Reading List

Beck R., Functional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine. 2nd ed. Churchhill Livingstone, 2008. Hard cover ISBN 9780702040627.

Blumenfeld, H.Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases.
2nd Ed. Sinauer Associations, Inc. Publishers, 2013. ISBN 978-1451186253.

Carrick, F.R., ‘Changes in the brain function after manipulation of the cervical spine’. Man. Phys. Ther. 1998, May. 21 (4), 304

Balaban,C. D., ‘A Sense of Balance- Understanding the Balance -Anxiety-Migraine Linkage’. J Korean Balance Soc 2006;5(1):99-107.

Bryans, et al.‘Evidence-based-guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache’. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 Jun;34(5):274-89.

Cephalalgia,Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society (IHS). The International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition 2018’, Vol. 38(1) 1–211. International Headache Society 2018. International Headache Society 2018.

Dieterich, M., Central Vestibular Disorders. J Neurol. 2007, 254:559-568

Gelb, D.J., Introduction to Clinical Neurology. 3rd Ed. Elsevier 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0199734849 / ISBN-10: 0199734844

Evans, D. W., ‘Mechanisms and effects of spinal high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust manipulation’. JMPT, Volume 25, Issue 4, May 2002, p. 251-262.

Haavik, H., Lelic, D., et al. ‘Manipulation of Dysfunctional Spinal Joints Affects Sensorimotor Integration in the Prefrontal Cortex: A Brain Source Localization Study’. Neural Plasticity,Volume 2016, Article ID 3704964.

Hoff, J.I. et al. ‘A breathtaking headache’.  Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 75(3):509 · April 2004

Holt, K., et al. ‘The effects of a single session of chiropractic care on strength, cortical drive, and spinal excitability in stroke patients’. Nature, Scientific Reports. volume 9, Article number: 2673 (2019).

Kandel, R.W., Schwartz, J.H. & Jesell, M.Principles of Neural Science. McGraw Hill. 5th Edition. ISBN 0071390111 · 9780071390118

Magnusson, et al., Cervical muscle afferents play a dominant role over vestibular afferents during bilateral vibration of neck muscles. Journal of Vestibular Research. 2006, 127-136.

McGregor, K.M., et al. ‘Effects of a 12-Week Aerobic Spin Intervention on Rest State Networks in Previously Sedentary Elderly’. Front Psychol. 2018 Nov 27;9:2376.

McKeown, P., The Oxygen Advantage. 1st Ed. Little Brown, UK. Sept. 2015. ISBN 9780349406695 .

Nokia, M.S,. et al. ‘Physical exercise increases adult hippocampal neurogenesis in male rats provided it is aerobic and sustained’. The Journal of Physiology. 2016(7):1855-1873.

Pickar, J. J.,  ‘Neurophysiological Effects of Spinal Manipulation’, Spine Volume 2, Issue 5, Sep-Oct 2002, p. 357-371.

Ratey, J.J., Hagerman, E. Spark! How exercise will improve the performance of your brain. Hachette Book Group. USA. 2013. ISBN 9780316113519

Schmitt A, et al., ‘Modulation of Distinct Intrinsic Resting State Brain Networks by Acute Exercise Bouts of Differing Intensity’. Brain Plasticity, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 39-55, 2019.

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Upcoming events

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.