Neurodynamics is a new science. This course offers a fresh understanding and management strategies for common syndromes such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, nerve root disorders, carpal tunnel syndromes and spinal pain. Innovative management tools involve conservative decompression of nerves, various neural mobilising techniques and the new patient education techniques which emerge from neurodynamics and pain sciences.

Course Aims:

  • To gain new and updated knowledge of Neurodynamics and pathobiology of the nervous system related to manual examination
  • To utilize these skills in novel, active, passive and education based management
  • To integrate manual handling skills with pain sciences and clinical reasoning practices
  • To professionally refresh course participants.
  • To provide safe and effective diagnostic skills in the examination and interpretation of physical dysfunction of the nervous system.
  • To engage in a forum to critically analyse aspects of present day physical therapy.

Course preparation:

Pre/post course reading:

  • Butler DS (2000) The Sensitive Nervous System, Noigroup, Adelaide • Butler DS (2005) The Neurodynamics handbook and DVD, Noigroup, Adelaide. 
  • Nee RJ, Butler DS 2006 Management of peripheral neuropathic pain. Integrating neurobiology, neurodynamics and clinical evidence. Physical Therapy in Sport: 7: 36-49

 

 

Audience:

Registration is open to registered medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and podiatrists.

Instructor:

Umer Sheikh is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from University of The Punjab in 2004.  His early career was spent at Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital (GTTH) in Lahore. During this time, he built up a range of experience and he soon realised that his passion lay in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy.  He moved to Belgium and Ireland for Masters in Adapted Physical Activity which is a Master’s programme that combines the expertise of a number of universities throughout the EU and the world, and offers comprehensive training and expert knowledge.

Ultimately, his desire to challenge himself further, and refine both his clinical reasoning and manual skills, culminated in him successfully completing the MSc in Advancing Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) at the Sheffield Hallam University in 2010. He was also awarded the International Prize for academic achievement by Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom and the Top most student award from European commission, Brussels, Belgium.

Since that time he has worked in NHS and delivered teaching sessions to a range of post-graduate physiotherapists on clinical reasoning and Grade V spinal manipulation techniques every year since 2010.

His course has evolved from his MSc experience, his MSc clinical tutoring experiences and these teaching sessions. The aim of the course is to make learning simple and the techniques learnt, clinically effective.  There is a strong focus on not simply giving people a range of techniques, but providing the time to practice and develop the reasoning skills to ensure that the participants are able to apply the techniques confidently and effectively.

Registration Fee: ……………………..

Course programme: *

 

08.30 – 09.00

Registration 

09.00 – 10.30

Introduction to Neurodynamics 

10.30 – 10.45

Break

10.45 – 12.30

Neuroanatomy and Neurodynamics

12.30 – 01.30

Lunch

01.30 – 02.30

Straight leg raise, Slump, Prone knee bend

02.30 – 03.15

Upper limb Neurodynamics tests

03.15 – 04.00

Practice Techniques

*programme may be subject to slight changes

Clothing: Please can you bring appropriate clothing for the practical sessions.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and water ………………… throughout the course. Lunch will …………………..

 

 

Please provide the following details with your registration: