100 / 200 - Clinical applications of Neuroscience and Neurogenetics
This module promotes an understanding of current research into basic neuroscience and promotes practical applications from research into clinical neuroscience. Participants will be introduced to the diseases, defects and malfunctions of the nervous system including their therapies. The primary focus of this knowledge area is the application of treatments without the use of drugs or surgery in a functional model of neurology. The learner will embrace a novel clinical understanding of neuron structure and ion homeostasis, electrical activity, and signaling in health and disease. The relationship of glial cells, trophic factors and neuronal plasticity will promote the understanding of neurodegeneration in humankind. The relationships of the sensory and motor systems as well as higher order relay nuclei involved in clinical scenarios and applications will be explored. Clinicians will be exposed to genes and genetic disorders as well as methodology that might be neuroprotective and disease modifying
101 / 201 - Disorders of the Cranial Nerves and Clinical Applications
Learners will be able to master a working knowledge of the brainstem anatomy and physiology that is essential for the assessment of patients with symptoms of cranial nerve deficits, motor, sensory, or cognitive/behavioral changes. Participants will learn to recognize cranial nerve deficits as well as lesions to substantia nigra, locus ceruleus and the dorsal raphe, which may be more insidious in their manifestations. As well as an emphasis on the methodology of differential diagnosis of brainstem lesions, the clinician will be exposed to the methodology of measuring change as a consequence of functional neurological treatments and intervention. A thorough understanding of clinical syndromes with an emphasis on treatment and the prevention of disability will be central to this knowledge area. Participant can expect an increase in their understanding of physiological and focal lesions due to stroke, neoplasm, multiple sclerosis, infectious disease , vascular malformation, traumatic brain injury, hyponatremia and the neurodegenerative movement disorders.
102 / 202 - Disorders of Muscle and Neuromuscular Transmission
Disorders of neuromuscular transmission in humans are caused by a wide variety of agents including systemic diseases, drugs, environmental toxins, animal envenomation, cations, and hormones. Some are genetically determined. Many are of unknown etiology. All such disorders interfere with one or more events in the sequence whereby a nerve impulse excites a muscle action potential. In many disorders of neuromuscular transmission, abnormal fatigue occurs, and some cases respond dramatically to treatment. Investigation of the microphysiology, microanatomy, and pharmacology of both normal and diseased neuromuscular junctions is central to the clinician’s ability to serve patients with a variety of disorders of muscle strength, tone and fatigability. This knowledge area module explores the anatomy, physiology and function of human muscle with an emphasis on applications of treatment and appropriate differential diagnostic criterion necessary in today’s best practice guidelines.
103 / 203 - Disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System
This expansive group of disorders includes diseases of peripheral nerve, skeletal muscle, and the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). It is of utmost importance for the clinician to be able to discern a patient as having a peripheral (PNS) versus central (CNS) nervous system disorder. In general, neuropathies are characterized by poor reflex activity and decreased muscle tone. Patients with myopathies often have evidence of weakness (often exercise-related), normal reflexes and sensory function (e.g., proprioception, nociception), muscle atrophy, and myalgia. Neuromuscular junction disorders are often typified by generalized weakness with normal sensory function. These characteristic features are far from absolute; it may be difficult to distinguish whether a particular person is afflicted by a neuropathy, myopathy, or NMJ disorder (junctionopathy). Participants will be introduced to the diagnostic tests that are directed at arriving at a diagnosis as well as therapies appropriate to specific disorders. The diagnostic tests include electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction velocity (NCV) studies, repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS -mainly for junctionopathies), and muscle/nerve biopsies. A clinical discussion of all the PNS disorders including several selected neuropathies and myopathies will be discussed, in addition to a discussion of acquired myasthenia gravis (MG).
104 / 204 - Disorders of the Spinal Cord and Anterior Horn Cells
Pathologies that affect the spinal cord are diverse. In addition to trauma, common etiologies of myelopathy include autoimmune, infectious, neoplastic, vascular, and hereditary-degenerative diseases. The relative incidence of each of these entities depends in large part upon the clinical setting. Learners will be introduced to the most common cause of spastic paraparesis or quadriparesis and develop an expertise in the understanding of cervical spondylotic myelopathy, tumor, multiple sclerosis, and motor neuron disease. Participants will review some of the more common and important causes of nontraumatic spinal cord dysfunction and be exposed to diagnostic and clinical applications that are based upon a functional neurological paradigm. The knowledge area module will delineate the linical features of the more common of disorders of the spinal cord and anterior horn cells. The breadth and depth of understanding of traumatic spinal cord injury and the anatomy and clinical localization of spinal cord disease will promote clinical applications in this practical module of learning.
105 / 205 - Neurology of Infectious Diseases
Viral and immune mediated disorders of the nervous system are among the most challenging neurological disorders. The most common neuroimmune disorder is multiple sclerosis; and HIV is the most common viral infection of the nervous system. Common to both disorders is the progressive loss of neurons, resulting in significant cognitive and motor dysfunction. A major focus of this knowledge area module is to understand the pathophysiology of neuronal injury associated with infectious diseases in order to direct appropriate treatment. As well as understanding treatment applications, the learner will be exposed to methodology central to applications necessary to deal with the sequelae of infectious diseases. Clinicians will learn how to direct treatment to those individuals who have disabilities secondary to infectious disorders that have affected the nervous system. The learner will be exposed to the major advances in our understanding of neurological infectious diseases, their diagnosis, and their treatment. Along with these advances, however, new information about infectious agents and new therapeutic options have also introduced both uncertainty and controversy in the approach and management of patients with diseases of the central nervous system. The learner will address these controversies and become familiar with a variety of different approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases of the nervous system.
106 / 206 - Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System
The learner will be introduced to a clinical understanding of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) including its function and dysfunction. Dysfunction of the ANS results in dysautonomia and includes several disorders that interfere with normal autonomic nervous system responses. This knowledge area module will explore the clinical diagnostic and therapeutic applications central to the responses of the ANS. Attention will be directed to the clinical testing of neural regulation of heart, gastrointestinal, urinary, muscle, and bowel functions as well as the metabolic and endocrine systems of human kind. This knowledge area module will further address the symptoms associated with ANS functional pathology and the ablative and physiological etiologies involved. Attention will be directed to the conditions of dizziness, fatigue, motor function disturbances, blurred vision, depression, vague but disturbing aches and pains, headache, exercise intolerance, severe anxiety attacks, numbness or tingling, impotence, dizziness with standing or exertion, gastrointestinal disturbances, tachycardia, hypotension, hypertension and the cluster of symptoms that may develop and change over time. An emphasis will be placed on the development of functional neurological strategies specific to individual needs.
107 / 207 - Cerebrovascular Disease
Cerebrovascular disease, including stroke, is the third-leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of disability among older Americans. Cerebrovascular disease occurs when the blood vessels supplying the brain with oxygenated blood are damaged or their function is compromised. If the blood flow is severely restricted, depriving the brain of adequate oxygen even briefly, a stroke can occur. It has been estimated that every 45 seconds, another American suffers from a stroke, often with debilitating consequences or even death. One in four men and one in five women over the age of 45 will suffer a stroke. The learner will understand the two main kinds of stroke. The most common, an ischemic stroke, occurs when an artery in the brain is blocked by a blood clot, usually because of atherosclerosis while a hemorrhagic stroke can occur when a portion of the arterial wall weakens and bursts. Learners will be exposed to strategies to both prevent and treat cerebrovascular disease. This knowledge area module is designed to promote the clinical applications necessary to decreasing debilitating effects of stroke and promote a maximization of human function. Individualized rehabilitation strategies will be developed in post stroke applications.
801 / 901 - Neuron Theory & Receptor Activation:
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.
802 / 902 - Neuromuscular Applications:
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.
803 / 903 - Peripheral Nervous System:
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 relationship to neuronal function thus developing new methodologies of diagnosis and treatment.
804 / 904 - Spinal Cord:
Detailed review of the structure and function of the spinal cord with emphasis on clinical syndromes. Also to be presented is 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.
805 / 905 - Reflexogenic Systems:
Review of the structure and function of spinal cord reflexes from monosynaptic to cross cord reflexes. Clinical applications will we emphasized in relationship to the use of modalities in the treatment of central and peripheral based disorders of muscle tone.
806 / 906 - Autonomic Nervous System:
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. Clinical methodology involving diagnosis and treatment of neurological dysfunction of the ANS will be reviewed.
807 / 907 - Cerebellar Cortices:
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 occular movement will be discussed in detail with emphasis on its clinical application.
807 / 907 B - Spinal Cord and Cerebellum:
Designed to enhance clinical skills in analysis, treatment protocols
and rehab, this module addresses the anatomy functional
neurophysiology between the spinal cord and cerebellum with the major
emphasis placed on the cerebellum.
808 / 908 - The Brain & Its Environment:
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 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.
808 / 908 B: Brain:
The module explores the anatomical and neurofunctional structures of
the human brain. Laced with clinical information, this module is
filled with analytical gems and adjusting applications to enhance the
patients probability toward a higher quality of life.
809 / 909 - Cranial Nerves:
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.
810 / 910 - Lobes of the Brain:
Review the basic functions and structures associated with the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes. Methodology involving the use of optokinetic stimulations and other brain based diagnostics and therapeutics will be reviewed.
811 / 911 - Neurological Diagnosis:
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.
812 / 912 - Sensory Systems:
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.
813 / 913 - Pain:
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.
814 / 914 - Head & Face Pain:
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.
815 / 915 - Motor Systems:
Discussion of the structure and function of the major volitional and non volitional motor pathways. Function of the basal ganglia, cerebral cortex, cerebellum, brainstem and spinal cord will be discussed in relationship to the human motor system. Applications specific to the diagnosis and treatment of both central and peripheral pathology will be covered.
816 / 916 - Peripheral Nerve Disorders and Neurophysiologic Testing:
A review of Peripheral nerve injury, entrapment, and diseases will illustrate peripheral nerve dysfunction. The neurophysiologic testing of peripheral nerves including nerve conduction velocity, late responses, and needle electromyography. Case studies will help the learner correlate the neurophysiologic testing with the nerve dysfunction. This is not a technical module on how to do the procedures. This is reserved for the Electrodiagnosis Specialty Modules with the on-line modules.
817 / 917 - Neurological Imaging:
Presentation of a comprehensive inventory of diagnostic imaging specific to the neurological system. Methodology of interpretation of testing and practical applications complimentary to the neurological examination.
818 / 918 - Clinical Applications I:
First module in six part series: 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.
819 / 919 - Clinical Applications II:
Second module in six part series: 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.
820 / 920 - Clinical Applications III:
Third module in six part series: 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.
821 / 921 - Clinical Applications IV:
Fourth module in six part series: 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.
822 / 922 - Clinical Applications V:
823 / 923 - Clinical Applications VI:
Fifth module in six part series: 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.
Sixth module in six part series: 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.
824 / 924 - Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques for Chiropractors:
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.
825 / 925 - Clinical Neurology for the Practicing Chiropractor - Part I
This program focusses on some practical and effective ways of applying Neurology for the practicing Chiropractor.
825 / 925 B - Basic Concepts in Neurology:
An investigation into the anatomy, functional neurophysiology, clinical analysis and adjusting protocols pertaining to receptors, axons, synaptic excitation/ inhibition, neurons, the spinal cord and its reflexogenic pathways.
826 / 926 - Clinical Neurology for the Practicing Chiropractor - Part II
This program focusses on some practical and effective ways of applying Neurology for the practicing Chiropractor.
828 / 928 - Vertigo:
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Vertigo utilizing non pharmaceutical and non surgical approaches. This is a 3 day 30 credit hour program being held only at the University of Connecticut Health Center on April 25-27, 2003 and instructed personally by Frederick Carrick, DC, PhD, DACAN, DABCN, DACNB, FACCN. The Vertigo symposium is a program of study which includes advanced practicums and applications. Places for this symposium will be limited. This is the only program featuring Prof Carrick to be held on this subject.
829 / 929 - Grand Rounds:
Patients with the most difficult neurological syndromes are examined and treated by Prof Carrick in Grand Rounds.
830 / 930 - ADHD I:
This course is designed to introduce the learner to Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder .We review epidemiology and prevalence. We review the physical examination of a child and adolescent. We review the motor and sensory milestones in normal child development. We review primitive and postural reflex evaluations and remediation exercises .We will review in detail the neurology of the basal Ganglia and its relationship to hyper and hypokinetic movement and behavior. We review the relationship between direct and indirect pathways, dopaminergic pathways and the interaction with the frontal lobe. There will be a practicum where all learners will demonstrate the primitive and postural reflex tests and the remediation exercises. We will also present various live and videotaped cases of children with ADHD,OCD,Tourettes and discuss as a group the various treatment options.
831 / 931 - ADHD II:
In this course we review the development and anatomy of the cerebral cortex. We review the history of brain asymmetry, as well as the phylogenetic development of the brain and the evolution of the human brain. We review the anatomy and function of the lobes of the brain.We discusses the executive functions of the prefrontal cortex. We review the emotional regulation of the brain and the role of the right and left hemispheres in emotional regulation. We review cognitive and academic testing and remediation. We also discuss the relationship between ADHD and other hyperkinetic disorders OCD, Tourettes syndrome. We discuss the use of various cortical based stimuli and cognitive skill exercises. The course ends with a practicum of various cognitive skill exercises. We will also present various live and videotaped cases of children with ADHD, OCD, Tourettes and discuss as a group the various treatment options.
832 / 932 - Neurological Examination and Diagnosis For the Practicing Chiropractor:
This two-day immersion program in neurological diagnosis and examination
procedures has been designed specifically for the practicing chiropractor
with little background in chiropractic neurology. Though specifically
designed for those practitioners with little background in chiropractic
neurology the program has also been designed to facilitate better examination
and diagnostic abilities of practitioners at any level of previous study in
834 / 934 - Human Brain Dissection Course:
Prof. Carrick leads a functional Human Brain Dissection. Candidates that are accepted for this symposium
will participate in a 3 day functional exploration of the human brain.
Candidates should be prepared for an advanced practicum on the subject. Participants will be assigned to small group dissection.
This program will be limited in attendance - Priority will be given to Neurology Diplomates.
840 / 940 - Vestibular Rehabilitation Part I:
Part one of onsite portion of a 125 Credit Hour certificate program in Vestibular Rehabilitation. The program is a combination of on site and online learning which prepares the clinician to be able to serve the needs of individuals suffering from vertigo and related disorders. The diagnostics and applications specific to the treatment of vestibulo-ocular and brain based consequences of vertigo are central to this program.
841 / 941 - Vestibular Rehabilitation Part II:
Part two of onsite portion of a 125 Credit Hour certificate program in Vestibular Rehabilitation. The program is a combination of on site and online learning which prepares the clinician to be able to serve the needs of individuals suffering from vertigo and related disorders. The diagnostics and applications specific to the treatment of vestibulo-ocular and brain based consequences of vertigo are central to this program.
842 / 942 - Vestibular Rehabilitation Part III:
Part three of onsite portion of a 125 Credit Hour certificate program in Vestibular Rehabilitation. The program is a combination of on site and online learning which prepares the clinician to be able to serve the needs of individuals suffering from vertigo and related disorders. The diagnostics and applications specific to the treatment of vestibulo-ocular and brain based consequences of vertigo are central to this program.
846 / 946 - Techniques in Clinical Diagnosis of Common Neuromuscular and Orthopedic Disorders I & II:
These courses are a review of clinical physical examination techniques for the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders and common orthopedic complaints that are commonly encountered differentials by practitioners dealing with the neuromuscular system. Examples include nerve entrapment neuropathies, disorders of peripheral nerve, joint dysfunction (shoulder, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and spine), painful disorders involving soft tissue (incl. myofascial pain and impingement syndromes), disorders of cranial nerves and vestibular dysfunction. The course is characterized by a strong emphasis on practical applications and hands-on training. Case studies will be referenced with great frequency. This course will cover the breadth of topics covered throughout the institute’s neurology program from the perspective of effective differential diagnosis, making it an excellent review. The course will emphasize efficient examination techniques as well as focusing on enhancing the diagnostic abilities of each attendee. The course will also cover clinical management of most disorders discussed.
861 / 961 - Principle of Nerve Conduction Studies:
In this module the breadth depth and application of upper and lower
extremity nerve conduction studies will be discussed in detail. This
module will include the understanding, performance and interpretation
of motor and sensory nerve conduction studies, F and H waves and
various techniques used in nerve conduction studies. There will be
lecture and detailed practicums that will give the learner a chance to
develop confidence, gain experience and learn to trouble shoot in
regards to technique. During the process there will be discussion on
various peripheral nerve pathologies, causes, treatments and
classifications of nerve injury. Learning to differentially diagnose
will be emphasized throughout the module. Learners should be prepared
to administer a controlled electrical impulse to other learners as
well as receive a controlled electrical impulse themselves while
performing nerve conduction studies during the modules prepared
862 / 962 - Principles of Electromyography
In this module the breadth, depth and application of electromyography
of the upper and lower extremities as well as paraspinal studies will
be discussed in detail. This module will include the understanding,
performance and interpretation of electromyography as well as aspects
of safety, needle disposal, waveform morphology and appropriate needle
insertion techniques as well as muscle identification and activation.
There will be lecture and detailed practicums that will give the
learner a chance to develop confidence, gain experience and learn to
trouble shoot in regards to technique and performance. During the
process of the module there will be discussion on various aspects of
muscle disease and pathologies that are demonstrated with
electromyography. Learning to differentially diagnose will be
emphasized throughout the module. Learners should be prepared to
insert sterile pin electrodes into other learners and to be inserted
themselves during the process of the modules prepared practicums.
863 / 963 - Principles of Evoked Potential Studies:
In this module the breadth, depth and application will be discussed in
regards to various evoked potential studies including upper and lower
extremity somatosensory studies as well as brainstem and auditory
evoked potential studies. This module will include the understanding,
performance and interpretation of the aforementioned evoked potential
studies. There will be lecture and detailed practicums that will give
the learner a chance to develop confidence, gain experience and learn
to trouble shoot in regards to technique and testing procedures. Over
the course of the module there will be discussion over various
pathologies and diseases that can be observed and demonstrated with
evoked potential testing. Learning to differentially diagnose will be
emphasized throughout the module. Learners should be prepared to
administer a controlled electrical impulse and receive a controlled
electrical impulse during practicums.
864 / 964 - Advanced Electrodiagnositic hands on practicum:
This knowledge area is specific to the performance of
electrodiagnostic studies. Learners will be exposed to various
combinations of studies in a practical application based module that
will facilitate application. This course will delineate individual
participant weaknesses in application and assist in development of
techniques to improve clinical abilities.
865 / 965 - Advanced Electrodiagnostic case studies:
This module will promote clinical applications through Case Study
Metholodology. Learners will be exposed to differential diagnostic
criterion addressing the following example cases DDX from carpal
tunnel, SOL, Ddx MS, ALS, Cervial Myelopathy
866 / 966 - Clinical Electrodiagnosis Applications and Electrodiagnosis Board Review:
A comprehensive review and practicum specific to all areas of Electrodiagnosis.
880 / 980 - AUTISM:
In this course we review the increasing prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Autism ,Aspergers, and PDD. We review the use of the DSMIV of the diagnostic criteria including behavioral checklists. We discuss in detail the concepts of epigenetics and its role in ASD. We discuss functional disconnection syndrome and its relationship to the symptoms of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. We discuss the use of sensory, motor and cognitive based stimulation to remediate ASD. We also discuss the role of the insula cortex and its effect of smell, taste and interoception. We will conduct a practicum with demonstration and review of all primitive and postural reflex testing and remediation exercises as they specifically relate to Autistic Spectrum disorders. We discuss other treatments and theories of autism and an extensive review of the literature. We will also present various live and video taped cases of autistic children and discuss as a group the various treatment options.
881 / 981 - DYSLEXIA and LEARNING DISABILITIES:
In this course we discuss the epidemiology, prevalence and neurophysiology of Dyslexia , reading disorders, processing disorders and Learning Disabilities. We especially focus on the evolution, development, neurophysiology and function of the cerebellum and brain stem. We review the various theories of Dyslexia and treatment approaches. We review the relationship of Dyslexia to left hemisphere function and dysfunction. We discuss the relationship between the dorsal and ventral cortical systems for vision and hearing. We discuss the use of light and sound therapeutically and the relationship of the right and left hemisphere in word reading vs reading compensation. We review standardized testing .We conduct a practicum where we review specific primitive and postural reflexes that are believed to be associated with Dyslexia and learning disabilities. We will also present various live and videotaped cases of Dyslexic and learning disabled children and discuss as a group the various treatment options.
882 / 982 - Physical Exam for the Newborn & Infant (INTRODUCTION TO CHILDHOOD NEUROBEHAVIORAL DISORDERS EXAMINING THE NEWBORN, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT):
This course is meant to be an introduction to Childhood Developmental Disorders.We discusses the epidemiology of these disorders and prevalence. This particular course is also designed to give the learner a general overview of the brain and nervous system as well as introduce the concepts of Hemispherictiy and Functional Disconnection Syndrome. We will review in detail a standard pediatric neurology examination of newborn and children ages 0 to 3 yrs old. We also will review the basic hemisphere based physical exam. The goal of this course is to reintroduce learners to the nervous system even if they have not reviewed neuroanatomy and or neurology for years. It is meant to be an introduction for a any professional that may be relatively inexperienced in neurology. It is also designed to give the experienced neurology specialists a review of a basic pediatric neurology exam which most have never learned or have most likely forgotten. This course acts as a foundation to all of the other courses in this series. It is especially important for the inexperienced learner or someone who is not familiar with the concepts of hemisphericity. We will also present various live and videotaped cases of children with. Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, OCD, Tourettes and discuss as a group the various treatment options.
891 / 991 - Nutrition for Children (Nutritional, Dietary, Immune and Endocrine Considerations in Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood):
In this course we review basic dietary needs and normal growth and development al charts. We discuss the evolutionary development of human diet and digestive function and its relationship to brain growth. We review neurophysiology of the taste, smell, digestive systems. We also review the neurophysiology of the autonomic and enteric nervous system and their relationship to central neurological control mechanisms. We discuss the use of standardized blood testing and a basic review of immunology. We discuss the role of lymphocytes and the difference betweenTh-1 or T cell and Th-2 or B cell mediated immune responses. We discuss the differences between the five types of human antibodies and their role in various types of food and chemical sensitivities. We discuss cytokines and their role in inflammation. We discuss the stress response and the relationship to the hypothalamic, pituitary and adrenal access. We review detoxification pathways. We discuss food aversions, gut dysfunction and dybiosis and the relationship between right and left hemisphere regulation of gut and interoceptive function. We discuss food elimination diets and food challenges. We review the testing and use of various vitamin, mineral, and amino acid supplements in neurobehavioral disorders. We will also present various live and videotaped cases of autistic children and discuss as a group the various treatment options.
892 / 992 - Session 1: Introduction to Clinical Neurochemistry and Nutrition:
This program will introduce the learners to the fundamental concepts of neurochemistry physiology, laboratory analysis, pharmacology, and nutrition. Neurochemical applications to neuron theory, substrate signaling, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases will be discussed.
893 / 993 - Session 2: Neurochemistry Principals, Concepts and Case Studies:
This program will review core principals of neurochemistry such as membrane transport, membrane dynamics, synaptic mechanisms, receptor site physiology, hypoxia physiology, neurotransmitter physiology, etc. The neurochemical concepts will be correlated with clinical applications.
894 / 994 - Session 3: Neurodegeneration Neurochemistry:
This program will describe drug pharmacokinetics and dynamics related implications to various medications and natural compounds on the neuro-chemical environment, neurological physiology, and the environment of the brain and nervous system. Various medications, medication classes, efficacy, interactions, therapeutic uses, and side effects will be discussed.
895 / 995 - Session 4: Neuropharmacology and Nutrition:
This program will cover the neurochemical bases of neurodegeneration related to the energy-linked excitotoxic model, tau protein formation, amyloid plaque formation, microglia generated neuroinflammation, hypoxia, and vascular mechanisms of neuronal death and degeneration. Concepts related to neurodegenerative pathophysiology, prevention, medication, and natural medicine intervention will be discussed.
896 / 996 - Session 5: Neurochemistry of Limbic and Cognitive Systems:
This program will cover the depth, breadth, and application of common disorders of the limbic system. The pathophysiology of these conditions related to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive behavior, stress physiology, and cognitive realization. Concepts related to examination, activation, pharmaceutical, and nutritional support of the limbic system will be discussed.
897 / 997 - Session 6: Neuroimmunology and Clinical Applications:
This program will review concepts of mucosal, cell mediated, and humoral immunity related to neurological disease process. The role of the microglia, environmental activation, and autoimmunity in relation to neurological disease will be discussed.
899 / 999 - Functional Neurology: Applications of the Interactive Metronome:
The Carrick Institute training program on the Interactive Metronome (IM) is a three day hands on workshop. This course will enable clinicians to become Interactive Metronome Certified (IMC), as well as providing them with advanced knowledge on both Pediatric and Adult Best Practices. IM is a cutting-edge neurological assessment and treatment tool that is redefining traditional expectations for pediatric and adult therapy outcomes. Learn how thousands of practitioners around the country and globally are using IM to improve cognitive, communicative, behavioral and motor deficiencies in patients who suffer from a host of debilitating conditions, including: Auditory and Sensory Processing Disorders, Dyslexia and other Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more. This course welcomes Doctors of Chiropractic, PT/PTAs, ATCs, OT/COTAs, SLP/SLPAs, Educators, Licensed Rehabilitation, Medical, and Mental Health Professionals, Psychiatrists,Functional and Allopathic Neurologists, Psychologists, and other health care providers. No prior knowledge of IM is required. This stimulating workshop includes clinical basis, research findings, and clinical application to various patient populations with plenty of hands-on experience and interaction throughout the three day course. Upon completion of the course, participants will be fully certified and will demonstrate working knowledge of both technical and clinical applications of the IM.
767 (25 hour online course) - Advanced principles of Electrodiagnosis:
This online module will include greater breadth, depth and
understanding of physiology, and topics related to nerve conduction
studies including evoked potentials as well as electromyography. This
course will be used to give greater academic detail whereas the
regular modules will be used to emphasize the hands on, practicum
983 - Behavioral Considerations in Neurobehavioral disorders in childhood
Neurobehavioral disorders are increasing at epidemic levels, at the same time educational services are being cut at unprecedented levels and health care services are also being reduced and offer little in regard to remediation of these disorders. Parents are left with very little support or options for children with neurobehavioral disorders and learning disabilities. Also most parents of neurotypical children are also increasingly dissatisfied with the behavior of their children. Most neurobehavioral disorders are the result of hemispheric imbalances and functional disconnection syndrome. As children are treated with hemisphere specific techniques clinicians and parents often notice dramatic changes in behavior as a direct result of these interventions. However some of these changes can be confusing for parents because the child may present with negative behaviors that may make them appear more compulsive, oppositional, emotional and defiant. Although these behaviors are most often actually a positive improvement from a neurological standpoint ,these behaviors may be concerning to clinicians and parents. In this course we will review the neurology underlying behavioral development so the practitioner can be prepared to answer and deal with these behavioral changes and explain them to parents. Understanding the neurology is the first part but also knowing how to advise parents on behavioral techniques to handle these behaviors as they present is also very important . Also many parents of these children become depressed, angry, bitter and create unknowingly a negative environment which may prevent the development of positive behavioral changes in their children even if the hemispheric imbalances are corrected. Getting the parent out of emotional pain, and getting them reconnected to their own personal goals ,and setting a positive example for their children is a critical aspect of treatment. In this course we will train the practitioner on, understanding the neurology of behavior and the role of the right and left hemisphere in positive and negative behaviors and emotions.
We will provide you with developmental charts that will allow you to track and anticipate emotional; social milestones, physical milestones and cognitive milestones. We will instruct the learner on how to use these milestones as objective functional measurements of brain development and hemispheric balance.
The learner will be trained on developing behavioral modification activities that they will teach to families. We will discuss the development of attachment between children and caregivers and the neurologic and hemispheric basis of attachment disorders. We will also teach how to develop family rules and values
We will also discuss the development and implementation of of positive and negative reinforcement techniques and a behavioral plan.
Practitioners will learn how to motivate parents to reconnect with their goals and to do specific goal setting activities with them.
We will also show how parents can assure that they are connected on behavioral expectations for their children.
How to train parents to do goal setting with their children and to utilize those goals to develop individualized behavioral plans for developmentally delayed and neurotypical children.
We will give examples of behavioral charts and goal cards to track progress.
We will describe in detail the neurology of behavior, emotion, attachment and personality development.
The learner will also personally experience powerful personal positive psychology principles and motivational techniques to use personally and professionally. This will be a life changing experience for all participants.