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|
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- What is CST?
- CST History
- Craniosacral Rhythm
- Dural Membrane & Skeletal Attachments
- Cerebrospinal Fluid
- Pressurestat Model
- Anatomy Slides
- Dural Tuba and the CSR
- Rationale for Performing Assessment & Treatment Techniques
- Dementia Study, Fibromyalgia Study, Migrain Study
- The Amen Clinic and Procedures
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is designed to introduce the clinician to craniosacral therapy.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Understand the history, principles and neuromuscular basis of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, and its clinical importance
- Identify the research location and at least one of the research leaders when looking at the history of the craniosacral method
- Understand the anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system and its relationship to illness, pain and dysfunction
- Name three or more specific anatomy most closely associated with the CranioSacral Rhythm
- Discuss evaluation techniques to access subtle restrictions in the body by focusing on the craniosacral rhythm and related soft tissues
- Know four parameters that can be used when evaluating a patient’s CranioSacral Rhythm
- Explore clinical research that shows the wide range of applications for CranioSacral Therapy
- Recognize what restrictions in the body can cause changes in fascia and show an example of a treatment goal
- Describe the theoretical concept which supports the Pressure Stat Model
Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists and Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced