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ABOUT THE CARRICK INSTITUTE

The Carrick Institute is an independent, post-secondary, educational institution licensed by the State of Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education to award the Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience degree.  The Carrick Institute is dedicated to delivering challenging and high-quality clinical neuroscience educational experiences to a diverse group of dedicated professionals. The Carrick Institute provides its post-secondary degreed students with an opportunity to prepare themselves with new and additional educational opportunities in the field of clinical neuroscience in our degree and certificate programs. Through the guidance of the faculty at the Carrick Institute, theoretical aspects, as well as practical and creative applications in clinical neuroscience procedures are addressed in the curriculum and reinforced with other practicing professionals in the clinical neuroscience field.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies is to empower and maintain a diverse community of clinical scholars to embrace scholarship, discovery and dedication to the service of  humankind.

The Carrick Institute creates and delivers a truly distinctive clinical neuroscience program and clinical neuroscience support services that develop:

• High Performance Leadership—An ability to confidently lead oneself and others for sustainable high performance.

• Global Effectiveness—An ability to perform effectively across cultures in addressing critical clinical neuroscience technology challenges.

• Clinical neuroscience mastery—An ability to enhance personal and organizational performance through the study of clinical neurological technology.

• An Innovative Mindset—An ability to think and act creatively in the field of clinical neuroscience technology.

• Clinical Neuroscience Expertise—An ability to contribute strategically through highly developed functional clinical neuroscience technology skills.

• Professional Curriculum—An ability to learn from academic and educational principles based upon and sensitive to clinical neuroscience technology needs.

• Professional Faculty—An ability to work with academic and research clinical neurologists, as well as working with practicing professional working clinical neurologists.

• Educational Exchange—An ability to work with other professional clinical neurologists with opportunities for international educational exchange.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM

The Carrick Institute has successfully completed a full Institutional and Curriculum review and site inspection by the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education. This process has taken us several years and we are pleased to have received a Provisional License from the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education to offer the Master of Science degree in Clinical Neuroscience as it continues its mission of National and Regional Accreditation.

Our MS-ClinNeuroSci degree program is designed for healthcare professionals that desire an academic Masters degree in clinical neuroscience. There is a significant demand for clinical academics trained in neuroscience at universities, research labs and in clinical practice. Our program is a unique experience based upon our 40 years of experience educating healthcare professionals in neuroscience.

We welcome you to learn more about our Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience Degree Program at cineuroscience.com

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Neurological Primer: Clinical Approaches to TMD

This full day will be based upon on a focused head and neck examination, with a special overview on the TMJ, and its management procedures. The speaker will take your through the steps in this evidence-based physical examination process, which includes inspection, palpation, and auscultation of head and neck structures. 

Clinical Neurochemistry and Nutrition Program

This 6-module series will explore the chemistry of the nervous system, how the chemical processes of the body affect the brain and nervous system function, and the ways in which the brain influences the internal chemical environments.

Vestibular Applications

From those that have completed the Vestibular Rehabilitation Fellowship program, there has been an overwhelming demand for a program that demonstrates and reviews all the key points of the program in a purely hands-on manner.

Clinical Neuroscience Exam Bootcamp

This 4-day course offering is designed to elevate your skills to a modern approach to physical and neurological examination.  Learn and practice the examinations skills you need to formulate an appropriate treatment plan for your patients. Review the physiology and…

Brain-Based Adjusting

This program focuses on teaching how disturbances in body alignment promote dysfunction in the central nervous system and how that dysfunction further promotes disturbances in body alignment.  Understanding this two-way street will allow for improved clinical outcomes by the application of novel adjusting paradigms in combination with other manual therapies.

Acupuncture & Neurology

Clinicians from all disciplines are now understanding how important it is to be able to have a grasp on neurophysiology and apply it to their clinical care.   This online program is an introduction for those who practice acupuncture and Chinese medicine to a patient-centered functional neurology paradigm of care.

Neurological Exam for the Acupuncture Clinician

This program is for acupuncturists looking to take their neurological examination skills to the next level.

Learn neurological exams specific to the central nervous system, with an appreciation for the functional connections between regions of the brain and neuronal networks.

Neurology Primer: BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is the most common cause of vertigo in adults, resulting in over 1.5 million visits to the ED in the US each year. With proper assessment and maneuvers, the vast majority of cases can be effectively treated, alleviating patients of debilitating symptoms and decreasing their risk of falls at the same time. Grow your clinical practice and expand your skills to confidently treat this dizzy population!

Neuroscience Research Update 2020

The Carrick Institute is proud to announce a new series designed to help clinicians stay current in the neuroscience research that comes out every year. This new program will also serve to help those keep their fellow and diplomate status with their respective organizations. In this program, Carrick Institute faculty will pull from the recent research to analyze and dissect it so you can stay up to date with quickly evolving field of neuroscience in healthcare.

FOUNDATIONAL & CORE PROGRAMS

ReceptorBased® Essentials

ReceptorBased Essentials is the most effective way to start learning and implementing the functional neurology paradigm of care. This program teaches a brain-based model for manual therapies, rehabilitation strategies, and performance optimization techniques which allows clinicians to better serve their current patient population as well as attract a new patient base.

PAIN RESET

Pain Reset is the Carrick Institute’s updated 5-day program for clinicians seeking clinical excellence in working musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain. Pain Reset incorporates neuro-biomechanics, the latest in pain neuroscience and a functional neurology paradigm for a novel and effective model of care.

Clinical Neuroscience Program (CNS – 800 Series)

Scholars from around the world enjoy Carrick Institute’s online self-paced educational offerings. Our clinical neuroscience (CNS) program prepares you for diplomate exam from the ACNB and the fellowship exam from the ACFN while also raising your clinical excellence so you can serve your patients at the highest levels possible.

SPECIALITY PROGRAMS

Concussion/mTBI Rehabilitation Certification Program

In our most advanced module series, Prof. Carrick trains healthcare professionals how to understand, examine and treat sports-related concussions/mTBI.  This program is one of immersive integrated clinical education designed to promote mastery of the subject area and long-term learning.

The Clinical Neuroscience Behind the Subluxation & Chiropractic Adjustment

This one-day event is designed to provide practitioners with the latest updates relating to the vertebral subluxation complex and the chiropractic adjustment.  It will shed light on the growing body of research supporting the effectiveness of chiropractic care for conditions other than just pain.

Mastery of Peripheral Neuropathy

This three-day immersive course will provide attendees with three modern approaches for solving peripheral neuropathies in their patients. Scholars will learn the physical medical approach for diagnosis and examination, the nutritional and neurochemistry approach, including knowledge of which labs to run and how to read the results, and a neurological approach for determining the longitudinal levels of the neurological lesion and strategies for applying clinical neuroscience with this population.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

This 6-module program builds on top of current best research and understanding of developmental disorders as well as the latest advancements in their treatment. With an increase in the prevalence of developmental disorders, the need for properly trained clinicians that understand the neurophysiology, know how to make the correct diagnosis, understand the co-management with various levels of healthcare and support, and have mastery of a Clinical Neuroscience approach  to treating these conditions is higher than ever.

Mastering Migraine

Migraine is the 6th most debilitating condition in the world. It affects over 38 million Americans, with 4 million suffering from chronic migraine. Understand what modalities and treatments are effective at managing migraine from a biomechanical, nutritional, hormonal and a Clinical Neuroscience  approach.

This series is designed for those seeking mastery of the treatment of migraine-related disorders. All material will be presented from the most current research available.

Human Performance Program

The Human Performance program is a 4-module series designed for clinicians, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and strength coaches who are looking to work with the athletic population at the highest levels possible. Cut through the mountains of research and learn what your athletes need to get the results they have always wanted.

Neuro-Visual Therapy

The Carrick Institute’s Neuro-Visual Therapy (NVT) course is designed to help physicians, athletic trainers, athletes, healthcare professionals, and performance coaches understand the  relationships between sports performance, concussion and how they relate to the neuro-visual system. Learn NVT applications, time tested in the trenches, to help you solve concussions more effectively.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Program 

Vestibular processing is one of the most highly integrated receptor systems in the human body, which allows it to be utilized in the course of rehabilitation of many seemingly unrelated patient scenarios. This 6-module series will culminate to an understanding of when, why, and how to implement vestibular rehabilitation, through evaluation procedures, biometric technologies, and hands-on applications.

TBI: Advancements in Diagnosis & Treatment

The approach to concussion diagnosis and management has been evolving at an unprecedented rate that demands an update in clinical applications for those healthcare practitioners that attend these patients. Implementation of concussion protocols has been made by a variety of expert committees. 

Advanced Clinical Applications of Eye Movements

This clinical applications module is an advanced clinical experience that expands the clinician’s ability to utilize eye movements to understand, diagnose and treat disorders of the nervous system. This clinical module expands and details information that was learned in the Carrick Institute Clinical Applications of Eye Movements module.

Movement Disorders

Professor Carrick has attended patients with movement disorders from around the globe for 37 years and is regarded as a clinical expert in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.  Our 4-module program is a current exposure of movement disorders based upon a patient-centered paradigm of treatment.  We will be expanding your clinical acumen and abilities to make a difference…

Movement Disorders

Professor Carrick has attended patients with movement disorders from around the globe for 37 years and is regarded as a clinical expert in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.  Our 4-module program is a current exposure of movement disorders based upon a patient-centered paradigm of treatment.  We will be expanding your clinical acumen and abilities to make a difference…

Clinical Neuroscience Board Review

This 3-day immersion program in clinical neurology has been designed to serve as a review and update of new materials and applications for those clinicians who are preparing to become board certified in clinical neurology. This program provides the annual specialist educational requirements necessary to maintain active status as a neurology diplomate/fellow.

Brain Dissection with Prof. Carrick: on-demand

Dr. Carrick leads doctors on an exciting journey of function related to structure.  Each area of the brain is carefully dissected, discussed and described in depth by Prof Frederick R. Carrick.

This incredible 25-hour on-demand class will allow you access to the full brain dissection course at your own pace, allowing you to fully grasp the material.

Mastery of Neurochemistry of Male & Female Hormones 

Learn how to dig deep into your patient’s physiology to untangle the root causes of their hormonal and adrenal problems. In addition to correcting any hormonal issues, scholars will gain an understanding as to how these imbalances affect normal brain function, cause neurological symptoms and impact the health of the aging brain.

Mastery of Neurochemistry of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders has exploded in the last 20 years. There are children in every community that needs modern, evidence-based care to lessen the core symptoms of ASD and encourage optimal brain development. Practitioners trained in Clinical Neurochemistry and Nutrition play a critical role in the healthy, long-term neurodevelopment of a child diagnosed with ASD.

Mastery of Thyroid-Brain Axis

This 25-hour clinical program is a comprehensive overview of thyroid physiology and its role in maintaining optimal function of the brain and nervous system. The specific relationship between thyroid disorders and a variety of common clinical conditions will be explored. Participants will be trained to recognize and accurately diagnose thyroid disorders in their patient populations, as well as treat these disorders successfully—even in patients already taking medication.

Acupuncture – Safety in Neurology: Dizziness and Vertigo

Dizziness and vertigo both dramatically increase the risk for falls and subsequent injuries. Learn how to differentiate dizziness from vertigo, understand possible etiologies of dizziness and vertigo, neurological red flags for tumors, and functional examinations of patients with dizziness or vertigo.  This course is a 2-credit course that meets the NCCAOM requirements for safety and ethics and Florida medical errors.

Neurology in Practice

The Carrick Institute’s mission is to serve patients around the world by bringing together premier educational resources to clinicians and scholars. In an effort to support CI scholars, we have brought together a special event to help clinicians navigate the transition from a traditional practice to the modern practice that includes an individualized clinical neuroscience approach.

Neuro-Visual Therapy

The Carrick Institute’s Neuro-Visual Therapy (NVT) course is designed to help physicians, athletic trainers, athletes, healthcare professionals, and performance coaches understand the  relationships between sports performance, concussion and how they relate to the neuro-visual system. Learn NVT applications, time tested in the trenches, to help you solve concussions more effectively.

Clinical Neurochemistry and Nutrition Program

This 6-module series will explore the chemistry of the nervous system, how the chemical processes of the body affect brain and nervous system function, and the ways in which the brain influences the internal chemical environments.

Attendees will learn clinical nutrition treatment strategies utilizing supplements (vitamins, minerals, nutrients, botanicals) and diet. There will be a strong focus on clinical application of the material so learners can serve their patient population right away. Clinical cases are provided to illustrate core principles and facilitate mastery of the subject areas.

Vestibular Applications

From those that have completed the Vestibular Rehabilitation Fellowship program, there has been an overwhelming demand for a program that demonstrates and reviews all the key points of the program in a purely hands-on manner.

This 3-day program will allow learners to better translate the information they learned in the classroom into their clinic.  Refine your examination skills for the vestibular patient as well as all the hands-on skills you need to rehabilitate this patient population.

Clinical Neuroscience Exam Bootcamp

The Carrick Institute is proud to announce our brand new program, the Clinical Neuroscience Exam Bootcamp, presented by Dr. David Traster.

This 4-day course offering is designed to elevate your skills to a modern approach to physical and neurological examination.  Learn and practice the examinations skills you need to formulate an appropriate treatment plan for your patients. Review the physiology and assess the different levels of the neuraxis from end organ to cerebral cortex.  Cranial nerves, sensory and motor exam, reflexes, balance & gait, video occulography and balance platform findings will all be discussed. Detailed explanations will be provided relating which therapies to perform relative to the examination findings and diagnosis.

Brain-Based Adjusting

This program focuses on teaching how disturbances in body alignment promote dysfunction in the central nervous system and how that dysfunction further promotes disturbances in body alignment.  Understanding this two-way street will allow for improved clinical outcomes by the application of novel adjusting paradigms in combination with other manual therapies.

Acupuncture & Neurology

Clinicians from all disciplines are now understanding how important it is to be able to have a grasp on neurophysiology and apply it to their clinical care.   This online program is an introduction for those who practice acupuncture and Chinese medicine to a patient-centered functional neurology paradigm of care.

Neurological Exam for the Acupuncture Clinician

This program is for acupuncturists looking to take their neurological examination skills to the next level.

Learn neurological exams specific to the central nervous system, with an appreciation for the functional connections between regions of the brain and neuronal networks.

Neurology Primer: BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is the most common cause of vertigo in adults, resulting in over 1.5 million visits to the ED in the US each year. With proper assessment and maneuvers, the vast majority of cases can be effectively treated, alleviating patients of debilitating symptoms and decreasing their risk of falls at the same time. Grow your clinical practice and expand your skills to confidently treat this dizzy population!

Neuroscience Research Update 2020

The Carrick Institute is proud to announce a new series designed to help clinicians stay current in the neuroscience research that comes out every year. This new program will also serve to help those keep their fellow and diplomate status with their respective organizations. In this program, Carrick Institute faculty will pull from the recent research to analyze and dissect it so you can stay up to date with quickly evolving field of neuroscience in healthcare.

ReceptorBased® Essentials

ReceptorBased Essentials is the most effective way to start learning and implementing the functional neurology paradigm of care. This program teaches a brain-based model for manual therapies, rehabilitation strategies, and performance optimization techniques which allows clinicians to better serve their current patient population as well as attract a new patient base.

PAIN RESET

Pain Reset is the Carrick Institute’s updated 5-day program for clinicians seeking clinical excellence in working musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain. Pain Reset incorporates neuro-biomechanics, the latest in pain neuroscience and a functional neurology paradigm for a novel and effective model of care.

CORE PROGRAMS

Clinical Neuroscience Program (CNS – 800 Series)

Scholars from around the world enjoy Carrick Institute’s online self-paced educational offerings. Our clinical neuroscience (CNS) program prepares you for diplomate exam from the ACNB and the fellowship exam from the ACFN while also raising your clinical excellence so you can serve your patients at the highest levels possible.

SPECIALITY PROGRAMS

Concussion/mTBI Rehabilitation Certification Program

In our most advanced module series, Prof. Carrick trains healthcare professionals how to understand, examine and treat sports-related concussions/mTBI.  This program is one of immersive integrated clinical education designed to promote mastery of the subject area and long-term learning.

The Clinical Neuroscience Behind the Subluxation & Chiropractic Adjustment

This one-day event is designed to provide practitioners with the latest updates relating to the vertebral subluxation complex and the chiropractic adjustment.  It will shed light on the growing body of research supporting the effectiveness of chiropractic care for conditions other than just pain.

Mastery of Peripheral Neuropathy

This three-day immersive course will provide attendees with three modern approaches for solving peripheral neuropathies in their patients. Scholars will learn the physical medical approach for diagnosis and examination, the nutritional and neurochemistry approach, including knowledge of which labs to run and how to read the results, and a neurological approach for determining the longitudinal levels of the neurological lesion and strategies for applying clinical neuroscience with this population.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

This 6-module program builds on top of current best research and understanding of developmental disorders as well as the latest advancements in their treatment. With an increase in the prevalence of developmental disorders, the need for properly trained clinicians that understand the neurophysiology, know how to make the correct diagnosis, understand the co-management with various levels of healthcare and support, and have mastery of a Clinical Neuroscience approach  to treating these conditions is higher than ever.

Mastering Migraine

Migraine is the 6th most debilitating condition in the world. It affects over 38 million Americans, with 4 million suffering from chronic migraine. Understand what modalities and treatments are effective at managing migraine from a biomechanical, nutritional, hormonal and a Clinical Neuroscience  approach.

This series is designed for those seeking mastery of the treatment of migraine-related disorders. All material will be presented from the most current research available.

Human Performance Program

The Human Performance program is a 4-module series designed for clinicians, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and strength coaches who are looking to work with the athletic population at the highest levels possible. Cut through the mountains of research and learn what your athletes need to get the results they have always wanted.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Program 

Vestibular processing is one of the most highly integrated receptor systems in the human body, which allows it to be utilized in the course of rehabilitation of many seemingly unrelated patient scenarios. This 6-module series will culminate to an understanding of when, why, and how to implement vestibular rehabilitation, through evaluation procedures, biometric technologies, and hands-on applications.

Movement Disorders

Professor Carrick has attended patients with movement disorders from around the globe for 37 years and is regarded as a clinical expert in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.  Our 4-module program is a current exposure of movement disorders based upon a patient-centered paradigm of treatment.  We will be expanding your clinical acumen and abilities to make a difference in the lives of patients with a variety of movement disorders from dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, neurodegeneration, stroke, gait abnormalities, Tourette’s syndrome and much more.  Prof Carrick’s treatment applications are legend throughout the world and he attracts referrals from leading institutions and specialists for his novel and innovative treatments that are often times successful in these difficult cases.

TBI: Advancements in Diagnosis & Treatment

The approach to concussion diagnosis and management has been evolving at an unprecedented rate that demands an update in clinical applications for those healthcare practitioners that attend these patients. Implementation of concussion protocols has been made by a variety of expert committees. These protocols are changing the applications associated with the previous understanding of brain injury and treatment.

The objective of this contemporary updated program is to present the topic of concussion by educational interaction designed to promote the mastery of skills needed to manage concussion in a contemporary fashion.

Advanced Clinical Applications of Eye Movements

This clinical applications module is an advanced clinical experience that expands the clinician’s ability to utilize eye movements to understand, diagnose and treat disorders of the nervous system. This clinical module expands and details information that was learned in the Carrick Institute Clinical Applications of Eye Movements module.

The program includes an in-depth understanding of eye movements and brain control as well as eye movements and brain influences. The clinical scholar will be able to understand, develop and apply treatment stratagems specific for individual areas of the nervous system.

Neurorehabilitation of the Basal Ganglia

This three-day program will teach you advanced diagnostic and therapeutic applications specific to the basal ganglia. This program builds on top of current the current best understanding of the basal nuclei and its integration in your patient’s conditions.

Structural and functional anatomy of all the afferent, efferent, and intra-basal ganglia connections will be discussed. 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.

Neurology in Practice

The Carrick Institute’s mission is to serve patients around the world by bringing together premier educational resources to clinicians and scholars. In an effort to support CI scholars, we have brought together a special event to help clinicians navigate the transition from a traditional practice to the modern practice that includes an individualized clinical neuroscience approach.

This 2.5-day executive workshop is a comprehensive overview of the professional Clinical Neuroscience practice. It covers techniques to attract new patients from personal and professional referrals, learn to create unified & efficient management systems, and acquire the skills you need to succeed in the modern professional practice. This program will allow you to become a sought-after authority for Clinical Neuroscience in your town by the end of the year, create a rock-star team of empowered people, and create a level of excitement in your patients and your programs.

Clinical Neuroscience Board Review

This 3-day immersion program in clinical neurology has been designed to serve as a review and update of new materials and applications for those clinicians who are preparing to become board certified in clinical neurology.

This program provides the annual specialist educational requirements necessary to maintain active status as a neurology diplomate/fellow.

It has also been designed to serve as a review of current materials to assist candidates in their preparation for the board certification examination in neurology recognized by the American Chiropractic Association and the ACA Council on Neurology.

Brain Dissection with Prof. Carrick: on-demand

Dr. Carrick leads doctors on an exciting journey of function related to structure.  Each area of the brain is carefully dissected, discussed and described in depth by Prof Frederick R. Carrick.

This incredible 25-hour on-demand class will allow you access to the full brain dissection course at your own pace, allowing you to fully grasp the material.  If you missed the brain dissection course in person, or if you want to review, on-demand brain dissection provides an opportunity for long term knowledge retention you can’t get elsewhere.  The course will also include an exam to assess and reinforce the materials covered.

Mastery of Neurochemistry of Male & Female Hormones 

Learn how to dig deep into your patient’s physiology to untangle their the root causes of their hormonal and adrenal problems. In addition to correcting any hormonal issues, scholars will gain an understanding as to how these imbalances affect normal brain function, cause neurological symptoms and impact the health of the aging brain.

This three-day immersive course will provide attendees with an effective, science-based approach to understanding how hormonal imbalances are affecting the health of their patients.

Mastery of Neurochemistry of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders has exploded in the last 20 years. There are children in every community that needs modern, evidence-based care to lessen the core symptoms of ASD and encourage optimal brain development. Practitioners trained in Clinical Neurochemistry and Nutrition play a critical role in the healthy, long-term neurodevelopment of a child diagnosed with ASD.

This three-day immersive course will provide attendees with an effective, science-based approach to improving brain function in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Mastery of Thyroid-Brain Axis

This 25-hour clinical program is a comprehensive overview of thyroid physiology and its role in maintaining optimal function of the brain and nervous system. The specific relationship between thyroid disorders and a variety of common clinical conditions will be explored. Participants will be trained to recognize and accurately diagnose thyroid disorders in their patient populations, as well as treat these disorders successfully—even in patients already taking medication.

Acupuncture – Safety in Neurology: Dizziness and Vertigo

Dizziness and vertigo both dramatically increase the risk for falls and subsequent injuries. Learn how to differentiate dizziness from vertigo, understand possible etiologies of dizziness and vertigo, neurological red flags for tumors, and functional examinations of patients with dizziness or vertigo.  This course is a 2-credit course that meets the NCCAOM requirements for safety and ethics and Florida medical errors.

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