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Neural Manipulation Case Study - Bell's Palsy
(May 17th, 2018)
By: Lenora Klassen, PT, CNMP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This is a Barral Institute case study about Neural Manipulation and Bell's Palsy. Bell's Palsy at times has no apparent cause but factors such as strain through the sinuses or meninges can predispose someone to this condition, as can trauma such as a lengthy or invasive dental procedure. Bell's Palsy is often terrifying for the patient and affects their social interaction greatly. For this reason, it is imperative to relieve the strain on the facial nerve as quickly as possibly and before any lasting nerve damage occurs.

Neural Manipulation Case Study - TMJ Hypoglossal Nerve
(May 17th, 2018)
By: Lenora Klasses, PT, CNMP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This is a Barral Institute Case study about how we see that cervical and TMJ mobility can be greatly influenced by a restriction in the mobility of the hypoglossal nerve and how immediate improvements were rendered in rage of movement of both the TMJ and tongue.

Neural Manipulation Casre Study Anxious Bladder
(May 17th, 2018)
By: Lenora Klassen, PT, CNMP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This is a Barral Institute Case Study about how ankle sprains are a very common effect for many children, as is a bladder dysfunction of varying types. This case study showed the connection of the tibial nerve to the level of activation of the bladder.

Neural Manipulation Case Study- Pudendal Neuralgia
(May 17th, 2018)
By: Lenora Klasses, PT, CNMP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This is a Barral Institute case study about a fall on the buttock that resulted in a pudendal neuralgia and inability to perform daily activities. Manual therapy of the nervous system, including the pudendal nerve can have a great effect on this troubling condition. 

Neural Manipulation Case Study - Plantar Faciitis
(May 17th, 2018)
By: Lenora Klassen, PT, CNMP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This Barral Institute Case Study is about Plantar Fasciitis, and how it is often a chronic issue before it gets any treatment. By then, treatment can become quite difficult due to the adaptive changes. In this case study we see the impact of the plantar nerves on pain producing tensions in the foot and the effect of  neural tension on gait patterns.

Dr. John E Upledger Compassionate Touch Program New Glarus Study Glarus Elementary School in New Glarus, Wisconsin New Glarus - Study
(May 1st, 2018)
By: Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

A program conducted recently in New Glarus, WI demonstrated the efficiency of the Compassionate Touch, which is based on the Direction of Energy technique outlined in the text CranioSacral Therapy. One hundred and one children attending kindergarten and first grade at New Glarus Elementary School comprised the initial subject population for this study. The data analysis showed a very clear and statistically significant increase in the demonstration of pro-social behaviors and similarly significant reduction in behavior problems reported by the classroom teachers. Read full study.

Children’s Program and Book Demonstrate the Power of Compassionate Touch
(May 2nd, 1999)
By: Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This article talks about the Compassionate Touch study and program and how children who apply compassionate touch to playmates can help relieve pain, strengthen self-esteem and positive behaviors, according to studies conducted by The Upledger Foundation based in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 

The article discusses the children's book  "I Can Show You I Can" and the importance of touch to children, teachers and parents.

At the end of the article, the results of the Compassionate Touch Program are provided.



The Compassionate Touch Program; Defusing Violence by Enhancing Self-Esteem, Self-Worth and Self-Image in Children
(May 2nd, 1996)
By: Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This article talks about The Compassionate Touch program conducted in the Midwest in the 1990s. The children involved experienced a greater sense of belonging and connection with others by the study's conclusion. Teachers also observed more than twice as many acts of compassion and empathy and only half the acts of aggression or behavioral problems they reported at the study's onset. Read more about this program

EFFECT OF COMPASSIONATE TOUCH ON PRESCHOOL CHILDREN: A PILOT STUDY
(May 2nd, 2016)
By: Russell A. Bourne, Jr., Ph.D.
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Russel Bourne talks about the Dr. John E. Upledger Compassionate Touch program. In the Spring of 1997, The Upledger Foundation initiated a simple and straight-forward investigation into the use and instruction of Compassionate Touch with preschool children. The pilot project was design to evaluation the effect of Compassionate Touch on the demonstration of increased pro-social behaviors and the reduction of aggressive behaviors and behavioral problems in children.

Neoral Manipulation Case Study - Suprascapular Nerve Impingement
(May 17th, 2018)
By: Lenora Klassen, PT, CNMP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This Barral Institute case study is about working with precision dramatic improvements in impingement syndromes that can be made quickly with manual therapy on the nerve. In this case, a supra-scapular nerve impingement, first the impingement site had to be identified and released. Following this, specific, gentle treatment on the nerve itself as it passes through the area of impingement helps to restore movement of surrounding tissue, restore normal nutritive flow to the nerve and helps restore proprioceptive information about the nerve to the brain. This case study demonstrates the rapid success of such treatment.

Neural Manipulation Case Study - Pronator Teres Syndrome
(May 17th, 2018)
By: Lenora Klassen, PT, CNMP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This Barral Institute case study is about how overuse injuries can be difficult to treat. They are complicated by many adaptive responses to the tissues and altered movement patterns. This case study shows the effectiveness of neural manipulation to treat such injuries within a short time frame, to help change the movement patterns to restore a more efficient pattern with less strain in the tissues.

Neural Manipulation Case Study - Post fracture neural restrictions of the elbow
(May 17th, 2018)
By: Lenora Klassen, PT, CNMP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This Barral Institute case study is about how Neural restrictions can occur following a fracture and fixation following injury. Increasing the mobility of the neural structures in the area can be an important step in restoring function. This case study is a 15 month old who sustained a fracture due to a fall. Neural development at this age is very dependent on the child's ability to explore their world. Thus, it is critical to restore upper extremity Range of Motion quickly to ensure function of the arm but also continued brain development.

Neural Manipulation Case Study - Trigeminal Neuralgia
(May 17th, 2018)
By: Lenora Klassen, PT, CNMP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

This Barral Institute case study is about Trigeminal Neuralgia that is a condition that can become quite debilitating. Finding a nonsurgical effective way to treat this condition would be quite welcomed. In this case study we see the effectiveness of manual therapy on the whole nervous system to reduce the tensions on the trigeminal nerve. 

Chiropractic care of a pediatric patient with symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, fuss-cry-irritability with sleep disorder syndrome and irritable infant syndrome of musculoskeletal origin
(May 1st, 2008)
By: Joel Alcantara, Renata Anderson
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release, Healing from the Core,

This case study is about a mother who took her 3 month old girl in for chiropractic care with a medical diagnosis of gastroesophageal re flux disease. (GERD) Notable improvements in the patient's symptoms were observed within four visits and total resolution of symptoms within three months of care. 

Muscle Balancing: TREATMENT OF THE SHOULDER COMPLEX
(May 1st, 2018)
By: KERRY D’AMBROGIO DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP
Curriculum/s: Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing,

KERRY D’AMBROGIO DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP explains Muscle Balancing (MB) and gives the criteria for using this technique with shoulder dysfunction and how to perform the technique. He also provides a Shoulder Dysfunction Case Study. 

"Concussion" Movie Spurs Interest in Dr. Ronald Murray's Manual Regulation Therapy
(December 31st, 2015)
By: Dr. Ronald Murray
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

Thanks to the latest Hollywood release, "Concussion," starring Will Smith, and the prevalent role that NFL football plays in American culture, more and more people are becoming aware of the impact of concussions on those who play impact sports, including football, at all levels.

Murray, author of "A Colloid Fluid Model: The Bridge Between Biological and Energy Medicine," published internationally in Explore Magazine, and pioneer of Manual Regulation Therapy (MRT), explains how the model gave birth to MRT.  MRT is a unique and integrative therapy that combines conventional physical therapy, cranial sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and myofascial release to provide a totally unique approach to treatment. These treatments prove highly effective in helping those suffering from the effects of concussions, both as a result of violent hits and smaller repetitive blows, to experience relief, and even complete recovery.



Effectiveness of a Treatment Involving Soft Tissue Techniques and/or Neural Mobilization Techniques in the Management of Tension-Type Headache: A Randomized Controlled Trial
(February 18th, 2017)
By: Alejandro Ferragut-Garcıas, PT, PhD,Gustavo Plaza-Manzano, PT, PhD, Cleofas Rodrı´guez-Blanco, PT, PhD, Olga Velasco-Roldan, PT, PhD, Daniel Pecos-Martın, PT, PhD, Jesus Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, PT, PhD, Bartomeu Llabre´s-Bennasar, PT, Angel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, PT, PhD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effects of a protocol involving soft tissue techniques and/or neural mobilization techniques in the management of patients with frequent episodic tension-type headache (FETTH) and those with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH).

CONCLUSIONS:

The application of soft tissue and neural mobilization techniques to patients with FETTH or CTTH induces significant changes in pressure pain threshold (PPT), the characteristics of pain crisis, and its effect on activities of daily living as compared with the application of these techniques as isolated interventions.

CranioSacral Therapy & Autism: A story of Success
(May 1st, 2018)
By: Rebecca Flowers, OTR, BCP, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

In this article, we'll look at CranioSacral Therapy's effect on Autism and sensory processing disorder, a condition experienced by most people diagnosed on the autism spectrum. 

Can CranioSacral therapy improve symptoms of concussion and mild TBI among football players
(January 9th, 2018)
By: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publis
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This invited commentary references a preliminary study in which the integrative medicine technique known as CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was tested on a group of ex-National Football League (NFL) players who showed significant improvement in range of motion, pain, sleep, and cognitive function. The need for more clinical research data to better understand the potential effectiveness of CST in post-concussive syndrome, mild and more severe traumatic brain injury, and even perhaps chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is emphasized in the article published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM).

Modalities: Athletic Therapist Kerri Dunsmore
(April 2nd, 2018)
By: Revelstoke Mountaineer staff
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach, Lymphatic Balancing / Total Body Balancing / Muscle Balancing / Fascial Balancing, CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

This articles talks about  how the Athletic Trainers at Revelstoke do a variety of manual therapy modalities from CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and soft tissue relase (STR) amongst many more. Athletic Terapists help active people with the rehabilitation of both chronic and acute musculoskeletal condition. 

Case Series: The Effect  of Visceral Manipulation on Diastasis on REcti Abdominis (DRA)
(July 3rd, 2017)
By: Brandi Kirk, PT, CVTP, PRPC; Teri Elliott‐Burke, PT, MHS, WCS, PRPC, BCB‐PMD
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Case Series: The Effect of Visceral Manipulation on Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA)


THIS IS WHAT SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER FEELS LIKE TO PEOPLE WITH AUTISM
(April 17th, 2018)
By: Casey Nighbor
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

In this article, we'll look at CranioSacral Therapy's effect on sensory processing disorder, a condition experienced by most people diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: AN IDEAL MODALITY FOR TREATING INFLAMMATION
(December 21st, 2017)
By: Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

In this article, Tim Hutton, PHD, LMP, CST-D talks about the immune system, CranioSacral Therapy and how it is a helpful modality for treating inflammation. 

Topics:

Engage Specific Tissues

A Brief History of CranioSacral Therapy

On the Nature of CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy and Musculoskeletal Pain

CranioSacral Therapy in Action

The CranioSacral Rhythm

Chronic vs. Acute Inflammation

Palpating and Treating the Immune System Using CranioSacral Therapy
(November 1st, 2017)
By: Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, CST-D
Curriculum/s: CranioSacral Therapy / SomatoEmotional Release,

In this article, Tim Hutton, PHD, LMP, CST-D talks about the immune system, CranioSacral Therapy and how it is a helpful modality for treating inflammation. 

Topics:

Engage Specific Tissues

A Brief History of CranioSacral Therapy

On the Nature of CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy and Musculoskeletal Pain

CranioSacral Therapy in Action

The CranioSacral Rhythm

Chronic vs. Acute Inflammation

An Ideal Vehicle

Becoming a CranioSacral Therapist

Neural Manipulation Case Study Facial Numbness
(April 12th, 2018)
By: Linda Oberdorfer PT, CNMP
Curriculum/s: Visceral Manipulation / Neural Manipulation / New Manual Articular Approach,

Patient is a 45 y.o. female referred to PT for treatment of facial numbness and tingling which is much improved with treatment techniques of neural manipulation.