Brain & Neuroplasticity

Functional Neurology Made Easy and Understandable

We believe functional neurology has made us better chiropractors and are very excited to share our knowledge whether you are a seasoned chiropractor looking for a functional neurologic approach, or a new graduate looking for a stepping stone towards a full degree in functional neurology.


Golden Tulip Leiden
Schipholweg 3
2316 XB Leiden

Tel.: (+31) 71 408 3500
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Ready for something new?

Functional neurology has made us better chiropractors and we are very excited to share our knowledge with you!

Weather you are ready for an overhaul or prefer to take baby steps, we offer one-day-only functional neurology accredited (8 CPDs) seminars that make the world of functional neurology approachable, and easy to understand.

All our seminars have an important practical component, to ensure you start applying new knowledge the very next day. We therefore keep our groups small and guarantee a personalised approach.

Your patients deserve well-informed treatment options, and a chiropractor that is willing to give them the best the field has to offer. So bring forth your inner sparkle by joining us at Brain & Neuroplasticity and learning more about a highly doable approach to functional neurology.

About us

What can you expect?

A few years ago we launched a series of accredited modules with the intention to introduce fellow chiropractors to the world of functional neurology. Each model we put together consists of a day session during which we discuss (in a simplified manner) the main centres of the nervous system and show the practical therapeutic applications of a functional neurologic approach.

The courses take place at the very convenient Golden Tulip Leiden Centre hotel in Leiden (Netherlands) -a 10 min train ride from the Schiphol Airport arrival terminal- and are held in English. The seminar fee includes coffee breaks and a healthy lunch. Yes, we love giving attendees the red carpet treatment!

Who are we?

Our lecturers are chiropractors trained by the Carrick Institute and are Diplomates of the American Board of Functional Neurology (DACNB). They have ample experience as chiropractors, teachers, lecturers and leaders.


What people say

“ This is the course to start with functional neurology. Probably the best way to get into it” T. Nikulainen, D.C., Finland

“Clearly structured info and thanks to the practical it will be easy to incorporate this in the practice on Monday!” A. Konijn-van Leeuwen, D.C., Netherlands

“Great info, condensed format, learn by doing. Use it on Monday” Marcel van der Heide, D.C., Netherlands

“Brief overview of theory leading to practical application. Will be able to implement some of the material on Monday” W. Hagen, D.C., Netherlands

“A good introduction to the neuroplasticity” R. Cordonni, D.C., Belgium

“… I am so grateful for the spark you enlightened in me. I’m preparing for neurology board exams …” Tom Meier, D.C., Germany.


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Upcoming events

Places available Improving Athletic Performance through Functional Neurology Leiden (NL) Saturday 25 September 2021. 9AM-6 PM

In order to function properly, your brain needs 3 primary things:  oxygen, fuel, and activation.  This last aspect is accomplished mainly through movement.  We will explain how sporting activities as well as spinal manipulative treatment effects the brain.

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Places available Concussion: New Insights to a Functional Neurologic Approach Leiden (NL) Saturday 6 November, 2021. 9AM-6PM

In this module we will elaborate on the functional neurological consequences of concussion.  Often times, these involve imbalance of cortical and brain stem centers, ultimately effecting the vestibular system, which leads to neurovascular consequences and autonomic imbalance.

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Places available Neurodegeneration: Slow Down the Ageing Process Leiden (NL), Saturday 15 January 2022. 9AM-6 PM

Neurodegeneration is a complex multifactorial process that causes neuronal death in brain and spinal cord, resulting in brain and spinal cord damage and dysfunction.

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Places available Nutrition: The Mind-Gut Connection Leiden (NL) Saturday 5 March, 2022. 9AM-6 PM

Most health complaints are a consequence of the body’s incapacity to deal with a critical amount of STRESS.  There are 3 main sources of stressors we are exposed to:  physical, chemical, and emotional stress.

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Places available Functional Neurology Made Easy and Understandable Leiden (NL) Saturday 7 May, 2022. 9AM-6 PM

What are the implications of under- or over activity?  How do the lobes communicate with one another and what is the blood supply?  We will give a condensed review highlighting the most important aspects on functional neurology.
Instead of attending the seminar ‘live’, you could also take this module ‘online’. For more information on this option, check out our ‘Learn Online’ tab above!

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Experienced Specialists

Your lecturers are Jeroen (Jay) Postma and Tom Claykens. They are quality maniacs and Carrick Institute educated diplomats, whom take chiropractic functional neurology out of its conventional straightjacketed constrains and give it a distinctive and practical approach. Everything they share is meticulously selected and is united by their common mission to inspire and help you be your best.

For whom is it?

All seasoned chiropractors looking for an easy and understandable functional neurologic approach, or new graduates in search of a stepping stone towards a full degree in functional neurology. For all colleagues looking practical functional neurology knowledge they can apply the very next day.


Our modules are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All modules can be taken independently and each one of them has been granted European Chiropractic Academy (EAC) and SCN accreditation equal to 8 CPDs per module.