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Naturopathic Doctor

Neurology 132
Receptor Based Solutions for Your Application


  • Describe the types of muscle fibers and how they respond to deaffrentation
  • Outline the anatomy of the cerebellum
  • Explain the function of the various areas of the cerebellum

Hour 2

  • Outline the afferent cerebellar pathways
  • Describe the efferent cerebellar pathways and their interconnections
  • Summarize the blood supply to the cerebellum and brain stem

Hour 3

  • Describe the relationship between cerebellar output and autonomic function
  • List the signs of pathological cerebellar expression
  • Explain the concept of surround inhibition

Hour 4

  • Recognize how variations in functional muscle testing procedure will yield different clinical information
  • Explain the difference is the influence of uniarticulate muscles versus multiarticulate muscle on stability and affrentation
  • Describe the normal responses of the primitive reflexes

Hour 5

  • Explain the role of the pyramidal and extrapyramidal systems
  • Select appropriate procedures to test for pyramidal distribution of weakness
  • Describe exercises to address pyramidal distribution of weakness
  • Recognize the foundational concept of receptor input
  • Explain the role of the primitive reflexes as a diagnostic tool
  • Summarize how functional manual muscle testing can reveal the presence of deaffrentation



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