Clinical Neurodynamics Solutions

HYBRID: Upper & Lower Quarter Combined Course (8 hours online, 2 days in-person)

PORTLAND, OR

Oct 14-15, 2023

$1,395.00

Background

Michael Shacklock proposed the concept of neurodynamics in 1995 with his paper in the British journal Physiotherapy in which various scientific cornerstones formed a key aspect of clinical practice in physiotherapy and physical therapy neurodynamics practice.

This has been developed on in his book Clinical Neurodynamics, 2005, Elsevier, Oxford in which the whole body is dealt with in diagnosis and treatment of many musculoskeletal syndromes with a neural component.

The courses by Neurodynamic Solutions are based on the philosophy of helping therapists develop their clinical skills and applying them to their patients. This course therefore contains approximately 65% practical and 35% theory.

Neurodynamics Certification

Clinical Neurodynamics Solutions is more than a course; it's a learning and certification process. To fully understand what is involved in the process, please click on the following button to read more on the NDS website.

Course Highlights

  • 65:35 practical-theory
  • Strong hands-on and discussional elements
  • Many new manual techniques for the most significant neural problems seen in musculoskeletal practice
  • Systematic treatment progressions for radiculopathy (cervical and lumbar), shoulder, elbow and wrist, hip/piriformis, hamstrings and ankle and foot pain.

What You Learn

  • understand how nerves move
  • painless nerve root mobilisations
  • how to exclude neurodynamic disorders
  • differentiate between musculoskeletal and neurodynamic components
  • make a neurodynamic diagnosis
  • technique progressions from low to high functional levels
  • how to create, select and perform the best techniques for your patients
  • manual precision of neurodynamic technique
  • how to detect contraindications for neurodynamic treatment

Lower Quarter Information

Neurodynamics applied to the lumbar spine, hip and piriformis syndrome, hamstring injury and foot/heel pain

Upper Quarter Information

Neurodynamics applied to the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow and wrist

Course Objectives

  • Improve and develop:
    • manual skills, specifically the ability to feel abnormalities in movement related to the nervous system in the upper quarter
    • abilities in diagnosis and interpretation of neurodynamic testing and musculoskeletal relationships
    • clinician’s repertoire of diagnosis and treatment of techniques
    • safety in relation to neurodynamics

Your Instructor - Virtual Portion

Shacklock (28 of 35)

Michael Shacklock

DipPhysio, MAppSc, FACP
NDS Instructor, founding director, principal
​Australia
Michael received his graduate qualification at the Auckland School of Physiotherapy, New Zealand, in 1980.  He worked in public hospitals in the medical, surgical, paediatrics, orthopaedics, geriatrics, intensive care and burns areas around New Zealand before being employed in private practices, treating spinal and sports injuries in Nelson with Michael Monaghan and Auckland with Margaret Franklin.  In 1985 he moved to Adelaide, Australia, working at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and private practices around Adelaide.  He completed a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Therapy in 1989 and converted this to a Masters degree at the University of South Australia in 1993.  He was awarded a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (Australian Physiotherapy Association) for his monograph and international best-seller text book, Clinical Neurodynamics, Elsevier, Oxford, 2005.  In addition to his neurodynamics book, he has published two other books, Moving in on Pain (Elsevier) and Biomechanics of the Nervous System: Breig Revisited.  He also authored, co-authored and mentored numerous research studies, editorials, commentaries and clinical papers in international peer reviewed journals articles which have garnered many international awards, including Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Barcelo University, Buenos Aires (see academic activities on ResearchGate).  He was a member of the International Advisory Board of the journal Musculoskeletal Theory and Practice (formerly Manual Therapy), United Kingdom and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, USA.  Michael presents keynote addresses and invited conference lectures, trains staff at elite sports medicine facilities and sports clubs, universities, hospitals and private seminars around the world. His special interests are neurodynamics, measurement of mechanical function of the nervous system, pain and the nervous system and musculoskeletal function.  His most valued interest is how to synthesise science and clinical practice using evidence and reasoning.  Michael is an active clinician, has 35 years of experience in treating patients and is recognised as an international leader in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders with a neural aspect.

Your Instructor - In-Person Portion

Gravino

Dr Joseph P. Gravino

Clinical Neurodynamics Solutions

HYBRID: UQ1 & LQ1 Combined Course (8 hours online, 2 days in-person)

PORTLAND, OR

Oct 14-15, 2023

$1,395.00

*Prices in CAD
8:00- 5:00 (subject to change)
Location: Mt Hood Chiropractic, Troutdale, OR