Neurodynamics... More Than Meets the Eye

Neurodynamics... More Than Meets the Eye

If you have found your way to the Gestalt Education blog, you more than likely know how to perform peripheral nerve tension tests. However, knowing what they mean and when they matter have always been a burning question of mine. I learned the simple tests: Median Nerve Tension, Ulnar Nerve Tension, Peroneal Nerve Tension, etc. but always had a difficult time knowing what they meant. Is it the muscle? Is it the Nerve? Is it the peripheral nerve? Is it centrally mediated? All of these questions led to indecision and frustration. It wasn’t until I took a course with Micheal Shacklock that this all started to come together.

What is Gestalt... An Introduction to the "Functional Triage"

What is Gestalt... An Introduction to the "Functional Triage"

The “Functional Triage” is something we have been tossing around for quite a while but never really developed into a tangible idea until recently. This unnamed ability to classify patients quickly and apply the associated treatment was something I recognized very quickly the first time I shadowed Dr. Winchester at Winchester Spine and Sport in Troy, MO.

Functional Medicine 1: An Overview Course

Functional Medicine 1: An Overview Course

I haven’t known Dr. Rebecca Furlano for very long, but my experiences have been nothing short of incredible. It is not too often in your professional career that you get to be in the presence of someone striving for mastery, I get to share an office with Dr. Furlano.

World Of Hurt: Overview Course

World Of Hurt: Overview Course

THE WORLD OF HURT: A GUIDE TO CLASSIFYING PAIN OVERVIEW COURSE IS THE COURSE I HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR CLINICIANS TO TAKE FIRST IN THE WORLD OF HURT TRAINING COURSES BECAUSE IT LITERALLY COVERS ALL SIX MECHANISMS TO WHY WE HURT.

Setting the stage to when anatomical versus pathology versus mechanism classification systems should be considered. This course above the rest touches on all the pain mechanisms consolidating the information for clinical practice Monday morning. In addition to presenting characteristics unique to each mechanism and the clinical reasoning to differentiate one dominating mechanism from another, it highlights the interventions that are most effective for that specific mechanism.

IAP vs Brace: Our Patients Need to Know the Difference

IAP vs Brace: Our Patients Need to Know the Difference

The ability of the practitioner to differentiate and explain the dynamic nature of IAP may be the difference between successful at home exercise programs and non-compliant patients. Many clinicians leave a DNS course thinking they need to walk around with a maximal abdominal brace at all times and miss the distinction between an abdominal brace and IAP.

DNS Pediatrics

DNS Pediatrics

The pediatric series through DNS was everything that I was missing in my pediatrics training. Here was my train of thought: I was always taught that if there is not a motion restriction during motion palpation, why adjust? On that same thought, if babies have no compensatory movement patterns yet and they have the proper respiration pattern and therefore, no trigger points or soft tissue tenderness…why treat?! Better yet, why are babies getting adjusted SO OFTEN in clinical chiropractic settings if they do not have joint restrictions or soft tissue issues?  I had this internal struggle about treating kids for as long as I have been in school.