Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
Thank you very much for your participation in PNMT. Attending a seminar
is just the beginning of your journey with PNMT. Learning is an ongoing
process, always getting richer and deeper. Our goal is that you attain
mastery of this work; mastery is only possible with much study and
practice. We hope you will find resources on this page to assist you in
the journey. Please let us know if there are areas you wish to explore
For those of you interested in our research, please also look at the
research section of the PNMT discussion board.
Certifcation in PNMT is a process that is
meant to deepen your understanding and
mastery of the work. To be certified
means that you have competence in the
work in your hands, your cognitive
knowledge, and can create results.
Interested in Certification?
Our research endeavors are central to what
PNMT is all about. We were one of the first
groups to begin doing research and have
learned much over the years.
Our focus these days is on research that is
clinically relevant; research that will affect day
to day practice.
“The research component of PNMT
certification is a daunting task to many of us,
and for some may be the reason they choose
not to certify at all! I truly believe that it was
one of the best aspects of my PNMT training.
You do not have to have a tremendous
passion for your research topic at the start, the
passion will develop as your experience and
knowledge expands. To treat a specific joint,
muscle, and/or condition over and over, and be
able to focus on what you are seeing and how
it’s responding to your therapy is the equivalent
of years of experience. In fact, because of the
focus you may notice trends and responses
that you may have never assimilated if those
clients had come to you over years instead of
months. It is a great learning opportunity,
where you get to question current treatment,
other therapies and responses in a
non-threatening manner, because the results
of your study are unknown to everyone
involved. It is a great way to introduce PNMT to
others and let them get interested in what
makes our approach different than any other
approach they have experienced in the past. If
given the opportunity to work with other
healthcare providers in a study, take it!
The confidence you will develop in your clinical
abilities and the ability to communicate
effectively with other health care practitioners
is incredible. You will get a much better feel
for what the needs are in your area for
neuromuscular therapy and how you can be
considered a great referral for many other
disciplines. It gives you the opportunity to work
with people and learn from people that you may
have not been given the chance to work with in
your own practice. Use the research as a
means to develop yourself professionally, in
the end; you will be very thankful for the
opportunities this experience has provided for
Barb Yetter, Wisconsin
The process of creating a research study or a series of case studies is not one we want you
to do on your own. We will guide you through each step along the way. Make sure to look at
the research section of the discussion board. As we have learned much about this process
over the years, we can make it much less daunting and improve the outcome to something
you will be very proud of! Most importantly, do not look at this as a hoop you must jump
through. Those who have completed studies will tell you that it opened new doors of
understanding and even enhanced the success of their practice. Choose a project you are
truly interested in.
Here are some options for you. . .
* You may wish to join a research study already in progress. In this case, the intake forms
and study design are already done. You just need to have specific instructions form the lead
therapist on the study.
* You may have a clear idea for some research that you wish to explore. In that case,
James will help you set the study design and run it through several research consultants. If
you have a passionate question, let's explore it!
When you have some ideas, contact James Ivaska at james@nmtmidwest for guidance.
407 Windsor Rd
Champaign, IL 61820
PNMT Research and Certification