NETT Individual Course Modules

About the NETT Individual Course Modules

There are 8 individual NETT modules available for purchase. These modules are taken out of the Foundations of NETT Course.

They include the following:

Module 1 – Wellness Facilitated by Eustress

In this module, students will be introduced to wellness through an understanding of the application of ‘good’ stressors. The module will introduce the wellness hierarchy and discuss the spectrum of intervention strategies that are going to be used as a part of your NETT studies.

Module 2 – What is the Nervous System

This module looks at some of the underpinning knowledge of the nervous system required to successfully integrate NETT techniques into day-to-day practice. In this module, you will examine the central, autonomic and enteric nervous systems and discover the importance of how these systems interact. You will examine different assessment and intervention processes and look at how to assess the function of the nervous system from both a bottom-up and top-down perspective

Module 3 – Examining Heart Rate Variability

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a measure of the variation in the time between individual heart beats. Rather than just relying on a resting heart rate measurement to provide an indication of a person’s heart health, HRV measures how consistent the length of time between each beat is.

HRV helps identify if a person’s heart is beating in a simple and predictable pattern, like a metronome, or in a more variable pattern. HRV is a great measure to reflect general heart health.

But, it does more than that; it also tells us about the state of a person’s autonomic nervous system, and this is the focus of this module. In this module, you will learn why HRV is important, how to measure HRV accurately and how to interpret the results you get to better facilitate a client’s rehabilitative and performance outcome

Module 4 – Neuron Theory and Frontal Lobe

In this module, students will be exposed to the science behind neuron theory and neuro-plasticity. The role of neuroplasticity will be explored from a rehabilitative viewpoint, and techniques will be examined that may help a client/patient enter a more plastic state and respond better to therapy interventions. This module will also examine the role of the frontal lobe, the effect it has on body function and testings and interventions that can be used to identify and correct frontal lobe dysfunction.

Module 5 – Functional Neurology

In the first part of the functional neurology module, students will learn about the concept and history of Functional Neurology. The history of functional neurology will be explored, including a look at studies and research that led to the pioneering of NETT therapy. The module will introduce students to important concepts of functional neurology, including different pathology and modalities of change, and will look at how to use these concepts to better manage a client/patient’s pain and performance enhancement.

In the second part of the functional neurology module, students are introduced to more testing and intervention techniques for the autonomic nervous system. This module shows students how to look for dysfunction of the nervous system by observing subtle changes in the brain/parietal lobe and PMRF before they become distinct pathologies. This can have major implications on the prevention of injury or illness with patients/clients, and can lead to far better rehabilitative responses from those under treatment.

In the last part of the functional neurology module, students will examine the role of the cerebellum, vestibular and visual systems in maintaining neurological function and improving rehabilitative outcomes. Specifically, this module will examine testing and intervention for each of these areas in order to determine and rectify discrepancies in function before the appearance of disease or disorder.

Module 6 – Balancing Extremes

This module will look at different nutritional strategies and interventions that contribute to a client’s overall health and wellness. Using the latest research in nutritional therapy, this module will closely examine how to balance diverse and paradoxical strategies, how to better understand and manipulate the roles of hunger and hormones as well as the importance of macronutrient manipulation and timing.

Environmental stress, such as temperature, hypoxia and heat are known to affect our biological function by disrupting homeostasis. This module is designed to give you an understanding of how the body responds to environmental stress and how you can use these underlying mechanisms to better facilitate a client/patient’s rehabilitative outcomes.

In this module, students will examine the different metabolic classification of exercise interventions, how to manipulate exercise and program training variables and how to use environmental stress interventions when working with clients.

Module 7 – Mind/Body Interventions

Heart coherence or heart rate coherence is a pattern of heart rate variation, where heart rate changes in sync with the breath – speeding up on the exhalation and slowing down again on the exhalation. It’s a natural and reflex-like phenomenon – achieving it is not a matter of effort or reasoning, but rather allowing the body to do it and not getting in the way. One of the most interesting features is that emotions such as anxiety, anger and frustration can block the rhythm.

Using this as a starting point, this module will show students how to improve a client’s HR coherence and autonomic nervous system function by controlling their breath, using relaxation techniques to minimise stress and improving heart function and HRV through correct parasympathetic breathing.

Mind-body medicine is a term that demonstrates physical, chemical, mental, and spiritual interconnectedness, and currently encompasses a wide variety of techniques, some of which are used as a part of NETT rehabilitation and performance. Understanding and applying mind/body techniques can help clients/patients to improve the physiological functioning of the nervous system, and better balance their autonomic nervous responses.

Specifically, in this module students will examine what it means to achieve a ‘flow state’, different interventions to achieve flow state and how to use both flow state and mindfulness training to better balance the parasympathetic-sympathetic nervous system activity of the body and achieve better pain management and performance outcomes with patients/clients.

Therapeutic tremor is a technique used to give the central nervous system a way to discharging excessive tension from the body. It does so through the initiation of rapid muscle contractions and relaxations in order to calm the body down from an over excited sympathetic state.

Therapeutic tremors promote ANS balance by creating a pattern of contraction and relaxation that releases the built up underlying energy and tension held in the nerves, muscles and connective tissues of the body. By releasing built up tension, the tremor process is using the body’s built in mechanisms to allow the release of sympathetic energy and the restoration of parasympathetic function.

This module introduces the student to the history of therapeutic tremor, the different types of therapeutic tremor currently available, and how to integrate NETT active tremors into a rehabilitative therapy or training program.

Module 8 – Daily, Weekly Testing Intervention Schedules

In the final module of the Foundations of NETT course, we will examine how all of the testing, interventions and lifestyle modifications can be incorporated into a day to day and week by week schedule. Specifically, this module will give all the information needed to successfully integrate different nutrition, exercise, environmental and functional neurological interventions into a patient/client’s daily routine and how to take these daily routines and progress them to allow better client rehabilitation and performance outcomes.

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