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Neurocircuitry of Force-Based Manipulations

Date: September 17, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. ET to September 18, 2019 2:30 p.m. ET

Location: Bethesda Maryland

Event Description

A variety of manual therapies, including chiropractic manipulation, deep tissue massage, gentle strokes, and physical therapy, apply mechanical forces to peripheral tissues as part of the therapeutic delivery. Research in fundamental neuroscience to understand the basic neural mechanisms underlying mechanosensation (sensing of external mechanical forces) has provided novel insights in recent years into the peripheral and central neural circuitry of force-based manipulations, as well as the molecular sensors that modulate mechanosensation. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), in conjunction with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)/National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), is excited to present a workshop that brings neuroscientists studying mechanosensation together with clinical investigators in the field of manual therapies. This workshop will explore potential neural and extraneural mechanisms of biomechanical force-based manipulations and interventions.

Neurocircuitry of Force-Based Manipulations Workshop Meeting