neuroscience

Your Body’s Living Alarm: The Power of Neurodynamics

Did you know your body has a living alarm? Your nervous system alerts you to pain and limits motion to indicate a problem. With Neurodynamics, we can leverage that system to test and treat specific areas, restoring normal movement and function.

“Neurodynamics: the physical ability of the nervous system that allows it to move, slide, glide and accommodate human movement and function.”

The new study of Neurodynamics and what it tells us about our nerves, paired with neuroscience knowledge, provides insight on how pain works and how it can better be treated and managed. 

Compared to more traditional manual therapy models used in physical therapy that focus on joints and muscles, Neurodynamics focuses on the physical movement of nerves and how they can restore normal movement and function.

As part of our commitment to being a resource in our communities for pain management, we recently hosted a 2-day, 15-hour hands-on Neurodynamics course for 20 clinicians from Kansas City.

christy-mcclain“We believe it’s important to invest in Neurodynamic education for our therapy team,” Christy McClain, PT, Regional Director explains. 

“The number of people suffering from nerve pain continues to grow and for many, medication does not provide relief. ARC Physical Therapy+ clinicians are highly equipped to educate and work with patients to address pain, including nerve pain. We continue to provide advanced training in Neurodynamics to help our team of physical and occupational therapists provide the most advanced support to our patients.”

The course was designed to give our team the knowledge they need to use Neurodynamics in various traditional orthopedic based disorders such as:

  • Kimberly SumnerLow back pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Post-surgery
  • Ankle sprains
  • And more

“This course adds another dimension for the therapist treating patients with pain,” Kimberly Sumner, PT, CSMT, Overland Park Clinic Director shares. “We are better trained to treat pain than ever before.”

The course was taught by Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, CSMT, the Co-Founder of the International Spine and Pain Institute. Adriaan previously taught our clinicians about neuroscience educational strategies which are proven to help people change their beliefs about pain, thus reducing the threat of pain.

scott jones“We are dedicated to providing the absolute best in physical and occupational therapy and bringing in world-class educators and the latest in PT research is part of that,” Scott Jones, Director of Clinic Support Services, said. “We want to be part of the pain epidemic solution and having the latest knowledge on treating pain is key to our strategy.”

Our therapists are now applying knowledge of the living alarm, our nerves, in their practice. Contact us at 844-755-4272 or info@arcpt.com to learn more.

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