Lecture Topic: Neuromeningeal Manipulation: An Introduction
Dura mater restrictions involving the cranial, spinal, and lumbosacral regions may develop following traumatic events, such as whiplash injuries. Post traumatic dural restrictions can cause headaches, dizziness, spinal pain, and many other problems. Following whiplash, significate tension of the spinal dura is not uncommon. This in turn affects vertebral and craniosacral mechanics. This course will introduce the participant to assessment and treatment approaches to identify and treat some of the common restrictions.
Ron Radawiec, PT, MS, CBIS – For over 30 years, Ron has been serving the brain injury community, and beyond, as a physical therapist. Ron specializes in brain injury rehabilitation that integrates manual therapy, neurodevelopment treatment, and neuro-visual processing therapy. In 1987, Ron graduated from the University of Michigan – Flint’s Physical Therapy Program. He then went on to obtain his Master of Biomechanics Degree from Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993. He has a passion for learning and teaching, which has allowed him the opportunity to train with some of the best practitioners in the world. Ron has studied many advanced courses in neurorehabilitation, vision therapy, and manual therapy including Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, and CranioSacral therapy. Since 2014, he has been involved, as a treating therapist, with the Ricky Williams Concussion Pilot Program, investigating manual therapy techniques and post-concussion syndrome in ex-NFL players. He is an American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor and a teaching assistant for the Barral Institute: Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation courses