Carrick Institute

Month: May 2019

RBE 3: Autonomic Fuel, Flow & Function in Chicago

Another great weekend in Chicago for RBE 3: Autonomic Fuel, Flow & Function.Ā šŸ§  Scholars learned the fundamental importance of fuel delivery and were given tools, techniques and applications for assessing and enabling proper autonomic function. Plus, they had a fun time doing it! #carricktrainedĀ #RBEĀ #receptorbasedessentialsĀ #sensorytherapy#braintherapyĀ #braintrainingĀ #neuroscienceĀ #carrickinstitute

How does our breathing affect our nervous system?

How does our breathing affect our nervous system?Ā šŸ§  When we hyperventilate, we decrease the amount of free calcium in the blood. This causes sodium channels on neurons to become unstable, and sodium begins to come into the cell, raising the resting membrane threshold and making the cell more easily excitable. So why does this matter …

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Concussion/mTBI Program Beginning this Fall with Prof. Carrick

The Carrick Institute would like to invite you to our upcoming Concussion/mTBI Certification Program, beginning September 13-15th, 2019. This in-depth series of lectures and hands-on applications will prepare the participant to be qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries/concussions. Concussions affect people of all ages and can be life changing and …

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The Clinical Applications of the Homunculus

Behold, the bizarre homunculus. The sensory receptors in our body are distributed unevenly. Receptors are densely concentrated in areas where high acuity and fine movements are needed, such as the fingertips, and sparse in other areas where a superior sensory distinction is not necessary, such as the back. This creates a distortion of our body …

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How do we Know Where are in Space?

How do we know where are we in space? Our ability to sense not only where our own body is, but the space around our bodies is accomplished through multiple networks working and communicating together. Holmes NP, Spence C. The body schema and the multisensory representation(s) of peripersonal space. Cogn Process. 2004;5(2):94ā€“105. doi:10.1007/s10339-004-0013-3

Dr. Klotzek and Dr. Ellis Leading Students from Life University

Dr. Klotzek and Dr. Ellis demonstrating techniques for applying clinical neuroscience in practice to scholars from Life University! We love seeing how excited and dedicated these students are!Ā šŸ§ šŸ‘šŸ¼ #carricktrainedĀ #carrickinstituteĀ #chiropracticĀ #chirostudent#physicaltherapyĀ #physicaltherapystudentĀ #neuroscienceĀ #neurology#clinicalneurology

The Three Components of Balance

Our ability to maintain balance relies on three main components: 1ļøāƒ£Ā Vision 2ļøāƒ£Ā Vestibular Function 3ļøāƒ£Ā Proprioception When we take an individual through a balance progression, our goal is to eliminate each component one at a time to narrow down which system that person is relying on. ā–ŖļøĀ Begin with feet together, eyes open, on a solid surface- here …

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The Cerebellum: Fine-Tuning Motor Commands

Traditionally, the cerebellum was thought to only play a role as the brainā€™s chief motor coordinator. We now know today that the cerebellum does so much more than that. The cerebellum contains body maps that help to give us an embodied sense of self. Itā€™s constant communication with the body and cortex through feedforward, feedback …

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What Happens to the Body During Stress?

What happens to our body during stress?Ā šŸ™‡šŸ»ā€ā™€ļø A hallmark feature of stress consists of activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis that is initiated when visceromotor neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus (PVH) stimulate the release of pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormones (ACTH) into the bloodstream, which in turn, activates glucocorticoid secretion from the adrenal gland. These …

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New Paper Published by Prof. Carrick and Team: “Prevalence of Undiagnosed Depression in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes”

Congratulations to Prof Carrick and his research team for their latest publication “Prevalence of Undiagnosed Depression in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes”, published in Frontiers in Endocrinology (high impact 3.510). The researchers conducted the study in the United Arab Emirates because it is an area of the world with one of the highest prevalences of …

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Talk Neuro to Me Episode 16: Neurodevelopmental Disorders with Dr. Worth

šŸŽ™šŸ§ Check out Episode 16 of the Talk Neuro to Me Podcast where we speak to Dr. Matthew Worth, an expert in working with neurodevelopment disorders. For more information and to hear more from Dr. Worth, make sure to check out our upcoming Neurodevelopmental Disorders program beginning this summer in Cape Canaveral.Ā šŸŽ‰

Mitochondria as the link between intelligence, health and aging?

Mitochondria as the link between intelligence, health and aging?Ā šŸ§ šŸ¦  Mitochondria are the ā€œpowerhouseā€ of the cell, responsible for producing energy for the cell, among other functions.Ā āš”ļøĀ Energy availability, in turn, is the lowest common denominator needed for the development, maintenance, and optimal functioning of all biological systems. This study aims to review the relationship between intelligence, …

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Prof. Carrick has Accepted two more Faculty Appointments as Full Professor

Congratulations to Prof Carrick on not ONE, but TWO new appointments as FULL PROFESSOR!Ā šŸŽ‰ Professor Carrick has been active as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, UK. for several years. If that wasn’t enough he has also accepted two more faculty …

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Virtual Reality for Stress Reduction

Stress Awareness Tip: Virtual Reality has been used effectively to promote relaxation and reduce stress. Virtual Reality works by changing the sensory input that our brain receives, changing our brain’s interpretation of our current reality. There are currently three approaches to virtual reality that aim to achieving relaxation, stress reduction and emotion regulation. 1ļøāƒ£Ā Relaxing VR: …

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Using Heart Rate to Predict Errors in Expert Pianist

A new twist to the saying ‘playing from the heart.’Ā šŸŽ¶ – – Researchers found an increase in heart rate before an error in playing occurs in expert pianist.Ā šŸŽ¹Ā This change in heart rate sends crucial signals to the brain to perceive error before we are even consciously aware of it! This information from the heart helps …

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Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong for Reducing Stress Levels

šŸ§ Ā Stress awareness tip: There is much evidence that yoga, tai chi and qigong are effective practices in reducing stress levels.Ā šŸ§˜šŸ»ā€ā™€ļøĀ Much of the research emphasizes the mind-body connection and the meditative aspects of these activities, linking movement to breath and mindfulness. Other benefits of these practices on stress reduction includeā€” šŸŒæĀ Better ability to adapt to stressors …

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Human Performance Program in Cape Canaveral, FL

This past weekend we wrapped up the Human Performance Program in Cape Canaveral, FL with the last module in the series, Neuro-modulation of Human Performance.Ā šŸ§ ā›¹šŸ»ā€ā™€ļøJust as important as strength, endurance and nutrition, an athleteā€™s brain is crucial in achieving optimum performance. An optimally functioning brain means faster reaction times, more precise movements, and better corrections …

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RBE 2: Vancouver

A bright group of scholars at RBE 2 Vancouver from this past weekend. Scholars learned how to harness the power of receptor systems through examination and therapeutic techniques in order to drive better brain function.Ā šŸ¤“šŸ§  – – #receptorbasedessentialsĀ #RBEĀ #carricktrainedĀ #carrickinstitute#carrickinsightĀ #sensoryĀ #motorĀ #examinationĀ #vancouverĀ #scholars#education  

Can we use heart rate variability (HRV) as a tool to measure stress levels?

Stress Tip: Can we use heart rate variability (HRV) as a tool to measure stress levels? The oscillations of our heart are complex and are constantly changing in response to our environment. This allows for the cardiovascular system to rapidly adjust to sudden physical and psychological challenges and maintain homeostasis. Think about a time when …

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Receive. Interpret. Respond: The Functional Neurology Paradigm

Receive. Interpret. Respond. Itā€™s one of the key concepts within the functional neurology paradigm. A sensory stimulus is sent to the brain for processing, which then creates a motor output. Because of this intimidate brain-body connection, our programs have a heavy focus on using sensory modalities to modulate brain function and create a new, desired …

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Carrick Institute Human Performance Program: Neuro-Modulation in Human Performance

Our human performance scholars learning concepts behind neuro-visual training in athletic performance.Ā šŸ§ šŸ‹šŸ»ā€ā™€ļø Just as important as our strength, power and endurance, an athletes ability to process their environment correctly, react quickly and accurately, and have proper control and discipline of their vision is extremely important when working with performance enhancement. What training do you use …

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CITV Video Case Review: 11 Year Old Female with Sensory Aversion, Behavioral Concerns and Anxiety

On this episode of CITV, Dr. Matthew Worth takes us through a clinical case of an 11-year-old female with a history of sensory aversion, behavioral concerns, and anxiety. If you’d like to learn more about strategies for working with neurodevelopmental disorders, check out Dr. Worth’s upcoming Neurodevelopmental Disorders program beginning this June in Cape Canaveral, …

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