Craniosacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) proven effective for treating chronic neck pain

Neck pain is an ailment that affects 30 to 50 percent of the population annually, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Just less than half of these sufferers — about 15 percent of people, according to the IASP — experience chronic neck pain, or pain that lasts three months or [...]

2017-06-29T13:55:20+00:00Categories: Craniosacral Therapy, Patient education and advocacy, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on CranioSacral Therapy (CST) proven effective for treating chronic neck pain

Mini e-book now available: Help! My Tailbone Hurts!…now what?

New mini e-book now available: Help! My Tailbone Hurts!...now what? Tailbone pain, also referred to as coccydynia, can be debilitating. In over 16 years of practice as a physical therapist, Debbie Turczan has heard many stories from her patients about tailbone pain, some of which have been shocking. What shocks Debbie is not the details of [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:31+00:00Categories: coccydynia, Craniosacral Therapy, Patient education and advocacy, Pelvic pain, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mini e-book now available: Help! My Tailbone Hurts!…now what?

VIDEO: Physical Therapy for Tailbone Pain

In my physical therapy practice, I see many patients with tailbone pain. No matter how many times I meet a new patient with tailbone pain (also referred to as coccydynia), I still find their journey somewhat shocking. When we sit down to discuss their history, I may learn that they’ve been suffering with tailbone pain since [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:34+00:00Categories: coccydynia, Craniosacral Therapy, Pelvic pain, Physical Therapy, tailbone pain|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on VIDEO: Physical Therapy for Tailbone Pain

New study supports the use of CST in treatment of neck pain.

The practice of craniosacral therapy (CST) is quite rewarding. As a therapist, I have the honor and joy of participating with my patients in a transformative healing process. While therapists who utilize craniosacral techniques observe many positive effects on a daily basis, quality research supporting these practices has been sparse. That’s why I was so excited [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:34+00:00Categories: Craniosacral Therapy, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New study supports the use of CST in treatment of neck pain.

Lyme Disease: How can Craniosacral Therapy help?

by Debbie Turczan Lyme disease, and other tick-borne infections, are a growing health concern.  The Center for Disease Control estimates that approximately 300,000 cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed each year, though this number is likely not comprehensive, as many cases go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.  Lyme disease can cause a broad spectrum of complaints, from joint [...]

2017-03-26T15:04:35+00:00Categories: Craniosacral Therapy, Lyme disease|Tags: , |Comments Off on Lyme Disease: How can Craniosacral Therapy help?

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction: How can Craniosacral Therapy help?

The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) is a hinge joint, located right in front of your ear, that connects your jaw bone (also known as the mandible) to your skull. Calling it a hinge joint, actually, is a bit of an oversimplification – there is a substantial piece of cartilage in between the bones which slides back [...]

How can Craniosacral Therapy help those with Scoliosis?

Scoliosis – defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a sideways curvature of the spine” – can be responsible for a broad spectrum of physical complaints, ranging from mild backaches to disabling pain and limited tolerance for physical activity. While many successful treatment options are available that improve dysfunctional curves of the spine, including bracing and [...]

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Link between tailbone dysfunction and headaches (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1) Dr. Upledger writes, “Anterior flexion of the coccyx due to injury is [a] very common cause of cephalgia and pelvic autonomic dysfunction.” (Pp.149-50) Dr. Upledger also notes that “continued stress on the dura in the suboccipital region may cause increased suboccipital muscular tension, which can cause pain, as well as result [...]

Link between tailbone dysfunction and headaches (Part 1)

Dr. John Upledger writes in his textbook, Craniosacral Therapy, “Two very common injuries which adversely influence craniosacral system function, and are often the underlying cause of headache and autonomic dysfunction, are impaction of the sacrum between the ilia, and anterior flexion of the coccyx.” (Pp.148-9.) I recently worked with a patient that demonstrated this relationship [...]