4th March 2017
5th March 2017
AddressEuropean School of Osteopathy, Boxley House, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3DZ View map
Prof Frank Willard returns to Boxley in 2017 – with prices held at an inflation busting £300!
The lateral cranial motor nerves (V, VII, IX, X and Xi) are derived not from the somites of the embryo, but from a dynamic interaction between the growing nervous stem, the branchial mesenchyme of the head and neck and newly-formed neural crest cells. Out of this complex event arises a column of skeletal muscle and a column of brainstem motor neurons that provides much of our human capacity for communication. This column includes the muscles of mastication, facial expression, deglutition and phonation. In addition, recent study suggests that it also includes the myocardium of our heart. The column of motor neurons in the brainstem controlling these branchiomeric muscles is strongly influenced by descending projections from the limbic or emotional regions of our brain. Understanding the functional integration of these branchiomeric muscles is opening avenues into the understanding of human developmental delay disorders as well as attention deficit disorder and other paediatric issues involving emotional and cognitive development in children.
This workshop will present the embryology, anatomy, function and neurologic examination of the five lateral cranial nerves as well as discuss their functional implications in human paediatric and adult disorders.
Reserve your place with a £50 deposit – call 01622 760816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.