In this course, students will review psychomotor skills learned in previous methods courses as well as explore assessment and management strategies for common axial and appendicular conditions. Students will continue to develop their skills and discuss specific modifications that may be necessary to fit specific doctor and/or patient needs. Online case studies are utilized in conjunction with classroom discussions of those cases to help students develop their clinical reasoning skills and interpret clinical relevance of history and examination findings. These exercises also incorporate discussion concerning treatment plans for the management of commonly encountered spinal conditions.
Discussion of the integral relationship between neuromusculoskeletal structure and function and the healthy function of all other body systems and organs. Introduction to the evaluation and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal responses to common postural and traumatic insults and to pathologies in the neuromusculoskeletal system and other body systems. Students practice diagnostic and treatment procedures and discuss how chiropractors can participate in the management of patients who have N.M.S. disorders.
Discussion of the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of spinal and paraspinal conditions and complaints. Students practice diagnostic and treatment procedures and discuss how doctors of chiropractic can participate in the management of patients who have spinal and paraspinal disorders.
Discussion of the biomechanics of the extremities and the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common complaints and disorders. Students practice diagnostic and treatment procedures, including adjustments and manipulations, and discuss how doctors of chiropractic can participate in the management of patients with extremity disorders.
In-depth study of the organization of the nervous system followed by a detailed study of neurophysiology, including receptor pharmacology; spinal nerves, with major emphasis on visceral and somatic afferent and efferent PNS pathways; reflex arcs; common segmental innervations; and dermatomes.