CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
“CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.” (https://www.upledger.com/therapies/index.php). Some of our physiotherapists have completed the CST I and II courses, and can treat patients of all ages. At our practice we have used CST for relaxation, muscle aches and pains, children with attention issues and more. As physiotherapists, CST is used as yet another treatment option, and although one can come only for a CST treatment, it is often an adjunct to physiotherapy.
CranioSacral Therapy for newborns and infants
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a relatively new treatment that can be applied to infants who’ve experienced head trauma and injuries. It’s often used for infants who underwent a difficult delivery which resulted in birth injuries, but it’s also effective for an array of other common problems that babies may experience, including nursing and feeding problems, colic, teething issues, and more. (birthinjuryguide.org) A session can last anything between 15-60 minutes, depending on what the child is comfortable with. The therapeutic effect of a session can last hours or even days. It is recommended to do a few sessions.
CranioSacral Therapy for chronic pain
CranioSacral Therapy can be a powerful complement in addressing chronic pain conditions. The CST approaches somatic disturbances throughout the fascia and central nerve system. It also has a relaxation and calming effect that can aid in meditative therapy. A session can last anything between 30-60 minutes, depending on what is needed. The therapeutic effect of a session can last hours or even days. It is recommended to attend a few sessions in order to get an effect on the somatic system.
CranioSacral Therapy for jaw joint pain (TMJ)
CranioSacral Therapy can assist in temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) pain by gently releasing temporal bones and restoring function. Physiotherapists can use CST in combination with other treatment modalities and exercise in order to assist with this very painful condition. A session can last anything between 30-60 minutes, depending on what is needed. The therapeutic effect of a session can last hours or even days. It is recommended to attend a few sessions in order to get an effect on the somatic system.