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Oakville CranioSacral Therapy Treatment

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What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a hands-on therapy, where the touch is gentle, non-invasive and usually subtle. It is a powerful therapy that affects and assists in improving the functions of the whole body.

Using ‘listening hands’ tuned to the feeling of the craniosacral rhythm, feeling how well the rhythm is reflecting out to the rest of the body and what may be able to do to improve its functioning.

The practitioner senses tensions in the body and helps to release them in a supported and comfortable way. During or after a session with Osteopathic Practitioner, you may feel calm and energized, with increased clarity of mind and a feeling of overall well-being.

Patients find CranioSacral Therapy effective for a wide range of problems associated with discomfort, pain, and dysfunction. Interestingly, this approach also appears to complement and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, therefore CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure.

Who is it for?

People may come for CranioSacral Therapy because they have an acute physical problem like a headache, back pain, long-standing problems both physical and emotional. Others come for ongoing support in their busy lives and for help to meet life’s challenges.

Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, CranioSacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. Mothers and babies often come for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both to settle into calmness.

CranioSacral Therapy supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is used to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction such as

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

During a session

Our Oakville Osteopathic Practitioners will take a written case history, listening with care to the reasons for your visit. This part of the session is important, both for gathering information and to establish a good understanding with your practitioner. The session typically lasts an hour, although this can vary. You remain clothed and will usually lie face up or on your side. The practitioner makes light contact with your head, the base of your spine, and other areas, encouraging your body to relax and begin to make the changes it needs. Because the body functions as a whole, your practitioner may focus on areas other than where your symptoms occur.

After the session

There is occasionally a short period of adjustment as part of the healing process, where you may become more aware of symptoms. Sometimes people report relief after only one or two sessions.

For long-standing problems, further sessions may be needed. Some people find they benefit from regular treatment over an extended period of time. Some patients have reported that in addition to noticing the improvement in their physical or emotional symptoms, they also feel that they have more awareness of their own needs and strengths and their quality of life has improved.

CranioSacral Therapy is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor.

Manual Osteopathic Services

Some conditions that Manual Osteopathic practitioners can help treat:
For the complete diagnosis of your medical condition, please speak to your medical doctor.

Osteopathic Pain Management

Osteopathic Pain Management

Osteopathic pain management is a field of medicine that uses manual therapies and other treatments to help people manage pain. Osteopathic pain management is often used to treat chronic pain, but can also be used to treat acute pain.

Osteopathic Pain Management

Osteopathic Systemic Dysfunction and Problems

Osteopathic Systemic Dysfunction and Problems

Osteopathic systemic dysfunction (OSD) is a term used to describe a state of body function that is characterized by a disruption in the normal balance of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems.

Systemic Dysfunction and Problems

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Osteopathy for Pregnancy is a form of treatment that focuses on the body’s structure and how it functions. Osteopaths believe that restrictions in movement or pain in one area of the body can cause problems in other parts of the body.

Pregnancy

Ear, Nose and Throat Problems

Ear, Nose and Throat Problems

Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that uses specific techniques to diagnose and treat problems with the musculoskeletal system. Osteopaths believe that many health problems can be traced back to problems with the bones, muscles, and joints.

Ear, Nose and Throat Problems

Pediatric Osteopathy (Babies and Children)

Pediatric Osteopathy (Babies and Children)

Pediatric Osteopathy is a form of holistic medicine that uses manual manipulation of the body to improve circulation and overall health. Osteopaths believe that this type of treatment can help with a wide range of issues, from ear infections to colic.

Pediatric Osteopathy (Babies and Children)

Respiratory Illness

Respiratory Illness

Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that uses the hands to diagnose and treat health problems. Osteopathy can be used to treat a wide variety of respiratory illnesses, including asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia.

Respiratory Illness

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