A skilled practitioner can usually identify the segmental areas of lesion before starting the examination. An evaluation of handwriting from office forms, gait analysis, facial tone, eye and head position, pupil responses, speech, muscle tone, limb angulations, and other signs in combination with a medical history provide significant information to identify the locations of impaired brain function. The goal of this course is to optimize clinical skills when doing initial survey. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on determining the locus of neurological impairments when provided with a patient chief complaint.
1. Understand how to identify the neurological lesion from history and general inspection
2. Learn to understand signs and symptoms of neurodegeneration and localization of the lesion
3. Understand what follow-up examination procedures need to be conducted after the initial survey