11/19/2018, Wall - Cranio Sacral Therapy 3
Craniosacral therapy is a whole body hands on application of gentle palpation, traction, compression and rocking. With this modality you can relieve or "release" the stress and restrictions that may impair nervous system function. Dr. Sutherland, an Osteopath in the 1950's, was the father of craniosacral therapy in the US. It was designed as a systematic approach gentle touch to bring balance to the central nervous system. Craniosacral work is not a diagnosis. It is a way to listen to the patient body and optimize functional movement with little force. During a session the body is free to move into new space and increase range of motion. Patients enjoy a calming experience. The subtle movements and relaxation assist the body's natural self-correcting mechanism.
In this module of training the therapist will explore the internal cranial vault utilizing skull models and practice anatomic location during lab. Exercises are done in this section to visualize nerve path of the twelve cranial nerve and their associated autonomic and motor functions.
Protocols will first be demonstrated on skull models and then practiced by students for proper palpation and application of treatment to address internal tension restrictions often described as rotation, shearing and impingement.
These internal forces when treated relieve many causes of headache, sinus congestion, tempromandibular joint dysfunction, ankyloglossia, "tongue ties" and painful mastication.
This work is intended for adult patients only
At the conclusion of this course, participants will:
- Gain knowledge of cranial anatomy: the cranial vault and iscerocranium.
- Understand the 12 cranial nerves and their function.
- Perform protocols from published works of Dr. Upledger.
- Utilize methods as described in Hugh Milnes book "The Heart of Listening".
- Apply four patient assisted protocols to address internal restrictions.
- Teach patients self-care methods.
- Acknowledge indication, precautions and contraindication for Cranio Sacral Therapy.
This CST training series of modules 1 to 4 are independent of any other offered in other teaching environments. Stepping through basic palpation to client assisted oral release (1 to 3), Module 4 promotes the cranio sacral applications utilized in documented protocols for post concussion therapy. Throughout the series technique of CST Hands on application are tiered with an understanding of physics, which assists the advanced practitioner in communicating protocols to other medical professionals.
Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
CE Credits: 8
Instructor: Annette Joubert
- Textbook "The Heart of Listening 2: A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work" Hugh Milne North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 1995.
- A set of sheets
- Face cradle covers
- 5 pairs of non-latex disposable gloves
- Hand sanitizer
- Note taking supplies.