The weekend intensive is a hands-on clinical application class of pain science relating to Neurodynamics. Prior to the weekend intensive course, participants complete a 4 week online didactic study of Neurodynamics. Each module contains a combination of instructional videos, handouts, required article readings, and quizzes, deeming participants ready for the weekend intensive. In part one of the weekend intensive, participants are instructed on, and practice, safe and skillful handling of the nervous system focusing on neurodynamics. This session includes active and passive physical tests and treatments pertaining to the trunk, upper limbs and lower limbs. The weekend intensive features over 90% lab sessions with a low instructor-participant ratio allowing enhanced hands-on training.
Various faculty involved in teaching the weekend intensive are involved in the current research in this field, and developed both weekend intensive lab sessions as well as the online didactic preparatory material via the Moodle Learning Management System. Only participants who passed each module of the preparation courses are allowed to participate in the rich-lab intensive weekend classes, allowing for a focused hands-on experience with little review of the didactic material. A Modular quiz is used to reinforce and assess learning after conclusion of the on-site component.
Contact Hours: 21 hours (14 online, 7 onsite)
Upon completion of this class, attendees will:
- Locate and palpate peripheral nerves in upper limb and lower extremity on lab partners using course manual and with instructor assistance
- Demonstrate upper limb, trunk, lumbar and lumbosacral neurodynamic tests performed on lab partners after demonstration from instructor(s) and with use of manual
- Differentiate neurodynamic treatment principles for various clinical examples based on lecture material and course manual in class discussion
- Demonstrate upper limb, trunk, lumbar and lumbosacral neurodynamic treatments performed on lab partners after demonstration from instructor(s) and with use of manual
- Be able to apply the information from the educational session into clinical practice.
If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact [email protected]. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. For more information please see the Accommodation Procedures for Disabled Participants page.