We know that fluids of the body comprise 60-70% of our total body weight and inhabits multiple compartments. These fluids are in a continuous state of communication as well as in flux. There is constant change and renewal. Studies show, that most cranial sutures (lines between sections of the skull) remain mobile throughout a person's lifespan and most never completely ossify (bind or harden). Living sutures contain connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves. They maintain articular (vein and artery) function and serve as crossroads of metabolic motion and somatic (body) information. Cranial sacral therapy works with cranial sacral rhythmic impulses. Every 6-12 minutes there is movement of the cerebral spinal (CS) fluid through the body. Cranial sacral therapy connects with those subtle movements of the cranial impulses. By doing certain holds on the scull, spine and sacrum, as well as places throughout the body, the pathways are opened up for the Cerebral spinal fluid to flow freely and naturally. Treatment helps to regulate the central nervous system by opening up a clear pathway for CS fluid exchange. Waste products are created regularly from CS fluid as well as other parts of the body. If its not flowing it creates pockets of areas in the body and brain for disease. Fluid exchange is essential to health, so treatment helps calm the CNS and assist the body's systems to eliminate waste products. Rather than focusing on the disease, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral therapy listens to the health. It listens to the whole and focuses on what is right. Health guides the treatment. The embryo, in its perfect form, serves as a blue print for your body's ability to heal itself. The formative, absorptive, and regenerative fluid forces that
Physical Therapy is a health care profession concerned with prevention and management of movement disorders arising from conditions and diseases occurring throughout the lifespan. A physical therapist is trained in anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Specifically to pediatrics, a physical therapist studies childhood development of gross motor movement. A physical therapist will evaluate a patient, then create goals, develop and facilitate a treatment plan. With very young children, treatment is centered mostly around developmental and age appropriate play activities, which could include gross motor movement training, enhancing motor control and motor planning, therapeutic exercise, balance facilitation, training with mobility aids such as wheelchairs, walkers, or braces and consultation with parents and educators.
Therapeutic Listening® is an evidence-based protocol that combines sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities. It emphasize vestibular stimulation and postural movement strategies. Occupational Therapists and other professionals now incorporate sound based technologies using sophisticated sound technology and music. This specially modified and filtered music produces specific effects allowing therapists to approach the auditory and vestibular system directly, having a tremendous effect on total brain functioning. Therapeutic Listening® is a structured program in which the child listens to a series of specifically designed music planned for each individual’s evaluated needs. The child may be engaged in particular activities to further enhance the treatment while listening to the portable CD’s twice a day for 30 minute sessions. There are 4 main areas of treatment response: Orientation and Regulation Space/Time Core Movement Patterns Connection and Communication Many areas of change have been noted with therapeutic listening including: arousal and attention, receptive and expressive language, speed of processing, social language and social-emotional maturity, balance and coordination, praxis (motor planning), motivation, affect, awareness of environment, improved sensory modulation, organization, feeding and sleeping skills, gravitational security, eye control, improved awareness, and regulation of hunger and thirst patterns.
For children this is play, self care (feeding, eating dressing, safety…), school, and social interactions. An occupational therapist studies anatomy, neurology, development, and is able to analyze activities for functional outcomes. The occupational therapist assesses the whole person while assisting him or her to find and perform activities that are meaningful to their lives, enabling the person to increase function that may be delayed or declined as a result of a developmental disability, accident, medical or mental condition. The occupation of childhood is to develop skills necessary to become a functional and independent adult. These skills include: regulation and arousal level to attend and participate, sensory discrimination and processing, refinement of motor and visual processing skills, effective social interaction and communication skills, cognitive skills, age appropriate self care skills, and self concept. Adaptive equipment (such as switches, adapted tools, and splints), sensory integration techniques, and assistive technology may be implemented by the occupational therapist to achieve specific goals.
NIS is a gentle, effective, treatment method that addresses the causes of your symptom patterns. We evaluate and address areas of physiological and neurological functions that you may not be aware are possibly related to your complaint.The therapist uses a prioritized set of treatment protocols that evaluate neurological circuitry and the facets of body function they represent. Healthcare with NIS has everything to do with the brain and is based on neuroscience. Muscle testing (scientifically validated as an indicator of altered physiological function [D.A. Monti, ET AL, 1999]) is used to determine whether the brain is in full dialogue with all body functions. Once a dysfunction has been identified the therapist uses gentle protocols with anatomical contract points, to help the brain "acknowledge" the dysfunction and reset the circuitry.