(400) Chiropractic Neurology in a Nutshell


This 12 CPD on-line course is designed to teach you everything you didn’t learn in college but is essential for you to know in daily practice. It is especially of interest for those of you starting out in practice discovering how the body reacts to chiropractic, but also for you veterans out there that are curious as to the basis of understanding of how your adjustments are augmenting the nervous system.



What you should have learned in school that you need to know in practice
The material is intended to be covered in 12 hours over 4 weeks. But of course you can take it at your own pace.

We would like to invite you on a 12 CPD transformational journey over the course of one month, to gain practical insight and expertise on how to affect the nervous system in an easy and understandable way. We have distilled hundreds of hours of functional neurology into the ‘key’ areas of the nervous system, which will enable you to analyse and treat in practice at each and every step of the way.
This course will challenge your beliefs and assumptions of nervous system function, give you help and advice along the way, accelerate learning into application, and in addition change your fundamental view of chiropractic- by unlocking the secrets that our forefathers BJ and DD only speculated about.

Learning Objectives:
-gain 3-D knowledge of the nervous system;
-understand the functional relationships of the brain, brain stem, cerebellum and visual system and how this relates to the spine and joints;
-be able to perform diagnosis and treatment pertaining to the information: apply what you learn immediately with daily practicals;
-bit by bit information with action steps to try in clinic each day;
-Identify nervous system dysfunction by analyzing the postural, balance, eye movement and autonomic changes associated with nervous system imbalance;

-tools to examine the ‘windows’ of the nervous system- before we were taught T4 is the ‘key to the spine’, now we say: T4 NO MORE!!! We will share with you where we the secret ‘key to the spine’ actually resides!
-indications of when/when not and how to treat
-autonomic nervous system evaluation
-insights to the most important functional areas of the nervous system in an easy and understandable way
-be able to communicate your assessments in a clear and understandable way to other health care providers

Course Outline
We are going to start by presenting the fundamental practical functional neurological concepts in a TOP-DOWN fashion over the period of 4 weeks. This means we will be starting from the cerebrum (or big brain) and working our way down to the peripheral nerves. In week 4, we will add a bonus by integrating week 1-3 into specialized practical application modules such as diagnosis and treatment of dizziness, concussion, eye movement disorders, and strokes. These (often difficult to treat but yet everyday problems) will become much easier for you to diagnose and treat in practice. You will get access to our Brain & Neuroplasticity Dropbox- with tons of practical information and tools for you to use (for free!).

Week 1 
In week one we will cover the cerebrum (or big brain) and it’s 4 functional lobes. These involve: executive thinking, purposeful movement, memory, sensation and visual components.

  • Monday Frontal Lobe
  • Tuesday Parietal Lobe
  • Wednesday Temporal Lobe
  • Thursday Occipital Lobe
  • Friday Review of the week

Week 2 
In week 2 we will descend towards the brain stem: the ‘conductor’ of the body. This is where all vital functions are regulated, including vision, posture, balance, autonomic function to name a few. We will cover the three vital areas that form the ‘key’ to the spine. We will also cover the chiropractor’s best friend: the cerebellum (little brain)- which actually has more neurons than the big brain. Did you know that every chiropractic adjustment has direct impact on cerebellar function? We will explain how…

  • Monday Midbrain
  • Tuesday Pons
  • Wednesday Medulla
  • Thursday Cerebellum
  • Friday Review of the week

Week 3 
In the third week we will go from the central nervous system towards the peripheral nervous system- covering the spinal cord, upper and lower peripheral nervous system. We will cover the most common nerve entrapment sites, diagnosis and practical application on how to treat: tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, piriformis syndrome, tarsal tunnel and treatment for peripheral neuropathy.

  • Monday Spinal Cord
  • Tuesday Peripheral Nervous System- upper extremity
  • Wednesday Peripheral Nervous System- lower extremity
  • Thursday Nerve Entrapments and Treatment
  • Friday Review of the week

Week 4
In the last week we will integrate the information learned in weeks 1 thru 3 into four specialized topics for practical application: differential diagnosis and treatment of dizziness, first aid for concussion, eye movements and rehabilitation, CVA’s and stroke.

  • Monday Dizziness
  • Tuesday 1st Aid for Concussion
  • Wednesday Eye Movements
  • Thursday CVA and Stroke
  • Friday Review of the week

Further information:
CPD credit hours: 12 hours, on-line course
In order to receive credits: each week has a Hot Potatoes quiz of 20 questions. Please forward the completion of each (4) section quiz, with a screen shot of having passed by at least 85%. The registrar will then forward you your certificate. registrar@brain-neuroplasticity.com

So, be sure to sign up now and put your newly learned knowledge into further practical application! Become proficient and competent with your acquired knowledge in functional neurology. Let your friends and colleagues know -as they also should know exactly how chiropractic affects the nervous system! How great would it be if we can claim our area of expertise: AFFECTING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AS NO OTHER PROFESSION CAN!!! Tom and Jay are hoping to see you on the other side and looking forward to guiding you on your way. We believe that functional neurology has made them the best chiropractors they can be and find this information is VITAL to all chiropractors. They want to share this transformational knowledge with you in an easy and understandable way.


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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.