Upledger Institute International (UII) is a healthcare resource center recognized worldwide for its comprehensive education programs, advanced treatment options and for its unique outreach initiatives.
The Mission of the Upledger Institute International is to provide world-class CranioSacral Therapy (CST) education while supporting the overall therapeutic philosophies of CST developer, Dr. John E. Upledger.
Over 125,000 therapists in 110 countries have benefited from the training they've achieved through The Upledger Institute. And with new programs and new opportunities to come, tens of thousands of new therapists and millions of more patients will benefit as well.
The Upledger Institute Clinic is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 1985 by Dr. John E. Upledger, who is celebrated for his development of CranioSacral Therapy. Clinicians here are carefully selected for their advanced skills in CranioSacral Therapy and maintain the authenticity of Dr. John E. Upledger's orginal therapeutic approach. Individual sessions and intensive therapy programs are offered.
The clinic also offers other holistic approaches that activate your own remarkable healing capabilities such as acupuncture, chiropractic, lymph drainage, massage therapy, neural manipulation, total body balancing, qigong, and visceral manipulation.
Community outreach initiatives include:
The discovery of the Dural Pulse by Dr. John E. Upledger was the foundation for the groundbreaking work that he would later coin as CranioSacral Therapy. The development of this therapeutic approach earned Dr. Upledger recognition in TIME magazine as one of America's "Next Wave of Innovators" for his proven clinical applications of this therapy.
From 1975 to 1983, Dr. Upledger was a professor of biomechanics at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. While he was there he led a team of anatomists, physiologists, biophysicists and bioengineers who performed and published the clinical research that formed the basis for CranioSacral Therapy.
In 1985, after decades of research, Dr. Upledger founded Upledger Institute International to teach people worldwide about the value of this effective approach. Today, the Institute is one of the most respected training venues in the world, with more than 100,000 alumni. Dr. Upledger also founded the Upledger Clinic the same year to provide treatment to individuals suffering from pain and dysfunction, and to continue his groundbreaking research in a clinical setting.
Few, if any, light-touch-therapy training venues have received as much critical acclaim as that received by Upledger Institute International. The reason is clear - it's where practitioners can gain effective instruction on non-invasive bodywork direct from the source. Since 1985 Dr. John E. Upledger, his curriculum developers and his staff have been training many of the most highly regarded light-touch therapists in the world.
Upledger Institute International offers an ever expanding range of light-touch-training workshops. Students can choose from hallmark courses of study such as CranioSacral Therapy to some of the more recently released course of studies such as programs catering to the needs of Pediatrics and our one-of-a-kind Dolphin-Assisted CranioSacral Therapy program.
These exceptional and seasoned practitioners take an active role in monitoring and enhancing the Upledger Institute's educational initiatives, as well as creating and developing new applications for CranioSacral Therapy and materials and support thereof.
Avadhan Larson, LMT, LAc, CST-D
SomatoEmotional Release 1 (SER1) Ombudsman
The Brain Speaks Classes (TBS) Ombudsman
Carol McLellan, CMT, CST-D
CS Applications for Conception, Pregnancy and Birth (CCPB) Ombudsman
Chas Perry, PhD, CST-D
SomatoEmotional Release 2 (SER2) Ombudsman
Advanced CST Classes (ADV-ADV3) Ombudsman
Eric Moya, LMT, CST-D
Social Media Project Ambassador
Mentor Program Ombudsman
CST and Working with Chronic Depletion (CSWCD) Ombudsman
Frederick Stahlman PT, CST-D
CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2) Ombudsman
Gail Wetzler, RPT, EDO, CVMI, BI-D
Equine CranioSacral Therapy (ECS) Ombudsman
Kat Perry, NCTMB, CST-D
BioAquatic and Dolphin Assisted Therapy (BA/DAT) Ombudsman
Ken Koles, PhD, LAc, DSc CST-D
Unwinding Meridians: Applying Acupuncture Principles to CST (UMAC) Ombudsman
Kim Forehand-van der Linde, PhD
UII Research Coordinator
Mable Sharp, MS, PT, CM, CST
CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1) Ombudsman
CST Technique Certification Program Ombudsman
Melinda Naye CMT, CST-D
ShareCare (SC) and CranioSacral Therapy Introduction (CSTI) Ombudsman
Melinda Roland, MAPT, LAc, OMD, CST-D
CranioSacral Therapy Listening (CSTL) Ombudsman
Michael Morgan, LMT, CST-D
CST Applications for Longevity (CSLRAP) Ombudsman
Rebecca Flowers, OTR, BCP, CST-D
CranioSacral Therapy and Pediatrics (CSP) Ombudsman
Rebecca Ridge, PhD, LMT, CST-D
Clinical Case Studies Project Ambassador
EcoSomatics Equine Ombudsman
Signy Erickson, DC, LMT, CST-D
CranioSacral Dissection (CSD) Ombudsman
Stan Gerome, LMT, CST-D
SomatoEmotional Release Techniques (SERT) Ombudsman
CST Diplomate Certification Program Ombudsman
Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, CST-D
CranioSacral Therapy and the Immune Response (CSIR) Ombudsman
Upledger Administration/Marketing Staff
DOs, MDs, DCs, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Licensed Massage Therapists comprise the teaching faculty of Upledger Institute International. Each has been chosen for their academic and professional achievements, as well as for the advanced skill sets they demonstrate and their commitment to sharing the gift of health.
First Row: Erica Merante, Jean Marie Winters, Becky Wilson, Taylor Shear, Dawn Langnes-Shear
Second Row: Jackie Halderman, Kat Perry, Debi Stetson, Kathy Woll, Mysti Newton, Vicki McCabe, Donna Upledger, Brianna Dickson
Third Row: Lincie McGuire, Marina Silva, Elise Dowler, Tammie Nemets, Tara Keller, Alex Jozefyk, Gary Beshel, Terri Feaster
Fourth Row: Justin Vogl, Nancy Saikley, Tory Brush, Stephanie Haas, Cory Reed, Steve Keller, Collen Russell, Zach Meece, Allen Merrell, JoAnn Hambuechen, Vanessa Martinez
Not Pictured: Angie McMenaman, Rebecca Mickley, Michele Metzger, Kristen Bloom, Don Hill, Debbie Silverman, Clinton Trotta