries in need, to assist in updating their training in rehabilitation and treatment.

The NMT Continuing Education Training Group takes into consideration many aspects when selecting possible new candidates for the teacher program. Professional background, clinical and field experience, languages spoken, teaching history and capacity, research involvement and your overall spirit in sharing this new treatment system to collegues, hospitals, universities and health services.

Seeing all NMT training programs are regulated by Health Department education requirements in every specific country, all candidates must follow the selection criteria for formal health care accreditation systems (see the Continuing Education Units (CEU) Accreditation criteria in the NMT teachers guidelines).

The following is an indication of the application procedure outlinning the steps necessary in the application and selection process.

For any further information please contact us below.

Request an application form at segreterianmtinstitute@gmail.com

Step 1

Do a course

·       Base Course Completion. Each new candidate teacher must complete at least 1 base courses (1 lower + 1 upper extremity for physiotherapists and other professionals, 1 in upper extremity for Occupational therapist). During the course the new candidate teacher must develop and improve their personal application methods.

·       Pass the written and practice exam

·       Receive your NMT certification

Step 2

Send an application

 

·       Send the completed application form

·       Submit your complete updated curriculum vitae/resume (using the European CV format in english) outlinning your training and specialization

·       Submit your biography outlinning experience and future objectives and plans (include a photograph). Max. 2 pages

·       Pay a euro55 + IVA registration processing fee

·       Accepted candidates for the training program will receive a notification letter that their application has been received

Step 3

Interview

 

·       A face to face interview will be organised with the NMT Continuing Education Training Group

·       The applicant must attend a base course in Upper and Lower extremity NMT techniques or the professional area base course to be further evaluated by the course teacher. The applicanti s responsible for their own travel and accomodation costs.

·       The applicant will receive a notification letter of whether they may proceed to the teacher training

·       The applicants’ acceptance or rejection must be received within 10 days from the date of notification

Step 4

Payment of Teachers Curriculum fee

 

·       Candidates must sign the NMT Teachers guidelines agreement and payment agreement

·       Candidates must pay 40% of the Teachers Curriculum Fee at the moment of training acceptance

·       Final payment, 60% of the Teachers Curriculum Fee, is due at the tutor stage of the training program

Step 5

Start the 4 phase training program and submit your research studies

·       Phase 1: Base Course Completion. Each new candidate teacher must complete at least 3 base courses (3 lower + 3 upper extremity for physiotherapists and other professionals, 3 in upper extremity for Occupational therapist). During the courses the new candidate teacher must develop and improve their personal application methods.

·       Phase 2: Tutoring. Each new teacher must complete at least 5 tutoring sessions in a classroom situation. Upon completion, the Tutor will assist a Level 3 teacher during the course presenting and performing demonstrations. The Tutor will be assessed at every stage to improve their teaching methods.

·       Phase 3: Concept Development. Each new candidate teacher must complete at least 2 written articles on treatment with NeuroMuscular Taping in a clinical setting. These articles may be published in appropriate professional journals or in the internal NMT journal. In this phase, the new teacher will be assisting Level 3 teachers in assisting course students during practice applications during courses as a Tutor.

·       Phase 4: Technique Refinement. The new candidate teacher must complete 2 days full immersion with David Blow and complete a 4-hour management and teaching methodology stage with a qualified education consultant.

·       Once all stages have been completed and passing the final NMT Continuing Education Training Group interview, the applicant will receive a notification letter and a Teachers qualifying certification will be issued.

·       The applicant is responsible for their own travel and accomodation costs.

Step 6

Become registered

 

·       The new teacher will be registered on the NMT Web sites and will be made available for teaching opportunities in collaboration with the many NMT eductation partners and providers.

·       Only registered teachers will have their students eligible for certification.

Step 7

Become specialized

 

·       Phase 5: Specialization Technique Refinement. Each existing teacher must complete at least 4 tutoring sessions (during specialization course) in a classroom situation in the specialization area. The training is done personally with David Blow. Upon completion, the Tutor will assist the Level 3 teacher during the course presenting and during demonstrations, correcting applications and dealing with clinical case situations.