Functional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine

  • Frederick Carrick, DC PhD, Director, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Cape Canaveral, Florida
    • Matthew Holmes, BAppSc BCSc DC(UK) DACNB FAAFN FACFN, Senior Clinician & Sessional Lecturer, Discipline of Chiropractic, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Diamond Valley Brain Centre, Greensborough, Australia
    • By

      • Randy Beck, BSc(Hons) DC PhD DACNB FAAFN FACFN, Senior Lecturer, Clinical Diagnosis and Neurology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia; and Associate Professor, Clinical Neurology, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Florida, USA; Director of the Institute of Functional Neuroscience Perth, Australia. Dr. Beck is a Fellow of the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology and a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology.

      Fuctional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine takes the reader from the embryonic beginnings of the nervous system, through the biochemistry of receptor activation and on to the functional systems of the nervous system. Concepts, relationships and scientific mechanisms of the nervous system function are covered, and this aids the practitioner in developing their clinical approach to a wide variety of patient presentations. The text is fully referenced, which allows the reader to immediately apply the concepts to practice situations. New for this edition are new chapters on pain (including headache) and theoretical evidence, plus extensive electronic resources supporting the text.

      "Overall this text would be an excellent resource to any practising physiotherapist or health professional within musculoskeletal and orthopaedics from the new graduate to the experienced clinician." Reviewed by: Tracy Ward, MCSP, BSc (HONS), MSc, Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Specialist, BMI Healthcare Albyn Hospital, Aberdeen Date: Aug 2014

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Book information

  • Published: September 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4062-7

Table of Contents

  1. Fundamental concepts in functional neurology
  2. Early developmental events
  3. Biochemistry and physiology of receptor activation
  4. History and examination
  5. Neurology of sensory and receptor systems
  6. Neuronal integration and movement
  7. The spinal cord and peripheral nerves
  8. The autonomic nervous system
  9. The cortex
  10. The thalamus and hypothalamus
  11. The basal ganglia
  12. The limbic system
  13. The brainstem and reticular formation
  14. The cerebellum and vestibular system
  15. Neuroimmune functional interactions
  16. Psychoneurological aspects
  17. Headaches
  18. Fundamental evidence
  19. Approaches to patient management
  20. Approaches to treatment