Education points


Since there is no chamber system responsible for the certification of further training courses, similar to the system for doctors and dentists, for the remedial professions, course participants in Germany must themselves apply for further training points from the relevant health insurance companies. Since PhysioNovo strictly adheres to the guidelines agreed in the framework agreements and has itself applied for the points, this is only a formality for the participants.

Both the lecturer and the training content fulfil all the conditions set by the health insurance companies.

PhysioNovo training courses amply meet the required quality requirements:

The course instructor has a completed training as a physiotherapist in the sense of the common recommendations according to § 124 paragraph 4 SGB V (physiotherapist) and has at least 2 years of full-time therapeutic professional experience.

PhysioNovo advanced training contents:

determine current findings from the physiotherapeutic specialties with reference to the respective therapeutic area and teach current diagnostic or therapeutic procedures for non-specific back pain, scoliosis. The procedures to be taught or their basics are set out in writing. The explanatory context refers to the current findings of the above-mentioned basic disciplines.

The lecturer can prove the topicality of the training contents (in particular by means of a meaningful literature list) and at least one year of own experience in the area of training contents (self-produced specialist literature).

Participants will only receive certificates of participation issued by PhysioNovo, which include proof of the teaching units and training points.

PhysioNovo keeps lists of participants and lecturers for all courses. These are to be kept for 60 months together with the quality-related documents (training contents).

The evaluation of the course is carried out anonymously by the participants using an evaluation sheet. This must be kept for 60 months after the end of the event.

Fulfilment of the obligation for further training (only applies to accredited persons and technical managers) must be proven by the accredited person to the accreditation bodies. Proof of the continuing education points collected is provided at the request of the accrediting body.


In the Netherlands PhysioNovo is recognized by Fysiotherapie portaal; Stichting: Keurmerk Fysiotherapie theraputenregister. PhysioNovo is accredited with 10 continuing education points.

The quality register ADAP (accreditatie deskundigheidsbevorderende activiteiten paramedici) has also recognised and accredited the PhysioNovo concept with 10 points for the professions applied for (occupational therapy, podiatry, Mensendieck and Cesar therapy). 

the KNGF (Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapy) has also recognised and accredited the course with 9 points.

The course dates for 2020 and 2021 will follow soon.

The training sessions take place in NL- 6121 HV Born, Parkweg 5.


PhysioNovo - new - effective - evidence based

PhysioNovo - Course content

  • Introduction to the concept, its origin and possibilities for rehabilitation and sport. 

Theoretical part. 

  • Anatomy and (pathophysiology) physiology of peripheral nerve fibres with respect to their excitability, sensibility and mechanical strain (elongation, tension and pressure) - how real is e.g. pain as a neuropathic symptom? - radicular symptomatic.
  • Articular pathophysiology - from occasional, vague muscle pain to tendon and muscle tear - articular - "pseudoradicular" symptomatic. 
  • Differential diagnostics radicular - pseudoradicular - articular symptomology.
  • Biomechanics - motor and sensory aspects of vertebral functional movement segments - how real are foraminastoses, how real is peripheral nerve entrapment? 
  • Biomechanics of the double S-shape.
  • Scoliosis - biomechanical properties - relationship with function of the large joints.
  • Clinical versus radiological diagnostics 
  • Back, joint and muscle pain - when is pain an indication / contraindication for training/exercise therapy?
  • The articular-neurological system - AMI: Arthro-Myogene-Inhibition / AMF: Arthrogen Myogenic Fascilitation.
  • The role of the articular neurological system in muscle strength, muscle length and joint mobility. 
  • Biomechanical properties of peripheral and vertebral joints - motor load capacity of different directions of movement.
  • Sacroiliac - (SI) joint - scapulothoracal (ST) joint - biomechanical connection with hip and shoulder joint.
  • Motor compensation - causes - consequences.
  • Hip-Spine-Syndrome - motor connection between hip joint and lumbar spine -early coupling.
  • Schoulder-Spine-Syndrome - motor connection between shoulder joint and cervical and thoracic spine - shrugging - winging - tipping - dyskinesia scapulocostal symptom. 
  • Hull stability - connection with shoulder and hip joints.
  • Integral motor abilities - cohesion vertebral and articular motor abilities.  
  • Dual functions of different muscle groups - motor acticity of the scapula / thoracical spine and hip joint / lumbar spine.
  • The central function of the paradoxical functioning of the abdominal muscles
  • Force couple, force closure, closed packed / loose packed position, muscle synergy, force chain: their significance for the active stability, mobility and load-bearing capacity of joints and of the spine. 

Development / basics of different exercise concepts:

  • Motor control exercise: one-size-fits-all training concept. Classical non-specific training programs focus mainly on restoring the function of the deep and superficial trunk muscles. 
  • Movement control: motor control of the lumbar spine as a training concept (O'Sullivan 2005, Luomajoki 2018).
  • Movement system impairment (MSI) syndrome - Sahrmann 2017: insufficient motor function causes back pain.
  • PhysioNovo - insufficient joint function causes back pain - principle of force couple - striving for final articular movement and for a medium, relieving position of the vertebral joints.

Practical part.

Clinical motor diagnostics

  • Taking an anamnesis, possibly supplemented with a physical examination to exclude a contraindication (neurological - organic) for exercise therapy. 
  • Determination of the exact ROM of both the WC and the large joints - active, passive, resistive - determine the course of movement of both parts of the coxal and/or glenohumeral joint.
  • Exact localization of the place, time and duration of any pain at which vertebral/articular movements.
  • Recognizing (subtle) motor compensations.
  • Determination of muscle strength of back, scapula, shoulder, abdominal and hip muscles by selective muscle function tests.
  • Demonstration palpation technique as a diagnostic instrument.
  • Analysis of walking and running pattern - lateral shift thorax / pelvis - sign of Trendelenburg - sway back - foot, knee and hip rolling movements.

Motor treatment - converting the results of clinical motor diagnostics into realistic motor treatment goals - basics: The pillars for right sport and right therapy.

Motor skills of the arm

  • Improve the predominantly static motor skills of the scapula and the dynamic motor skills of the humerus.
  • Functional coupling of the arm motor skills with the active extension of the thoracic spine and the posterior tilt motor skills of the scapula. 
  • Selection of the direction of movement with the least joint strain - build-up to more strenuous directions of movement.

Motor skills of the leg

  • Improvement of the predominantly static pelvic and dynamic motility of the leg 
  • Functional coupling dynamic leg motor with the stabilization of the lumbar spine (force couple) by targeted abdominal muscle activity .
  • Selection of the direction of movement with the least joint strain - build-up to more strenuous directions of movement.
  • Training in running and going - because of the great functional therapeutic and preventive importance of locomotion, training is given in optimizing gait and running motor skills through postural correction and improvement of the gait and/or interest technique (settlement) on the basis of its physiological development. 

Hull and cervical spine motor skills

  • Optimizing the static motor abilities of the lumbar and thoracic spine - postural training. 
  • Optimizing the dynamic motor abilities of the cervical spine as a movement organ - choosing the right directions of movement.
  • Integration of arm, leg and trunk motor skills - integration into ADL and sport.
  • Special attention to professional training of the abdominal muscles due to their complex paradoxical function and significance for the load-bearing capacity of the entire spine - connection with dorsal trunk / shoulder blade muscles. 


© Paul Geraedts 2020

Knowledge transfer through training courses, presentations and workshops

Training, presentations and workshops

  • 2-day training courses for physiotherapists with course accreditation (16 points)
  • Presentations on neuralgia, articular neurology, principles of correct strength training, biomechanics/load-bearing capacity of the spinal column and of the shoulder and hip joints.
  • workshops on posture training, optimum arm motor control, optimum leg motor control, optimum spine motor control, integration of arm, leg and trunk motor control and running and gait training. 

 knowledge acquisition regarding the theory 

  • neuropathy
  • biomechanics (= load-bearing capacity) of the shoulder and hip joints and the (joints in the) spinal column and their biomechanical interrelationship
  • articular neurology 
  • causes and effects of compensatory motor control with respect to the load-bearing capacity of hip and shoulder joints and of the spinal column.
  • biomechanics of running/walking.
  • basic principles for optimum strength training.
  • mobility of joints and muscles and their interrelationship.

 acquisition of practical skills

  • to improve the motor control of the hip and shoulder joints; 
  • to improve the motor control of the spinal column (posture correction);
  • for integration in a joint- and trunk-based motor control training programme.
  • for applying this integrated motor control in daily life and sporting activities.

On the basis of the above: application of an innovative, all-round training method within the disciplines of both rehabilitation and sport.

 Clients may include:

  • Individuals or small groups;
  • Private practices for rehabilitation, for example physiotherapy and occupational therapy;
  • Educational institutes in the field of sport, exercise and rehabilitation;
  • Trainers in the field of sport and rehabilitation;
  • Sports clubs;
  • Secondary schools wishing to offer special biology lessons; 
  • Doctors, for training in motor control research