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Clinical Neurodynamic Solutions – Vancouver 2020

Upper & Lower Quarter Combined Course (4 days)

DATE: March 13-16, 2020
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Location: Diane Lee & Associates, Surry, BC
THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT. To join the waitlist (or stay informed of this course being scheduled again), please submit a request through the Contact Us Page

$1,295.00 $1,195.00

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Neurodynamics Canada

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

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

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.

Upper Quarter Information

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

Highlights

  • general neurodynamic principles applied to the entire body and specifically  the upper quarter, including the cervical spine, shoulder/brachial plexus and other upper limb nerves at the elbow and wrist
  • classifications of structures and mechanisms for diagnosis and treatment
  • neurodynamic sequencing - a mechanism that can be used to make neurodynamic technique more specific than in the past
  • how to differentiate nerve from other tissues with mechanical testing
  • how to make diagnosis and treatment more specific than before.

Concept of neurodynamics

  • general neurodynamic principles applied to the entire body and specifically  the upper quarter, including the cervical spine, shoulder/brachial plexus, and other upper limb nerves at the elbow and wrist
  • neurodynamic sequencing - a mechanism that can be used to make neurodynamic technique more specifically than in the past
  • how to differentiate nerve from other tissues with mechanical testing

Neurodynamic sequencing

  • a method used to select and create progressions for patients
  • appropriate for patients with severe neural pain progressed to the  athlete, performing artist and sports person

Bilateral and contralateral neurodynamic testing

  • upper limb neurodynamic tests for cervical nerve root and acute dural pain
  • progressional system to reduce force on nerve roots and progressively load them for more advanced patients
  • acute care model for the cervical nerve root

Neuropathodynamics

  • expands the boundaries and classifications of neurodynamic dysfunctions
  • interface, opening and closing dysfunctions
  • neural tension and sliding dysfunctions

Neurodynamic testing

  •  MNT1, MNT2, RNT, UNT, RSNT and sensitisation techniques

Planning the physical examination

  • how not to provoke pain but still treat the neurodynamic component
  • how to sensitize the examination and treatment for hidden neurodynamic problems, level 1, 2 and type 3a, 3b, 3c examinations

Diagnosis with neurodynamic tests

  • differentiating neural tissue from neuromusculoskeletal tissues
  • establishing what is normal and abnormal
  • what to do next

Method of treatment

  • system of technique progression
  • hypersensitivity problems
  • subtle and hidden neural component and sensitised treatments
  • directing treatment at pathophysiology
  • progression from pathophysiology to pathomechanics

Treatment progressions

  • cervical nerve root foraminal opening and closing dysfunctions
  • neural tension dysfunction
  • combined neural tension and reduced closing dysfunctions (level/type 3c)
  • ​lateral elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome.

Lower Quarter Information

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

Highlights:

  • general neurodynamic principles applied to the entire body and specifically  the lower quarter, including the lumbar spine, hip and piriformis syndrome, hamstring injury and heel pain due to tibial and medial calcaneal nerve disorders
  • classifications of structures and mechanisms for diagnosis and treatment
  • neurodynamic sequencing - a mechanism that can be used to make neurodynamic technique more specific than in the past
  • how to differentiate nerve from other tissues with mechanical testing
  • how to make diagnosis and treatment more specific than before.

Concept of neurodynamics

  • general neurodynamic principles applied to the entire body and specifically  the lower quarter, including the lumbopelvic region, hip pain and piriformis syndrome, hamstring strain and neurodynamic aspect to heel pain
  • neurodynamic sequencing - a mechanism that can be used to make neurodynamic technique more specifically than in the past
  • how to differentiate nerve from other tissues with mechanical testing

Neurodynamic sequencing

  • a method used to select and create progressions for patients
  • appropriate for patients with severe neural pain progressed to the  athlete, performing artist and sports person

Bilateral and contralateral neurodynamic testing

  • lower limb neurodynamic tests for lumbar nerve root and acute dural pain
  • progressional system to reduce force on lumbar nerve roots and progressively load them for more advanced patients
  • acute care model for the lumbar nerve root
  • how to take tension off the lumbar nerve root

Neuropathodynamics

  • expands the boundaries and classifications of neurodynamic dysfunctions
  • lumbar interface, opening and closing dysfunctions
  • lumbar neural tension and sliding dysfunctions

Neurodynamic testing

  •  straight leg raise, slump test, prone knee bend
  • peroneal/fibular, tibial and sural neurodynamic tests
  •  sensitisation techniques for the neural tissues (level/type 3a)

Planning the physical examination

  • how not to provoke pain but still treat the neurodynamic component
  • how to sensitize the examination and treatment for hidden neurodynamic problems, level 1, 2 and type 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d examinations

Diagnosis with neurodynamic tests

  • differentiating neural tissue from neuromusculoskeletal tissues
  • establishing what is normal and abnormal
  • what to do next

Method of treatment

  • system of technique progression
  • hypersensitivity problems
  • subtle and hidden neural component and sensitised treatments
  • directing treatment at pathophysiology
  • progression from pathophysiology to pathomechanics
  • neurodynamics applied to lumbar disc and intervertebral foramen biomechanics

Treatment progressions

  • lumbar nerve root foraminal opening and closing dysfunctions
  • lumbar neural tension dysfunction
  • combined neural tension and reduced closing dysfunctions (level/type 3c)
  • sciatic aspect to piriformis syndrome treatment combinations
  • hamstring/posterior thigh pain
  • tarsal tunnel syndrome and foot pain

Your Instructor

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Your Instructor

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.

Additional Information

It is HIGHLY recommended that you reserve your spot quickly. This course has sold out every single time we host it, and there has always been a waitlist. Only 20 people are allowed in to each course. 

ACAC Approved

Looking for CEUs for your governing body?

If you live anywhere in Canada and want to apply for CEU pre-approval for this course for Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Athletic Therapy, Kinesiology, or Massage Therapy, we will reimburse you the cost of applying (upon approval). The course must be approved for everyone in your profession in your province as a result of your application (you cannot apply for just you).

Reach out via the Contact Us page for more details and to gain our approval for an application.

Clinical Neurodynamic Solutions – Vancouver 2020

Upper & Lower Quarter Combined Course (4 days)

DATE: March 13-16, 2020
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Location: Diane Lee & Associates, Surry, BC
THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT. To join the waitlist (or stay informed of this course being scheduled again), please submit a request through the Contact Us Page

$1,295.00 $1,195.00

Sold Out