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Yoga, Headstands and Migraines

Take-One Nurse Headstand was in her 40s when she first started seeing me. An academic, she taught at a major university and heard about me through some colleagues. Coincidentally, I was fascinated with her work. She had written chapters for textbooks on sensory integration specifically for therapists. Working with her was easy. She was sensible …

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Craniosacral Models -CranioSomatics

G. Dallas Hancock innovated craniosacral techniques starting in the late 80s. He was practicing chiropractic using Applied Kinesiology and Sacro-Occipital techniques. His approach was to release patterns on the table and then have the patient walk before re-testing them. Even without symptoms, he noticed that certain patterns would always return. His goal was to find …

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Craniosacral Models – Osteopathic Biomechanical Cranial

Osteopathic BioMechanical Model This post on The Osteopathic Biomechanical approach is part of a collection of posts on craniosacral. This collection includes posts about history, treatment models, techniques, concepts, and cases. Osteopathic Cranial Arrives The Founder In every field, there are visionaries. And then, there is that one person who moves the vision forward by …

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Craniosacral – The BioDynamic Model

This post on The Osteopathic Biodynamic approach is part of a collection of posts on craniosacral. This collection includes posts about history, treatment models, techniques, concepts, and cases. Change in Paradigm In the quiet subtleties of craniosacral exploration, most practitioners find things that are beyond their understanding of the physical body. Depending on their beliefs, …

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Introduction

Hello, I’m Tony Preston. This is Integrative Works. I created this blog to help people have a better quality of life through bodies that have less pain, more flexibility, and improved structural performance. This blog helps people in pain These posts help them to understand: Most pain is part of a pattern and seldom unique …

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More than surviving.

Annie (her alias) is a Texan grandmother in her late 60s. She started working with me years ago. She has some real problems with degenerative discs in her neck. We’ve been through a lot. I’ve worked on her, literally, from head to toe. Last winter, she came to me with troubling news. They had found …

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Notes on William Garner Sutherland

William Garner Sutherland is largely regarded as the father of cranial osteopathy. Most of today’s craniosacral approaches are built on his work. Other noted osteopaths and chiropractors at that time also explored craniosacral approaches. These include names widely recognized in the field today. Cottam, DeJarnette and Weaver are among them. Sutherland, however, is largely regarded as …

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