Dermo Neuro Modulation

Multi-professional training


Price: 750 €

At the end of this training, the professional will be able to have an overview of the neurophysiological mechanisms involved in pain.

He will be able to set up a therapeutic strategy according to the bio-psycho-social mechanisms involved.

Manual Therapy is a tool of choice for physiotherapists to fight against Musculoskeletal Disorders. But the effects of manual therapy are poorly understood and the specificity of these effects is poorly demonstrated. Neuroscience sees the effectiveness of TM in its contextual effects. There is therefore a need to develop theoretical and practical knowledge in the profession about these contextual effects for better pain management.

Dermo neuro modulation (DNM) is a framework for the management of pain syndromes in Manual Therapy. It was prototyped by Diane Jacobs, a Canadian physiotherapist.


educational goals


  1. Deconstruct the different models encountered in manual therapy through bibliographic analysis and critical thinking.

  2. Integrate the evolution of pain neuroscience into the practice of manual therapy.

  3. Develop a manual therapy treatment, integrating the bio-psycho-social model, centered on the patient.


List of target audiences


Physiotherapists DE, Osteopath DO




There is no other prerequisite to register for this training than to be a professional in one of the targeted professions.



Duration of training and organizational arrangements


The duration of the training: 21 hours,

Over 3 days

Max workforce: 20 people

Accessibility: disabled


Training content


First day

1. Preamble
1.1 Rules of the course
1.2 Presentations
1.3 Round table
1.4 Set goals
1.5 Educational choices

2. Theory U
2.1 U-shaped processes
2.2 Non-linearity
2.3 Collective intelligence

3. Co-initiate: Cross the chasm
3.1 Quick definition of DNM
3.2 Practical overview
3.3 On one side of the chasm: the "mesodermalists"
3.4 On the other side of the chasm: the "ectodermalists"
3.5 GPS for the crossing

4.Download: Manual Therapy
4.1 Academic definition
4.2 word cloud
4.3 Evolution and historical development of TM
4.4 Building your tree: Brainmapping

5. Suspend: View manual therapy
5.1 Pathology
5.2 Orthopedic tests
5.3 Palpation
5.4 Pathokinesiology or kinesiopathology
5.5 the bio-medical model
5.6 The operator model
5.7 Phenomenological definition of a manual therapy session


6. Co-perceive: Pain
6.1 History of pain
6.2 Neurophysiology of pain
6.3 Critical thinking: what are our heuristics in the manual treatment of pain?

7. Reorient: The nervous system
7.1 Overview
7.2 Evolution of the nervous system
7.3 The question of consciousness

8. Feel: Subjectivity and bias
8.1 Patients and their representations
8.2 Therapists and their representation
8.3 Non-judgment

9. Letting go: the gray area of ​​TM
9.1 The sculpture of the past
9.2 Presencing

10. Let it come: focus on the patient
10.1 The sculpture of the future
10.2 The patient-centered therapeutic relationship
10.3 Evolution of another discipline: psychology
Practices D1: Euristic maps, Neuroanatomy, SN assessment, neurodynamic tests

Second day

11. Crystallize: choose the right scale
11.1 The interactor model and the Biopsychosocial model in TM
11.2 The neurophysiology of touch
11.3 Social grooming

12. Co-create: the skin, the common denominator
12.1 The skin: the exposed brain
12.2 Neurodynamics, linking biomecha and physio
12.3 The cutaneous nerves

M2 practices: Head and neck, upper limbs


13. Prototyping: Mobilizing the nervous system of a human
13.1 Bio
13.2 Psycho
13.3 Social
AM2 practices: Trunk

Third day

14. Incorporate: Become an architect of the context
14.1 Facing the patient: the course of a session
14.2 Practical gesture: generalities and characteristics
14.3 Education in neurophysiology: what does the patient need to know?
14.4 Simple contact
14.5 Exercises and movements

M3 practices: Pelvis, lower limbs


15. Conclusion
15.1 Product vs process
15.2 Collaborative definition of DNM
15.3 Return of participants
AM3 practices: clinical cases

Yannick Wenger , is a physiotherapist / manual therapist in Reichshoffen in Alsace since 2007.

Inhabited by a humanist vision of his profession, his interests are heterogeneous: they range from neurosciences to the culture of movement in all its facets with the practices of yoga, qi gong, the Wim Hof ​​method, the Ido method. Portal, etc.

In addition to his liberal activity, he followed the basketball team of Gries-Oberhoffen (pro B) from 2012 to 2020.

Today, he is dedicated to offering training in DermoNeuroModulation to various continuing education organizations (INK, CEVAK, Accesformation, etc.).

He also works in companies in the prevention of MSDs where he offers series of movements and training for stress and MSD management.

He has been practicing DNM and neurodynamics for over 10 years.

He co-hosted the training with Diane Jacobs and Erik Ouellet in Montreal in 2019.

Yannick is certified in manual therapy (Gimbernat university school) and expert trainer by the CNAM.

He built his training from U theory, his training is collaborative and original with science-based content.

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Merci pour votre envoi !


DPC : En attente de validation

FIFPL : En attente de validation (Formation susceptible d'être prise en charge, sous réserve des budgets annuels) pour les kinésithérapeutes, les podologues, les ostéopathes et les chiropracteurs.

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