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Neurology quiz NMSK Quiz

During the lockdown, I created a couple of neuromusculoskeletal quiz’s to teach the clinical significance of different signs and symptoms. Here’s the first, it consists of five rounds of five questions. At the end of each round, the answers are reviewed and the clinical significance explained. Learning is far more efficient when you actively engage,…

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The Clinical Importance of the Cranial Nerves

Movement is based on the visual, vestibular system and proprioceptive systems. The brain uses this information to create a 3D map of your body and your environment. Once you know who you are and where you are, you can decide how to interact with your environment. Vision + Vestibular + Proprioception = Movement. The VVPM…

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Sensation ⇄ Movement

The VVP system The brain uses vision, the vestibular system and proprioception (VVP) to build sensory maps of the body and environment. These maps are the basis of all movement. When there’s a change in vision, the vestibular system or proprioception, the sensory maps change. Movement changes. We change. Sensation and movement are a two…

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The effect of stress and anxiety on your muscles

Current estimates suggest that 3 million people in the UK are suffering from anxiety with more than 1 in 10 people are likely to have a ‘disabling anxiety disorder’ at some stage in their life (reference: anxietyuk.org.uk). When we feel anxious or tense our brain allows our muscles and reflexes to become more reactive as part…

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