Professional Education

Barefoot Physio brings world class education and international speakers to the South West of the UK, with easy transport links from around the UK.

The clinic, in the heart of Exeter, is situated 5 minutes walk from local affordable hotels, 10 minutes walk from St Davids train station and less than 20 minutes drive from Exeter Airport.

If you have made the investment to attend a course it is not just the content of the course, it is the stimulating discussion, the thought provoking conversations and the people that attend that inspires change in practice.

Lunch is provided at all courses and snacks, tea and coffee are available throughout the day.


31st May – 2nd June 2020 09.00-17.00

25th-27th September 2020 09.00-17.00

There has been a lot of excitement around DNM courses for 2020 and particularly around the opportunity to run the course in a slightly different format to usual. We are very excited to announce that with the expertise of Rey Allen and Mike Roache we will we be hosting the UK’s first 2-part series DNM course at BAREFOOT in Exeter Devon.

DNM is one of the most rewarding practices and we’re confident you will feel the same way after this course series.
DermoNeuroModulating, or -tion, is a structured, interactive approach to manual therapy that considers the nervous system of the patient from skin cell to sense of self. Techniques are slow, light, kind, intelligent, responsive and effective. Positioning of limbs and trunk affects deeper nerve trunks (by shortening and widening their container), and is combined with skin stretch directed toward cutaneous fields of nerves that branch outward into skin (which may draw neural structure further through its container).
It is prudent to remember that manual handling of a patient’s physicality is only a small part of developing a complete therapeutic context for change – while optional, it can also be optimal.

After attending a DNM course it can sometimes take time for the work to sink in and to fully implement into one’s practice. While it’s one thing to wrap your head around the concepts it’s quite another to break out of old habits. So rather than offering you another course where you might bust out a technique here or there, we want to offer something different, something that has real potential of creating change for you and your clients. We want to give you the best opportunity to update the way you practice and to do so with confidence.

Therefore, the DNM course will be taught in a two-part series course, back to back. The first leg of the 2xDNM tour will be May of 2020 with the second leg in September, four months later. Both are 3-day courses.

Will be taught by Mike Reoch. Mike will deliver a strong foundation of the entire model, and an appropriate introduction to the handholds. This course is what you would expect out of any first-time class. Mike will also touch on the cranial nerves on the final day of the 3-day course, which is not something that is usually done.

Will be taught by Rey Allen. Rey will review the course material from DNM1 with class discussion on what you each learned over the four months putting these concepts into practice. New material will include clinical reasoning, critical thinking, with an emphasis on quality of touch as well as finding creative ways through visual guides and the use of metaphors to elicit descending modulation to amplify treatment outcomes. DNM 2 will serve as the mentorship phase of this series, yet is also designed as a stand-alone course (where new students are welcome!). The goal of DNM 2 is to get clear and confident.

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Mike Reoch and Rey Allen talking all things DNM and Manual Therapy for 40 mins.Comment below with any other questions you have after watching.FULL VIDEO will be posted here after the premiere Live video has finished 👍

Gepostet von Movement Therapy Education am Dienstag, 17. Dezember 2019