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The Peripheral Nervous System.

Course Date

Start: 3rd June 2017
End: 3rd June 2017

Course Location

Barcelona Chiropractic Centre
Caponata 15-17, Barcelona, Spain


Course Description

Brain and Neuroplasticity.  Module 5:  The Peripheral Nervous System.

Barcelona – Saturday June 3, 2017 – 09:30-18:30 hs

This module will teach you in breadth and depth about the peripheral nerves.  What are the most common neuropathies?  We will explain how nerve entrapment is different from nerve irritation and the neurophysiological consequences.  We will review the neuroanatomy and most common entrapment sites. Examples are:  herniated discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, cauda equina syndrome, fibular head entrapment, etc.

A treatment can be more effective if addressed to the precise area of nerve irritation or entrapment. In the practical, we will teach specific muscle and joint release techniques,  stretching and other rehabilitative strategies. 


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).


Lecturers are registered and accredited chiropractors with DACNB credentials. All of them are graduates of the Carrick Institute.
The series of modules they offer have European Chiropractic Council (ECC) accreditation equal to 9 CPDs per module.


“This is the course to start with functional neurology. Probably the best way to get into it”  (T. Nikulainen, D.C., Finland)

“Clearly structured info and thanks to the practical it will be easy to incorporate this in the practice on Monday!” (A. Konijn-van Leeuwen, D.C., Netherlands)

“Great info, condensed format, learn by doing. Use it on Monday” (Marcel van der Heide, D.C., Netherlands)

“Brief overview of theory leading to practical application. Will be able to implement some of the material on Monday” (W. Hagen, D.C., Netherlands)

“A good introduction to the neuroplasticity” (R. Cordonni, D.C., Belgium)


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