Neural mobilisation is a non-invasive technique that physiotherapists have been using for years. Publications on neural conditions can often be complex, something which makes it difficult to apply neurodynamic techniques safely and efficiently and has led to a void in many practitioners’ clinical experience. Due to the lack of professionals with advanced knowledge of neurodynamics, the novelty of these techniques and the growing demand for instruction among physiotherapists, the need for training in the field has become apparent. As a result, Michael Shacklock has developed a practical and systematic method for the clinical application of neurodynamics, which, thanks to new concepts such as structural differentiation or neurodynamic sequencing, helps physiotherapists treat musculoskeletal problems with a neural component.
This course simplifies neurodynamics and neural mobilisation, while also examining the interconnectedness of the musculoskeletal and neural systems. By relating the physiological and mechanical concepts of nerve structure with the musculoskeletal system, Michael Shacklock’s Clinical Neurodynamics provides an innovative means of treating neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
- To acquire the skills and abilities necessary to palpate the main neural structures and perform neurodynamic tests on both the upper and lower quarters.
- To identify potential contraindications to neurodynamic testing or its application as a treatment technique.
- To interpret the findings of such tests and make a neurodynamic diagnosis.
- To properly select and perform specific treatment techniques for each neurodynamic diagnosis on both the upper and lower quarters.
- To understand the causes and clinical patterns of upper quarter neurodynamic problems, such as cervical radiculopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome.
- To understand the causes and clinical patterns of lower quarter neurodynamic problems, such as pyramidalis muscle syndrome, hamstring strain and tarsal tunnel syndrome.