The chiropractic adjustment is the claim to fame for the profession. Whereas in the past it was speculated as to how the adjustment affects the nervous system, now these mechanisms are better understood. We will explain what kind of functional neurological influences your adjustment can have, by analyzing anatomical, physiological, and clinical features of the nerve supply of the joint systems in various parts of the body.
This module is a real eye opener for the chiropractor who wants to clearly explain how chiropractic effects the nervous system. Everything you didn’t learn in school – but yet is so important in the understanding of the neurophysiology of spinal manipulation. Some of the topics we will cover are:
- Function of the articular receptor systems
- Arthrokinetic reflexes
- Coupled spinal motion and manipulation
- Mechanoreceptor effects on muscle tone
- Descending inhibitory controls and the modulatory effects on the neuraxis
- Adjusting techniques