Start date
23 September, 2017
End date
24 September, 2017
Date note
2-Day Course 8am-5pm

This practical hands-on course take the therapist from the old concepts of neural tension to a new concept of neurodynamics. Shacklock’s neurodynamic concept is presented clearly and methodically and offers the clinician new techniques for diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems with a neural component. The Shacklock concept helps the therapist select and perform new diagnostic and treatment techniques without provoking symptoms and progresses from the highly restricted patient to the athlete. These are illustrated with practical demonstrations and real-time imaging videos of neural movement techniques, collected exclusively by Michael Shacklock and the Neurodynamic Solutions (NDS) faculty.

Key features of the courses include:

  • Lab/practical sessions with demonstrations and practicing of techniques
  • New neural testing and treatment techniques
  • New systematic diagnosis and treatment approach
  • Integration of neural techniques with the musculoskeletal system
  • Systematic progressions from low to high levels of performance
  • Scientifically support with evidence-based research and real-time videos of nerve movement

 Topics Covered:

  1. The concept of neurodynamics
  2. Neurodynamic sequencing
  3. Effect of bilateral neurodynamic testing on neurodynamics – SLR and upper limb neurodynamic tests
  4. Neuropathodynamics – expanding the boundaries and classification of different dysfunctions
  5. Neurodynamic testing – MNT1, MNT2, RNT, UNT, RSNT and sensitisation
  6. Planning the physical examination – how not to provoke pain but still treat the neurodynamic component. How to sensitise the examination and treatment for hidden neurodynamic problems, level 1,2 and type 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d examinations
  7. Diagnosis of neurodynamic tests – differentiating neural tissue from neuromusculoskeletal tissues, establishing what is normal and abnormal
  8. Classification and diagnosis of specific dysfunctions – sliding dysfunction, tension dysfunction, pathophysiological dysfunction, mechanosensitivity dysfunction, mechanical interface dysfunctions, hyperactivity protective muscle dysfunction, innervated tissue dysfunctions
  9. Method of treatment – system of technique progression, hypersensitivity problems, hidden neural component and sensitised examination
  10. Treatment progressions – cervical nerve root foraminal opening and closing dysfunctions, neural tension dysfunction, combined neural tension, and reduced closing dysfunctions (level/type 3c), thoracic outlet syndrome treatment combinations, medial and lateral elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome. Neural tension dysfunction, specific neural sliding dysfunctions

Dr. Wood graduated from Fresno State University in 1997 and 1999 with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy.In 2007 and 2008, he completed his Orthopedic Manual Therapy Residency and Movement Science Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Southern California and became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In 2011, he graduated from the University of South Australia with a Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy. In 2014, he completed his Ph.D in Anatomy from the Pathology Department in the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University with his dissertation focusing on the histopathology of the nervous system’s contribution to joint pathology. Dr. Wood has taught in doctoral physical therapy and sports medicine programs as an assistant professor, adjunct faculty and clinical instructor.  He continues to consult with doctoral physical therapy programs around the nation for their accreditation.  He currently owns his own practice, Sports & Orthopaedic Physiotherapy in Napa Valley, California and is working on his certification in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with the Prague School of Rehabilitation.

Event Cost
In person

Vancouver BC

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