Introduction to Functional Neurology

Introduction to Functional Neurology

Course: Introduction to Functional Neurology – 106

Instructor: Dr. Brandon Brock, Faculty member of AOS

For more information on Brandon Brock please read his bio

Date: April 6 – 9, 2017

Location: 542 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Suite 201, Toronto, ON. M4S 2M7

Cost: $1300 CDN if paid by March 30, 2017, $1500 CDN after (pending availability)


What is Functional Neurology?

Functional Neurology is an assessment and treatment protocol based on the principle of neuroplasticity.  Our brains control every function in our body using neurons that make up our central nervous system. Nerve connections in the brain are considered “plastic” because they can be shaped or modified by sensory, motor, cognitive or emotional experiences . Simply put, what you are exposed to can rewire your nervous system. Research (with a Chiropractic focus) by Dr. Carrick led to the premise that through careful assessment, a practitioner can not only determine which areas of a person’s nervous system are weak or overactive, but also devise an appropriate treatment to improve the quality of how their nervous system functions.  Dr. Brock has carried this research further to focus on assessment and treatment protocols for all practitioners.

In Dr Brock’s own words:
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Chiropractors: Many Chiropractors are hearing about how Functional Neurology can benefit their practice.  The Introduction To Functional Neurology with Dr. Brandon Brock is a great way to get an overview of the assessment and treatment protocol with an option to go further into the certificate program if they decided it was the right fit.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners:  Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are taught highly effective skills in manual practice to treat a wide variety of conditions.  Being trained in the whole body approach it’s a natural fit to add the strategies learned through Dr. Brock’s courses to enhance the treatment options already available.

AOS Diploma Students: this is a requisite course.

Certificate Students:  this is the first course for the Functional Neurology Certificate.

Healthcare practitioners wanting to learn additional skills and new tools: Whether you are a physiotherapist, kinesiologist, athletic trainer, or registered nurse, studying functional neurology with Dr. Brock will dramatically enhance you ability to address any of the following symptoms and conditions on a regular basis:

  • Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
  • Dizziness (lightheadedness)
  • Vertigo
  • Headaches (migraines, tension headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia)
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremors
  • Balance disorders/Ataxia
  • Dyslexia
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Entrapment syndromes resulting in peripheral neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
  • Learning disorders

Dr. Brock is at the leading edge of research and application in the field of Functional Neurology and is highly sought after in his own lecture series  Considering his obligations and his schedule this course will be one of the few given in Canada in 2017!

Course Outline

Practical and Theoretical:

Theory: Neuron Theory and the activation model.

Practical: The activation model for the clinical practice, how do we stimulate the system so as to improve nervous system performance.

Theory: CNS and PNS: How to understand and localize dysfunction as a local or systemic phenomenon:

Practical: Neurological exam

Theory: Cerebellum, and feed forward mechanism of movement control.  How do the different brain centers involved with movement communicate with each other.

Practical: Exercises to assess and address cerebellar dysfunction and disease

Theory: Eye movements: pursuits and saccades, and what do they represent for the brain and it’s functions

Practical:  How to assess eye movements

Theory intro to VOR assessment and Vestibular rehab:

Practical: Exercises to address the vestibular system and discussion of eye movements

Theory on muscle stretching and how it relates to tone,  central versus peripheral mechanisms of muscle tone. What does this mean to the clinician who is working with movement.

Intro to strategies on influencing autonomic function: How do we examine the autonomic nervous system and decide on which level to intervene.

Intro to metabolism, where does nutrition and supplementation fit into the neurology model?

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To register please click on the link below.  You will be taken to our application form which must be filled out, scanned and emailed or mailed back to us.  If you are using Adobe Acrobat you will be able to fill in the fields electronically.  You can then save it and email it back to us rather than print then scan then email.

This course is Functional Neurology Course 106.  Also, kindly check the box that applies to your payment type and forward appropriate payment along with the application form.  If using Interac e-Transfer please email to and indicate your name (if different than the sender name), the course name and whether the payment is for the deposit or the full amount.

We look forward to seeing you at this upcoming course!