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Craniosacral – The Techniques

This collection contains posts on craniosacral techniques. This includes biodynamic, osteopathic, craniostructural, and CranioMuscular approaches. It also contains a few key concepts related to craniosacral techniques. My Perspective I am not one of those who divisively embraces one technique. Instead, I appreciate and employ several different approaches. There are various reasons why. But, within any […]

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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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Fixing Shoulder Pain in the Golf Swing

Professor Slate came to me with shoulder pain in his golf swing. Right at the end of the swing, he would get pain in the shoulder. Previously he’d had problems with a frozen shoulder. But we’d taken care of that. A Good Working Relationship Professor Slate was a slim man in his early 50s. I

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Craniosacral – The Collection

This collection contains posts that are primarily about craniosacral concepts, techniques, and cases. Cranial and craniosacral techniques have a rich history of development. However, persistent skepticism and opposition during its evolution have had an impact. As a result, several major and many less prevalent approaches to craniosacral have evolved. Each has its loyal practitioners. And,

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Saturday before last, I had a new client come in. He was referred by a friend of his father who is an old client of mine and very active athlete of about 50. This new client is a baseball pitcher who is a junior in high school and being scouted by the colleges. He was told that

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Improving Executive Functions and Multitasking

Many of my clients, both adults and school children, are interested in better Executive Functioning. They want to improve their ability to engage with others more appropriately. Doing so produces better outcomes, especially when dealing with subtle social cues while multi-tasking. Part of this effort involves improving self-monitoring, impulse control and flexible thinking. In the

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Connecting Sensory Integration and Bodywork

In the 90s, I wrote about trigger points, studied craniosacral, and worked with an OT specializing in Sensory Integration. She was one of the best. More than that, she ran seminars that brought the icons of Sensory Integration treatment into town. A Unique Position I was in a unique position. Primarily, I treated adults in

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An Introduction to the Integrative Bodywork Model

Many people talk about holistic approaches to integrative bodywork models. Let’s explore those terms and what they mean. If you prefer, here’s a video about this post: Holistic Approaches Holistic medicine is characterized by the treatment of a person as a whole. It means that all the parts are related and that they interact. Moreover,

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Finding The Godfather of Organized Pain

Integrative bodywork is more than ferreting out trigger points, balancing pelvises and smoothing out the tissues. It focuses on finding the governing problems and addressing them first. When I was growing up, we lived on a farm with 6 kids. My father’s brother, Gene, would say, “Y’all could tear up an anvil bare-footed.” Pop quoted

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