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Clinical Neurodynamics with Michael Shacklock

750.00

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.
All courses on neurodynamics are based on Michael Shacklock’s international best seller physical therapy text book, Clinical Neurodynamics, Elsevier, Oxford, 2005. They also internationally standardised and transferable to other countries.

Upcoming courses:
Kaunas:
-Upper quarter: 2020 September 10-13 d. (!!! The course has been postponed to the Q1 of 2021. New dates will be published soon)

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Viršutinis kvadrantas
Michael Shacklock
2020 rugsėjo 10-13 d.
Anglų (lietuvių)
Kaunas
750.00
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Description

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

Upper quarter course

It’s a  4-day course,  divided into to parts: basic and advanced (2-days each).
First part is dedicated to the knowledge of physiology, neuropathodynamics and basic neurodynamic assessment, treatment and application of neurodynamic techniques.
The second part take neurodynamics further into many more important and unrecognised neural problems, more advanced concepts in neurodynamics and their relations with the musculoskeletal system and higher skill levels in diagnosis and physical treatment.

Basic course (2 days):

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.

Advanced course (2 days):

How to:

  • diagnose the existence (or absence) of neurodynamic disorders (rule in or out).
  • treat new and more complex movement dysfunctions in relation to neurodynamic disorders
  • detect a neurodynamic aspect to muscle dysfunctions and imbalances
  • create progressions for severe pain and incapacity through to high performance for the sports person and athlete
  • how to apply more extensively bilateral neurodynamic tests according to our recently published validation studies.

How to detect and treat the neurodynamic aspect to:

  • cervicogenic headache and suboccipital myodural connections (upper cervical spine)
  • thoracic outlet, scalenes, first rib and brachial plexus, scapular dyskinesia
  • suprascapular nerve
  • axillary nerve (aka posterior shoulder pain in the athlete, eg. pitcher, swimmer)
  • medial elbow pain (median and ulnar nerves at the elbow), pronator and cubital tunnel syndromes
  • radial sensory nerve – applied to thumb pain and masquerading as de Quervain’s disease
  • ulnar nerve at the wrist – Guyon’s canal
  • digital nerves.

Upcoming Upper Quarter courses:
Kaunas:
-2020 September 10-13d. (!!! The course has been postponed to the Q1 of 2021. New dates will be published soon)

Fee:
Early bird – until July 10th – 650 euros.
Late after July 10th – 750 euros.

Lower quarter course

It’s a  4-day course,  divided into to parts: basic and advanced (2-days each).
First part is dedicated to the knowledge of physiology, neuropathodynamics and basic neurodynamic assessment, treatment and application of neurodynamic techniques.
The second part take neurodynamics further into many more important and unrecognised neural problems, more advanced concepts in neurodynamics and their relations with the musculoskeletal system and higher skill levels in diagnosis and physical treatment.

Content is coming soon

Upcoming dates:
Kaunas:
-2021 (TBA)

Fee: TBA

Teachers:

Michael Shacklock
PT, MASc, FACP, PhD candidate

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.

For more information:

Please contact us at: +370 618 67325 OR  [email protected]