Resource oriented body examination (ROBE)

Norwegian Psychomotor Physiotherapy (NPMP)

Hardship, trauma and persistent strain or stresses of life affect our bodies and the way we experience our body. NPMP (Norwegian Psychomotor Physiotherapy) focuses on body awareness and change of tension pattern in the body. NPMP aims to increase the consciousness of the connection between body and mind. NPMP suits treatment of chronic pain, body tensions, breathing problems, psychosomatic disorders, anxiety and fatigue. 



Being able to assess the patient’s body  posture, breathing patterns, active and passive movement patterns, the muscular conditions and autonomous reactions as well as evaluating the patient’s body awareness and body image. The participants will be able to evaluate the findings and increase their knowledge and skills to give individually adjusted treatment according the conclusion. 



NPMP Body examination called ROBE, which includes the assessment of posture, breathing, musculature, movement patterns, body image and autonomic nervous system reactions. The clinical reasoning will include possible connections between bodily findings, the patient’s life experiences, and current situation. The conclusion of the examination shows the person’s level of stress, thus increasing the possibility to adapt the therapy according to the conclusion.


Assessment Tools:

  • Observation of posture and breathing and moving patterns
  • Palpation of muscular conditions 
  • Assessment of the patient’s body image
  • Filling in Resource Oriented Body Examination Form



  • Theoretical lessons
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical sessions, particpants working in groups.
  • Discussions


Kirsten Ekerholt, MSc, ist eine norwegische Physiotherapeutin und Referentin. Dieses Seminar wird in englischer Sprache gehalten. Bei Bedarf ist für eine sinngemäße Übersetzung durch Stefan Perner, BA BSc ins Deutsche gesorgt.

Kirsten Ekkerholt, MSc, is a Norwegian physiotherapist and referee. This seminar will be taught in English, a corresponding German translation will be offered by Stefan Perner, BA, BSC, if necessary.