Dr. Paul Noone

paul-portrait-caa-nsw-1Dr Noone is one of the chiropractic profession’s foremost lecturers in Post-graduate clinical neurology. He has presented at seminars and conferences around Australia since 1999.

He has presented over a thousand hours of post-graduate clinical neurology lectures to many hundreds of chiropractors in Australia and New Zealand. He is currently senior lecturer for the Carrick Institute for Post Graduate Studies

Dr Noone graduated from the Phillip Institute of Technology [Now part of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University] in 1983, and furthered his studies over a ten year period whilst living in Europe.(1989 and 1999).

He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine under the renowned Giovanni Maciocia between 1989-1992, completed the Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate program under Professor Ted Carrick between 1994-1998, attaining his board certified status in 1998. He completed his PhD doctoral thesis at the University of Exeter, UK in 1999.

He has guided many Australian chiropractors to successfully attaining American Chiropractic Neurology Board Certified Status (DACNB). He is presently a co-investigator in an Australian Spinal Research Foundation {ASRF} funded research project examining falls risk amongst chiropractic patients in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Noone is well known and highly regarded for both creating an entertaining learning experience, and bringing seminar attendees to the cutting edge of brain-based clinical neurology. He is also an experienced chiropractic neuro-rehabilitation consultant for many chiropractors around Australia. He has conducted a busy referral-based practice in Melbourne since returning from Europe in 1999, managing many hundreds of complex neurological cases.

Whether you are 50 years or 3 months in practice, this seminar is for you. Here is what Dr Noone will share with you:-

Recent Developments in Neuroscience of Importance to Chiropractors.

Most chiropractors enter into chiropractic enthralled with the functioning of the human body. Chiropractors view the nervous system as central to that excitement. Unfortunately, chiropractors rely on their undergraduate education as their neurological knowledge base. All too often, undergraduate programs are “hard lesion” or medically based. This ignores the vast amount of literature emphasizing the dynamic nature of the human nervous system. Knowledge of how functional lesions such as the vertebral subluxation can lead to “knock-on” effects in your patients is essential. Neuroscience has moved on considerably in the last 6 months, let alone the past 10-40 years!! This session offers a snapshot of current neuroscience concepts. Dr Noone will act as an interpreter, translating these concepts into practical insights for the chiropractor.

Cerebellum and the Chiropractor

The cerebellum has come of age in neuroscience circles in recent years. In less enlightened times the cerebellum was considered to be nothing more than a voluntary motor correction system. Current basic and clinical research informs us that the cerebellum has a fascinating role to play in motor, sensory, autonomic and cognitive function. This session explores the functions of the cerebellum of which all chiropractors should be aware. It will also lay the foundations for understanding how the chiropractic adjustment plays an important role in activating the cerebellum; thus contributing to both the wonderful results and devastating adverse reactions seen by chiropractors around the world. This session is not to be missed.

Neurological Soft Signs: Key Indicators for the Chiropractor.

One of the hottest topics in clinical neurology at present is the relevance of neurological soft signs (NSS). Traditional medical neurologists have “poo-hooed” NSS for many a long year. Since their inception non-medical health professions such as chiropractic (think of the subluxation as a neurological soft sign) and acupuncturists (pulse diagnosis, tongue diagnosis) have placed a great emphasis on NSS. More recently, emerging psychobiological and neuro-rehabilitation models point to a far greater role of NSS than ever before. This session will explore the NSS favoured by Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologists that may be simply implemented into your chiropractic practice. Limitations of NSS will also be explored.

Practical Workshop

Neurological Soft Signs- Examination Protocols for Use in Practice.
During this workshop, Dr Noone will demonstrate a series of NSS examination protocols that are used by Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologists. Technique shortfalls, pitfalls and misconceptions about the clinical relevance of NSS will also be demonstrated.


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