Functional Neurology Neurology (The Carrick Institute) – 2000+ hours of postgraduate study. Currently in specialized Functional Neuro-Orthopedics Rehabilitation program for advanced Certification.
Neuro-Muscular Re-education (The Levy Approach) – 200+ Hours of post grad study. Incorporates 4 approaches to myofascial release/ soft tissue work; insertion/ origin technique (similar to ART), Muscle Stripping, Transverse Friction, Proprioceptive neuromuscular Facilitation.
Functional Neurology Orthopedics And Pain Reset program (The Carrick Institute) – 300+ hours of postgraduate study. A multidisciplinary approach to the material but also a “multi-specialty approach”, combining fundamentals and cutting-edge concepts in orthopedic rehabilitation, functional neurology and integrative therapy for pain.
California Board Certified X-Ray Radiology Operator
CBP BioPhysics – 200+ hours Clinic Certified in structural rehabilitation of the spine, includes mirror image adjusting as per CBP protocols, drop-table adjusting, Impulse IQ, and X-ray analysis.
Rock Tape Certification – 200 hours Advanced Sports Injury taping for athletes and rehabilitation.
Applied Kinesiology and Strain/ Counter strain
– 400 hours of postgrad study, and extremity adjusting.
Functional Neurology Orthopedics program:
Takes a multidisciplinary approach to the material but also a “multi-specialty approach”, combining fundamentals and cutting-edge concepts in orthopedic rehabilitation, functional neurology and integrative therapy for pain
Neuron Theory & Receptor Activation:
Advanced components of neuronal structure and activity will be reviewed with emphasis on the relationship between environmental potentials and their effects on the central nervous system. Clinical applications of the breadth and depth of information will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the motor system in relationship to receptor activation. The relationship between brain/muscle spindle sensitivity/gain and muscle tone will be explored. Methodology concerning brain based activation of the neuromuscular will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Peripheral Nervous System:
Structure and function of the peripheral nervous system will be reviewed with emphasis on the clinical syndromes most commonly associated with lesions in the system. The central consequences of such lesions will be discussed in relationship to neuronal function thus developing new methodologies of diagnosis and treatment will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Detailed review of the structure and function of the spinal cord with emphasis on clinical syndromes. Also to be presented is structured methodology to differentiate between various clinical syndromes directly and or indirectly involving the spinal cord. Applications in the treatment of the spinal cord injured patient will be explored, tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Review of the structure and function of spinal cord reflexes from monosynaptic to cross cord reflexes. Clinical applications will we emphasized in relationship to the use of modalities in the treatment of central and peripheral based disorders of muscle tone, and will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Autonomic Nervous System:
Emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the ANS in relationship to respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary function and pathology. Autonomic concomitants associated with central and peripheral lesions will be reviewed. Clinical methodology involving diagnosis and treatment of neurological dysfunction of the ANS will be will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Review of the major afferent and efferent projections of the cerebellum as well as the central/peripheral consequences of cerebellar pathology. The relationship of labyrinthine integration to occular movement will be discussed in detail with emphasis on its clinical application, and will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Spinal Cord and Cerebellum:
Designed to enhance clinical skills in analysis, treatment protocols and rehab, this module addresses the anatomy functional neurophysiology between the spinal cord and cerebellum with the major emphasis placed on the cerebellum. Course content will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
The Brain & Its Environment:
Review of the internal and supportive structures of the brain with emphasis placed on the major afferent and efferent projections associated with brain activity. Lesions of the supportive structures of brain and the clinical methodology used in determining brain vascular integrity will be discussed. Applications specific to brain based treatments will be explored in detail, and will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
The module explores the anatomical and neurofunctional structures of the human brain. Laced with clinical information, this module is filled with analytical gems and adjusting applications to enhance the patients probability toward a higher quality of life. Class content will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Complete review of the structure and function of the cranial nerves with emphasis on their clinical syndromes. Applications and procedures specific to this area of the nervous system will be covered in detail both didactically and practically. Course content will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Lobes of the Brain:
Review the basic functions and structures associated with the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes. Methodology involving the use of optokinetic stimulations and other brain based diagnostics and therapeutics will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Presentation of a structured format in approaching the neurological examination. Emphasis will be placed on reviewing the most common syndromes one may encounter during the practical portion of the exam as well as methodology to understand and apply non Cartesian logic. Course content will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
The major sensory pathways will be discussed specific to their structure and function. Central processing of sensory information will be reviewed in relationship to thalamic and cortical integration. Disorders of the sensorium will be reviewed and methodology introduced to aid in differentiating these disorders from central and peripheral origins. Applications specific to the treatment of the sensorium will be explored, will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Pain generating mechanisms will be reviewed from the receptor to central processing. Central mechanisms for pain inhibition and facilitation will be reviewed with emphasis placed on the clinical syndromes associated with pain integration. Methodology specific to chiropractic modalities will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Head & Face Pain:
The most common syndromes involving head pain from migraines to trigeminal neuralgia will be reviewed. Afferent pain pathways from the face will be reviewed in regards to their structure and function. Applications specific to the facial pain sufferer will be presented. Course content will be tested and reviewed for clinician competency.
Discussion of the structure and function of the major volitional and non volitional motor pathways. Function of the basal ganglia, cerebral cortex, cerebellum, brainstem and spinal cord will be discussed in relationship to the human motor system. Applications specific to the diagnosis and treatment of both central and peripheral pathology will be covered, tested and reviewed for clinician competency.