Please Note: Upon completion of both Part 1 and Part 2  of this course a complimentary e-book of proprioceptive exercises will be provided to you.  The book includes individually, printable proprioceptive exercise scripts that can be used with your patients.

OVERVIEW FOR MANAGING PATIENT’S BALANCE AND PROPRIOCEPTIVE ISSUES

(PART TWO PROPRIOCEPTION)

Proprioception is an important bodily neuromuscular sense. It falls under our “sixth sense”, more commonly known as somatosensation. The term somatosensation is an all-encompassing term which includes the sub-categories of mechanoreception (vibration, pressure, and discriminatory touch), thermoreception (temperature), nociception (pain), equilibrioception (balance) and proprioception (sense of positioning and movement). The feedback from all these different sensory components arise from our PNS feeding information to our CNS, both at the level of the spinal cord (reflexive) and sent to the cerebral cortex for higher processing.People experiencing proprioceptive challenges are coming to chiropractic clinics with conditions related to MVAs, sports injuries, falls, developmental, or neurological issues.

This course will cover how to determine, and what may help with patients suffering from many types of proprioceptive conditions.

Proprioception is the perception of body position and movements in three-dimensional space, and overall proprioceptive performance is determined by the quality of both the available proprioceptive information and an individual’s proprioceptive ability.Thus, the hardware (peripheral mechanoreceptors) provides proprioceptive information to the brain for the software (central processing) to integrate and use.

This course is designed to give basic essential information needed to diagnosis and treat uncomplicated proprioceptive dysfunction and related disorders.After completing the seminar, we believe you will be equipped with the information needed to identify common clinical signs and symptoms of proprioceptive issues with your patients and incorporate an appropriate treatment.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will leave having a better understanding of the incidence and etiology of proprioceptive issues. They will be able to demonstrate better understanding of the proprioceptive system, the various disorders and the subsequent implications on a patient’s ability to perform ADLs. We will identify various fundamental assessment tools for testing proprioception and begin to learn how to use them hands-on. Enrollees will be better able to describe the proprioceptive system and the interdependence of gaze and postural stabilization on maintaining balance that this system provides. They will leave and be able to take back to their practices the enhanced ability to identify common clinical signs and symptoms of proprioceptive issues and how to incorporate appropriate treatment.

This is a 6-hour continuing education course.  Each lesson takes 50 minutes to complete.  An assessment of your subject mastery will be tested with a short quiz after each lesson.  Upon completion of all 6 lessons, you will earn 6 CEU’s and a certificate will be provided to verify your completion of the program.

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