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Graded Motor Imagery, Livermore, CA

With Ben Boyd

1015 East Stanley Boulevard, Livermore, CA United States

April 1, 2023

Course Host: Fran Ammirato

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Graded Motor Imagery 1-day, Livermore, CA,USA
USD $ 300.00
35 available

COVID-19 protocols:

Masks must be worn for this course at this facility.  

CEU Information: 

Noigroup Graded Motor Imagery 1-day course is approved for 6.75 Contact Hours through RHE-Cert, the PT accreditation program of Redefine Health Education (RHE). RHE is the sponsoring provider of this course.


Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) is an evidence-based, graded brain training programme that accesses the brain’s virtual body. It is useful for a wide range of chronic pain states where the central nervous system may be up-regulated, including osteoarthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, phantom pains and ‘non-specific’ spinal pains. It gives new hope to many people in pain.

GMI involves using Apps, Flashcards, motor imagery, mirrors and Explain Pain education. In this course, participants gain confidence and skills to use GMI immediately and to integrate it into their current practice effectively.

The course is structured around practical sessions supported by discussions of clinical applications.

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This course is open to health professionals involved in pain and stress management.




You must have attended a Noigroup Explain Pain course within the past 3 years to qualify to attend this 1-day GMI course.

The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook eBook | Print Book
Information and resources provided at

Hardware requirement:
Bring an iPhone, iPad or Android device to the course with one or more of the Recognise Apps downloaded onto it.



At the end of the course, participants will:

  1. Describe, Explain Pain concepts to help patients understand the purpose of GMI techniques
  2. Explain the theoretical rationale for traditional stages of GMI
  3. Evaluate the appropriateness of applying GMI to specific patients
  4. Create progressions and regressions within/between each GMI stage
  5. Analyze the use of video to supplement traditional GMI techniques
  6. Evaluate ways to integrate GMI techniques with other elements of care
  7. Appraise the evidence for the use of GMI in patient populations (including effect size, dosage, etc)
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Benjamin Boyd PT, DPTSc

Language: English, Region: United States of America

Courses: Bodily Relearning, EP Online 2020, Graded Motor Imagery 1 day, US, Explain Pain, US, EP & GMI Combo – US, Graded Motor Imagery 2-Day – AU, Explain Pain Application: clinical discussions on CRPS – US, GMI Online 1 day, Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System, Explain Pain, Explain Pain Applications: clinical discussions US

Ben Boyd

Ben works as a Physical Therapist at Stanford ValleyCare in Livermore, California where he specializes in persistent pain conditions, working with both individual clients and group classes.  He has worked as an outpatient Physical Therapist in multiple practice settings within the San Francisco Bay Area, seeing patients with a variety of neuromusculoskeletal complaints.  He received certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008.

In addition, Ben was an Associate Professor at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California for 12 years, where he taught in their entry-level Physical Therapy Program.   He continues to work as an Adjunct Associate Professor for this program, teaching on a part-time basis.  Ben has been teaching courses on peripheral nervous system anatomy, biomechanics, clinical evaluation, and intervention since 2004 and he joined the NOI US teaching faculty in 2013.

Ben originally graduated from the joint program at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University (UCSF/SFSU) with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002, returning in 2008 to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy Science degree.

Ben has been involved in research examining neuropathic pain conditions, including the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system in people with Diabetes Mellitus and in women post breast cancer treatment.

Ben grew up in the East Bay and continues to enjoy the rich diversity of cultures, foods, events, and outdoor recreational activities that the Bay Area has to offer.

“Great speaker, very knowledgeable about the course material and evidence-based on other areas. Was able to answer participants questions well.”

“Excellent, knowledgeable, experienced instructor who is very approachable and thoughtful when answering questions in the class. Great job!”

Ben was a fantastic presenter. He was very personable and approachable, answering questions in a helpful and discussion based manner.”

“Ben is an excellent clinical educator. Really appreciated watching him work with the group and pitching things to various levels for the different participants. Great to see adult learning in action”


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