The AMN Practitioner Certifications

The Academy Of Applied Movement Neurology

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The AMN Certification training program equips healthcare practitioners with the skills to unify the neurological system with all other primary physiological systems. This is achieved through a distinctive touch testing methodology and feedback derived from muscle testing.

After detecting instances of miscommunication within these systems, the inherent electrical charge of the human body can be harnessed to rearrange and correct any malfunctions, through a process known as the piezo-electric effect.

This exceptional approach enables practitioners to provide individualized treatment for each client, addressing a wide array of issues in a non-invasive way.

The Academy of Applied Movement Neurology (AMN Academy) has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

This means that we are proud to say that we hold full Training College Membership of The Complementary Medical Association. This Membership is highly prestigious, and it demonstrates our commitment to the very highest standards of excellence in training courses – and our dedication to supporting you, as our Student.

Certification Overview

The Practitioner Certifications are divided into three core levels. Although each level progressively builds upon the skills learned in the preceding one, every level in itself provides a standalone qualification. Thus, students don’t necessarily have to complete all levels to become a qualified AMN Practitioner. There is also the opportunity for Level 3 Practitioners to undertake 2 electives to achieve Master Practitioner status. 


Level 1 Applied Movement Neurology Practitioner

Start your journey from a familiar reference point and learn exactly how Movement affects the Brain and how the Brain affects Movement.

Gaining an understanding of the Physiology of the Brain and Nervous System will help you see movement, muscle recruitment, muscular imbalances, postural distortions and issues with coordination and flexibility in a way that makes more sense, and will give you the confidence to eliminate these types of issues.

Section 1:

Posture & Vestibular Somatic Integration

This course starts out by giving you a comprehensive understanding of the different cortices of the brain, along with the anatomical knowledge of the nervous system and functional zones of the Cerebellum that you’ll need to master the AMN Material. From this basis we look at Posture from the Neurological and Reflexive perspective, providing instantly applicable, practical skills. 

Posture is a dynamic process largely controlled below conscious awareness. Maintaining good posture is easy while we’re stationary and thinking about it…But what happens when you start to try and move, or your attention is focused on something else? Improving someone’s ability to hold themselves upright needs to be approached by addressing the reflexes that keep our extensors ‘switched on’.
We’ll teach you how to assess the spine, in a quick and easy way and then how to fire the specific reflexes needed to establish good posture.

Section 2:


In the second section of this course we look at why some people seem to be unable to effectively coordinate themselves during complex movement.

Contrary to popular belief, being uncoordinated isn’t a fixed trait. By stimulating certain visual-stream pathways with light stimulus, and then providing a person with movements designed to challenge their coordination, we’re able to help people unlock their potential to move in a more coordinated manner.
This has huge implications in reducing the risk of injury and in somebody’s enjoyment of the experience of training and movement

Section 3:

Cerebellum: Rate, Rhythm, Force & Accuracy

Having already familiarised yourself with muscle testing, light touch and the use of bioelectricity, we introduce the use of functional neurological stimulation, in the form of movement and specific drills. 

Through precise movement based assessment you’ll learn how to determine which areas of the Cerebellum have faulty output and we’ll equip you with the tools you need to provide the appropriate input.
Mastery of this section will allow you to improve things like muscle recruitment, muscular imbalance, the accuracy of movement, balance in general and much more.
You’ll also learn how to use the eyes, inner ear and integrated reflexes to rapidly influence the motor system.
Study Time Commitment

15-20min / Day

Study Length Commitment

3-5 Months Average

Course Format


Level 2 Applied Movement Neurology Practitioner

This Level of Certification goes deeper into the inner workings of the body and looks at some of the more complex structures that can cause movement related problems and be involved in chronic pain.

This course is where we really work on mastering the hands-on techniques of the AMN system. We term this process, Calibration. At this stage we’re still looking primarily at the volitional motor system, but we also start to draw in investigation of deeper structures such as the internal organs and hormones. 
Mastery of this level will allow you to start being incredibly effective at resolving pain in people who have had historical issues for years.

Section 1:

Anatomy & Theory

Take your knowledge beyond the confines of mechanical based anatomy and learn how truly interconnected the brain, body and exteroceptive systems are. You shall also gain unique insight into the bioelectrical and piezoelectric nature of the body, the fundamental communication network of water, collagen and electrical charge

Section 2:

Master Folder

Each level of the AMN education provides the practitioner with processes to assess the brain and body from specific reference points. The master folder offers a step by step method to assess the physiology form the reference points of the Motor (M1) and Somatosensory (S1) cortices. Multiple systems, from the viscera to the fascia are considered as possible dysfunctional zones which may reduce the brains ability to effectively predict and control the body moving.

Section 3:


The Temperomandibular Joint holds local and global bio-mechanical and systemic influence over the function of the body. It is imperative to include a thorough screening process for this area and be able to correlate local dysfunction to distant parts the body. Normalising the nervous systems interaction with the TMJ can resolve cervical, shoulder lumbo-pelvic issues and more.

Section 4:


Movement related dysfunctions can be driven from many levels. The viscero-somatic screen allows the practitioner to uncover precise dysfunctional relationships between the viscera and muscular system.

Section 5:


Reflexive connections between the neuroendocrine and muscular system exist and therefore must be considered when working with muscle imbalance, pain and dysfunction. The endocrine-somatic screen provides access to these associations via reflexive pathways.

Section 6:


The cranial sutures are far from unrelated, motionless bones to the rest of the body. Erroneous tension within the cranio-facial structures can influence or be influenced by musculoskeletal dysfunctions from anywhere in the body due to fascial continuity.

Section 7:

Ventral Horn

The neuromuscular system monitors and responds to changes in length and tension within the muscular system. The ventral horn technique defines precisely which muscle compartment, neuromuscular receptor and spinal cord level is at the root of a pain or muscle imbalance complaint.

Section 8:

Proprioception is the amalgamation of the brains awareness of the static and dynamic position of the body in space. If faulty signalling is occurring, either at the conscious or unconscious level inefficient movement and increased injury risk ensues. The proprioceptive screen allows you to pinpoint the relationship between the brain and the neuromuscular system to resolve such issues.

Section 9:

Midbrain Analgesia

Several networks within and surrounding the brainstem are recruited by the brain to dull down the sensation of pain. One such pathway resides within the midbrain and can be preferentially stimulated vis a simple process to reduce, or in some cases completely eradicate pain sensation. The midbrain analgesia drill is one such tool that you will never want to be without.

Section 10:

Advanced Creative Application

The AMN system is taught via a series of standardised screening and calibration protocols. This allows all students to learn the detail of the material providing a framework from which to investigate the body However, not all possible dysfunctions can be uncovered via a standardised screen. Sometimes we have to think ‘outside of the box’ and allow the combination of critical thinking and the feedback of the clients body guide us to the answers we’re looking for This is the premise of the ‘advanced creative application’ of the AMN system.
Study Time Commitment

15-20min / Day

Study Length Commitment

4-6 Months Average

Course Format


Level 3 Applied Movement Neurology Practitioner

The Level 3 Certification goes ‘deep down the rabbit hole’.

It’s in this Level that you will really master the most complex cases that present to you in the clinic. In this Level, we deal with the Sensory Autonomics.

Sensory Autonomics account for 80% of all the information that travels from our nerve endings to our brain, and is dealing with all of the information that is being received from the systems essential to our survival.

Section 1:

The Limbic Screen

We all know that the emotions can affect the way our body feels. Think about the last time you were stressed or anxious. These emotions, and in fact all emotions, have physical projections or representations.

But it’s not just the emotions we’re experiencing right now that can have an effect on our health. Historical emotional conflicts can have a huge impact on how we move, how we feel, and can, in some cases, be a catalyst for unpleasant chronic conditions and disease states.

Emotional memories can directly influence our health. Assessing from this reference point can allow you to uncover the deepest correlations of your client’s problems or dysfunctions.

Section 2:

Respiratory Screen

This screening process allows you to improve reflexive control of respiration from the level of the brainstem making dramatic, and in some cases instantaneous, changes to the way we breathe.

Section 3:

Immune Screen
Learn how to assess for current or historic bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic correlations to the immune system. This assessment process can be the missing link in a lot of people’s skill set that will open the door to helping your clients and patients.

Section 4:

Gastrointestinal Screen
Learn the importance of the microbiome, the role of the large intestine, small intestine and stomach. Assess the functional balance of gut bacteria, search for gut dysfunction, neurotransmitters and their relation to our health

Section 5:

Circadian Vestibular Screen
All living organisms display innate biological rhythms based on the rhythmic 24hr cycles of the planet and nature. These rhythms regulate behaviour and physiology. Delve into this fascinating aspect of biology and uncover how, the vestibular system correlates balance control, autonomic regulation, body temperature and anxiety under a single integrated control system

Section 6:

Circadian Liver Screen
The liver regulates carbohydrate, lipid, amino acid and bile acid metabolism, detoxification and plasma protein synthesis pathways. Learn how to identify when dysfunction of the rhythmic action of the liver lies behind movement and health dysfunctions

Section 7:

Osmolarity Screen

Fluid homeostasis refers to water balance in the body. We all think we understand the importance of hydration. With the Osmolarity screen we can uncover, specifically, when hydration is required, when it is not, how it relates to blood pressure and the influence of sunlight on the mechanisms involved.

Proper hydration not only impacts the intrinsic neck, low back and pelvic musculature, but effects communication between every cell in the body

Section 8:

Structure Screen
Sometimes a muscle problem, or pain complaint just doesn’t seem to resolve with movement or manual therapy. Sometimes we need to look to the connective tissues themselves. The structure screen allows you to identify precisely when a joint, ligament or the fascia (as well as other tissues) is the driver of a problem, and gives you the tools to create a resolution
Study Time Commitment

15-20min / Day

Study Length Commitment

5-7 Months Average

Course Format


The Master Practitioner Certification consists of all of the information in Levels 1-3 plus...

Module 1:

The Brainstem, Homunculus & Visualization

Module 2:

Emotional Motor System

Module 3:


Module 4:


Module 5:


Module 5:


Module 6:

S.Q.U.I.D Screen

Module 7:

Peripheral Inflammation

Module 8:

Neuro inflammation, Stress & Traumatic Brain Injury
Study Time Commitment

30-60min / Day

Study Length Commitment

12 Months

Course Format


Meet The Teaching Faculty

David Fleming, BSc, HHP


David started in the Health and Wellness Industry nearly 20 years ago as a Personal Trainer. Over the years he developed a fascination with corrective modalities that led him to study Functional Biomechanics and Functional Neurology and more recently Biophysics.

David is currently pursuing a PhD in Integrative Medicine as well as certifications in Functional Medicine.

Dr John Campione, DC, CSCS, CFSC, CAFS


Dr. John Campione is the owner and Head clinician at Cerebellum Movement Therapy in Warrenville, Illinois. He is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician having received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences in 2010 and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in 2005.

Dr. Campione specializes in functional neurology and rehabilitation and
holds multiple postgraduate certifications in additional manual techniques, assessment
processes, and exercise therapy. He is an experienced educator at the collegiate and graduate levels and he currently teaches post-graduate courses on manual techniques and movement assessment for Rocktape and is a mentor and faculty member at The Academy of Applied Movement Neurology.

Dr Dillon Walker, PhD


Following completion of his PhD, Dillon began a postdoctoral fellowship in the Animal Science Department at the University of Florida, where his research focus was in skeletal muscle satellite cell biology and their involvement in muscle growth.

After completing two years at UF, Dillon held a postdoctoral fellow position for three years at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, researching the impact of nutrition and exercise on human muscle growth. From 2012 to 2017, Dillon served as a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity at Texas A&M University, where his focus was amino acid metabolism in older adults with chronic disease.

Veronica Sutherland
Movement Evolution Studio

Dean Haspey
Clinical Therapist

Gareth Riddy
Movement Therapist

Hannah Moodie
Holistic Health Coach

Dr Jamie Rockwin

Adjunct Professor, Hofstra University

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy who was looking for something to make my patients better faster and have it stick! Often people have the same issues over and over again. I was Missing something. I found AMN. It was the best move in my career to study this technique. Now it’s no JOKE! It is intense education and a great platform in which it is presented. Having gone through intensive education, I have to say it is equally as educational as my DPT was. At various levels through this education , I have even found it was more intense and educational than learning the basic human neurology that was given in PT school. Being a certified AMN practitioner has lifted my skills to a heightened level that puts me above all other PTs in my area. It has given me a thirst for more, to understand better how we function. I have the knowledge to make patients better faster and they come back to me NOT for the same issues but because I healed them!

Sally Martin

Personal Trainer

I have been working in the fitness industry for 25 years , and have more recently been specialising in back care , I stumbled upon my first AMN course by complete accident , as it popped up on my face book page , I took my first workshop in London in 2017 , and was absolutely blown away I went on to study levels 1, 2, and currently studying level 3, I am now engaging in the most exciting learning period of my entire life, the ability to be able to clear pain, in individuals where all else may have failed, and to be able really help people on so many levels, from sleep issues to poor gut health is life changing! Excited is an understatement 🤗

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