Michael W. Hall, DC, DABCN, FIACN Presents

Functional Neurology Series for the Practicing Chiropractor

Want a great program that is sure to inspire, motivate, and elevate your practice to a whole new level? To better understand neurology and learn methods and procedures to implement into your practice on Monday morning? Developing your “why” with certainty, clarity, and confidence has never been more important than in today’s healthcare environment. We all learned very early on in our chiropractic studies about the “Big Idea”, “Above-Down, Inside-Out”, and the importance of traumas, thoughts, and toxins on the health of our nervous system. Maybe those elements never solidified into real elements from school to practice? This program will give you insights that will both excite and challenge you to create greater change in your practice on Monday.

This program is broken into four separate one day modules that are packed with clinical pearls and practice nuggets.

Module 1 – Fundamental Neurologic Principles

Course Overview: To provide updated, research and clinically oriented discussion and demonstration of neurologic principles and procedures. Specifically, understanding developmental embryonic intersections that impact neurologic, biomechanic, and musculoskeletal interactions in human health and well-being. Slide show presentation, video and interactive assessments will be used.

What you can expect to learn:

  1. The chiropractic neurological application of Hilton, Sherrington, Wolfe laws and Dale’s principle.
  2. Review the neuroanatomical organization of posture and why chiropractic is tremendously important in the health care model.
  3. A new and easy way to begin your examination whether it is a pediatric, adolescent, adult, or elder patient.
  4. The functional organization of the brain as it relates to posture, autonomic regulation, and behavioral expression.
  5. Understand why health care providers should utilize sexual dimorphism in clinical practice.
  6. Clinical neurology in a way that is clinically applicable, scientifically sound, and evidence based.

Module 2 – The Neurologic Screen

Course Overview: To provide understanding and demonstration of functional neurologic procedures that can be performed by the chiropractor to aid in analysis, diagnosis, and patient outcomes.

What you can expect to learn:

  1. Applying neurological tests that are immediately relevant to chiropractic practice.
  2. Understanding what the “upper motor neuron” and “lower motor neuron” look like in clinical practice.
  3. Observation and recording of signs, tests, and procedure – case based analysis and critique.
  4. Practicum of performing the “top ten” to be used in every day practice.
  5. Having fun with interpreting where there is “interference in function” of the nervous system and how to address subluxation of the spine.
  6. Getting engaged in the process of applying scientific literature to the chiropractic analysis and correction.

Module 3 – Special Populations

Course Overview: To review and identify specific procedures and tests pertinent to pediatrics, athletes, and the aging population. Neurologic function can vary widely within these groups and this presentation will address each group specifically.

What you can expect to learn: 

  1. Understanding the importance of “tone” in the infant and child patient.
  2. Being able to critically discuss differences in axial and appendicular organization of muscle as it relates to form and function in children, adults, and elder patients.
  3. Addressing the concussive injury and complications of mTBI and spinal health care.
  4. SCAT, SCAT 3, reaction timing, innovative strategies for managing sports related concussive injuries.
  5. Learning to address disorders of thought, movement, and autonomics in the aging population.
  6. Methods to addressing the autoimmune patient, functional chemistry, and chiropractic applications.

Module 4 – Neuro Rehabilitation

Course Overview: To demonstrate the application of neurologic principles into patient care.

What you can expect to learn:

  1. Understanding and using the principles of “fast stretch” and “slow stretch”
  2. Developing strategies of enhancing neuroplasticity thru an activity based center with easy to implement home instructions.
  3. Neural based strategies to improve convergence insufficiencies, posture, and behaviour.
  4. Improving cardiopulmonary health thru rib expansion, oximetry, and heart rate.
  5. Functional chemistry to enhance neurological health.
  6. Playing with technology – using the app store and app technology to facilitate positive change in health

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