Introduction to Functional Neurology – Online
Start: 6th November 2021 @ 09:00am
End: 7th November 2021 @ 13:00pm
AECC University College - Via Zoom
Online Zoom, England
The clinical benefit associated with manual therapy is not simply related to restoring movement to restricted joints and normalising local muscle tone through segmental reflex effects. A major therapeutic role is attributed to activation of the central nervous system (CNS) – in recent years the literature is saying this more and more. It is thought that many chronic or treatment-resistant musculoskeletal conditions are perpetuated by ongoing neurological dysfunctions or maladaptive post-injury changes in the CNS. This seminar will provide you with the fundamentals of nervous system structure and function, as well as teaching you neurological examination techniques.
• How and why neurological dysfunction can occur.
• The different motor tracts and their clinical importance.
• Functional roles of the sensory tracts.
• Cerebral cortex – overview of the parietal & frontal lobes.
• Ocular examination – pursuits & saccades.
• Cranial nerves and their correlation to functional impairments in the brainstem; and how to examine for these deficits.
• Cerebellum: its function in motor control, motor adaptation, postural stabilisation and injury prevention.
• Cerebellar testing & introduction to neuro-rehabilitation.
• Introduction to pain: the concept of pain in the absence of tissue damage, mechanical allodynia and central pain modulation.
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