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Functional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Medicine [With DVD]
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Fundamental concepts in functional neurology Early developmental events Biochemistry and physiology of receptor activation History and examination Neurology of sensory and receptor systems Neuronal integration and movement The spinal cord and peripheral nerves The autonomic nervous system The cortex The thalamus and hypothalamus The basal ganglia The limbic system The brainstem and reticular formation The cerebellum and vestibular system Neuroimmune functional interactions Psychoneurological aspects Headaches Fundamental evidence Approaches to patient management Approaches to treatment

* Fundamental concepts in functional neurology * Early developmental events * Biochemistry and physiology of receptor activation * History and examination * Neurology of sensory and receptor systems * Neuronal integration and movement * The spinal cord and peripheral nerves * The autonomic nervous system * The cortex * The thalamus and hypothalamus * The basal ganglia * The limbic system * The brainstem and reticular formation * The cerebellum and vestibular system * Neuroimmune functional interactions * Psychoneurological aspects * Headaches * Fundamental evidence * Approaches to patient management * Approaches to treatment

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Dr Beck is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Diagnosis and Neurology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia; and Associate Professor, Clinical Neurology at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Florida, USA. He is also Director of the Institute of Functional Neuroscience, in Perth, Australia.Dr Beck graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1984 and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada in 1988. He has subsequently completed a PhD focusing on psycho-neuroimmunology and spent the last 12 years practicing and developing the clinical applications of functional neurology. He has been involved with postgraduate and undergraduate education of chiropractoic and medical students for over 15 years. Dr Beck is married with six children and enjoys a variety of sporting activities and life with his family.

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"Overall this text would be an excellent resource to any practising physiotherapist or health professional within musculoskeletal and orthopaedics from the new graduate to the experienced clinician. It is concise, clear to follow and covers each subject extensively with evidence-based practise to accompany manual techniques. A must have for enhancing clinical practise." Reviewed by: Tracy Ward, MCSP, BSc (HONS), MSc, Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Specialist, BMI Healthcare Albyn Hospital, Aberdeen Date: Aug 2014

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