EVERTON FC & THE CLUB'S LINKS TO THE NORTHERN INSTITUTE
The Northern Institute has a long association with Everton FC dating back to the days when our former student Les Helms became the club's masseur. Les also undertook other duties with Everton at youth level. Upon retirement, Les gave a series of presentations at the Northern dealing specifically with the treatment of soccer injuries. Les has now fully retired but still rides his bike and jogs along the beach to keep fit.
This was all reported to us by, a member of the current Orthopaedic Needling course, Richard Porter, who has been sent by the club to augment his physiotherapy and podiatric skills. He is not the first Everton “physio” to come to the Northern and a few years back the club sent a colleague along to attend the Manual Lymphatic Drainage course which they found to be most beneficial in the treatment of both acute and chronic injuries.
Pre-dating all of these was Dai Davies, the Wales and Everton goalkeeper who qualified in Swedish (Remedial) Massage at the Institute some forty years ago and became a very successful therapist when his playing days were over.
Marie has just had a hip replacement at Fairfield Hospital, Bury. Everything went well and we trust she'll soon be up and about. Many thanks for the good wishes from students past and present on Facebook, and by text and e-mail.
ADVANCED REMEDIAL MASSAGE DIPLOMA COURSE
There are still a couple of places available on the course which has a seminar weekend on 1 & 2 June at Bury. Late registrations welcome. Contact Shaun Pennington or Eddie Caldwell for information: firstname.lastname@example.org 0161 797 1800
GOOD TO SEE “OLD FACES”
No disrespect intended, but it's always good to see old familiar faces returning to the Northern for CPE seminars. Two recently spring to mind, David French from Teesside who was Middlesbrough FC's head masseur for many years who is attending the same Orthopaedic Needling course as Richard Porter. Corinna Lennox-Kerr, New Mills in the High Peak, came along to the Introduction to Electrotherapy day earlier this month. Always a pleasure to welcome former students back to NIM!
It was a pleasure to welcome new students for the Remedial course to the Northern last weekend. Specially welcome were two students following in their parents' footsteps.
Firstly, Jeanette Blair, the daughter of Margaret McCarthy, a very well known and respected therapist from the Wirral.
Secondly, Lee Sowerbutts, son of the late George Sowerbutts who was known to generations of students and therapists as a NIM tutor, a neighbouring practitioner to the Northern in Blackpool and a tireless worker for the massage profession in a variety of roles and offices. George was a very good friend to many and very supportive of the Northern Institute and in the early days of NAMMT, our professional association.
We wish all the new students every success in their new venture and that they will become successful therapists in the future.
THE WEST COUNTRY AND SOUTH WALES
There is an addition to the programme for therapists who wish to attend CPE seminars at the Forest Fitness Centre, Cinderford, Gloucestershire.
Saturday 22nd June: “Safe & Effective Tractions in Manual Therapy”
Tutor: Eddie Caldwell £90
Sunday 23rd June: “GP Referrals & Introduction to Rehab Exercises”
Tutor: Alan Elliott MBE £90
Register on line at nim.co.uk and claim a £10 discount on the published attendance fee. CPE certificates of attendance awarded at end of each seminar. Telephone registrations do not qualify for the discount: 0161 797 1800
Later in the year there will be a special presentation by Alan Elliott “COTEM” and an “Introduction to K-Taping” is planned for the Autumn.
DOWN MEMORY LANE
We have received a number of therapy books from former a student, Doris Bretherton of Bretherton Beauty Therapies, to pass on to current students. One that caught our eye is “Stretch and Relax to Health and Fitness” by Eric Mason published in the 1970s. Eric was a guest lecturer at the Northern on many occasions and greatly impressed those who attended his presentations.
He was the physical fitness director for many years on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2 and had worked on many famous ocean-going liners. He had been in the RAF as a Remedial Gymnast and was expert in the field of rehabilitation.
Eric was a thoroughly charming man and an expert in his field and it was lovely to have the memory stirred in this way.
ADVANCED REMEDIAL MASSAGE COURSE 2013/14
This advanced professional diploma course starts at end of this month. There are still places available for anyone who wants to gain a higher qualification in Remedial Massage. Contact NIM office.
This course is a considerable progression up from the Remedial Massage course and offers the opportunity to learn advanced examination techniques and to acquire advanced manual skills with which to treat your patients.
DATE CHANGE: DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THERE IS AN ALTERATION TO THE PUBLISHED TIMETABLE FOR THE ADVANCED COURSE:
Saturday 27th April Advanced Patient Examinations has been postponed until Saturday 1st June.
Thus, course members should attend on only on SUNDAY 28th April for “Introduction to Electrotherapy”
(NIM Sports Therapy Diploma and BSc(Hons) in Sports Therapy from Teesside University) has been appointed Sports Therapist for the Barrow Rollerball team. Plenty of K-Tape used already.
Caroline is also a nurse and midwife and recently presented her Baby Massage & Massage for Pregnancy worshop at the Northern; a very successful day!
“PREVIOUSLY OWNED” SALES AT NIM
We have a number of previously owned items for sale at NIM. These include a hydrocollator (suitable for preparing hot packs or for Hot Stones therapy) and a virtually unused portable table or desk top massage frame in its own special carrying case.
We also have news of good quality, lightly used portable massage table coming in and for sale.
There are also a number of books, both therapy based and general reading for sale. We ask a small donation only for these. There is a collecting box on the display table and proceeds are for Massage Research and Development, e.g. on-line module trials.
MANIPULATIVE THERAPY FINAL EXAM RESULTS
The following students were successful in their final practical examination on Sunday 14th April:
Carol Godsmark ~ Bristol
Lynne Mollinson ~ Perth
Yana Mikolova ~ Salford
Tim Wilson ~ Yorkshire
Bashrat Ali ~ Birmingham
Dino Guagenti ~ London
Nicholas Mulryan ~ Buxton
James Parsons ~ Shropshire
Scot McKay ~ Glasgow
Congratulations and best wishes for your future careers from the Principal, Staff and Tutors at the Northern Institute.
DIPLOMA IN MANIPULATIVE THERAPY 2013 – 2014
Course information is now available for the 2013-2014 course which starts in September.
The course is restricted to applicant who already possess the Institute's Advanced Remedial Massage Diploma or the Diploma in Sports Therapy or an equivalent qualification.
Please contact us if you require further details.
CPE SEMINARS AT CINDERFORD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
There are several CPE seminars planned for the Forest Fitness Centre at Cinderford during the rest of 2013.
“THE SAFE USE OF TRACTIONS IN MANUAL THERAPY” Saturday 22nd June £90 with Eddie Caldwell. Further information from NIM.
Later in the year there will be an “INTRODUCTION TO K-TAPING” workshop and we hope to have “FIRST AID” and “DEFIBRILLATOR” training in place for NIM practitioners.
The Forest Fitness Centre is run by Alan Elliott MBE, NAMMT(ManTh) an is easily accessible for practitioners from SOUTH & CENTRAL WALES, SOUTH MIDLANDS & THE WEST COUNTRY. It is set in a beautiful part of England in the Forest of Dean: ideal for a relaxing weekend, too.
EXAMINATION SUCCESS FOR SPORTS THERAPISTS
We have news from Professor Smith of two students, Phil Atkinson and Karen Simister who have recently been successful in their final exams for the Sports Therapy course and have been awarded the Diploma in Sports Therapy accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists. Both candidates, we are informed, did exceptionally well in their practical examinations. Congratulations to both Karen and Phil.
The next issue of Skill Bulletin, No 208, is due in mid-March and will be accessible on the website. Printed copies will be made available by special arrangement and sent by Royal Mail. Contact us for information.
ADVANCED REMEDIAL MASSAGE DIPLOMA COURSE
The next course will run from April 2013 to April 2014. There are still places available on the course. Please send for free information brochure which outlines the changes and refinements to this higher profession qualification.
SPORTS THERAPY DIPLOMA
The 2013-14 course starts in a couple of weeks time. There are two places remaining for interested practitioners. Professor Smith reported good progress to statutory regulation at a meeting in the House of Lords in February.
A COURSE FOR ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS
“Orthopaedic Dry Needling” with Kieran Corcoran DO. Part One on 4/5/6th May with Part Two on 15/16/17 June.
MARY SANDERSON IS WITH US IN APRIL
Following the publication of the second edition of “SOFT TISSUE RELEASE” Mary will present an active two-day seminar at Bury on 6/7th April.
A SPECIAL CPE SEMINAR IN LONDONDERRY
Practitioners in Northern Ireland have the opportunity to attend Eddie Caldwell’s active seminar “Traction and Distraction in Manual Therapy” at the Northern Ireland School of Massage in Londonderry on Saturday 23rd March.
Please contact the school direct to register for this seminar (7 hours CPE). A certificate of attendance will be issued to those attending.
THE NORTHERN HAS A NEW WEBSITE!
Have a look at our new website www.nim-online.com
We are working in collaboration with David McGuinness and Charlotte Beavoir-Reed of YonYonson.com on this enterprise.
The main aim is to cater for students and practitioners who have computers and to make the theoretical content of the Massage Therapy, Remedial Massage and Manipulative Therapy available on-line as an option for students who register for these course from September 2013 onwards.
There is also a selection of short CPE modules available.
Register for free and receive a free module.
SEMINARS LATER IN THE YEAR
BABY MASSAGE 6th April at Bury
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROTHERAPY 28th April at Bury
“TRACTION & DISTRACTION IN MANUAL THERAPY” 22nd June at the Forest Fitness Centre, Cinderford, Gloucestershire
THE PELVIS 20/21 July. For Manipulative Therapists. At Bury
ARTHRITIS WORKSHOP 1st September at Bury
PILATES & YOGA EXERCISE FOR LOW BACK PAIN 28th July
EXERCISE THERAPY FOR POST OPERATIVE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS 11TH AUGUST at Bury
Plus several other workshops and seminars for which dates have not yet been finalised. Information on NIM website soon.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MASSAGE & MANIPULATIVE THERAPISTS (NAMMT) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM will take place at the Village Hotel in Bury on Sunday 29th September. Keep the date free in your diary and support your professional association.
Massage Therapy Course
The next Massage Therapy Course will start Saturday 27th April, 2013. Click on 'Massage Therapy' under the 'Courses' tab to find out more information. Alternatively, contact the office with your postal address for further details to be sent out first class. This course is aimed at students who have little or no previous experience within the massage field and places are limited. Various payment options are available but maybe tailored to suit individual needs - just ask! A Diploma in Massage Therapy will be issued upon successful completion.
Well done to all the students, both Remedial and Manipulative courses who struggled through the awful snow blizzard to attend on Saturday 26th January. There was 10-12 inches of snow in Bury during the preceding night. No one missed their classes despite the terrible conditions. It demonstrated true determination and dedication.
There are two places available for the course. If you wish to register please do so as quickly as possible.
ADVANCED REMEDIAL MASSAGE DIPLOMA COURSE
Registrations are being taken for this advanced professional qualification which starts in April. An explanatory brochure is available on request.
NORTHERN IRELAND SEMINAR
There will be a special one-day workshop on 23rd March at the Northern Ireland School of Massage in Londonderry. The guest tutor is Eddie Caldwell and he will present a day devoted to “The Safe Use of Tractions in Manual Therapy.”
Contact: Gina Kerr 02871 221770 email@example.com
Congratulations to Jessica Partington (Remedial Massage) on the birth of her son Toby this month. Both doing very well….
2013/2014 SPORTS THERAPY COURSE
Visit the 'Courses' tab for further details. Please contact the office for more information.
NIM TUTOR YOU TUBE CLIP
NIM tutor, Eddie 'Rose' Caldwell has been interviewed as part of a Sky Sports programme about professional wrestling injuries...
BURY FC ADVERTISING BOARD
We are now pleased to announce that we have an advertising board at Bury Football Club's Ground at the town's Gigg Lane. The board is in full view of the main TV camera at the bottom of the main stand, to the right of the dug-out.
The Northern Institute’s second website is now on line. It is dedicated to the supply of on-line instructional materials to NIM students and to all massage and manipulative practitioners and sports therapists.
Please register now: it is free to register and it will enable you to look at what is currently available as CPE modules. Plus there is a free module available to all who register.
During 2013 we will add further modules (including some bonus items that will be available free of charge, for example, “The Therapist and The Law“).
The main development during the coming year will be to make the theoretical home study courses for the four principal professional courses available as an option to all students who register for these courses, thus taking away the inconvenience and cost of posting written answer papers back to NIM for marking: it will be an option for all registered students to do this on-line.
CPE modules available now include:
Setting Up in Practice
Low Back Pain
Massage for Patients with Stress & Anxiety
Tractions in Manual Therapy
Massage Research (this includes reports on recent research projects)
* Register now and get a free CPE module from NIM.
NEWS OF SOME FORMER STUDENTS
We’ve had news of several former students recently:
Kath Holmes (Lancashire) who qualified when NIM was based in Blackpool is now living and practising in Cyprus.
Karen Battrick (Cheshire) living in East Anglia and is a practising Kinesiologist. Karen’s son, John, had recently enrolled at the Northern Institute, following in his mother’s footsteps.
Terry Petersen back home in Canada after time in the UK, where she completed both the Advanced and the Manipulative courses before establishing herself in New Zealand for many years. After completing her studies at the Northern, Terry undertook and MSc in Massage Therapy at the University of Westminster.
Valerie Barber (Birmingham) has a good selection of therapy books and essential oils to offer NIM students. Valerie is in the process of winding down her practice and will sell her books and oils for modest prices. Anyone in the area interested please contact Eddie Caldwell at NIM and he will pass on Valerie’s contact details.
Penny Haslam (London) contacted us regarding a change of address and wishes to be kept on the list to receive Skill which, she says, helps keep her in touch with the Northern and some of her old colleagues from the ‘80s at Blackpool and London. Penny is keeping well and seemed to be her positive, nay exuberant, self.
We are always very pleased to hear from former students. The selection above is all female! What’s happened to the men? Hang on a second, we’ve just had a report from Scot McKay (a current student on the Manipulative Therapy course) that Paul Gill has finally managed to sell his practice in Scotland and has also retired and hopes to spend plenty of time in Spain in the future.
ADVANCED REMEDIAL MASSAGE DIPLOMA COURSE
The next advanced course will start in April 2013. It is an appropriate step up professionally for holders of the Remedial Massage Diploma who wish to extend their theoretical knowledge and augment their manual skills. Contact us for explanatory leaflet about this course.
Enrolments are also currently being taken for the Massage Therapy and the Remedial Massage courses which start in January.
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
CPE seminars and workshops for the first half of 2013 include the following: “Arthritis: Understanding and Treating the Patients”
“Low Back Pain - Massage and Mobilise”
“The Use of Tractions in Your Treatments” at Londonderry 23rd March
“Soft Tissue Release” presented by Mary Sanderson
Further details in Skill Bulletin later this month and, of course, on this website.
The following students successfully passed their Advanced Practical examinations at the Northern Ireland School of Massage on 20/10/12.
On the same day Shaun Pennington presented his workshop on Myofascial Therapy to an interested and appreciative audience.
The annual presentation evening was held at the Ambassador Hotel in the city on 12th October. The guest speaker was Eddie Caldwell, former NIM Principal who gave the audience an encouraging report on the progress and high standards attained by the students at the recent examinations at the Irish Institute for Physical Therapies and the great contribution made by the tutors under the leadership of Kieran Corcoran, the Principal.
The Student of the Year Award went to Michael Hicks. The award was based on his outstanding contribution to college life as well as for his own personal success om the course.
Eiffel Tower to Blackpool Tower Charity Bike Ride
July 3rd-8th 2012
Northern Institute graduate Jonathan Barrett and 2 colleagues are undertaking a charity bike ride from the Eiffel Tower to Blackpool to raise money for the brain injury association, www.headway.org.uk and ‘Clic Sargent’, a charity that help children with cancer and leukemia (www.clicsargent.org.uk).
The trio have planned stops in England as follows:
4th July Portsmouth (arrival 9.30pm)
5th July Cirencester
6th July Bridgnorth
7th July Manchester
Jonathan is looking for either current Students or qualified Therapists to give up a bit of time at the end of particularly the latter three dates to give treatment to himself and his colleagues.
The Northern Institute has been proud to organise Massage treatments for many similar events in the past and on each occasion the Therapist has thoroughly enjoyed helping out for good causes; so, if you are able to get to one of the above locations please contact Jonathan via his contact details at the bottom of this article.
If you are unable to give any practical help but wish to donate, please visit Jonathan’s sponsorship website, which is www.tiny.cc/tower2tower
Jonathan Barrett’s contact details;
Tel 01253 391572
Mob 07930 933500
BLADE RUNNER'S LONG ROAD
Click on the link below to read further about NIM graduate Phil Sheridan.
NIM Graduate and friend wins Weightlifting Championship
NIM Graduate, Jo McManus has won the English Open Weightlifting Championship and Jo, a 'Vet' was 20 years older
than ANY of the other competitors - Well done Jo!
HONOUR FOR PRINCIPAL
Principal of the Northern Institute of Massage, Chris Caldwell, has been awarded Honorary membership to the Society of Sports Therapists. It has been given in recognition of his services to the education in Sports Therapy within the U.K.
TUTOR FLOWN OUT TO OZ BY SPORTSMAN
NIM Tutor Micky Kerr was flown out to Australia by Motorsport rider Eugene Laverty - click on the link below to read the article...
SPORTS THERAPY COURSE 2012/13
There are only a few places left on this Diploma Course. ENROLMENTS CURRENTLY BEING TAKEN. For further information to be posted out to you, please ring/email the office on 0161 797 firstname.lastname@example.org
The date of the next “Introduction to Equine Massage” is Saturday & Sunday 29/29 April at the same attractive venue, Broadacre Farm, Edgeworth, Bolton. Set in 26 acres within a landscape of rolling hills and lakes this a superb venue for such a seminar. It will be presented once again by Kieran Corcoran DO. Places restricted to 8 people. Applicants must have Remedial Massage diploma or be towards the end of their course.
There will also be an advanced weekend seminar 28/29th July which will concentrate on spinal work with horses. Applicants for this seminar MUST have previously attended the Introduction to Equine Massage seminar with Kieran.
THE LATE GEORGE SOWERBUTTS
We have had an amazing response to the announcement of the death of George Sowerbutts in the last issue of SKILL BULLTIN. Message and tribute have arrived at the Northern, not only from all over the UK, but from former colleagues in Greece, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and France. George was so well-liked and respected in our profession.
First CPD seminar for 2012
Saturday 14th January: “The safe & effective use of traction movements in massage treatment” presented by Eddie Caldwell and Dawn Bennett revises safe procedures from the Remedial Massage course and introduces more advanced procedures drawing upon the work of Cyriax, Tracey, Mulligan and Laurie Hartman. There will be a demonstration of both manual and belt traction, literally from head to toe. Registration fee £90 with a £10 discount when you register on-line.
News for Manipulative Therapists
NIM is putting together a programme of CPD seminars for qualified Manipulative Therapists to take place during 2012. The presenters of the seminar/workshops include Steve Crossley BSc(Hons) DO of Eastbourne, Michael Kerr DO (Londonderry) and a special 3-day Spinal Osteopathy seminar with Kieran Corcoran DO (Cork). The dates and information will appear on this website in January and in the next issue of Skill Bulletin.
NIM is in the process of arranging 2 further Equine weekends, the first one will be an introduction to Equine Therapy similar to the one last year and the second and more advanced weekend will concentrate upon equine spinal treatments. Applications for the second advanced seminar will only be considered from those who have attended the introductory seminar. More information will be available next month.
Cranial Therapy Information
At last we have made some progress and we plan to offer a 3-day Cranial Seminar in the first half of 2012 especially for those who have previously attended Kieran Corcoran’s workshops. The first day will start with revision of techniques covered previously and then progress to more advanced techniques including cranial work for babies. News of this seminar will be mailed out individually to those who have previously attended NIM’s Cranial Therapy seminars.
World Champion Again!
Jo McManus (High Peak) retained her veteran’s World Weightlifting title at the recent championships held in Cyprus earlier this month. Congratulations from all at NIM on your magnificent achievement.
ADVANCED 'K' TAPING SEMINAR
This course is to be held Sunday 13th November 2011. Places still available. See 'CPD Seminars' for further details.
CHANGE OF SEMINAR DATE
Due to late notification from the tutor, ADVANCED K-TAPING due to take place this Sunday has been postponed until SUNDAY 13th NOVEMBER. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
SEMINARS AT THE FOREST FITNESS CENTRE, CINDERFORD
Saturday 29/10/11: Therapeutic Ultrasound ( places available)
Sunday 30/10/11: “How to eliminate back pain in four easy stages” (FULL)
Lunch Order: those attending the seminars at the Forest Fitness Centre on Saturday and Sunday 29 & 30th October should place their order if they require a buffet lunch by Tuesday 25th October. Cost of lunch is £6.00 and orders must be placed with the office at NIM 0161 797 1800 or e-mail email@example.com
Experienced Therapist Required
Experienced massage therapist required for exclusive boutique hotel in Verbier, Switzerland
· Contract dates – December 5th 2011 to April 22nd 2012
· Where? No.14 Verbier – www.no14verbier.com
· Package includes travel, insurance, accommodation and food, full season ski pass, ski and boot hire, a basic weekly wage plus commission on all treatments.
· Expect to earn in the region of £400 to £500 per week
· Plenty of skiing time as treatments normally booked from 15.30 to 19.30
Please send CV plus details of qualifications and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
We regret to announce the recent death of George Sowerbutts whose Blackpool practice was often held up as a shining example to new practitioners. George was a tireless worker both in his practice and for the massage profession. He was a founder member and great supporter of NAMMT and had chaired various other committees over the years. More than this, George was a good friend to so many people and we pass on our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Claire, and members of his family.
There will be a tribute to George in the next issue of Skill Bulletin.
The event was well - attended, in fact, the best attended AGM so far. The venue was the Village Hotel at Bury and what an excellent choice for ease of location and parking, excellent rooms and service by hotel staff and a superb (free) buffet.
There were bacon baps to welcome the delegates, the meeting was interesting and stimulating, the speakers in the afternoon session first class - and Eddie Caldwell won the bottle of whiskey in the raffle & Jen Urwin of Salford won the £120 NIM voucher which she has already used against a Course later this month! See nammt.co.uk for more information on the AGM
Congratulations to the successful students who passed their Remedial Massage practical exams on 17th September. They were the first group to complete the course under a relatively new tutor, Peter Finch, and their level of competence reflected well on Peter’s tutoring skills.
Professor Laurie Hartman
We are pleased to welcome back a very distinguished “old boy” on 8/9th October, when Professor Laurie Hartman returns to present a 2-day seminar of his manipulative techniques. The course has been over subscribed and there is a waiting list in operation.
Salford University Conference
Shaun Pennington was a delegate at the International Myofascial Pain Conference at Salford University on 3/ 4th September and a full report will be included in the next issue of Skill Bulletin and on this website.
Rugby League Contract
Former student, Martin McCormack, is the sports therapist at Castleford Tigers and has secured the contract to supply sports therapy and massage to the New Zealand Rugby League Team when it visits UK for the Four Nations Cup this Autumn. The team will be based at Widnes RL Club and will feature in live TV including one at Wembley.
“Hell Up North”
NIM principal, Chris Caldwell completed the infamous Hell Up North event last weekend along with his wife Jackie. It was 12 miles, run over trails and through bogs, marshes and even a river. Photos are on display and we’ll try and get one on the website in the next few days.
Professor Laurie Hartman
We are pleased to welcome back a very distinguished “old boy” in October, when Professor Laurie Hartman returns to present a 2-day seminar of his manipulative techniques. The course has been over subscribed and there is a waiting list in operation.
Sports First Aid: Change of dates
Due to a change in the structure of this qualification, the currently advertised course has been postponed and will be re-scheduled for January or February 2012 and we will get the new information out as quickly as possible.
Advanced Remedial Massage
The next course starts at the end of November and the prospectus is now available from the office for those interested.
JUNE 2011 NEWS UPDATE
Please click on the link below to read it.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS 2011
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NEW HOTEL TO OPEN
The new Premier Hotel in Bury, just about one hundred yards from the Northern Institute, is due to open in July according to press reports. It will be very convenient for students staying over and should not be too expensive. We will circulate more details as they become available.
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL RUGBY SEVENS
If you are attending this festival of top class rugby at Murrayfield look out for Garry Nimmo who will be working with the teams as a Sports Therapist. Garry, from Aberdeen via New Zealand, is a recent graduate of the Sports Therapy and Manipulative Therapy courses at the Northern Institute.
ELECTROTHERAPY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
We have several items of Electrotherapy equipment for sale due to retirement of a couple of practitioners. There is ultrasound and interferential equipment; some nearly new and others less new but well maintained and all with current Health & Safety certificates. There will be more information on this site in a few days time for any one wishing to purchase.
PROFESSOR LAURIE HARTMAN’S OCTOBER SEMINAR
We have just received confirmation that PROFESSOR LAURIE HARTMAN will present a seminar once again at the Northern Institute. The dates are 8/9th October. Laurie has stated that the seminar will have something for everyone and we welcome applications from remedial, sports and manipulative therapists.
MARY SANDERSON’S NEW BOOK & SEMINAR
Mary has informed us that a fully revised edition of SOFT TISSUE RELEASE, containing much new information, is almost ready for publication. Mary wrote the definitive book on Soft Tissue Release and many therapists have benefited from her techniques at the Northern over the last 12 years.
Mary has agreed to present her 2-day workshop at the Northern Institute on 24/25 September. This is one of the most useful and practical seminars you could hope for and Mary will teach you expert techniques in her own inimitable way. She hopes to have the book available by the time of the seminar.
Congratulations to Pauline Stuttard and David Matthews who got married on 29th April (Royal Wedding Day) at Preston. Pauline is a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, committee member of NAMMT with responsibility for CPD & Research, and an examiner for Remedial Massage at the Northern Institute.
NAMMT SECRETARY (TEMPORARY)
Talking of NAMMT, due to the retirement of Alan Inger as Secretary, the post is being filled temporarily by Eddie Caldwell until a new Secretary is appointed. Contact at Northern Institute of Massage.
BBC VISITS THE NORTHERN INSTITUTE
The Northern was featured in the BBC Radio Manchester programme "Manhunt" on Saturday 19th March. Presenter Emma Goswell interviewed Remedial Massage tutor, Shaun Pennington, at length about our courses and activities and finished the interview by receiving a seated neck and shoulders massage from Shaun. She complimented him on his treatment and said how relaxed yet invigorated she felt and that she would recommend him to her friends!
STATUTORY REGULATION OF SPORTS THERAPISTS: 17/03/2011The statutory regulation of Sports Therapists has moved nearer with a formal recommendation by the executive of the Health Professions Council to the Secretary of State for Health and the Scottish Minister for the regulation of Sports Therapists under Article 3 (17) (a) of the Health Professions Order 2001. There is more information in the next issue of Skill Bulletin which will be mailed out next week.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9/10th JULY
COURSE TUTOR: KIERAN CORCORAN, DO (registered in UK & Ireland)
Equine massage is the therapeutic application of massage techniques to horses. It is of great benefit to all horses, from family pony to competition horses. As in humans, massage has benefits for the circulation, muscle tone, muscle spasm, adhesions, easing and improving the range of movement at joints and has a role in injury prevention.
PRACTICE FOR SALE
Superb opportunity to buy very busy practice in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland.
* Very large patient portfolio
* Prime position in the town
For full information please contact: 07740 949698
Are you a registered therapist with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)?
Following recent developments at the Ministry of Health and the NHS reorganisation, GPs will be in a much stronger financial decision making position with regard to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and therapists. They have been directed to recommend patients requiring CAM treatments only to therapists who are registered with CNHC.
If you are registered with CNHC we recommend that you inform GP practices in your area with concise information about your qualifications and clinical experience, your registration with CNHC, your availability and location for treatments and your treatment fee. MAKE ITCLEAR AND CONCISE.
If you know any of the GPs by name address your information to them personally. Otherwise send the information to the Practice Manager and request that he/she passes on the details to the Gps in the practice.
Visitor from Japan
We have just had visit from our Japanese colleague TOMOKAZU KOHNO fro Yokohama. He is married to the daughter of a former Mayor of Bury, Sarah who, with their son Isak visits every year. Tomokazu runs a massage-training centre and clinic in Tokyo.
New CD released
We are in receipt of a music CD that features Joe Lloyd, a Bolton-based therapist. Joe is a student on the Manipulative Therapy course and is the Membership Secretary of the National Association of Massage & Manipulative Therapists (NAMMT). There will be a review in the next issue of Skill Bulletin.
Part Time Massage Therapist - CNHC Registered
Knowledge and experience of conditions in children with disabilities and special needs.
Contact: Centre Manager, Tiny Tim’s Children’s Centre, Coventry.
02476 228 254
December 2010 Skill Bulletin
Please click on the link below to read it.
This research indicates that massage doesn't only feel good, it also is good for you and a single treatment delivers measurable benefits.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences (07/09/2010) report that there are many benefits to massage treatments:
- improves immune system
- helps moderate aggressive behaviour
- helps reduce stress levels
Full report in the next issue of SKILL or go to liebertonline.com/loi/acm if you can't wait until next month!
FORMER NIM STUDENT GAINS BSc IN OSTEOPATHY
Michael Doyle, 45, from Bolton has successfully completed a BSc in Osteopathy at the London School of Osteopathy.
A road sweeper with his local council, Mike was able to continue fulltime employment whilst studying for the Northern Institute's
Diploma in Remedial Massage. After setting up his own clinic he decided to undertake the aforementioned course.
Upon his success, Mike said 'I take this opportunity to acknowledge the fine establishment that the NIM is and I hope it enjoys continued success, from an Old Boy who done good'
Congratulations Mike, from all at the Northern Institute!
AUGUST 2010 GRADUATE NEWSLETTER
The end of summer newsletter for qualified students and practitioners is now available online to view. Please click on the link below to read it.