ARTICLE7: Introduction to the Craniosacral System and Neuromotor Dysfunction
Presented By: Richard C. MacDonald D.O.; Christine A. Nelson, OTR, Ph.D., FAOTA

1 Contact Hours - 0.10 CEUs - 1.00 PDUs
$15.00 per person
Course Description
The cranial system motion is closely related to, but not identical with the respiratory rhythm or the cardiac rhythm. This life-sustaining motion is affected by almost every event that causes a change in the total organism. An increase in temperature or an infectious process that causes inflammation of the membranes will cause some slowing of the motion in the cranial bones. This motion is not always restored without some external assistance as the interaction of these fines bones may lack alignment that moves efficiently. A cranial treatment is a process of restoring symmetrical balance to the motion. The first and most important step is to release the cranial base, where the occiput sits over the first cervical vertebrae. Even this change alone may be sufficient to relax the individual who has no serious trauma, or even those with chronic migraine or stress.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the general concept of craniosacral therapy.
2. List the major areas of evaluation
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/no prerequisites required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. Approved by the New York State PT Board, California PT Board, Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals.
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Target Audience
Occupational, physical, speech therapists and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at
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