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The Cerebellum.

Course Date

Start: 25th March 2017
End: 25th March 2017

Course Location

Barcelona Chiropractic Centre
Caponata 15-17, Barcelona, Spain


Course Description

Brain and Neuroplasticity.  Module 3:  The Cerebellum.

Barcelona – Saturday March 25 2017 – 09:30-18:30 hs.

This area of the nervous system is most crucial for coordinated movement and balance. There are more nerve cells in the cerebellum than in the entire cerebral cortex!  In order for us to walk stable the cerebellum constantly needs to integrate information coming from the visual system, the middle ear, and the spine and joints.  The neuroanatomical and neurophysiological aspects of this integration will be discussed in a clear and concise way.  Also, we will present common dysfunctions of gait and balance.  In the practical we will demonstrate different tests to recognize functional neurological disorders, and offer treatment modalities to address these issues.  Testing and re-testing will be able to confirm the desired outcomes of treatment.

Reading List

•Blumendfeld, H., Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases.

This is an allround, beautifully illustrated neurology text book. 

•Beck, R.W., Functional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine.

To dig into functional neurology concepts.

These and other research papers will  be available for attendees on the Brain and Neuroplasticity Dropbox account after registration.

•Dieterich, M., Central Vestibular Disorders. J Neurol. 2007, 254:559-568

•Magnusson, et al., Cervical muscle afferents play a dominant role over vestibular afferents during bilateral vibration of neck muscles. Journal of Vestibular Research. 2006, 127-136.


Tom Claykens has Belgian nationality. He graduated with honours as a chiropractor with a master’s degree from Chiropractic Sciences at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth and has a second master’s degree in Exercise Sciences from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.  Tom Claykens is a  Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB). Tom Claykens has also taught at the Barcelona Chiropractic College (BCC).

Jeroen (Jay) Postma was born in England but grew up in the United States. His parents are both Dutch and he is a Dutch national.  He studied chiropractic at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis, Minnesota and received the Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC) in 1987.
Jeroen Postma has been a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) since 1996. He is also a past lecturer at the Barcelona Chiropractic College (BCC), president of the NCA (Netherlands Chiropractic Association) and was member of the Board of Governors at the AECC for many years. At present, Jeroen Postma is also an American Chiropractic Neurology Board examinor.

Jordi Gutierrez Mujal is Spanish and Barcelona is his base. He has a master’s degree from the Madrid College of Chiropractic, an ECCE credited institution. He is also a physical therapist and has a degree in Physical Sciences and Rehabilitation from the University of Barcelona.
Currently, Jordi Gutierrez teaches neurology, neuro-orthopedics and functional rehabilitation at the Barcelona College of Chiropractic (BCC). 
In October this year, Jordi Gutiérrez Mujal sat for the board exams to become a full credited chiropractic functional neurologist (DACNB).


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Jeroen Postma

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