Noigroup USA

Noigroup USA offers online and face-to-face courses that employ contemporary educational strategies to deliver a deep understanding of pain and its treatment. Online participants can choose various courses across different time zones and other time formats to choose the best fit for their busy clinical schedules. Current courses offered include Explain Pain, Graded Motor Imagery, Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System and MasterSession.

The essence of Noigroup USA
Our vision is to seed ‘healthy notions of self through neuroscience knowledge’ worldwide. There are currently five critical conceptual change issues that underpin this:

  • Injury or disease does not mean that you feel pain
  • The nervous system moves and stretches as we move
  • Pain, stress, and performance are outputs of the brain
  • Knowledge and movement are the most significant pain and stress, liberators
  • Nervous system plasticity gives new hope and technique

The biopsychosocial approach, or the merging of the biology of human pain, stress, and performance with the psychological and social environment, is the basis of the Noigroup educational philosophy.

Assessment and management of the physical aspects of the nervous system and brain sciences with a focus on neuroplasticity – mainly how the brain represents our body – is an important focus.

Overall, the nervous system is a remarkable, mobile, complex, plastic, and changeable organ that impacts acute and chronic injuries and diseases. The Noigroup education system covers acute and chronic musculoskeletal, central, peripheral, and neuropathic pain states.

Current courses

start date sessions course location instructor  
Online CourseOnline Course
20 Jan 2023
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Face to Face CourseFace to Face Course
03 Feb 2023
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11 Feb 2023
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25 Feb 2023
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Continuing Education Units

Noigroup has partnered with Redefine Health Education (RHE) to provide PT/PTA continuing education accreditation

Explain Pain (online & face-to-face)  is approved for 13.25 Contact Hours

Graded Motor Imagery 2-day course  is approved for 13.25 Contact Hours

Graded Motor Imagery 1-day course  is approved for 6.75 Contact Hours

Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System  is approved for 14.25 Contact Hours

Explain Pain Applications: clinical discussion – we are in the process of applying for CEU credits

See below for all the details on continuing education credits and to see which jurisdictions are included in the RHE-certificate program:

https://www.redefinehealthed.com/whereweareapproved

Faculty

Luke Bongiorno - Director Noigroup

Luke Bongiorno - Director Noigroup

Luke graduated from The University of Melbourne and is currently in clinical practice in New York. One of New York City’s most prominent physical therapists, Luke, practices a ‘hands-on’ approach combining his advanced manual skills with neuromuscular/exercise and education. Luke believes that education is fundamental in optimizing patient recovery and performance. He has taught advanced skills courses in Manual Therapy internationally since 2004 and has been on the NOI faculty since 2015.

Luke has extensive experience managing acute and chronic pain and sports injuries; Luke treats professional and Olympic athletes and touring performing arts/dance company members. He currently serves as a consultant with the NBA League and European soccer professional teams.

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 Boyd
Ben Boyd

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.