Joint manipulation applied in a setting of not understanding its effect on brain activity and not understanding how brain dysfunction influences joint mechanics can have a detrimental effect on the overall function of the CNS. The negative impact can be significant enough to interfere with a patient’s care leading to poorer patient outcomes.
What Is the Brain-Based Adjusting Series?
The Brain-Based Adjusting series consists of 2 modules designed to teach Chiropractors & Manual Therapists how to use joint manipulation to treat brain dysfunction.
The series represents the antithesis of 25 years of clinical work combining the principles of functional neurology with joint manipulative techniques to treat neurological dysfunction and promote nervous system optimization.
Why Use a Brain-Based Approach?
The short answer is that joint manipulation applied in a setting of not understanding its effect on brain activity and not understanding how brain dysfunction influences joint mechanics can have a detrimental effect on the overall function of the CNS. The negative impact can be significant enough to interfere with a patient’s care leading to poorer patient outcomes.
Brain-Based Adjusting Series
What expected outcomes or skill sets would a learner obtain after completing the series?
What Are the Differences Between the Modules?
Each module teaches concepts and applications with time devoted to practice. Each module in the progression builds on the material of the previous one. The idea here is to create a smooth and logical progression by first teaching foundational concepts and applications and then adding to them.
- BBA Level 1 (The Fundamentals): Teaches foundational theory and the basics of applying joint manipulation within the hemispheric and brain lateralization models while at the same time leveraging biomechanical coupling.
- BBA Level 2 (The Patterns): Builds on the essentials taught in BBA-1 to integrate them into identifying and treating joint dysfunction patterns associated with specific deficits in the brain
BBA Level 1 (The Fundamentals)
Level 1 introduces the fundamental concepts of treating Hemisphericity using joint manipulation and muscle spindle resynchronization techniques.
These fundamentals are applied in a specific manner allowing practitioners more success in treating common neuromuscular and brain-based conditions.
Learners taking this program will quickly realize that sidedness, speed, amplitude, and line of drive all matter in the central consequences of joint manipulation.
Practitioners who understand the relationship between these different qualities to brain activation will be better equipped to deliver joint manipulations with higher accuracy and specificity.
Brain-Based Adjusting I - Fundamental Concepts
Brain-Based Adjusting I - Joint Manipulations
BBA Level 2 (The Patterns)
Level 2 builds on the fundamental concepts taught in Level 1 while introducing the concept of centrally mediated motor patterning and postural compensatory change.
It is well-known that central nervous system lesions produce characteristic postural alterations and motor changes. For instance, it is common for individuals with cerebellar deficits to orient themselves to the same side of their lesions. While individuals with Parkinson’s disease often have a characteristic camptocormic posturing.
The concept of motor patterning suggests that any movement, regardless of how minor, does not occur in isolation but rather in precisely choreographed patterns linked to precise patterns of brain activity. Even a simple movement of your eyes to look in a particular direction involves linking many motor and sensory areas of the brain to the choreographed proprioceptive input from the body.
Level 2 focuses on defining the motor/postural compensatory patterns associated with specific functional brain deficits. Level 2 also leverages the concept of “Choreographed Proprioceptive Input” by applying patterns of joint manipulations that balance, restore and optimize network activity in the brain.
Brain-Based Adjusting II - Motor/Postural Compensatory Patterns
Brain-Based Adjusting II - Joint Manipulations
Included In Your Tuition for Brain-Based Adjusting 1 & 2
Re-attendance policy: Scholars who have registered and completed the program (including the 4-day format or the 5-module series in its entirety) have the ability to re-attend the course with no additional fee. When re-attending a course, the scholar will not receive continuing education credits and will receive an audit. Carrick Institute is not responsible for providing new materials for class audits, including but not limited to manuals, shirts, equipment, etc. If manuals have been updated since the original attendance date, the updated materials will be available via PDF on the scholar’s online portal. If the scholar would like to purchase a new paper manual, they may do so before the course start date.
The All-access and re-attendance as part of your Functional Neurology tuition are specific to the Functional Neurology program. The re-attendance is considered an audit of the course material and does not yield CE or CEU credits. It does transfer to other programs offered by the Carrick Institute.
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