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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 five months since Lucy Gahan contracted Covid-19, and her life still hasn't turn back to normal.  This disease causes what she call "storms" disabling periods when she feels shortness of breath, numbness in her hands and feet and her heart rate shoots up from simple tasks. Many hospitalized Covid patients are at risk to become long haulers.


Polyvagal Theory and How it Relates to Social Cues
(January 19th, 2021)
By: Jodi Clarke, MA, LPC/MHSP Medically reviewed by Steven Gans, MD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,


You may not realize it , but you are walking around in the world each day reading thousands of social cues in movement in your environment. In our interacting with others, we pick up different expressions, tones, bodily movement, and more.

We are constantly busy observing and interacting with the world and others as apart of the human experience. Our nervous system helps control things like heart rate, digestion, and salivation. 

Signs You've Already Had Covid, Warns Dr Fauci
(January 19th, 2021)
By: Leah Growth
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

While fatigue is one of the initial symptoms signaling an infection, the majority of long haulers continue to experience overwhelming exhaustion long after the virus is gone. The Dysautonomia Project (TDP- a non profit group) advocates that CranioSacral Therapy/ Manual Therapy is one of the top ten non-pharmacological treatments for this disorder.

Do you know that many Covid -19 patients may develop Dysautonimia after they contract the virus

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

Ask the Expert: Patricia Rogers of Body to Brain
(January 11th, 2021)
By: Patricia Rogers
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Many approaches to addiction recovery incorporate a variety of practices that improve body awareness, including yoga, meditation, mindfulness-based interventions and CranioSacral therapy. These help to stimulate the nervous system and improve substance abuse disorder. Body Awareness practices have been shown to decrease the stress level and reduce substance cravings.

The Cross-Talk Between Gut Microbiota and Lungs in Common Lung Diseases
(February 25th, 2020)
By: Zhang D, Li S, Wang N, Tan H-Y, Zhang Z and Feng Y (2020)
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

An emerging area of intense interest is the role of gut–lung
axis in the pathogenesis of lung diseases.
Increasing studies indicated that alterations in the gut microbial
species and metabolites have been linked to changes in immune
responses and inflammation as well as the disease development
in the lungs.

Craniosacral Therapy 101 with Dr. Charles T. Ortiz
(December 21st, 2020)
By: Giselle Natasha B. Buhia
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

  Dr. Charles is a practicing dentist and has been in the profession for over 24 years. He practices therapy for TMJ , arthritis and related stress. In 2014  who was finding out that a patient was having a difficult time with his TMJ condition. Dr. Charles felt he had to find a new way to help patients so he enrolled in Upledger Institute International, and took core classes in CranioSacral Therapy(CST).


Effect of visceral manipulation on pain, mobility and functional disability in subjects with right shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis
(September 19th, 2020)
By: Aarti Ghillodia and Balaji Karunanithi Gandhi
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

 This research article explores the effect of organ specific visceral manipulation on adhesive capsulitis, in subjects with right shoulder  capsulitis. Visceral manipulation of liver has shown to increase right shoulder or called frozen shoulder. It seems to peak at the age of 56 yrs. It is believed that inflammation in the rotator interval, results in painful motion and subsequent fibrosis, and stiffness that limits movements.

Visceral Manipulation of liver has shown to increases in right shoulder range of motions. Adhesive Capsulitis is a common  painful and debilitating condition .

    


Top 10 Non-Pharmacological Treatments
(December 1st, 2020)
By: A 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization aimed at speeding the time to diagnosis through local education
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Cranio-Sacral/Manual Therapy

Increasing relaxation and reducing stress with a light touch therapy in regions of the spinal cord associated with parasympathetic nerves.

Some evidence that heart rate variability may improve. More research is needed.

The Body Tells Our Story
(July 1st, 2020)
By: Susan Steiner
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This is an article about research on Epigenetics.

Science is in the infancy of epigenetic research, the first step is to upgrade our inner environment. Lifestyle choices will effect epigenetics. With these changes we heal in a cellular level.

Our electromagnetic field affect our beliefs and emotions, which affects our biology. 

Dr. John Upledger taught us to include the dimensions beyond biochemistry

CranioSacral Therapy for Newborns
(April 2nd, 2019)
By: Dr. Colleen Hart, ND
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

 Dr. John Upledger and CranioSacral Therapy for Newborns has been around for years. It can heal infants with all kinds of issues including Colic,  Constipation, Tongue tie, Torticollis, Hip Dysplasia.

The light touch help babies to relax and leads to an unwinding of restriction patterns.

Silent Killler - Carrie Ann Inaba
(September 29th, 2020)
By: Katrina Schollenberger, SEO reporter
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Carrie Ann Inaba on Dancing with the Stars, has an autoimmune Illness for years.

Sjogren's Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

It has caused a lot of serious Illnesses for many years.

Great Article!! Fast Read

Direct Measurement of the Rhythmic Motions of the Human Head Identifies a Third Rhythm
(October 13th, 2020)
By: Thomas RosenkildeRasmussen, Karl ChristianMeulengracht
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Lymph Balancing Therapy,

A central concept in CranioSacral Therapy, and at the same time controversial, is the concept of a unique rhythmic movement separate from arterial and respiratory rhythms. Palpation of the unique rhythm is central and used worldwide by a high number of therapists. A significant source of the criticism and controversy of both the existence and reported range of a unique rhythm in humans is the subjective approach to study rhythmic movements by palpation.

The aim of this study was:

1. to characterize the rhythmic movements on the head relating to the arterial, respiratory and a possible third rhythm.

2. to describe the nature of the third rhythm.

3. to define the normative range of the third rhythm in humans using an objective method.

In humans, a third rhythm separate from arterial and respiratory rhythms was observed. The third rhythm was characterized by its normative range in a population (n=50) and its dynamic range within each individual. Having developed an objective approach for studying this third rhythm might form the future basis for clinical and physiological studies of craniosacral function and dysfunction.

Inside The Exclusive German Spa Victoria Beckham Can’t Get Enough Of
(September 29th, 2020)
By: Hannah Coates, Olivia Singer
Curriculum/s: Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Post-Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham has return to Villa Stephanie in Germany for a 7 day retreat, with all the holistic and spa treatments anyone would desire. CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, and other treatments are offered there!

A Comment on the Relationship of Recent Research on CSF Production and Reabsorption to the Pressurestat Model
(February 1st, 2013)
By: Tim Hutton, PhD, CST-D
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Lymph Balancing Therapy,

Interesting research has come out on how cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced and reabsorbed in the central nervous system (CNS). This research totally transformed our understanding of this neurological process. I wanted to comment briefly on the relationship of this recent research to the pressurestat model that is taught in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy classes.

Treatment of Panic Disorder by Trigeminal nerve manipulation: A case Series
(January 28th, 2020)
By: Emmanuel Birstein, Judith Gusky
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Two patients with Panic Disorder relieved their symptoms by manual manipulation of the nerve branches.

The Manipulation was performed on the Oral cavity of both patients who had molar issues in their pastimes. Within the first session, both were able to relieve their Panic Disorder significantly.

PT Classroom-Muscle Balancing: Criterion-Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Knee Complex
(November 20th, 2019)
By: Kerry D’Ambrogio DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP and Trisha Becker, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS
Curriculum/s: Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing,

Muscle Balancing is part of the extensive manual-therapy curriculum. When Indicated on a criterion-based evaluation. The muscle Balancing treatment approach helps to reduce muscle tenderness, protective muscle spasm, fascial tension, and pain. Muscle Balancing increases joint mobility, decreases swelling restores proper joint biomechanics, improves functional ROM, and normalizes posture alignment.

Energetic Balancing Total Body
(September 20th, 2020)
By: Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP,PT,DO-MTP
Curriculum/s: Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing,

Energy Medicine perspective refers to subtle forces frequently described as a vital force or life force that flows through the body. Since all matter and psychological processes ( thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and consciousness) are composed of energy, the physical body, therefore, the manifestation or representation of an energy field made of dynamic segments of vibration. Total  Energetic Body Balancing bridges the gap between traditional bodywork and energy medicine.

Muscles, Connective Tissue Between Organs Influence Illness
(January 28th, 2020)
By: Marcia Frellick
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Researchers have begun to pay attention to Fascia, but connective tissue may hold the clues to a wide array of diseases including IBD.

Fascia with mechanical forces is usually thought of as it pertains to the musculoskeletal system. The function is being realized throughout all body systems!!

Cerebrospinal Fluid "What is it and Where to Find it"
(August 25th, 2020)
By: John E Upledger, D.O., O.M.M.
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

The brain is about 80% water and 20% of the water is extracellular. The cranial system also contains blood, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluid. Each of these fluids serves as very specific functions of the brain. The cerebrospinal fluid serves as a shock absorber in head "jolts". It also serves as a vehicle to transfer hormones and peptides of all kinds.


The Pathway to Healing The Importance of Treating the Lymphatic System ( for the Orthopedic Patient)
(July 15th, 2020)
By: Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP,PT,DO-MTP JACK RYAN, LMT, CNMT, TBB-T
Curriculum/s: Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing,

How does the body heal after an injury? Trauma and Injury affect multiple body systems.

For health, homeostasis, and healing, all tissues need unobstructed inflow supply and unobstructed outflow return of all vital structures(nerves, arteries, veins, and lymphatic system). Another key factor for tissue healing is that there must be a balanced nerve flow or nerve conduction to/from the tissues, brain, and spinal cord.