So… what is NOI?
Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) Australasia has been in operation for over 20 years, founded by David Butler, with highly qualified instructors teaching multidisciplinary audiences on all continents. Organising over 100 seminars a year throughout the world, NOI’s faculty members are active in many conferences, university programmes and other postgraduate education sessions. The company reinvests in education and clinically based research and Noigroup Publications has grown from the demand for resources to support this emerging research.
The essence of NOI
Our vision is to seed ‘healthy notions of self through neuroscience knowledge’ worldwide. There are currently five critical conceptual change notions which 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 interrelated phenomena of whole persons.
- Knowledge and movement are the greatest 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 NOI educational philosophy.
Assessment and management of the physical aspects of the nervous system and brain sciences with a focus on neuroplasticity – particularly how the brain represents our body – is an important focus.
The nervous system is a remarkable, mobile, physical, complex, plastic and changeable organ, and these features impact on both acute and chronic pain and disease. These features are the foundation of the NOI education system.