Craniosacral Therapy 4 – Structural Integration

CST 4

Craniosacral Therapy 4 / MFR

(Cervical – Thoracic & Pelvic – Sacrum)

PRE-REQUISITE: CST 3

The seminar will teach you, in a logical progression, a series of effective techniques for evaluating and treating these regions. The use of the osseous structures as levers of the body for fascial release will be learnt building on foundational techniques and protocols demonstrated during CST 1 and 3.

The seminar will give you the confidence and skill to successfully treat cervical pain, restriction of motion, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, carpel tunnel, TMJ pain, and to decrease pain in the hand while increasing its functional mobility. Other conditions such as lumbar and pelvic pain, menstrual problems, cervical pain, and headaches have imbalances in the pelvis creating fascial restrictions throughout the body.

You will learn the influences of:

  • Erector Spinae
  • Pelvic Floor
  • Sacro-iliac Joints
  • Quadratus Lumborum
  • Psoas
  • Lumbar Area
  • Lower Extremities
  • Sacrum

Further to this you will also learn specific Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilisation, Muscle Energy Techniques and Myofascial Rebounding for the:

  • Atlas / Axis Complex
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Cranio-Mandibular Mechanism
  • Upper Extremities
  • Anterior / Posterior
  • Joints of the Hand / Wrist
  • Thoracic-Lumbar Junction
  • Sternum
  • Rib Cage
  • Cervical Areas

The Myofascial Release Approach has three major components: Myofascial release, Myofascial Unwinding, and Myofascial Rebounding. Myofascial Rebounding utilises the fluid / energy dynamics to greatly enhance your Myofascial Release effectiveness in reducing pain, increasing function, and awareness. Myofascial Rebounding and Facilitated Occilation techniques are featured as part of this course.

As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate, define and treat pain and dysfunction of the Cervical-Thoracic Complex, utilising Myofascial principles and techniques.
  • Discuss how the fascial system affects pain and dysfunction of the Cervical-Thoracic Complex as well as how it relates, effects, and is affected by other areas of the body.
  • Define and identify appropriate techniques to treat soft tissue and osseous restrictions for resolution of problems in these areas.
  • Discuss the effects of relaxation to increase ones concentration for performing these techniques.
  • Analyse exercises through palpation of the soft tissue layer to the osseous layer.
  • Apply specific Myofascial osseous techniques to the joints of the upper extremities to improve range of motion.
  • Perform techniques to treat soft tissue restrictions for accessing breath support and improve alignment of Temporo-Mandibular Joint dysfunction.
  • Identify restrictions in the Cervical-Thoracic Complex.
  • Explain and discuss pelvic alignment and dysfunction.
  • Describe theory, anatomy and physiology of the Lumbo-Pelvic area.
  • Apply and differentiate principles to problems of the abdominal and Lumbo-Pelvic regions.
  • Evaluate and assess the pelvic girdle and bring it into balanced alignment.
  • Assess pelvic alignment imbalances using wedges as a tool.
  • Perform decompression techniques to the Lumbo-Sacral Junction on a patient with compressive dysfunction.
  • Identify Sacro-Iliac mobility dysfunctin and apply Myofascial / osseous techniques to alleviate the dysfunction.
  • Apply skills learned in this seminar into treatment programs in a clinical setting.
  • Apply Myofascial Rebounding to assist with connective tissue dynamic release.
  • Assess pelvic alignment imbalances using wedges as a tool.
  • Note: The main content of this class will be Myofascial Release techniques.

Course fee: $795, seminar length 5 days = 35 contact hours