Clinical Neurology

The primary goal of the brain is movement and all movement is based on sensation. In neurology we assess the sensory and motor systems, looking for signs and symptoms of subtle or gross dysfunction. The brain will use sensory information to create maps of the body and environment. Once you know who you are and where you are, you can plan a movement pattern. All movement of the MSK system can be divided into stability and mobility and the brain is trying to balance both. We can assess the sensory systems, how the brain is integrating that information and assess how the motor systems are working.

If any area of the nervous system is hypoactive, hyperactive or having trouble integrating information, treatment will be focused on trying to build neuroplasticity by repetitively activating the sensory and motor pathways. This may be through treatment in a clinical setting but will most likely involve rehab exercises for the patient to perform at home. The results are rapid and long lasting.

Functional Neurology Courses