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Neurology 340: The Upper Motor Neuron and Clinical Considerations

Event date: 6/11/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Export event

Course Description:  The upper motor neuron often wreaks havoc in the minds of practitioners as it perpetuates an ominous sign of neurologic dysfunction. This presentation will present a neuroanatomic illustration of how the axial and appendicular compartments differ, how posture contributes to the upper and lower motor neuron presentations. And most of all, this presentation will increase clinical proficiency through better understanding of motor function and clinical syndromes.

Course Outline:

·         Introduction to the upper motor neuron

·         Neuroanatomy of the UMN

·         Central Integrated State

·         Clinical signs of the UMN

Course Objectives:

·         Define spasticity

·         Discuss how to grade tone

·         Outline separating axial from appendicular

·         Illustrate clinical considerations

InstructorMichael Hall, DC, FIACN
About the InstructorDr. Hall graduated with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic in 1990. Since graduating, he has been a very passionate and energetic practitioner who carries the same zeal into his lectures and presentations. After graduation he immediately began clinical practice while pursuing post-doctoral chiropractic studies in orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, and whiplash traumatology. He received his diplomat status in Chiropractic Clinical Neurology in 1993 and later was awarded a Fellow by the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology. His teaching efforts at Parker University (formerly PCC) earned him full professorship in the Department of Clinical Sciences where he was awarded “faculty of the year” by his peers. In between clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Hall has published multiple scientific papers in the indexed literature on topics of Oximetry, Muscle Strength Testing, Frozen Shoulder, Concussion, and Lumbar Radiculopathy with Urinary Incontinence. He served as an expert panelist on chiropractic profession published guidelines for radiography as well as clinical management of acute and chronic pain. He currently is researching the effects of chiropractic adjustments on brain function, heart rate variability, and neck motor control. From 2014-2017, he held the position of Executive Director of the NeuroLife Institute at Life University where his team managed complex neurological cases, athletic concussions, movement disorders, PTSD, and many other disorders with advanced applications of functional neurology and innovative neuroplastic rehabilitation strategies. He holds post-graduate continuing education faculty status with Texas Chiropractic College, Life University, and Cleveland College of Chiropractic. His renowned “Functional Neurology for Practicing Chiropractors” program has been presented in Europe, Canada, Australia, and throughout the US for over 15 years. He is an instructor in the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s diplomate program in Pediatrics where he teaches Developmental Neurobiology. To many in and out of the profession, Dr. Hall is known for his enthusiastic passion for chiropractic, research and functional neurology. He is even more passionate about his faith, raising five children, and the great outdoors.
Subject BreakdownCourse Outline: • Introduction to the upper motor neuron • Neuroanatomy of the UMN • Central Integrated State • Clinical signs of the UMN
Total Credits2.00
FormatDistance - Live
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