Instructors

TEACHING STAFF

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David Blow–the founder and president of the NeuroMuscular Taping Institute with 24 years of therapeutic experience in rehabilitation.  Graduating from the Australian Acupuncture College and interning for acupuncture rehabilitation in Japan and at Guang Dong Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, David brought his experience back to Italy, founded the Italian AcuDetox Association, and developed programs treating alcoholism and substance abuse.  In 1999, David came in contact with various taping techniques, and after years of studying, he observed certain limits in rehabilitation. Hence, he started to explore the idea of decompression taping on the skin as a alternative form of therapy.  David developed the NMTConcept and applied it to treatment to establish a clinically validated concept. The concept has become popular and changed rehabilitation significantly. The NeuroMuscular Taping Institute is his brainchild, with the ambition to assist medical professionals in improving patients’ overall treatment results and the quality of life.  David is a scientific referee, consulting professor, and the authority in CE and hospital projects in Italy. In addition, he’s a visiting professor in sports traumatology at University of Pisa, Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic, and Teaching Hospital of the Catholic University. He has developed a series of course programs and currently teaches over 1400 doctors, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists a year through CE and certificate programs in European countries.

 

 

Monica Coggiola has been involved in the development of NeuroMuscular Taping Education Programs in LymphTaping since 2008, continuing the initial work developed by the Institute’s founder. Monica has over 27 years of therapeutic experience in lymphatic disease rehabilitation, with 20 years teaching experience in Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage courses. She offers an extensive and comprehensive learning experience at the Institute. Monica is a leading Professor of the Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage education program, accredited for continuing education in medicine in many European countries and Canada. Certified by the Dr. Vodder Schule of Alpenbad-Walchsee in Tirol, Austria, she is also the Scientific Director for accredited continuing education events and courses for the Italian course providers OLIS in Verona and Pegaso in Caserta. Her clinic was founded in 1986 in Casale Monferrato, Italy. Monica speaks Italian, French, German, and English. She enjoys scuba diving and has dived in many well-known areas.

 

 

Maurizio Mazzarini has been a lecturer in NeuroMuscular Taping since 2008. He brings with him extensive training and experience in working with students to organize and review thesis projects, so he is well qualified to assist course participants in acquiring necessary skills. He is a physiotherapist with twelve years of working experience. He is currently a lecturer and tutor at the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic and Teaching Hospital of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. Maurizio has extensive training in Neuromotor Rehabilitation, Global Postural Re-education, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and Osteopathy. His clinic, in the outskirts of Rome, was founded in 2000. Maurizio speaks Italian and Spanish and enjoys surfing as well as African and Mediterranean music.

 

 

Barbara Avataneo cooperates with Neuromuscular Taping Institute since 2012, aiming to continuosly develop her rehabilitation skills in the fields o neuro-psychomotility, neuro-psychology and developmental psychopathology of paediatric patients affected by neurological diseases. In 2003 received her University degree in “Neuro therapy and psychomotility in developmental age” at the faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Turin University. Since then she worked for clinics and centers focusing on rehabilitation of paediatric orthopaedic, neurological and neuro-psychiatric disease (Ferrero Insitute in Alba (Cn) and Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS in Turin). During her career she focused on orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation mailnly following neurocognitive methodology and specializing herself in cognitive therapeutic exercise method. She’s skilled in idrochinesitherapy and neuropsychomotility in rehabilitation pools. Barbara speaks Italian, English and French. She was a swimming and basketball athlete. She was certified as an instructor at the Italian Red Cross, where she was responsible of training of first aid crew. Barbara Avataneo is a NeuroMuscular Taping associate in the Middle Eastbarbara.avataneo@nmtinstitute.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonja Mains has been involved in the development of NeuroMuscular Taping Education Programs since January 2012. Mains has over 12 years of Physical and Orthopedic therapeutic experience in Vestibular Rehabilitation & Pulmonary Rehabilitation, with 8 years teaching experience in Hydrotherapy teaching, Transfer training classes, Vestibular/Balance Master, and the benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. She also co-developed the Orthopedic Teaching Workbook for Pre Op Orthopedic Patients, and developed the Rehabilitation Medicine’s website under “Wehealny.com”; she offers an extensive and comprehensive learning experience at the Institute. She is currently involved in two research projects: “The Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension” and “The Effect of Co-Morbidities on Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD Patients”. Sonja speaks German, Spanish (hospital based knowledge), and Sign language in ASL (hospital based knowledge).

 

 

David A. Simon is the Chief of Rehabilitation Therapy at an acute care hospital in New York City. Mr Simon is a Physical Therapist licensed in the state of New York, and has practiced for 21 years where he has also worked in the field of athletics as the team therapist for the Antigua and Barbuda delegation to the summer Olympic games in Atlanta and Sidney, Australia. He has also practiced in Home care and in out-patient private practice, as well as volunteered for two seasons with the Bronx Bull Dogs semi pro football team and 18 years with the NYC marathon as part of the medical teams.  David was born in Antigua West Indies and is the second of 4 children, the first to attend college/university obtaining his A.S. in Pre Physical Therapy from Kingsborough Community College, B.S. in Physical Therapy from Hunter College, and M.A. in Applied Exercise Physiology from Columbia University. He is now in the process of applying for his Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy.  David is an accomplished therapist who loves working with his patients with the ultimate goal of maximizing their function. In November of 2012 he was introduced to and became certified in the use of the NeuroMuscular Taping Concept, and has become an avid practitioner of the technique using it to enhance the therapeutic outcome of his treatments. Having trained many physical therapy students in his career David has been identified as a natural teacher and has joined the NMT team where he hopes to train practitioners in using this new taping concept.

 

 

Angela Ciurleo has been part of the NeuroMuscular Taping teaching staff since 2010. After having obtained her B.Sc at the University of Toronto, she went forward and finished her Doctor of Chiropractor in 2004 at Palmer Chiropractic College West, San Jose, California. She founded her Chiropractic Clinic in 2005, in Liguria, Italy where she still presently runs her family based practice. In addition, she is a guest lecturer at the University of Savona, teaching both anatomy and physiology, and has developed and teaches her own Continuing Education Courses for healthcare professionals on posture since 2012. Angela has worked on various research projects and developed protocols with NMT’s founder David Blow on posture, scoliosis and other muscular-skeletal based pathologies. Furthermore, she collaborates with NMT’s founder on creating programs that enhances athletic performance for athletes in both the Regional and National Swim Team of Italy. Angela speaks English, French and Italian, and enjoys swimming and photography

 

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