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Functional Neurology for the Muscle Testing Practitioner (525)


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What is Functional Neurology for the Muscle Testing Practitioner Knowledge is power. More information about how the human brain and body works allows practitioners to better understand their patient population. This translates into better diagnostic and treatment procedures. With approximately 6 out of 10 people in this world suffering with at least one chronic health condition, both functional neurology practitioners and muscle testing practitioners have a unique skill set to help manage these patients. Our understanding of how the brain works has exploded over the last few decades. In this course, Dr. David Traster will review the most up to date research on neuroscience and what we understand about the brain. He will then translate this information into an evidence-based neuromuscular approach of how to combine modern neuroscience with muscle testing. An increased understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology translates into advanced procedures and technology which may be combined with muscle testing for more precision and accuracy. COURSE TOPICS
  • Introduction to the brain
  • Functional neuroanatomy
  • Functional neurophysiology
  • The brain and behavior
  • Muscle testing and behavior
  • Environment versus genetics
  • The perceptual brain, the movement brain, and the cognitive/emotional brain
  • What is the perceptual brain?
  • The somatosensory brain
  • The visual brain
  • The auditory brain
  • The vestibular brain
  • The smell/taste brain
  • What is the movement brain?
  • Principles of sensorimotor control
  • Neurophysiology of gait
  • Neurophysiology of voluntary movement
  • Control of the eyes and posture
  • Understanding the role of the cerebellum in movement
  • Understanding the role of the basal ganglia in movement
  • What is the cognitive/emotional brain?
  • Emotions in cognition
  • Brainstem and hypothalamic integration
  • Autonomic nervous system control systems
  • Motivations, rewards, and addictions
  • Sleep and wake states
  • Neurophysiology of learning and memory
  • Neurophysiology of language
  • Decision making and consciousness
  • Neuroplasticity and human health
  • Better understanding what a muscle test is and what it is not
  • Understanding the neurophysiology of muscle testing
  • Exploring somatosensory challenges to the nervous system
  • Exploring visual challenges to the nervous system
  • Exploring auditory challenges to the nervous system
  • Exploring vestibular challenges to the nervous system
  • Exploring smell/taste challenges to the nervous system
  • Muscle testing and human movement
  • Muscle testing and eye movements
  • Muscle testing and postural control
  • Muscle testing and gait
  • Muscle testing for muscle weaknesses
  • Muscle testing for peripheral nerve disorders
  • Muscle testing for spinal cord disorders
  • Muscle testing for brainstem disorders
  • Muscle testing for cerebellar disorders
  • Muscle testing for basal ganglia disorders
  • Muscle testing for disorders of the cerebral cortex
  • The autonomic nervous system and muscle testing
  • Human emotions and muscle testing
  • Muscle testing and neurotransmitters
  • Human memory and muscle testing
  • Human language and muscle testing
  • Neuroplasticity therapies for in clinic and at home use
  • Advanced technology which can be used in conjunction with muscle testing

Dr. David Traster

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25 Neurology Hours

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