Courses PhysioNovo 2021






Content of this training

The training aims to make the motor connections between the large joints and the spine in back pain visible and to derive real motor treatment goals for therapy from this.

PhysioNovo is an innovative, evidence-based and fully developed training concept, whereby the load-bearing capacity of the joints is taken into account without exception. "It is not muscles that are trained, but joints".

Content of the training

Deepening of the anatomy, physiology and especially pathology of the nerve tissue, the fascia, the joints and the WS based on scientific facts.
Pain - indication or contra-indication - leading symptoms
Differential diagnosis of radicular - pseudo-radicular - articular symptoms
Biomechanics of the large joints and the spine and their biomechanical correlations - hip-spine - shoulder-spine syndrome
The importance of the pelvic floor for the lumbar spine
Inhibiting and facilitating influences of the articular-neurological system on overall motor function 
overall motor function - their clinical significance
Recognition of (subtle) compensatory motor function: hip joint - lumbar spine - thoracic spine; shoulder joint - lumbar spine - thoracic spine to create real motor treatment goals
Correction of compensatory motor function by applying the motor principles of force couple, force closure, active closed packed position, muscle synergy and force chain.
Strength training as a neurological phenomenon: strength is reflected in coordinative performance; outward appearance is sometimes deceptive.
conscious/ unconscious motor control of deep, superficial, mono and bi-articular muscles
Motor learning

The pillars of correct physiotherapeutic training

Intensive postural school as a complex motor learning procedure to improve the static motor function of the WS
Active-resistive improvement of the dynamic motor function of the shoulder joint and the hip joint, taking into account the biomechanical properties of these joints
Training the strength of the abdominal muscles taking into account their complex paradoxical function and their relationship with the scapulothoracic and hip muscles.
Linking arm, leg and trunk motor skills: consciously embedding the specific, end-degree motor skills of the large joints in the predominantly static motor skills of the spinal column, aiming for a medial, relieving position of all vertebral joints of the spinal column.
Developing a correct gait and walking pattern based on their physiological development.
Interactive character of the advanced training.

Course leader:
Paul Geraedts, Bsc Physiotherapy, Bsc. Biology, trained in manual, sports and paediatric physiotherapy as well as in neurological rehabilitation.
Accredited and registered as a freelance lecturer in the Netherlands.
Licensed back teacher.
Detailed information about the contents of the training concept can be found here: and Instagram/PhysioNovo

The anatomical and physiological background of this concept has been described in the following publications: "Physiotherapeutic Training for Back Pain - Motor Diagnosis and Treatment", published by Springer Nature in June 2018 and in "Motor Development and Control", published by Springer Nature in November 2019.