Notes on William Garner Sutherland

William Garner Sutherland (1873-1954) is largely regarded as the father of cranial osteopathy, which is at the root of most craniosacral approaches. Several other noted osteopaths and chiropractors explored craniosacral approaches around the same time including Still, Cottam, DeJArnette and Weaver. Sutherland, however, is largely regarded as the first one who fully developed the work and …

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Craniosomatic Patterns

In my post on Defining Integrative Techniques, I explored the idea that there are problems in the body that perpetuate other problems. As bodyworkers, we want to give these problems more interesting names like postural distortions, myofascial restrictions, trigger points and displaced joints. For simplicity’s sake, let’s just call them problems.  Let’s call these problems …

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