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The use and benefits of Craniosacral Therapy in primary health care: a prospective cohort study
(June 1st, 2021)
By: Heidemarie Haller,Gustav Dobos, and Holger Cramer
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Patients use treatment complementary to primary care. Patients who are in chronicle pain may use complementary treatments beside standard medical care. It can also help not only adults but young children and adolescents too!

CranioSacral Therapy is one of the alternative Therapies which has helped all with its very gentle fascial palpation techniques.

The efficacy of manual therapy and exercise for treating non-specific neck pain: A systematic review
(May 30th, 2017)
By: Benjamin Hidalgoa, , Toby Halld , Jean Bosserta , Axel Dugenya , Barbara Cagniee and Laurent Pitance,
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Evidence will show that exercise can be of upmost help to patients with different stages of neck pain. Manual therapy in different form seems to help them to be able to perform more task with the help of exercise. Mobilization did not improve without exercise.

Great Read!!

Active Visceral Manipulation Associated With Conventional Physiotherapy in People With Chronic Low Back Pain and Visceral Dysfunction: A Preliminary, Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Clinical Trial
(May 20th, 2021)
By: Lucas Villalta Santos, PT, Larissa Lisboa Córdoba, Jamile Benite Palma Lopes, MS, Claudia Santos Oliveira, PhD, Luand André Collange Grecco, PhD, Ana Carolina Bovi Nunes Andrade, MS, and Hugo Pasin Neto, PhD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Chronic low back pain has turned into a worldwide problem. The most common indication for treating this condition is through physical exercise because it improves aerobic capacity and muscular strength. which seems to help individuals with this pain to perform their daily routines of living.

The immediate effects of sigmoid colon manipulation on pressure pain thresholds in the lumbar spine
(May 1st, 2012)
By: Terence P McSweeny, Oliver P Thomson, Ross Johnston
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Visceral Manipulation is being used by the UK osteopaths. Pressure pain thresholds were measured to investigate 15 asymptomatic subjects. This study provides new experimental evidence that the visceral manual therapy can produces immediate Hypo in somatic structures to the organ being mobilized in asymptomatic subjects

The Other Side of the Fascia: Visceral Fascia, Part 2
(May 1st, 2019)
By: Bruno Bordoni, Marta Simonelli, Bruno Morabito
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

In a clinical practice and in teaching medicine the visceral manipulation approach is included. In this second part of the article it will give conclusive definition of fascia and explain embryological development of the heart and how fascial tissue can be a subject to manual treatment.


The Other Side of the Fascia: The Smooth Muscle Part 1
(May 1st, 2019)
By: Bruno Bordoni, Marta Simonelli, Bruno Morabito
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

The fascia is any tissue that contains features capable of responding to mechanical stimuli. The fascial continuum is the result of the evolution of the perfect synergy among different tissues, liquids and solids, capable of supporting, dividing, penetrating, feeding and connecting all the districts of the body, from the epidermis to the bone.

There are several different categories, to read about. 

Does the addition of visceral manipulation improves outcomes for patients with low back pain? Rational and study protocol
(May 1st, 2012)
By: John Panagopoulos, Mark Hancock, Paulo Ferreira
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Active participants were treated for the same minimum and maximum number of sessions per week, one placebo and one with Visceral Manipulation.

Patients that were treated will be evaluated for a secondary analysis to investigate who responds to the Visceral Manipulation.


The effect of a six-week osteopathic visceral manipulation in patients with non specific chronic low back pain and functional constipation
(May 8th, 2018)
By: Walkyria Vilas Boas Fernandes, Cleofás Rodríguez Blanco, Fabiano Politti , Fernanda de Cordoba Lanza , Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli and João Carlos Ferrari Corrêa
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Recent research shows low back pain can cause more years of disability than any other health condition. Chronic pain is a public health problem that debilitate  work absenteeism. Low back Pain is the number 1 cause to first contact practitioners and chiropractors and osteopaths.

VISCERAL MANIPULATION TO TREAT FUNCTIONAL CONSTIPATION IN STROKE SURVIVORS: A RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED, DOUBLE-BLIND, CLINICAL TRIAL
(May 15th, 2018)
By: Johannes Fleckenstein, Philip Bormuth, Fabio Comes, Winifried Banzer
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Thirty stroke survivors were allocated to a experimental group surrounding the bowels that may have lost their capacity to defecate. Visceral Manipulation was used in one of the groups while the other group superficial touching over the intestines. Visceral manipulation can be a part of neurologic rehab to improve symptoms of constipation in stroke survivors. At a very successful rate.

PT Classroom-Energetic balancing WE ARE MADE OF ENERGY
(May 6th, 2021)
By: Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP,PT,DO-MTP
Curriculum/s: Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing,

We are made of energy. Over time our bodies collect tension from physical tension, additionally, unresolved mental, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual issues. Energy can come in waves.

The physical body comes from forms to shift the particles form to observe (the energy worker) the client to transform back to a wave of possibility to improve energy flow and promote health!!!  

CranioSacral Therapy & Autism
(May 6th, 2021)
By: Rebecca Flowers, OTR, BCP,CST-D
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Rebecca Flowers has worked with hundreds of children with Autism.

She can help them with the stress levels with CST and could make 80 % gains with most of these children. 

Mikey age 2yrs and 9 months was told they should institutionalize him. He graduated from high school, he spoke at his commencement.

The CranioSacral Still Point
(November 2nd, 2020)
By: Karen Axelrod
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Still Point refers to gradual slowing down and eventual waning of the CranSacral  Rhythm (CSR).

 Andrew  Taylor Still, MD the father of osteopathy on whose work CST is based, described CSF as one of the highest known elements.... contained in the body. It's important to ensure good CSF flow inflow and outflow, the body has devised a regenerative, self corrective mechanism where by this rhythmic flow where it comes to a standstill. The inducer opens up the flow while laying on it for  about 20 minutes.

Effects of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Techniques on Conditions Affecting the Musculoskeletal System: A Systematic Review
(April 8th, 2021)
By: David Doubblestein, PT, PhD(ABD), OCS, CLT-LANA, Cert. MDT Sandy Sublett, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT Min Huang, PT, PhD, NCS
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Lymphatic Drainage have received interest in the efficacy in orthopedic and sports medicine.

There is moderate support for those using Lymphatic Drainage affecting the musculoskeletal System as effective interventions to reduce pain and improve patient reports to more functionality in activities and quality of life! Evidence was observed supporting the LD in with conventional rehab interventions for the treatment of the musculoskeletal system.

Activation of the cholinergic antiinflammatory reflex by occipitoatlantal decompression and transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation
(April 8th, 2021)
By: Adrienne M. Kania, DO, Kailee N. Weiler, OMS III, Angeline P. Kurian, OMS III, Marielle L. Opena, DO, Jennifer N. Orellana, OMS III and Harald M. Stauss, MD, PhD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

The study was conducted in healthy adults. The subjects of both genders. Exclusion criteria included: pregnancy, any meds that interferes with the autonomic nervous system or the immune system of both genders, (e.g.., beta blockers, steroids, TNF inhibitors); any medical condition that affect the autonomic nervous system or immune system.
The subjects were lying in the supine position on an OMT examination table, while the investigator cradled the subjects heads with their hand and finger pads  along the inferior of inion. The subjects were palpated for at least five minutes.

 

Promote CranioSacral Therapy in your Community
(April 1st, 2021)
By: Upledger Institute International
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

April is CranioSacral Therapy Awareness Month!

Ideas to Promote CranioSacral Therapy in your Community.

We hope that these suggestions will help you to raise awareness in your own communities.

Effect of Visceral Manipulation on Forward Head Posture in Subjects with Chronic non-specific Neck Pain- A Pilot Study
(February 11th, 2021)
By: Sonam Yangdol, Balaji Karunanithi Gandhi,
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Forward head posture  (FHP) is defined as the protrusion of the head in the sagital plane so the the head is placed  anterior to the trunk. Forward head posture is one of the reasons that the changes in biochemical stress around the cervical spine leading to neck pain, headache, temporomandibular, and muscular dysfunction.

The prevalence of neck pain varies and is more common in females and high income countries. Patients without a well identified source for their neck pain are labeled as having idiopathic, mechanical or non specific neck pain.

Jean Pierre Barral developed Visceral Manipulation the French Osteopath.                                                  

The use and benefits of Craniosacral Therapy in primary health care: a prospective cohort study
(March 18th, 2021)
By: Heidemarie Haller,Gustav Dobos, and Heidemarie Haller
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

The use and benefits of Craniosacral Therapy in primary health care: a prospective cohort study - 
Patients frequently use treatments complementary to standard primary care. This prospective cohort-study examined the use, benefits, and safety of Craniosacral Therapy (CST) .  Conclusions: In primary care, patients and parents of underage children use CST for preventive and therapeutic purposes. Considering the design limitations, CST appears to be overall effective and safe in infants, children, and adults.

Gut-brain Axis and migraine headache: a comprehensive review
(March 3rd, 2020)
By: Mahsa Arzani , Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi , Zeinab Ghorbani , Fahimeh Vahabizad, Paolo Martelletti , Amir Ghaemi , Simona Sacco, Mansoureh Togha
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Gut-brain Axis and migraine headache: a comprehensive review - 
The terminology “gut-brain axis “points out a bidirectional relationship between the GI system and the central nervous system (CNS) .  The present review article aims to discuss the direct and indirect evidence suggesting relationships between migraine and the gut-brain axis. 

The effect of visceral manipulation on Diastasis Recti Abdominis(DRA): A case series
(June 7th, 2020)
By: Brandi Kirk , Teresa Elliott-Burke
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Four treatments of Visceral Manipulation appear to be effective in decreasing DRA measurements in 3 of women. Patients presented chief complaints of low back pain, abdominal pain, and vulvar burning and itching.  After having 4 Treatments of VM.

These changes remained stable for 6 months to 16 months.

Lymphatic Balancing for the orthopedic patient
(February 25th, 2021)
By: Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP,PT,DO-MTP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Lymphatic balancing builds on the principle based concepts of Dr. Still, while incorporating the use of gentle rythmi-cal pumping techniques to encourage a healthy flow of the lymph system.

The lymphatic system is made up of thin tubes that run through our system and organs that collect and filter the lymph. One of the basic tenets of osteopathic medicine in the hierarchy of healing is the principle that the fluids of movement are essential to maintain health.



 


Behandlung der viszeralen Gefäße aus osteopathischer Sicht
(February 9th, 2021)
By: Rene Assink, DO, PT, BI-D
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Treatment of the Visceral Vascular Structures from a Manual Osteopathic Viewpoint.

Fascia Focused Manual Therapy Interventions-Proposed Treatment for Post-COVID Syndrome
(August 1st, 2020)
By: John Sharkey
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

The Covid Virus has surpassed 57 million globally and numbers are exponentially increasing weekly.

Based on current research this short report proposes that appropriate actions are being taken with the fascia> Expieriencing  on-going related pain annd a wide range of functional issues!

Case Report: Manual therapies promote resolution of persistent post-concussion symptoms in a 24- year- old athlete
(July 30th, 2020)
By: Susan Vaghn Kratz
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This case report illustrates treatment outcomes of athletes with an 18 month history of post concussion syndrome who received a series of mixed therapies. they had persistant symptoms  that were debilitating from school work and leisure activities.

Post Covid -19 Syndrome
(July 6th, 2020)
By: Robert J Hedaya MD, DLFAPA,ABPN,CFM
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Some people more women than men are experiencing from acute Covid-19 illness.

The symptoms are similar to Dysautonomia, chronic fatigue syndrome, severe fatigue, brain fog, exercise intolerance, rapid heart rate, and inflammation. There are so many different illnesses Dr's are upside down on the  Post Covid-19 Syndrome.

Did you know that many Covid-19 patients may develop Dysautonomia after they contract the virus?

This article discusses how Dysautonomia may be lingering symptom from Covid-19.

Redefining Covid-19: Months after infection, patients report breathing difficulty, excessive fatigue
(September 13th, 2020)
By: Ryan Prior
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Did you know that many Covid-19 patients may develop Dysautonomia after they contract the virus?

The Dysautonomia Project (TDP- non-profit group) advocates that CranioSacral Therapy/Manual Therapy is one of the top 10 non-pharmacological treatments for this disorder.

This article discusses how dysautonomia may be lingering symptom from Covid-19.

It's been 5 months since Lucy Gahan contracted Covid-19 and her life still hasn't turned back to normal. The disease causes what she calls "STORMS" disabling periods when she feels shortness of breath, numbness in her hands and feet and her heart rate shoots up from simple task. Many hospitalized Covid patients are at risk to become long haulers