There are seven basic movements the human body can perform, and all other movements are merely variations of these seven: Pull, Push, Squat, Lunge, Hinge, Rotation and Gait. The creation of these seven basic movements is critical to human function and performance. This module discusses the neurological mechanisms involved in the creation and coordination of movement. You will learn about the main central structures involved in the creation of movement and how these seemingly independent nodes are significantly integrated together. This module provides the foundational framework necessary for you to understand the pathologies involving the motor system.
Approximately 28% of the US population including both men and women aged 50-89 suffer from some type of movement disorder. Of that 15-20% are a result of the secondary effects of pharmaceutical management resulting in Tardive Dyskinesia. Thus, there is a substantial need for a better understanding of the pathophysiology involved in the development and maintenance of some of the most common movement disorders affecting humankind. In this module you will learn the anatomy and physiology of the main neurological structures involved in the pathogenesis inherent to all movement disorders. You will also learn examination history taking and examination techniques to allow you to correctly define the movement disorder