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CranioSacral Therapy – Cervical Fusion/Headaches
(November 30th, 2022)
By: Maria Taame CST-T, DO
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Cervical Fusion/Headaches


CranioSacral Therapy – Neck Pain
(November 30th, 2022)
By: Maria Taame CST-T, DO
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Neck Pain

Reflections on the Development of Fascial Tissue: Starting from Embryology
(November 30th, 2022)
By: Bruno Bordoni , Bruno Morabito
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This article is to clarify how fascia is considered in embroylogical context.

A recent article concerning the assesment of nerves in the knee by ultrasound, the fascia was derived from  the 22nd to 35th week of gestation.

The scientific disipline allows us to observe the relationships and adaptibility of fascia both at local and systematic levels.

CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation Helping People with Brain Injury and PTSD; Integrative Manual Therapy Treatments from Upledger Institute International and Barral Institute
(November 23rd, 2022)
By: Upledger Institute International and Barral Institute
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

There is a great need for effective, non-invasive therapies to help military Veterans, first responders, and athletes struggling with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), concussions and lingering neurological problems or co-morbid psychological health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety.

For Veterans, MTBI may occur from traumatic events that induce physiological disruptions in brain function. Veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be in a freeze condition, which lowers the fluid circulation in the brain, and as such, pathologies and dysfunctions may develop.

For athletes, repeated sub-concussive hits may both lower the fluid circulation in the brain and cause PTSD due to the changes in the brain. This reduced fluid circulation predisposes a person to neurological disorders later in life, which may damage the blood-brain barrier and eventually lead to neural tissue damage.

Therapists who treat Veterans and athletes with brain in uries are trained by the Upledger Institute International and Barral Institute in three primary manual therapies: Upledger CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Barral Visceral Manipulation (VM) and Barral Neural Manipulation (NM). Therapists work with those experiencing MTBI, PTSD, anxiety and depression, chronic pain, memory and sleeping disorders. Developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM and Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT, these therapies are based in manual osteopathic principles that unite the body through fascia. The fascia is an interconnected biological fabric that joins the smallest part of a cell out to the skin itself. Through treatment of the many types and layers of fascia, the therapist facilitates a person’s inherentability to self-correct.

Barral Institute Case Study Number: 3 Car Accident
(June 29th, 2022)
By: Elia Hutchins, CMT, MA, CST-D, CVMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

 Barral Institute  Visceral Manipulation

Barral Case Study : 3 Car Accident

Barral Institute Case Study Number:1 Baby E-Coli Virus
(June 29th, 2022)
By: Elia Hutchins, CMT, MA, CST-D, CVMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Visceral Manipulation

Barral Case Number:1 Baby E-Coli Virus

Barral Institute Case Study Number: 5 Knee and Hip Pain
(June 29th, 2022)
By: Elia Hutchins, MA, CMT, CST-D, CVMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Visceral Manipulation

Barral Institute Case Study 

Number: 5  Knee and Hip Pain

Barral Institute Case Study Number: 2 Shoulder and Arm Pain
(June 29th, 2022)
By: Elia Hutchins, CMT, MA, CST-D, CVMT
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Visceral Manipulation

Barral Institute Case Study :2  Shoulder and Arm Pain

CranioSacral Therapy – A Traumatic Birth Case Study
(March 8th, 2022)
By: Consuelo Tenerilli, LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

 Upledger Institute International

CranioSacral Therapy – A Traumatic Birth

CranioSacral Therapy – Acute Pain in Left Diaphragm
(July 18th, 2022)
By: Hilda Martinez, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Acute Pain in Left Diaphragm 

CranioSacral Therapy – Autism
(August 22nd, 2022)
By: Andrea Winzer, MSc., MSW (cand), LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Autism

CranioSacral Therapy – Cervical Dystonia
(August 22nd, 2022)
By: Andrea Winzer, MSc., MSW (cand), LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Cervical Dystonia

CranioSacral Therapy – Childhood Apraxia and Sensory Processing Integration Disorder
(September 8th, 2022)
By: Kristi Schreiner-Huffey, LMP, RYT-200, MSW, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Childhood Apraxia and Sensory Processing Integration Disorder

CranioSacral Therapy – Chronic Back Pain
(February 7th, 2022)
By: Erin I. Finzen, LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institue International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Chronic Back Pain

CranioSacral Therapy – Concussion Opens the Door to Healing Older Traumas
(February 7th, 2022)
By: Erin I. Finzen, LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Concussion Opens the Door to Healing Older Traumas

CranioSacral Therapy – CranioSacral Therapy after a Tooth Extraction
(February 7th, 2022)
By: Kyriakos Karampatziakis, OT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – CranioSacral Therapy after a Tooth Extraction

CranioSacral Therapy – CranioSacral Therapy for Migraines, Depression & Abnormal Menstruation Cycle
(February 7th, 2022)
By: Kyriakos Karampatziakis, OT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – CranioSacral Therapy for Migraines, Depression & Abnormal Menstruation Cycle

CranioSacral Therapy – CranioSacral Therapy for Tinnitus
(February 7th, 2022)
By: Kyriakos Karampatziakis, OT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – CranioSacral Therapy for Tinnitus 

CranioSacral Therapy – CranioSacral Therapy for Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
(February 2nd, 2022)
By: Kyriakos Karampatziakis, OT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – CranioSacral Therapy for Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

CranioSacral Therapy – Debilitating Sacral and Leg Pain
(February 7th, 2022)
By: Erin I. Finzen, LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Debilitating Sacral and Leg Pain

CranioSacral Therapy – Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)
(March 8th, 2022)
By: Consuelo Tenerilli, LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) 

CranioSacral Therapy – Hirschsprung’s Disease
(August 22nd, 2022)
By: Andrea Winzer, MSc., MSW (cand), LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Hirschsprung’s Disease

CranioSacral Therapy – Night Terrors
(March 2nd, 2022)
By: Morgan Deale, LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Night Terrors

CranioSacral Therapy – Parkinson’s Disease
(February 7th, 2022)
By: Erin I. Finzen, LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Parkinson’s Disease 

CranioSacral Therapy – Post-Concussion, Learning to Breathe Again
(February 7th, 2022)
By: Erin I. Finzen, LMT, CST-T
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Upledger Institute International Case Study

CranioSacral Therapy – Post-Concussion, Learning to Breathe Again