Craniosacral Therapy for Concussions: Balancing the Cerebrovascular System
This new craniosacral therapy course will explore the cerebrovascular consequences of impact trauma to the face, neck and head. Restrictions in the cardiovascular system coupled with soft tissue restrictions from mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) will be explored with new craniosacral therapy skills for the arteries of the head and neck. New research shows that concussions decrease blood flow to the brain indicating both short and long term consequences physically and psychologically. Students will learn to work with the effects of concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries now common in everyday life and in all age groups. Specific protocols for the carotid, subclavian and vertebral arteries will be taught to increase proper circulation in the brain and neck. This includes new palpation of the temporal bones and the internal carotid artery.
This course is open to any licensed manual therapist interested in learning about head injuries and how to gently work with them. Previous experience with craniosacral therapy is not necessary. The following therapeutic skills will be taught:
- New craniosacral therapy protocols for the cerebrovascular system.
- Increasing blood flow to the brain.
- Identifying and relieving specific vascular restrictions in the cranium and neck.