NIMMOCARE® training seminars are hosted regularly at New York Chiropractic College. These educational sessions are an approved source of continuing education credits for practicing chiropractors. Seminars are open both to students of chiropractic and to current practitioners.
Successful completion of both the Nimmo Technique I and Nimmo Technique II training seminars renders students eligible for NIMMOCARE® certification. These programs, offered at NYCC by the Nimmo Educational Foundation, are the only vetted and approved means by which genuine NIMMOCARE® certification is conferred.
Nimmo Technique I
This introductory course provides a comprehensive understanding of the soft tissue technique developed by Dr. Raymond Nimmo. Members of the course learn how his understanding of trigger points unfolded and the importance of soft tissue techniques in the chiropractic profession. Participants become familiar with the neurophysiology on which the Nimmo technique was based as explained by Nimmo and Vannerson. Participants also become skilled practitioners of this precise pressure point technique as they learn to locate, identify, and eliminate myofascial trigger points in all major muscles of the body. The technique is demonstrated in small increments of regions of the musculoskeletal system. Thereafter, participants practice on one another, under close supervision, as they acquire the complex psychomotor skills necessary to locate and eliminate myofascial trigger points in all areas of the body.
Nimmo Technique II
The course provides an opportunity for participants to refine and enhance the skills they acquired in the first seminar. The neurophysiological concepts presented in the introductory course are explored in greater depth. The major muscles covered in the introductory course are also reviewed. Emphasis shifts to the location and elimination of myofascial trigger points as they occur in all muscles of the extremities and TMJ. This seminar unfolds in a manner similar to that used Nimmo Technique I. The technique is demonstrated in small increments, and members of the class practice on one another under close, expert supervision. Detailed case studies are presented from the instructor’s extensive patient base, which includes professional athletes, dancers, and musicians. Case studies of patient complaints encountered by student interns are also addressed. Finally, the specifics of developing a Nimmo treatment plan are explained.