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Neurorehabilitation of the Basal Ganglia – Live Stream

November 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - November 11, 2018 @ 6:00 PM EST

$1250 – $1450

Dr. David Traster

This new 3-day program will teach you advanced diagnostic and therapeutic applications specific to the basal ganglia.  Dr. Traster will discuss the structural and functional anatomy of all the afferent, efferent, and intra-basal ganglia connections. By understanding Basal Ganglia neurophysiology and pathophysiology, learners will enhance their ability to both diagnose and rehabilitate patients with basal ganglia disorders. The role of the basal ganglia on posture, locomotion, movement, and cognition will be reviewed in order to appreciate the wide variety of presentations a clinician may see in patients with basal ganglia lesions.  This program builds on top of current the current best understanding of the basal nuclei and its integration in your patient’s conditions.

Clinicians Enrolled in the Module will Recieve:

  • A flipped classroom to prepare you for the live/live-stream training
  • 3-day 25 neurology training hours live or live-stream with Dr. Traster
  • 1 Year of access to the On-Demand recording of the module
  • 3 months of unlimited access to Medline upon completion of the module

The 3-day class will address all of the following critical topics:

  • Evolution of basal ganglionic development
  • How to clinically assess the basal ganglia
  • 3 groups of descending motor pathways
  • Medial vs lateral motor systems
  • 8 ways the basal ganglia contributes to movement
  • Role of the basal ganglia in control of posture and locomotion
  • Basal ganglia and its relationship to eye movements
  • Neurotransmitters and their interaction with the basal ganglia
  • The 3 pathways in the basal ganglia (direct, indirect, and hyperdirect) and their relevance towards rehabilitation
  • Understanding the phasic input and tonic output concept of the basal ganglia
  • Having the ability to link movement disorders to basal ganglionic structures
  • Single vs complex joint movement on basal ganglionic activity
  • The context-dependent role of the basal ganglia
  • Understanding 4 basal ganglia syndromes that cause behavioral problems
  • The relationship between the basal ganglia and drug addiction
  • The basal ganglia’s relationship with the limbic system
  • Role of the basal ganglia on habit learning and memory
  • Deep brain stimulation as an emerging tool for movement disorders and implications towards neurorehabilitation
  • Understanding the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, essential tremor, task-specific tremor, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, myoclonic disorders, and dystonia.

After this module, you will have a firm graph on the understanding of functional neuroanatomy and physiology in relation to patients with basal ganglionic disorders. This information will translate into assessment and applied clinical neuroscience treatment techniques that you can then incorporate with your patients.

Continuing Education (CE) Information:

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If you are in need of continuing education hours for a different profession and/or states not listed above, please fill out a CE request with the link below.   Applications must be received 90 days in advance to assist with state board deadlines. 

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If you are in need of continuing education hours for one of the states above OR a state not listed, please fill out a CE request with the link below. Applications must be received 90 days in advance to assist with state board deadlines.
Course Information:
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Participants must sign in at the beginning of class, and out at the end of class daily to receive course credit. All modules are monitored by an assigned class registrar. If a scholar is not present, the registrar will note this information on the class roster. If you do not check in and out daily, you will not receive credit for your attendance.If at any time you have questions, please email admissions@carrickinstitute.com.

November 9, 2018: 9-6pm EST
November 10, 2018: 9-6pm EST
November 11, 2018: 9-3pm EST


November 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
November 11, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
$1250 – $1450
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Carrick Institute Learning Center
8910 Astronaut Blvd
Cape Canaveral, 32920 United States
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