Neurology 204: Functional Neurology – Clinical Aspects of the Pyramidal Man
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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!.
- Pyramidal Presentation
- Head tilt
- Upper extremity
- Brain versus limb
- Lower Extremity
- Toe in
- Toe out
- Brain Regulation of Flexor Tone
- Caudal ponto-medullary reticular formation
- Rostral – caudal order
- 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
- 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 widely known for his passion of chiropractic, neurology, and patient care. For the past 25+ years he has been teaching post-graduate clinical neurology throughout the US and around the world. He graduated with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic in 1990. He then went on to attain diplomate status in chiropractic clinical neurology thru the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology in 1993. Later received his fellowship from the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology in 2008. He has published research, presented at scientific conferences, lectured extensively at chiropractic colleges, and continues to maintain an active clinical practice while raising five beautiful children. Dr. Hall has received numerous recognitions for outstanding teaching, contributions to chiropractic, functional neurology, and community service. He can be reached at www.BrainDC.org or thru the CCED website.
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