People interested in finding out more about how to train in a particular type of therapy are being invited to attend an open day later this month.

Practitioners in the Full Movement Method, a unique therapy which is used to treat muscle and joint pains, immobility and malfunction, will be on hand to explain more about the training courses which will get underway in 2012.

FMM was developed by the late Andy Thomas, from West Bridgford, Nottingham, and uses yoga postures as a diagnostic and treatment tool, alongside soft tissue techniques, deep tissue massage and joint mobilisations.

Andy, who died earlier this year, trained many practitioners in the therapy, which has been used to help road accident victims, injured sportsmen and women, and others who are suffering pain.

Now an open day is being held at Southwell Leisure Centre, Nottinghamshire, between 10am and 4pm on Saturday October 15th to give more information to people interested in training to be a FMM therapist.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a new direction, or who already works in the health sector, to gain new skills,” said FMM practitioner Karen Green.

“It’s ideal for yoga teachers or gym or fitness instructors who want to develop their expertise and increase the services they can offer to clients. It’s also perfect for people who are looking for part-time work to fit around existing commitments, or for those who have taken redundancy and are looking to set themselves up in their own business.

“Andy trained many practitioners in the Full Movement Method, who have gone on to open clinics in Bournemouth, Sheffield and elsewhere, and we are now looking forward to welcoming the next intake of students who are interested in learning the technique.”

The open day will be an opportunity to talk to previous FMM students, as well as tutors in the courses, which run at the premises of the PDW Group at Colwick, Nottingham.

Training in the Diploma in the Full Movement Method is held over a series of weekends, starting on January 28th and 29th. The Full Movement Training School is at the second stage of gaining accreditation for the diploma, with an inspector from the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) due to visit in early November.

A two-day Continuous Professional Development course is also available, plus one-day workshops.

For more information visit the Full Movement Method website on

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