2-3 November '24 - Introduction to Functional Neurology | AECC University College

Course - CPD

Introduction to Functional Neurology


This 1.5 day seminar will provide you with the fundamentals of nervous system structure and function, as well as teaching you neurological examination techniques.

Nicole Oliver
Course Title 2-3 November ’24 – Introduction to Functional Neurology
Qualification CPD
Accreditation European Academy of Chiropractic
Duration 11 CPD Hours
Institution Code A65
Start Date 2-3 November 2024
Location Online


This course is accredited for 11 CPD Hours by the European Academy of Chiropractic.

Registration: 08:45

Saturday: 09:00-17:00

Sunday: 09:00-13:00

We want to reduce our impact on the environment by limiting the amount of paper we are using for our CPD courses. Course notes: Not provided in hard copy. You will be notified by email to access notes via Dropbox or similar (this is free to access and you will not need to set up a Dropbox account).

Course Details

The clinical benefit associated with manual therapy is not simply related to restoring movement to restricted joints and normalising local muscle tone through segmental reflex effects. A major therapeutic role is attributed to activation of the central nervous system (CNS) – in recent years the literature is saying this more and more. It is thought that many chronic or treatment-resistant musculoskeletal conditions are perpetuated by ongoing neurological dysfunctions or maladaptive post-injury changes in the CNS. This seminar will provide you with the fundamentals of nervous system structure and function, as well as teaching you neurological examination techniques.

  • How and why neurological dysfunction can occur.
  • The different motor tracts and their clinical importance.
  • Functional roles of the sensory tracts.
  • Cerebral cortex – overview of the parietal & frontal lobes.
  • Ocular examination – pursuits & saccades.
  • Cranial nerves and their correlation to functional impairments in the brainstem; and how to examine for these deficits.
  • Cerebellum: its function in motor control, motor adaptation, postural stabilisation and injury prevention.
  • Cerebellar testing & introduction to neuro-rehabilitation.
  • Introduction to pain: the concept of pain in the absence of tissue damage, mechanical allodynia and central pain modulation.

Nicole Oliver, DC, MChiro, BSc(Hons), DACNB graduated from AECC in 2005 and began studying functional neurology with the Carrick Institute in 2006. She gained the Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) qualification four years later. Alongside clinical practice she lectures for Neuroseminars, teaching functional neurology in the UK and Europe. Nicole’s other lecturing engagements have included the 2016 &2014 ECU Conventions,the 2016 Belgian Chiropractors’ Union Jubilee Congress, the 2016 ChiroSuisseConvention, the 2016 German Chiropractic Association’s Spring Seminar,the2015 McTimoneyChiropractic Association Autumn Conference, the 2015 BACS Conference and the Scottish Chiropractic Association’s 2013 Autumn Meeting/Seminar.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For more information contact the CPD team at cpd@aecc.ac.uk.

You will be emailed a link for the course approximately 1 week before the seminar.

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