Concussions and an Integrative Approach
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body's ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. "Viscera" relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Visceral Manipulation does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem.
Neural Manipulation is a light-touch hands-on treatment that releases local nerve restrictions while at the same time examines the effect these local fixations have on the rest of the body, and by accessing this relationship, changes the more comprehensive (global) dysfunctional patterns.
The following are select resources most commonly requested and available throughout our website, but grouped here for your convenience for the topic of Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
- CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation: A New Treatment Intervention for Concussion Recovery
- CranioSacral Therapy, Brain Injury, and American Football: Time for Convergence
- Pro Football Players Testify to CranioSacral Therapy’s Ability to Address Concussion and CTE
- Hope for Treatment of Retired Athletes
- CranioSacral Therapy and the Treatment of Post Concussion Syndrome
- Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome
- 6 Ways CranioSacral Therapy Facilitates Brain Health
- How CranioSacral Therapy May Contribute to Brain Health
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- Upledger Foundation & Ricky Williams Foundation Concussion Program Video
- Local Program Utilizing CranioSacral Therapy Aimed at Treating Concussions
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Upledger Institute Clinic
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.
The Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation
The Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation was formed to raise awareness, support and treatment for CranioSacral Therapy. We hope you join us as we continue the legacy of giving to the CranioSacral Therapy community and those who benefit from the work. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. For more information on the foundation please visit www.upledger.org or donate to the Autism Fund.
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Your Inner Physician and You by Dr. John E. Upledger, DO
This lively book describes the discovery and therapeutic value of the craniosacral system in easy, understandable terms healthcare professionals and laypeople alike can understand.
Understanding the Messages of Your Body by Jean Pierre Barral, DO
In this book, Barral discusses each organ and its complex relationship with the rest of the body, explaining how pain can originate with an emotional upset that creates distress in an organ, or how a physically damaged organ can cause emotional problems.
SomatoEmotional Release: Deciphering the Language of Life by Dr John E. Upledger, DO
Dr. Upledger leads us down his path to discovery of this process, taking us through many of the experiences that have shaped his understanding of the body's inner wisdom. It is a book that compels-and dares-each of us to look beyond the surface dimension of our being to find that place from which true and lasting healing can take place.
An Answer to Your Pain by Upledger Institute International, Inc.
This compendium of case stories has been written by practitioners to share with you the power and possibilities of CST. These case stories serve as a testament that CranioSacral Therapy may be an answer to your pain.
Reclaiming Your Body by Suzanne Scurlock-Duranna, CMT, CST-D
Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom shows that the body’s abilities are always available; we must simply learn to tune into them.
Brain Stars, Glia Illuminating CranioSacral Therapy by Tad Wanveer
The author, Tad Wanveer, is also the illustrator of this book. He uses an abundance of images along with words to convey the essential interworking of neurons, glia, vasculature, and the craniosacral system (CSS). Glial cell function was once thought to primarily provide the central nervous system (CNS) with structural support.
CST: Touchstone for Natural Healing by Dr. John E. Upledger, DO
This delightful and thoroughly readable book expands on concepts originally presented in Your Inner Physician and You to offer new insights into the promise of CranioSacral Therapy. CranioSacral Therapy: Touchstone for Natural Healing is packed with fresh information, and uses poignant case stories of restored health: a five-year old autistic boy, a man with Erb's palsy, a woman with a 15-year history of headaches, and many more.
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