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Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System, Neuchâtel

With Irene Wicki


November 9, 2023 - November 10, 2023

Course Host: Joanna Taylor

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Mobilise – to prepare, to awaken and to move.
NOI’s classic, longest running course, Mobilisation of the Nervous System, has evolved. Based on the latest evidence, the course has been completely updated and re-written ‘from the basic science up’. The research is compelling – the immune system via its interaction with the nervous system is a critical player in learning, memory, movement and sensitivity. This new understanding integrates peripheral and central processes and targets therapy towards healthy neuroimmune balance.
This comprehensive lecture and hands-on course integrates the latest research on neurodynamics and neuroimmune science to provide a clinical reasoning framework to identify those patients who will benefit from neuroimmune mobilisation. The course then updates and refines the essential practical skills to examine and manage the physical health of the nervous system – skilled, safe and appropriately timed handling techniques are covered in detail during labs and practical sessions.
This course is for  health professionals and registered medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinicians with a ‘hands-on’ license.
To enhance your course outcomes, the following pre-reading is strongly recommended:
  • Butler DS (2000) The Sensitive Nervous System, Noigroup, Adelaide. (Chapters 2-5)
  • Nee RJ, Butler DS 2006 Management of peripheral neuropathic pain. Integrating neurobiology, neurodynamics and clinical evidence. Physical Therapy in Sport: 7: 36-49
  • Yirmiya R, Goshen I (2011) Immune modulation of learning, memory, neural plasticity and neurogenesis. Brain, Behav, Immun 25: 181

This course aims to:

  • provide a basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurodynamics, neuroimmunology and neuropathobiology related to the manual examination of the nervous system
  • teach safe and effective diagnostic skills in the examination and interpretation of physical dysfunction of the nervous system
  • present neurodynamic movements and techniques as antigenic
  • provide new therapeutic narrative for explaining symptoms in conditions with altered neurodynamics
  • deliver a deeper understanding of known, ‘tough’ clinical presentations such as chronic nerve root problems and persistent entrapment pathologies
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Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System, Neuchâtel on November 9, 2023 - November 10, 2023

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German/Italian/English, Switzerland

Courses: Applicazione Clinica: Arto Inferiore, Applicazione Clinica: Arto Superiore, Explain Pain (Spiegare Dolore) Online, Mobilizzazione del Sistema Nervoso, Explain Pain – Spiegare Dolore, Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System, Mobilisation des Nervensystems, Expliquer la Douleur, Schmerzen Verstehen, Klinische Anwendungen: Obere Extremität, Thorax und HWS, , Klinische Anwendungen: Untere Extremität und LWS

Irene Wicki

Irene joined the NOI team in 2005. She’s teaching the MOTNS and Clinical Application courses in German speaking countries and Italy. In 2020, she will additionally start teaching the Explain Pain course in Italy.

Irene works as a physiotherapist and clinical supervisor at a hospital in Lucerne/ CH. Moreover, she teaches pain science in different programs at the ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences) and at the SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland).

In 2011, her interest in pain science brought her to London. She completed a Master’s program and gained an MSc in Pain: Science and Society at King’s College. As part of her master’s thesis, she immersed herself in the topic of the contribution of the immune system to sensitisation processes. Another area of her interest is the impact of exercising on acute and chronic pain.


Irene unterrichtet für die NOIgroup seit 2005. Bis anhin liegt der Fokus auf dem peripheren Nervensystem mit den Kursen MOTNS und den Klinischen Anwendungskursen, dies hauptsächlich in deutschsprachigen Ländern und in Italien. Ab 2020 kommt zusätzlich der Kurs Schmerzen Verstehen dazu, zumindest in Italien.

Sie arbeitet als Physiotherapeutin und Klinische Supervisorin in einer Privatklinik in Luzern/CH. Ausserdem unterrichtet sie Schmerzphysiologie in verschiedenen CAS-Programmen an der ZHAW (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften) und an der SUPSI (Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften der Südschweiz).

Ihr Interesse an der Schmerzphysiologie brachte sie 2011 nach London.  Dort studierte sie am King’s College Schmerzwissenschaften und erhielt ein MSc in Pain: Science and Society. Im Rahmen ihrer Master’s Thesis tauchte sie ein ins Thema des Beitrages des Immunsystems an Sensibilisierungsprozessen. Ein weiteres Interessegebiet liegt in den Auswirkungen von Training auf akute und chronische Schmerzen.


Irene insegna per il gruppo NOI dal 2005.  Fino ad oggi, la sua attenzione si è concentrata prevalentemente sul sistema nervoso periferico con i corsi MOTNS e Applicazione clinica, che ha insegnato soprattutto nei paesi di lingua tedesca e in Italia. Dal 2020 al suo repertorio si aggiungerà il corso Explain Pain, in una fase iniziale solo in Italia.

Lavora come fisioterapista e supervisore clinico in un ospedale privato a Lucerna/ Svizzera. Insegna anche fisiologia del dolore in vari corsi universitari Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS presso la ZHAW e la SUPSI (Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera Italiana).

Il suo interesse per la fisiologia del dolore l’ha portata a Londra nel 2011. Lì ha studiato la scienza del dolore presso il King’s College ed ha conseguito il suo MSc in Pain: Science and Society. Come parte della sua tesi di laurea, si è immersa nel tema del contributo del sistema immunitario ai processi di sensibilizzazione. Un’altra sua area d’interesse specifico sono gli effetti dell’allenamento sul dolore acuto e cronico.


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