A ROAD MAP TO INTEGRATED PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
Using best evidence practices, the NCA assessment considers the role of distressed neurology at all levels of tissue organization. This is vastly different from the much less useful standard testing for numbness/tingling/weakness, etc.
Findings of the neural assessment drive the application of education, manual therapy and exercise to reduce the threat to distressed neurology. By using the Neurocentric Approach, observed myofascial and joint “dysfunction” syndromes are often quickly correctable once a neurological threat is removed. In athletes, this may be the difference between returning to training today vs. 6 weeks.
After removal of painful threat, pain-free movement is possible and allows the patient to engage in the best medicine...exercise. “Motion is lotion!”
THE UPPER QUARTER COURSE
The NeuroCentric Approach (NCA) challenges the thoughtful clinician to reconsider chronic pain and many musculoskeletal "syndromes" through a different lens. When the systemic, local and mechanical health and behavior of neural tissues are thoroughly assessed, commonly a new avenue of beneficial intervention is apparent. With NCA, we prioritize the patient's ability to take part in the discovery, in the short term pain management and in the long term functional improvement to truly bring healing to conditions previously thought to be untreatable.
In this 12 hour, upper quarter course, headache, neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder/elbow/wrist and hand pain will be considered and explored in a fun, informative and engaging clinical vignette and grand rounds environment. This approach assures that participants can return home with a new set of readily available skills to tackle their most challenging cases.
This course is a lecture/lab course. Please wear comfortable clothing you are able to move freely in. Exercise apparel is encouraged. Local participants are encouraged to bring treatment tables.
Dr Justin Dean
Dr. Justin Dean has a clinical practice in Los Angeles, CA where he helps many of the best-known celebrities in the entertainment industry. He has worked as a clinician with the Chinese National Team in track and field as well as with many standouts in Olympic weight lifting, and soccer.
Dr Phillip Snell
Dr. Phillip Snell holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Western States and has a clinical chiropractic practice in Portland, OR. He lectures internationally to other medical providers on the use of exercise interventions and manual therapy in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation.
The Neurocentric Approach
Nov 4-5, 2023
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