Carrick Institute

Clinical Neuroscience Program

The Future of Healthcare is Waiting for You.

There is no better time than now to join what is becoming the future of healthcare. The Carrick Institute’s CNS program is designed to educate clinicians to work towards mastery in the application of Clinical Neuroscience in the health and human performance environments.

It is now recognized how important the nervous system is in controlling all aspects of health and performance. The clinician who is able to create an individualized neurophysiological approach for their patients will become the healthcare provider of the future.

The Carrick Institute CNS education program takes a novel approach to clinical applications of neuroscience. Our clinical scholars learn how to integrate evidence-based concepts into a patient based paradigm of healthcare. Utilizing a contemporary educational approach to problem-based learning, our CNS program is central to mastering the skills of clinical neuroscience and applying them to human function.

Explore the Breadth, Depth and Application of Clinical Neuroscience

The clinical neuroscience program (CNS) is a comprehensive, evidence-based series of modules which come together to teach the breadth, depth, and application of clinical neuroscience.

What is Breadth? Throughout the CNS program, scholars will be taught on subject material that is common to all healthcare professionals and needed for the diagnosis and recognition of neurological dysfunction. This includes the neuroanatomy, the physiology and the pathology of the nervous system and related systems.

What is Depth? Building upon the breadth of neuroscience, the depth of the CNS program allows practitioners clarity into the clinical thought process and neurophysiology as it relates to the scholar’s specific profession. Our programs are taught at a depth that allows clinicians to be more specific in the assessment, diagnosis, integration, and recognition of the various systems that influence disorders of humankind.

What is Application?: Building upon the breadth and depth of the field of clinical neuroscience, the CNS program dives deep into the physical and functional neurorehabilitation strategies that are specific to the practitioner when applying a functional neurology paradigm of care.

Breadth, depth and application is what allows for clinical mastery.

The clinician of the future will develop individualized neurophysiological approaches of care for their patients.

Who Can Attend

This program is for those who desire to expand their knowledge and work towards clinical excellence in their perspective fields.

Scholars who typically attend our programs include: MD, DC, DO, PT, DPT, LAc, ATCs, RN, NP, OT, strength coaches, and personal trainers. If you have any questions about your eligibility for our program, feel free to contact us.

Participants are solely responsible for ensuring that they remain within the scope of practice defined by the legislation governing their license.

15-Hour Modules Delivered Onsite, LiveStream, or Online Self-Paced Learning

The information is presented in 15-hour modules and is available on-site, via internet live-stream and online self-paced learning. Each module has a combination of a didactic lecture as well as hands-on applications to allow for immediate integration into your model of care.

High Pass Rates on Diplomate & Fellowship Examinations

This program is designed to aid scholars in the preparation of passing their neurology fellowship and diplomate board examinations. Carrick Institute scholars who have completed the Clinical Neuroscience Program have demonstrated tremendous success on these examinations. To learn more about these examinations, visit ACFN.org (cross-disciplinary) or ACNB.org (chiropractic).

Scholars Enrolled in the CNS Program Receive:

  • 2 days of training via onsite, LiveStream or online self-paced learning
  • 15 neurology hours per module
  • Eligibility for Neurology Fellowship and Diplomate Examinations after completion of 300 hours of study
  • LIFETIME access to the digital recording of the class
  • Re-attendance for life – Retake the class on-site, via livestream or via online, self-paced learning as many times as you’d like for attendance hours
  • 3 months of unlimited access to Medline upon completion of the module

Tuition

On-Site and LiveStream:

Early-Bird (register 60 days in advance): $499 per module
General Tuition: $599 per module

On-demand: $599 per module

Prepayment Option$8,980 for 20 modules

The Carrick Institute believes in rewarding those committed to their education. Save $3,000 by prepaying for 20 modules (300 neurology hours) in the CNS program.

“What an amazing program. This program filled in all the missing questions I had about what techniques to use and how to use them, when to use them and much more. I am so much better of a chiropractor thanks to this program. I am helping more people with the knowledge I have gained and clinical skills and getting more referrals for not just other health care providers but chiropractors as well. L. O. V. E. this program”

-Dr. Matt Thomas

“Professionalism, integrity, the very best there is in Functional Neurology!”

-Dr. Lene Fich

“Perhaps the best program on planet earth.”

-Dr. Kenneth Cyr

“Six years into practice, and I still felt like there were so many unanswered questions about why I could help some patients more than others, why chiropractic would “work” for them and not for others. After going through my first five modules, and with a lot of support from Dr. Garcia, I am seeing more clearly how I can more regularly produce the “miracle” patients reliably, instead of popping and praying. Well worth the shock of going back to school!”

-Dr. Seth LaFlamme

THE CNS CURRICULUM

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 emphasized.

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 system will be presented.

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 relation to neuronal function thus developing new methodologies of diagnosis and treatment.

A detailed review of the structure and function of the spinal cord with an emphasis on clinical syndromes. Also to be presented is a 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.

Review of the structure and function of spinal cord reflexes from monosynaptic to cross-cord reflexes. Clinical applications will we emphasized in relation to the use of modalities in the treatment of central and peripheral-based disorders of muscle tone.

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. A clinical methodology involving diagnosis and treatment of neurological dysfunction of the ANS will be reviewed.

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 ocular movement will be discussed in detail with emphasis on its clinical application.

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 the 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.

A 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.

 

Review the basic functions and structures associated with the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes. A methodology involving the use of optokinetic stimulations and other brain-based diagnostics and therapeutics will be reviewed.

 

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.

 

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.

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 reviewed as well.

 

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.

 

Discussion of the structure and function of the major volitional and non-volitional motor pathways. The function of the basal ganglia, cerebral cortex, cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord will be discussed in relation to the human motor system. Applications specific to the diagnosis and treatment of both central and peripheral pathology will be covered.

 

Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

 

Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

 

Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

 

Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

 

Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

 

Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

 

This program of study is central to the hands-on adjusting of joints without the use of instrumentation or anesthesia. Our program is designed to promote maximum skill acquisition in adjusting by the Chiropractor. The participant will be immersed in practical application learning scenarios based upon a neurological model of health care.

*This module is 8 credit hours*

This program focuses on some practical and effective ways of applying Neurology for the practicing clinician.

This module features:

  • Learn about Clinical Neuroscience, its foundational concepts and why it will transform your practice.
  • Learn assessments and tests to get insight into a patient’s neurological presentation.
  • Case-based learning by reviewing Dr. Carrick’s patient videos demonstrating how he reached his diagnosis and his treatment approach.
  • See functional neurology clinical applications that you will be able to apply with your patients.

Reading List

For a full list of all reading recommendations for the CNS program, click here. 

Legal Notices
Every attempt is made to offer programs as announced. The Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies reserves the right, however, to adjust program faculty, location, dates, times and tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences. The Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to program adjustments or cancellations.

 

Upcoming Onsite and Livestream Courses

Cape Canaveral, FL

809: Cranial Nerves – July 11-12, 2020 – Livestream
810: Lobes of the Brain – August 8-9, 2020 – Live Stream
811: Neurological Diagnosis – October 10-11, 2020 – Livestream
812: Sensory Systems – December 19 – 20, 2020 – Live |Live Stream

CNS Locations and Dates

Sat 11

809-Cranial Nerves: Live Stream

July 11 @ 9:00 AM - July 12 @ 9:00 AM EDT
Aug 08

810 – Lobes of the Brain: Live Stream

August 8 @ 9:00 AM - August 9 @ 9:00 AM EDT
Oct 10

811 – Neurological Diagnosis: Live Stream

October 10 @ 9:00 AM - October 11 @ 9:00 AM EDT
Oct 10

Brain-Based Adjusting – Atlanta

October 10 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT
Nov 21

Brain-Based Adjusting – Oslo

November 21 @ 9:00 AM - November 22 @ 6:00 PM EST
Dec 19

812 – Sensory Systems: Cape Canaveral

December 19 @ 9:00 AM - December 20 @ 9:00 AM EST
Dec 19

812 – Sensory Systems: Live Stream

December 19 @ 9:00 AM - December 20 @ 9:00 AM EST
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