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Muscle Testing in Functional Neurology - Advanced Skills for DDX and Treatment

Presented by: Dr. Norman Hoffman

This class is for practitioners looking to take their clinical motor examination skills to the highest levels of performance and interpretation, leading to improved patient assessments and outcomes.  This program will give you clarity around the specificity of treatment from a motor exam flow that can be performed in 5 minutes, from head to toe. 

Muscle Testing in Functional Neurology - Advanced Skills for DDX and Treatment

Motor examination is an objective window into the human nervous system. Efferent information from the central nervous system is one of the most valuable tools for determining the level of the lesion in complex clinical cases. This hand-on intensive course will provide participants with the skills needed to understand, perform, and interpret motor assessments in clinical practice.  Incorporate elements from your history, observations, and examination to know what neurologic motor test to perform and master your understanding of the results.  This is not simply the performance of a series of memorized tests, but a true understanding of why each test is important, what it means, and what to do about it. 

Scholars Will Learn

  • Case history skills that lead to an effective motor examination
  • Protocol for observation of motor deficits
  • Motor exam patterns associated with 
       *peripheral nerve entrapments
       *cervical nerve roots
       *lumbosacral nerve roots
       *subclinical myelopathy
       *patterns of prefrontal, frontal, temporal, parietal, mesencephalic, pontine, vagal, and cerebellar motor changes 
        * and more
  • Treatment options for each of these presentations
  • Cross-correlation with other exam findings such as eye movements and sensory exams

After the program you will know – 

1. What motor exams to perform based on the history 
2. The skills to properly perform each exam
3. The knowledge to interpret the results for the best clinical outcomes 


Early-Bird Tuition: $799 (must register 60 days before class)
General Tuition: $999 (if registering within 60 days of class)

Included in Your Tuition

  • 25 hours of training with Dr. Norman Hoffman
  • All-access to the digital recording of the class
  • Any future updates to the course videos or other materials
  • Re-attendance*
  • 25 Neurology Hours towards the ACFN (American College of Functional Neurology) & ACNB (American Chiropractic Neurology Board) with each module
  • Access to the flipped classroom with lifetime updates
  • 3 months of unlimited access to Medline upon completion of the module

*Scholars will receive CEU & neurology hours upon their first completion of the module. Any re-attendance is considered an audit.  Scholars must maintain an active account to receive benefits. 

Re-attendance policy: Scholars who have registered and completed a course after December 2019 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.

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Program Dates

Self-Paced Learning – Coming soon

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