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Neurology 244: Can Weakness in my Eyes affect my Neck and Back?

Online $40.00 2 Michael Hall, DC, FIACN

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British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Yukon,

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Topic: Neurology 244: Can Weakness in my Eyes affect my Neck and Back?

Credit Hours: 2

Instructor: Michael Hall, DC, FIACN

Course Description: In the growing age of technological advances what is happening to our eyes? Does the increasing amount of screen time affect our neck and shoulders? Will changing the work station height make a difference? If I stand more will that change my neck and back pain? This presentation will take a look at the visuomotor and optomotor systems as they relate to the posture of our neck and back causing pain, dysfunction, and impairment. Taking a closer look at our visual development and the correlation to the homuncular organization as well as homologous columns and vestibular system. This topic is one that you won’t want to miss if spinal care, chronic pain, and forward head posture are common in your practice. I’ll also present activities to recommend to your patients to augment your care plan.

Course Outline:

  • Embryonic understanding of eye / neck development
    • Developmental milestones
    • Peripheral visual field hand eye coordination
  • Understanding the role of the SCM and upper trap
    • Chronic neck pain in the work place and school
    • Where do you really carry your stress?
  • Accommodation
    • Near/Far
    • Convergence insufficiency
    • Clinical testing
  • Improving the opto-motor strength
    • Exercises to implement tomorrow
    • Working the therapeutic optometry

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the developmental milestones
  • Identify the role of the SCM and upper trap
  • Discuss clinical testing
  • Discover exercises that you can implement in your practice tomorrow

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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