09. March 2017 - 9:30
Movement Therapy Clinics, Birmingham
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Neurological Testing for Manual Therapists | Thursday, 09. March 2017

Neurological Testing for Manual Therapists


This course forms part of Phase 3 of the Musculoskeletal Remedial and Exercise Therapy course.



Phase 3: Module 9: Neurological Testing for Manual Therapists


Overview



Anatomy of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine


Neuroanatomy of the upper and lower extremity


Neurological examination of the upper and lower extremities


This course builds on from the neuroanatomy in Phase 2



Pre-Course:



You will complete a worksheet that will introduce you to the neuroanatomy of the cervical and lumbar spine




During the morning session you will:



Learn in-depth anatomy for the Cervical region:



Cervical Spine Anatomy


Brachial Plexus




Neurological presentations



Upper Extremity Dermatomes and myotomes - What they are and how to test them




Upper Extremity Reflexes



What a reflex is and how to test it


What to look out for in clinic






During the afternoon session you will:



Learn in-depth anatomy for the Lumbar region:



Lumbar Spine Anatomy


Lumbar/Sacral Plexus




Neurological presentations



Lower Extremity Dermatomes and myotomes - What they are and how to test them




Lower Extremity Reflexes



What a reflex is and how to test it




Clinical Tests



Clinical tests (Including the sensitivity and specificity): Spurlings, Valsalva, Adsons, Babinksi, Upper and lower nerve tension tests (Neurodynamics)


Please note: This course does allow you to diagnose Musculoskeletal conditions - the intention is to make sure you can provide a thorough assessment so you may refer onwards to a healthcare practitioner