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There are approximately 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) in the human brain and 14 million neurons in the human spinal cord. The “master” structure that controls every aspect of our lives in us all is called the nervous system. It is through these information super-connections that signals are transmitted at speeds up to 100 meters (328 feet) per second. The field of science that focuses on the study of the nervous system is called neuroscience.
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the human brain to change continuously throughout one’s lifetime.

Your nervous system

Your Actions, Functions and Thoughts do not happen by chance

Your nervous system plays a co-ordination role in every aspect of our lives either through direct command by the brain and spinal cord, or through hormones and chemicals by means of nerve signalling. It guides everyday activities such as going to sleep and waking up; automatic activities such as breathing and digestion; and complex processes such as reading, thinking, feeling emotions and remembering. The nervous system controls brain growth and development.

The Environment is what matters

Your nerves send signals by exchanging chemicals between the inside and outside of their neurons (nerve cells). Therefore, the space around the nerve cells has a direct influence on how they work. If the environment around the nerve cells changes, then the way they work changes too.
Neuron (nerve cell) signalling

Your Back (Spinal Column) is the centre of movement

Your back (spinal column) is always moving (even when sleeping) and continually subjected to weight and other applied forces. These have a direct influence on the environment of the information super-connections (neurons) of the spinal cord enclosed within your back (spine).

We are constantly bombarded by different Forces

Every moment of our life we are all exposed to an ever-increasing variety of forces (chemical, physical and emotional) associated with modern living that we have never had to deal with before. Aside from the massive levels of pollution, poor dietary habits, lack of exercise, radiation, chemical toxicity (detergents, food additives, medications and pesticides), we are subjected to physical damage incurred throughout childhood and adult life, and to top it off, stress levels that have not been experienced before. Modern society’s pressures, expectations and associated anxieties have the potential to exploit every physical and mental weakness that we each have. Therefore, it is essential to do all we can to counteract these forces of modern living.

Connective tissue

Spinal Obtrusions limit your Nervous System

When the supportive connective tissues that bind the bones of your back (spinal column) become damaged by the above three forms of stress, our bodies have a great deal of difficulty repairing them. This is due to these structures always moving and weight bearing, but also because of their poor blood supply. Connective tissue damage disrupts the movement capacity between the spinal bones (vertebrae), affecting the environment of the spinal cord and nerves, changing their signalling capability. This situation is called a spinal obtrusion. Spinal obtrusions limit your nervous system to the point where we are far less able to deal with the stresses and forces of modern living.

NeuroSpinology assists you in taking control

NeuroSpinology was founded, developed and evolved for the specific purpose of giving your nervous system the capacity to take back control of its environment by correcting spinal obtrusions. Precise, gentle and highly specific techniques delivered on a consistent basis facilitate major increases in the potency of the relevant neural circuits, and in return improvement in function, performance and quality of life for us all.


Improvement in Function, Performance and Quality of Life

Full nervous system function, gives you the opportunity to realise your potential and live the best life you can for the maximum time possible; better able to deal with the stresses of modern living which we are all exposed to. NeuroSpinology leads to more creativity, better production levels, less stress, more rapid recovery times, stronger resistance to disease and increased performance in every aspect of our lives.

"NeuroSpinology provides you with the unique advantage to take the appropriate steps to ensure your nervous system functions at its best throughout your life."

What is NeuroSpinology?

NeuroSpinology is a profession focused on the dynamic relationship between spinal movement and neural function. When the supportive connective tissues that bind the bones of the spine together become damaged, changes occur to the movement capacity between them. These changes impact the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots that are enclosed within your back (spinal column), altering their signalling capability.

NeuroSpinologists use their hands to apply gentle, highly specific techniques around the spinal column for the purpose of stimulating the neural circuits associated with the damaged areas (spinal obtrusions). Consistent stimulation of these neural circuits expands their capability, enabling the nervous system, and the body as a whole, to perform at optimum levels.

Spinal dynamics (movement) and neural function are inseparable and directly linked
The nervous system controls every single structure and function in the human body. Once we know this fact, one of the most telling decisions any of us can ever make for ourselves and our dependents is to ensure that we take the right steps to enable our nervous system to function properly so that we can fulfil our potential and always be at our best.

The spinal cord and spinal nerve roots are the communication super-connections from which our brain receives information from our environment (external and internal), and also how it delivers its vital controlling and co-ordinating commands. Therefore, it is imperative that the proper functioning environment of these information networks is maintained, because it is the “space” around the spinal cord and nerve roots that determine how they work.

This “working space” of the nervous system is set up by the spinal column, which encloses and protects the delicate nerve fibres. Any change in the dynamics (movements) of the individual spinal bones (vertebrae) affects the nervous system environment and potentially alters both the types of signals being carried and frequency.

Any change in the relationship between the vertebrae will interfere with the communication between the brain and the rest of your body, affecting the way that you function and perform. This situation is called a spinal obtrusion. It occurs when the forces to which we are all continually exposed to overcomes our body’s ability to resist and adapt, thus breaking down the supportive connective tissues responsible for maintaining proper spinal dynamics and interactions.

Once weaknesses are established in our spines, anything we do that puts greater pressure onto our bodies will exploit these weak areas and create a compound, “snowballing” effect. Accidents, falls, poor postural habits, lifting and bending, even dietary pressures and poor exercise routines can all result in spinal obtrusions, as can emotional and mental stresses and genetic weaknesses.

In what ways could spinal obtrusions affect us?

In every-way imaginable. Nervous system interference can change our moods, our outlook on life, our sleeping habits, our concentration span and memory, our productivity levels, our resistance to disease, our recovery rates from injury, our creativity, our organ function, our mobility, and our capacity to tolerate stress and the inevitable demands of modern living. Such changes can deeply influence our relationships, our careers, our families, our prosperity and our entire quality of life.

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NeuroSpinology services are specifically designed to help us by assisting the body in restoring the proper dynamic relationship between spinal movement and nervous system function.

NeuroSpinologists are trained in a rigorous government accredited Advanced Diploma of NeuroSpinology programme, which is recognised in all gazetted countries world-wide. The unique techniques are safe, painless, precise and immediately effective. Importantly, NeuroSpinologists don’t use the harsh manipulative techniques utilised in some other professions, as these procedures often cause further damage to the complex supportive connective tissues around the spine.

NeuroSpinology technical applications are directed at stimulating and facilitating the neural (nervous system) circuits related to the specific areas where there are spinal obtrusions. This is done by applying very gentle and specific techniques around the spine with the hands. When delivered consistently enough, the nervous system responds by building up all of the circuits involved and literally “re-wiring” itself so that it becomes potent enough to repair the damaged structures. This allows your body to take back full control of spinal movements, and restore the proper functioning environment for the spinal cord and spinal nerves.

Why do I need NeuroSpinology?

UnlockUnlike Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Massage Therapists and PhysioTherapists, NeuroSpinologists use their hands gently to apply highly specific techniques around the back (spinal column) for the purpose of stimulating the neural circuits associated with the damaged areas and generate improved health outcomes. Consistent stimulation of these neural circuits expands their capability, thus enabling the nervous system, and the body as a whole, to perform at optimum levels.

As the public demand for improved wellness and quality of life increases, in line with a growing ageing population, so does the demand for NeuroSpinologists’ services.

How can I study to become a NeuroSpinologist?

The Academy of Functional Sciences (AFS) in Sydney, Australia is the international educational headquarters of the NeuroSpinology profession.

The government accredited Advanced Diploma in NeuroSpinology is delivered and conferred by Patrick Careers Academy; the oldest continually operating private educational institution in New South Wales (NSW) and has built a world-wide reputation for outstanding student support and graduate placement for almost 100 years.

For more information on NeuroSpinolgy please visit the following websites

Academy of Functional Sciences: http://academyfs.net

Patrick Careers Academy: https://www.pca.edu.au/courses/10142nat-advanced-diploma-of-neurospinology

NeuroSpinology Headquarters and Registration Board: http://neurospinology.net

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is NeuroSpinology?

NeuroSpinology is a profession focused on the dynamic relationship between spinal movement and neural function. NeuroSpinologists identify spinal obtrusions. They use their hands to deliver a range of precise, gentle technical applications aimed at enhancing the responsive and adaptive capacities of the nervous system in those associated regions.

When was it started?

NeuroSpinology began as Spinology in 1996, but has since been continually refined and developed. It eventually evolved into NeuroSpinology in 2009.

How is the profession structured?

The Academy of Functional Sciences in Sydney, Australia, is the international educational headquarters of the NeuroSpinology profession. NeuroSpinologists are registered with the Registration and Professional Development Board of NeuroSpinology (RPDBN) and are listed on the International Register of NeuroSpinologists. The RPDBN is the international body responsible for the unified growth, development, practice guidelines and standards for the profession in all parts of the world.

Is it like Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Massage Therapy or PhysioTherapy?

Not really. While it may be true that all of these professions may at various times work on or around the back (spinal column) and its associated tissues, there are more differences than similarities. NeuroSpinology is focused on enhancement of the nervous system, rather than pain or symptoms, or postural variations. NeuroSpinologists recognise that all people are inherently different and thus require consideration as a unique individual, rather than through comparison with anyone else.

What can I expect from NeuroSpinology?

NeuroSpinology aims to enhance the function of the nervous system, and that can be achieved and be of great benefit to every individual. How this affects any particular person depends on a range of factors, but it is reasonable for everyone to expect that they will function and perform at better levels than they did prior to receiving NeuroSpinology services.

Is there any association between NeuroSpinology and the emerging science of neural plasticity?

Absolutely. NeuroSpinology utilises the principles of neuroplasticity through physical stimuli. The nervous system is capable of “re-wiring” itself under the influence of consistent, repetitive stimulation, and this is a cornerstone of NeuroSpinology technical applications.

Why was a new profession necessary?

The objectives of NeuroSpinology could not be attained within the boundaries of any other existing profession. NeuroSpinology is not designed to be a health care profession that focuses on diagnosis of diseases or symptoms, but rather on enhanced performance across all aspects of life.

The reason for this approach is that your spine is directly connected to the capacity and function of your nervous system – the “master” system that controls every aspect of one’s life. Spinal care is an integral part of life. While some people may think our services are for when they have a pain or symptom, and doing nothing when feeling fine or adopting a “start-stop” approach, these all have severe limitations when compared to the benefits. The “full picture” is being missed and you are robbing yourself of reaching your full potential through maintained neural function.

The necessity for a new profession arose because of the growing demands and stresses placed on people in modern society, many of which are not addressed in any other profession, combined with the public demand for wellness and an increased quality of life. As we are all exposed to an ever-increasing array of forces that have the capacity to overwhelm our “bodies” attempts to deal with them, NeuroSpinology offers every person the opportunity to better adapt by way of sustained, optimal function of the nervous system.

NeuroSpinology embraces the fact that the living body is always striving to do the best it can for itself. In consideration of this premise, and understanding the master role which the brain and nerve system plays in the co-ordination of the functions, development, growth and repair of the human body, NeuroSpinologists use their precise skills to assist the body to restore and maintain the optimal environment for the central nervous system.

This in turn allows the proper co-ordination of all structures and maximum performance in all areas of life. NeuroSpinologists do not use any of the harsh manipulative procedures seen in other health care professions. They also do not use any forms of “comparative” analysis, i.e. those where a person is compared to some ideal or average and are then subjected to a range of procedures designed to make them fit into that ideal or average range. As a non-manipulative, performance-optimising profession, NeuroSpinology is well placed to meet the rapidly growing demands of the modern world for performance maximisation, enhanced repair and recovery times, wellness, improved quality of life and increased longevity.

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18 Glen Road / Comber, Co. Down / BT23 5EL
Northern Ireland
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