Carrick Institute

July 21-23, 2023 | Orlando, FL
Registration is Now Open! 


July 21-23, 2023 | Orlando, FL
Registration is Now Open! 

New Year - New Program Updates! Pain Reset 2.0 & Functional Neurology Essentials

Concussion Bootcamp

Concussion is affecting the world at pandemic proportions, with research estimating approximately one in 10 people sustains one or more each year. 

What is Concussion Bootcamp?

A concussion is affecting the world at pandemic proportions, with research estimating approximately one in 10 people sustains one or more each year. The concussion Boot Camp course by the Carrick Institute provides healthcare practitioners a broad, hands-on, scoping update on the diagnosis and management of concussions in the acute and subacute phases and some promising exploratory domains for assessment and rehabilitation.

Who is this class for?

Concussion Bootcamp will appeal to all healthcare providers with a passion for helping patients with concussions, regardless of their educational background.

Dr. Matthew Antonucci

The Treatment Approach Taught in Concussion Bootcamp

With over 30 official “unified” definitions, no published standard approach to diagnosis or rehabilitation, concussions are confusing everyone. Meanwhile, best estimates suggest that in any particular year, 1 in 10 people will sustain a concussion. Due to a lack of public education causing underreporting, a precise definition, standard of care, and inadequate data collection, the actual number of concussions that occur each year may never be discovered.

This 2-day, hands-on, high-level and fast-paced workshop will teach the delegate the 7 major profiles or phenotypes of concussion, how to assess each, understand the pathology associated with each, then craft customized training exercises to rehabilitate or enhance neurological function in patients from pediatrics to geriatrics, and professional athletes.

Why Learn Functional Neurology?

Optimizing one's nervous system creates an environment for maximum healing while simultaneously maximizing the human potential.

Why Learn Functional Neurology?

Our nervous system controls all our bodily functions, actions, and reactions. Many diseases often involve negative changes within the central nervous system that further promote and contribute to the initial illness. It is becoming more evident that many diseases can also originate from dysfunction within the CNS, requiring practitioners to know about these relationships, especially when patients fail to respond to standard treatments.

Leveraging functional neurology to optimize nervous system function refers to the process of stimulating the CNS  with the goal of restoring optimal functional connectivity. It relies on two critical elements for its success: the first neurogenesis and the second neuroplasticity. Neurogenesis refers to the creation of new neurons, while neuroplasticity refers to the ability of our nervous system to rewire and optimize itself.

Thus, optimizing one’s nervous system creates an environment for maximum healing while simultaneously maximizing the human potential.

The Diagnostic Path Taught in Functional Neurology Essentials

Functional Neurology Essentials teaches a tried-and-true method for evaluating and treating disorders of the CNS. It involves the following general process:

The Diagnostic Path Taught in Functional Neurology Essentials

Concussion Bootcamp Course Objectives

The Foundation

- The functional neurology paradigm
- Establishing a singular unified definition of mTBI and concussion
- Review epidemiology of mTBI and concussion
- Summarize pivotal components of concussion pathophysiology
- Identify the 7 phenotypes of concussion
- Understanding and evaluating the hierarchy of main senses for optimal brain function
- Discuss the types of data collection needed for concussion evaluation

Predicting Concussion and Persisting Symptoms

- Sensory Seeking Behavior
- Resilience
- Predisposing Factors
- Collection of helpful baseline data

Time of Impact

- Time of Impact Procedures
- Criteria for Hospital Transport and Imaging
- Symptom Assessment and Acute Management
- Is rest best?

Affect, Perceived Stress, Sleep, and Autonomic Function

- Measuring Perception: The Neural Space
- The Effect of Affect and Stress on
- Concussion Recovery
- Screening for Sleep Disturbance
- Screening for Autonomic Dysfunction
- Orthostasis and Concussion

Vestibular Function

- Understand the vestibular system, its integration, and contribution to human function
- Assessing vestibular function
- Fundamental Vestibular training

Somatesthesia and Movement

- How sensory processing contribute to spatial awareness, cognition, and motor function
- Ego/Allocentric Space
- Assessing proprioception and spatial awareness
- Modalities to modify or modulate ego/allo- spatial perception


- Identifying components of vision and oculomotor function integral to optimal function
- Assessing visual processing and oculomotor function
- Implementing basic orthoptic and neuro visual training

Cognition and Sensory-Motor Processing

- The core tenants of cognitive processing
- Domains of cognition
- Assessing cognition
- Training sensory-motor integration

What Sets Functional Neurology Essentials Apart from Other Programs?

Optimizing one's nervous system creates an environment for maximum healing while simultaneously maximizing the human potential.

One of the main elements that sets Functional Neurology Essentials apart from any other programs is the methodology used in its creation. While many programs are created using information solely from textbooks, we started developing Functional Neurology Essentials by doing a job analysis on some of the most successful Functional Neurology practitioners in the world.

The results allowed us to identify three critical criteria used in the writing of the program:

Type of patients Functional Neurology practitioners commonly treat.
The most common practical clinical assessments and applications utilized by these practitioners.
The academic concepts that these doctors felt contributed most to their learning of the material.

This knowledge enabled us to establish the most fundamentally effective examination procedures to help anatomically localize the area of CNS dysfunction and identify the most effective receptor-based therapy to treat it.

We then performed a literature search to construct an extensive library of evidence supporting nearly every concept and procedure taught in this program.

Course Information



Included In Your Tuition
15 Neurology Hours ( 2-day live onsite training)

Receive any future updates to the course videos or other materials
All-Access to the digital recording of the class

All-Access to the flipped classroom material and online videos, including updates. The clinical applications will be organized and updated so you can easily find them, review them, and implement them in practice.
3 months of unlimited access to Medline

Re-attendance – Retake the class on-site, via Livestream, or via online, self-paced learning as many times as you’d like as an audit.*

Re-attendance policy: Scholars who have registered and completed the program  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.

Due to the limited seats for this program. Re-attendance for this in-person module is only available for registration 14 days in advance. If you would like to reserve a seat for this course please email

The All-access and re-attendance as part of your tuition are specific to this 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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Continuing Education​

Continuing education requirements to maintain certification status through a professional association are usually separate from the state board’s requirements. In order to maintain your certification status in your state please submit a State Continuing Education Application Form.

*We cannot guarantee approval for individual state CEUS. Each state has different rules and regulations. State Applications need to be submitted at least 90 days prior to the state date of your course*

Recertification / Diplomate Requirements: All Carrick Institute courses are approved by the ACFN & ACNB.

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