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Advanced Cranial Therapy

Dynamic Therapies is your Complete Cranial Connection. Offering manual therapists courses from the most basic cranial to the most difficult cranial mandibular orthopedics. Even though the technique is termed "Cranial" we assess and treat the entire body when required.

Initially the challenge is to be able to palpate the Cranial Rhythmical Impulse (CRI) or as many people call it the Cranial Sacral Rhythm. From there we learn to make changes to the body utilizing various pressures from extremely light in the "Basic" levels to heavy pressures in the more advanced courses that are dangerous in novice hands. Using fundamental principles you will be assured that the technique you are performing are the correct manipulations, thus avoiding harming patients.


Mastering Cranial Through Mentorship Outline.

Manual Contains over 300 pages: Section One is theory; Section two is techniques

120 hours over 20 days

  • Day 1
  • Registration and payment of tuition
  • Thank you to the following Pioneers
  • Introduction
  • History of cranial techniques
  • Review anatomy of the cranium, dural membrane, sacrum and brain
  • Cranial Reciprocal Tension Membrane
  • Anatomy and Physiology (details)
    • Falx Cerebri
    • Tentorium Cerebelli
    • Falx Cerebelli
    • Dural Tube
  • Types Of Joints Of The Cranium
  • The Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM)
    • Sutherland's concepts
    • The inherent motility of the brain and spinal cord
    • The fluctuation of the cerebrospinal fluid
    • The mobility of the intracranial and intraspinal membranes
    • The bones of the skull have an ability to have a slight amount of movement on one another
    • There are different axis of motion between the sacrum and ilia
  • Additional Principles of Advanced Cranial Therapy
  • How we learn
  • Cranial Rhythmical Impulse (CRI)
  • CRI flexion and extension
    • During Inspiration (Flexion) of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism:
  • Cranial Sacral Approaches
    • Biomechanical
    • Functional
    • Biodynamic
  • Methods
    • Direct and Indirect
    • Fascial three dimensional stacking
  • Palpation and pressure
    • Practical
    • Feel the CRI and importance of quality
    • Different Hand Holds: CV1, Ice Tong
    • Bowl Balance (Viola Frymann) Practical
  • Day 2
  • Joints on Track (Practical)
  • Challenge Test
  • Mobility vs. Motility with regards to joints on track
  • Fascial Diaphragms
  • Tissue Release
    • Therapeutic Pulse
    • Important Points about fascia for Cranial Therapist's Consideration
  • Transverse (Horizontal) Oriented Fascial Diaphragms
    • Practical
    • McConnell's Test: here and after treating diaphragms
    • Diaphragm releases
    • McConnell's Test
  • Pelvic Diaphragms
    • Anatomy
    • Problems Associated
  • Respiratory Diaphragm
    • Anatomy
    • Indications for release of the respiratory diaphragm
  • Thoracic Inlet (Outlet)
    • Anatomy
    • Indications for release of the thoracic inlet are as follows
  • Hyoid Release
    • Indications for release of the hyoid region are as follows
  • Cranial fascia release
    • Epicranius Treatment
    • Occipitalis Treatment
    • Temporoparietalis Treatment
    • Possible Contraindications to skin rolling
  • Day 3
  • Facet joints
    • Practical
    • Peri-ischial Technique
    • Auricular Technique
    • CRI Blocks at the spine
  • Sacrum and Coccyx
  • Mobility and motility
  • The Sacrum
    • Mobility and Motility
    • Dural Tube
    • Primary and Secondary Respiration Mechanisms
    • Pelvic Balancing
      Practical
    • Mobility and motility: feel cranium and listening stations then fix up facets etc.
    • Lumbosacral opening
    • Intraosseous lesion of sacrum
    • Opening of the Sacroiliac Joints
    • Sacrum hip release
  • The Coccyx
    • Practical
    • Patient Prone
    • Patient Seated
  • Day 4
    • Practical
    • Sacral torsions
    • Thoracic Inlet opening
    • Lung dome
    • Lung Apex from viscera point of view
    • Upper trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscle release
    • Thoracic outlet to jugular bulb / SCM area
    • Global technique for ligamentum nuchae (Gehin)
    • Cranial / ear fascia
  • Day 5
  • Occipital Cranial Base Decompression (C0 C1)
  • Suboccipital release tangentially
  • Importance of the Cranial Base Release
  • Indications for release of the occipital cranial base are as follows
  • Contraindications and cautions
    • Practical
    • Tentorium
    • Falx cerebri
    • Saggital and transverse sinuses
    • Inferior Subluxation of Petrojugular Articulation
    • Occipitomastoid joint (OM joint):Functional cranial test for upper and lower limbs and treatment
  • Day 6
  • Read Occiput
    • Practical: Occipitomastoid joint
    • OM joint induction test (Biomechanical) and treatment
    • Fascially
    • Petrobasilar
    • Resync OM joint
      Practical
    • Lambda / Lanbdoidal impaction
    • Occipitomastoid Disimpaction
    • Petrojugular Technique
  • Day 7
    • Review Day
    • Questions and answers from the first 6 days
    • Review of hands on as needed
  • Day 8
  • Overview of Sphenoid
    • Cranial Base Strains: Practical
    • Boney measurements, static analysis
    • CRI Mobility analysis
    • Vertical Strain
    • Torsion
    • Side Bend Rotation
  • Day 9
    • Cranial Base Strains, continues
    • Lateral Strain
    • Compression
  • Continue reading about sphenoid bone
    • Practical
    • Ethmoid
    • release of cribiform plate A and B
  • Day 10
  • Review of Base Strains by students
  • Sphenoid bone reading continues
  • Time / Force and Direct / Indirect discussion
    • Practical
    • Drain sphenoidal sinuses
    • Reposition Vomer bone
    • Release Lesser Wing of Sphenoid
    • Release Palatine bone
    • Greater Wing of Sphenoid assessment
  • Day 11
  • Parietal Bone reading
  • Reanimation technique discussion
    • Practical
    • Spheno-zygomatic disengagement
    • Cant hook
    • Sphenoparietal disengagement
    • Sphenopalatine ganglion
    • Coronal pivot
    • Hinge Mastoid pivot
  • Day 12
  • Frontal Bones reading
  • Temporal Bone reading
    • Practical
    • Frontonasal
    • Frontal spread
    • Frontozygomatic
    • Temporozygomatic
    • Eustation tube stretch
    • Compression / Decompression of Temporal bone
    • Testing of foods
  • Day 13
  • Maxilla Bone reading
    • Practical
    • Review upper and lower limbs of Sphenosquamous pivot
    • Fixing base strains with the maxilla
    • Squamous suture
    • Nasal and Vomer bone repositioning
    • Homework - study all base strains. Each student will have to give a presentation
      • Maxilla
      • Inferior glide
      • Anterior glide
      • Maxillary spread
      • Mandibular spread
      • Maxillary torsion
      • Maxillary lateral strain
  • Day 14
    • Review Day
    • Base Strains Presentations by students
    • Questions and answers from the last 6 days
    • Review of hands on as needed
    • Homework assignment: Charting of 20 heads
  • Day 15
  • Discuss Charting Homework assignment
  • Mandible reading
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) reading
  • Discuss Base Strains and the TMJ
    • Practical
    • Stylomandibular ligament
    • Sphenomandibular ligament
    • Balance Coronoid and Condylar Processes
    • Zygomatic-maxillary fossa
    • Frontozygomatic
    • Mandibular Decompression
    • Temporzygomatic
    • Zygomatic-maxillary
    • Zygomatic-frontal
  • Day 16
  • Dural tube reading
  • Still Point reading
  • Homework: feel and chart 50 heads, read through Techniques section 3 times
    • Practical
    • Sutherland Grip
    • Sphenoid Harmonization Technique
    • Dural tube assessment of restrictions and treatment
    • Spinal cord assessment of restrictions and treatment
    • Dural rocking and glide, general treatment
    • Treat specific dural and spinal cord restrictions
    • Down Pump
  • Day 17
  • Review homework
  • Still Points: Indications and Contraindications
    • Practical
    • Dissolve to feet
    • Still point to feet
    • Still point to sacrum
    • Hinge mastoid pivot
    • Sphenotemporal suture
    • Squamous suture
    • Pterion release
  • Day 18
    • Practical
    • Vertebral bodies assessment of restrictions and treatment
    • Nerve roots assessment of restrictions and treatment
    • CV4
    • V-Spread and Direction of Energy
    • Mammillary Body Stimulation
    • Introduction to Biodynamic Cranial
  • Day 19
    • Review Morning
    • Questions and answers from the last days
    • Review of hands on as needed
      Afternoon Outside Patients
    • 2 groups of student and 2 patients
    • Assess
    • Treatment
  • Day 20
    • Review Morning
    • Questions and answers from the last days
    • Review of hands on as needed
      Afternoon Outside Patients
    • 2 groups of student and 2 patients
    • Assess
    • Treatment
      End of Mentorship wrap-up
    • Students return feedback forms
    • Certificates of course completion awarded

DynamicTherapies reserves the right to modify and / or change the material taught during the program and the order in which it is presented.