Carrick Institute

Mastery of the Thyroid-Brain Axis

Mastery of the Thyroid-Brain Axis

Presented by: Dr. David Clark

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.


Topics Covered

  • Normal Thyroid physiology: synthesis, secretion, binding, metabolism and action
  • How Thyroid hormones are manufactured and distributed throughout the body and brain
  • The role of thyroid hormones in the normal development of the neuraxis
  • The critical role of thyroid hormones in maintaining normal function of the Brain
  • Understand the two main categories of thyroid dysfunction, and why knowing the difference will accelerate patient outcomes and compliance
  • The Six Major Thyroid Pathologies, how to diagnose them and how to successfully manage them
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism)
  • Hashimoto’s disease: thyroiditis, hypothyroidism
  • Hashimoto’s: impact on cerebellum, vestibular system and Brain function
  • When to suspect Thyroid cancer and the appropriate steps to take
  • Understand the critical role thyroid hormone status plays in the following conditions:
    • Depression
    • Chronic Pain
    • Neurodegeneration (ie. Parkinson’s)
    • Neuropathy
    • Autoimmunity
    • Auto-inflammatory
  • Physical Examination of the Thyroid Gland
  • Which laboratory tests you should order to properly assess the patient’s thyroid hormone status
  • How to correctly analyze and interpret laboratory tests that assess thyroid hormone status and related organ function
  • Learn Neurological exam skills that are relevant to your patient’s Thyroid status: Saccades, Anti-saccades, Tremor assessment, Gait and Ataxia, Reflexes
  • Development of clinically-proven and science-based treatment plans using specific supplementation and diet to address and successfully manage patients with thyroid disorders
  • How to easily integrate evaluation and treatment of thyroid disorders into your current practice
  • Learn more than a single brand, learn which nutritional products or protocols would help your patient best.

Who is This Class for?

This class was developed for clinicians who work with patients who are looking to find nutritional protocols and strategies to help their patients who are suffering from thyroid and thyroid related conditions.  MD’s, DO’s, RN/NP, DC’s, RD’s & certified nutritionists, can attend. If you would like to attend but are not if you are eligible, please contact us via our Contact Us page.


Clinicians Enrolled in This Program will Receive

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

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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General Tuition: $1,450

Mastery of the Thyroid-Brain Axis: Online, Self-Paced Learning

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