About Us

SMARTERehab delivers a series of educational courses for physiotherapists.  We provide a comprehensive course structure that allows you to assess and rehabilitate neuro-musculoskeletal function.

These courses are directly drawn from contemporary research, clinically relevant and easily integrated into clinical practice.  A detailed course manual is provided, which can be used as a reference source. We keep our course participant numbers strictly limited due to our commitment to close practical supervision.

There are a number of changes that appear to take place in the neuromuscular system following an episode of pain.  Using one rehabilitation tool or focusing on one aspect of the neuromuscular system is not enough to solve the diverse range of problems that patients present with.  There are many variations of therapeutic exercise, and each potentially has a role in improving the different dysfunctions that present in the rehab clinic. The skill is in determining which presentation requires which form of therapeutic exercise and treatment.

  Investigating the effect of primitive reflexes on abdominal hollowing

Research is a critical component of the SMARTERehab Group and the Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Institute

Analyzing CT images of psoas major while investigating segmental atrophy
As the SMARTERehab Group we have developed our comprehensive program of courses through: 
  • Analysis of current research
  • Conducting our own relevant research
  • Identifying five types of diagnostic Sub-classification
  • Summarizing Therapeutic Options for each diagnosis based on the number and severity of dysfunctional changes found
  • Developing a complete clinical reasoning framework

These allow you to prioritize and efficiently direct your treatment, and thus have more effective patient management.

Facilitating scapula control
and rotator cuff recruitment
in shoulder rehab

How will you benefit from SMARTERehab courses?    You will:

  • Gain expanded clinical reasoning skills including appropriate subjective questioning
  • Assess for the broad spectrum of problems that present in disability and chronic pain
  • Understand the causative mechanisms behind psychosocial, psychological and movement dysfunctions.
  • Overcome clinical frustration of teaching specific exercises from a detailed understanding of learning dysfunctions and CNS coordination
  • Implement ways to influence neurophysiological changes and neuroplasticity in retraining the CNS
  • Identify positive and negative outcome indicators to help direct treatment

What makes SMARTERehab courses different?

  • Focus on retraining normal movement and sensorimotor function
  • Enhance clinical reasoning using the Functional Performance Evaluation and SMARTERehab System which is based on five types of diagnostic sub-classification
    • Patho-anatomics
    • Movement patterns
    • Pain mechanisms
    • Psychosocial factors
    • CNS coordination (cognitive & motor learning ability)
  • Management of primitive reflexes
  • Psychosocial factor action plan
  • Motor learning problem solving
  • Identification of poor outcome indicators and “individual factors”

SMARTERehab Course Facilitators:
We are an international group of Physiotherapists  who work in clinical practice, are involved with clinically relevant research and are experts in teaching educational courses based on neuromuscular control.  The sharing of ideas, original research, individual areas of interest and expertise allows SMARTERehab to be an international leader in the delivery of continuing education courses in therapeutic exercise and the management of neuromuscular dysfunction.

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