Functional Neurology for Practitioners of Manual Therapy Hardcover – Feb 11 2008
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About the Author
Dr Beck is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Diagnosis and Neurology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia; and Associate Professor, Clinical Neurology at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Florida, USA. He is also Director of the Institute of Functional Neuroscience, in Perth, Australia.
Dr Beck graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1984 and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada in 1988. He has subsequently completed a PhD focusing on psycho-neuroimmunology and spent the last 12 years practicing and developing the clinical applications of functional neurology. He has been involved with postgraduate and undergraduate education of chiropractoic and medical students for over 15 years. Dr Beck is married with six children and enjoys a variety of sporting activities and life with his family.
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I have to say that I was surprised by the glaring error on page 93 in which the author explains the nerve tract of CN VII and the signs and symptoms associated which lesions at the upper and lower motor neuron levels. The diagrammatic representation is correct, with the superior face receiving both ipsilateral and contralateral cortical efferent innervation and the inferior face receiving only contralateral cortical innervation. The subtext to the diagram however has a couple of errors: the first involves the statement that the lower face receives Facial N. cortical input from the ipsilateral cortex when, indeed it is from the contralateral side; the second error involves the statement about upper motor neuron lesions, to the cortical efferents to the Facial nuclei, resulting in spastic paralysis of the contralateral superior face only, when, in fact, the superior contralateral face is spared any deficit in such a scenario because of bilateral cortical input. Specifying superior or inferior, right or left, ipsilateral or contralateral etc. may seem like minor "typos" to many but it is critical in neurology and I am confidant the author knows it. It's beyond me how mistakes of this nature could have passed unnoticed in the editing process; it unfortunately casts doubt on the reliability and accuracy of the rest of the academic information presented.
In short, the work is a severe disappointment because there is such a crying need for a text of clinical application of the principles of chiropractic neurology and the author appears to be eminently qualified to produce such a guide, he is clearly in possession of an encyclopedic understanding of the topic. In the end, however, the text is nothing more than an extensive regurgitation of academic neurology, albeit presented in a chiropractic context; it fails to deliver on the promise to guide practitioners of functional neurology.
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