How the Nervous System Influences Muscle Tone & Posture


Neurology has been at the heart of the Chiropractic profession since its very beginning.  But it is only in recent years that advances in clinical neuroscience have allowed us to truly understand how our treatment affects the nervous system; and how this effect allows us to restore and preserve good structure and function within the musculoskeletal system.  Although neuroanatomy and neurology form a substantial part of the chiropractic undergraduate curriculum, very few chiropractors use this knowledge in the day-to-day treatment of their patients; it tends to be used solely to rule out gross neurological pathology.

This seminar will introduce you to the practical aspects of functional neurology focusing on brainstem, spinal cord and peripheral nerve mechanisms.

Please note, all of our seminars are designed to be stand-alone. They do not require prior knowledge of functional neurology and you can take our seminars in any order you wish.   

Numerous practical sessions throughout the day will help develop your newly learnt clinical skills.
Delegate numbers are limited to ensure that each individual receives sufficient attention during the practicals.

Course Content: 

  • How to treat rotator cuff impingement, tennis elbow, IT-band syndrome and plantar fasciitis more specifically and more effectively.  How to treat the underlying cause and thus help prevent recurrence of these conditions.

  • How to manage cervical and lumbar radiculopathies as well as peripheral entrapment neuropathies more successfully.

  • How to deal with muscle imbalances, spinal instability, altered spinal curves and abnormal head posture caused by cerebellar or other functional brain imbalances.

  • How to avoid undesirable side effects of treatment, such as excessive soreness, headaches, nausea or light-headedness.  You will learn the basic principles of how neurons work, why it is important to respect their metabolic capacity, and why sometimes it might be better to adjust a finger rather than C1 in a neck pain patient.

  • How to address brain imbalances using your existing techniques.

  • Novel treatment interventions, including coupled-motion adjusting, fast-stretching, vestibular stimulation, as well as various physical and mental exercises that are designed to activate different regions of the brain. 

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What others have said about this seminar:
"Puts neurology into clinically applicable learning. Every chiropractor should attend."
Nina Gurling, Chiropractor.

"The neuro evaluation was fascinating, very accessibly presented."
Megan Lilburne, Chiropractor.

"Very clear and applicable concept to improve diagnosis and treatment. At last neurological tests are going to become more useful than just revealing big pathologies."
Arnaud Geanty, Osteopath.

"Case studies toward the end helped to corroborate theoretical elements - very, very good/extremely valuable."
Amie Bennett, Physiotherapist.

"Good explanations of neurology, very relevant information."
Sean O Maoltuile, Chiropractor.

"The lecturing was clear and helpful and the demonstrations clear, they were not judgemental as to any lack of knowledge."
Jackie Beer, Chiropractor.

"Excellent and easy to use course notes. Very helpful to have videos of technique."
Rachel McEwen, Chiropractor.

"Concepts were presented simply and easily understood."
Gail Rees-Jones, Chiropractor.