What is CranioSacral Therapy?


Course Description

In the mid 1970s, the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University brought together a team of researchers led by Dr. John E. Upledger. The major premise involved the movement of cranial bones. It was here that Dr. Upledger integrated the role of the craniosacral dura mater and cerebrospinal fluid into a comprehensive model of the CranioSacral System. He called it the “Pressurestat Model.’ It is this central role of the dural membranes in the evaluation and treatment of the CranioSacral System that differentiates CranioSacral Therapy, as developed by Upledger from other cranial techniques.

This course details the history of the development of CranioSacral Therapy by Dr. John E. Upledger. It discusses the physiology and anatomy of the craniosacral system, its function in health, and its relationship to disease process. Lastly current research is discussed to show the clinical significance of CranioSacral Therapy.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: ATC/LAT, MT/LMT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA
Instructional Level: Advanced BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced