This class covers the major changes in neuroscience over the past 20 years. It highlights the differences between basic science and clinical science, and why both types of research are important. It also reiterates what patient-focussed, evidence-informed chiropractic care is.
It then focuses on neuroplasticity, what it is and why the past 30 years of neuroplasticity research is so important for chiropractors to understand. The class ends looking at what role neuroplasticity plays in evidence-informed chiropractic care, with a look at the Rubicon Model of the Subluxation, and the model used in research publications. Finally, we cover how to communicate this contemporary model of the subluxation and the neurophysiological mechanisms of the chiropractic adjustments.
- Compare and contrast basic science research and clinical research
- Summarize the components of patient-focused evidence informed chiropractic care
- Summarize key aspects of neuroplasticity
- Summarize the key aspects of the contemporary model of the subluxation and mechanisms of the chiropractic adjustment
The past 30 years of neuroplasticity research is important for chiropractors to understand