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Neurology 204: Functional Neurology – Clinical Aspects of the Pyramidal Man

Online $40.00 2 Michael Hall, DC, FIACN

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Topic: Neurology 204: Functional Neurology – Clinical Aspects of the Pyramidal Man

Credit Hours: 2

Instructor: Michael Hall, DC, FIACN

Course Description: The pyramidal presentation is one of great interest to the chiropractor. The brain has a natural function in reducing tone of the ipsilateral flexor musculature via descending pathways and the ponto-medullary reticular formation. This presentation will reveal clinical tests and procedures to evaluate the pyramidal presentation. Knowing this information can aid the chiropractor in providing appropriate care to optimize patient outcomes and removing neurological interference. Never stop learning while earning chiropractic continuing education credit!

Course Outline:

  1. Pyramidal Presentation
    • Head tilt
    • Upper extremity
      1. Brain versus limb
    • Lower Extremity
      1. Toe in
      2. Toe out
  2. Brain Regulation of Flexor Tone
    • Neurodevelopmental
    • Caudal ponto-medullary reticular formation
    • Rostral – caudal order
  3. What to do with the information?
    • Which side of the brain is likely to be dysfunctioning
    • Pyramidal weakness, pronator drift
    • Forearm roll, finger roll, extensor hallicus
    • Pre and post adjustment considerations

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the relevance of head tilt
  • Discuss brain versus limb
  • Illustrate the relevance of toe in versus toe out
  • Define the brain's role in flexor tone regulation
  • Apply course information to clinical practice

Dr. Michael W. Hall is a 1990 graduate with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic. He began clinical practice immediately after graduation while also entering post-graduate programs in clinical neurology and orthopedics. He received his diplomate in clinical neurology from the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology in 1993. He was later awarded a fellow in clinical neurology by the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology. For the past three decades Dr. Hall has entertained and educated thousands with enthusiastic passion for chiropractic and clinical neurology. It is his vision that all peoples may experience the healing art of chiropractic.  He has published research, served on scientific and advisory panels, and lectured around the world. His program, “Functional Neurology for the Practicing Chiropractor” is renowned throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. He speaks for the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association as well as many state, national and international associations. You can find out more about Dr. Hall and where he is next by visiting his website – www.BrainDC.org

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