Brent Gordon presented a talk to the UNSW Neurological Society on behalf of the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology (AAFN) on Thursday 10 October 2013. Brent spoke alongside Neurology Fellow Dr. Justine Wang and Registrar Dr. Michael Fong to medical students on the importance of neurological examination skills. Brent was asked by the academy to introduce the current concepts in Functional Neuroscience to medical students with a special interest in Neurology.
Brent spent time talking about neuroplasticity; assessing for subtle clinical signs of neurological imbalance; vestibulo-ocular reflexes; spinal cord pathways; central control mechanisms of posture and tone; primitive reflexes; back pain, ankle sprains, scoliosis and rotator cuff injuries; treatment modalities for the patient with functional neurological imbalances; receptor-based activation and its meaning to the AAFN.
Rachael Veronesi from NeuroBalance was also in attendance for this very worthwhile evening.