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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy

Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy is expanding our services to provide CranioSacral Therapy. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a hands-on, light-touch approach to treatment to help release tension, pain, and dysfunction in the body. This gentle technique can be safely used on patients of all ages, from newborns to elderly with varying levels of pain and conditions.

Why is CranioSacral Therapy So Beneficial?

The CranioSacral system extends from the head (cranium) down to the base of the spine (sacrum) and consists of soft tissues and fluid that protect the brain and spinal cord. Our bodies function through a complex system of nerves and muscles that build tension and strain with stress and injuries.

CST aides in helping to decrease this Central Nervous System activity to reduce stress patterns in the body and decrease tension in the muscle and fascial systems through light touch manual techniques. This light touch starts with about the weight of a nickel and works to release strain surrounding our Central Nervous System. This helps the body to reduce pain, stress, and enhance our body’s ability to heal.

What Conditions Can CranioSacral Therapy Help?

CranioSacral Therapy offers benefit for a wide spectrum of medical problems including:

  • Chronic Neck Pain and Headaches
  • Low Back Pain
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Stress and Tension Related Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
  • Fibromyalgia and Other Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Infant and Childhood Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tongue Tie and Difficulty Latching
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Scoliosis

Anyone can benefit from CranioSacral Therapy, whether you are post-operative, postpartum, experience chronic pain, struggle with ongoing stress and fatigue, or have a kiddo with torticollis and tongue tie, CST can help your body to relieve tension and pain. Click on the link to learn more information directly from the Upledger Institute Website.

If you experience chronic pain and stress and are looking for a gentle approach to treatment, call and schedule today at 503-537-7070. We are also offering free screens with one of our therapists for more information or to answer any of your questions.