CST & MET for the Head & Neck

Course Outline

DAY ONE – Muscle Energy Technique Occiput, C1, C2; Craniosacral Therapy Sphenobasilar Symphysis, Dural Tube

Time

Topic

Instructor

Hands On?

09:00:00 Introductions, Overview of Class Both (10 min)
09:10:00 Intro of Decompaction Technique Sheryl (10 min)
09:20:00 Technique: Decompaction of Sphenobasilar Symphysis Katherine Yes (30 min)
09:50:00 Technique: Decompaction of Atlantooccipital Joint Sheryl Yes (30 min)
10:20:00 Technique: Decompaction of C1/C2 Sheryl Yes (30 min)
10:50:00 Introduction of Central Chain and CV4 Sheryl (10 min)
11:00:00 Technique: Central Chain and CV4 Sheryl Yes (30 min)
11:30:00 Introduction to Craniosacral Theory and Practice Katherine (30 min)
12:00:00 LUNCH BREAK
12:50:00 Introduction of Sphenobasilar Symphysis* Katherine (10 min)
1:00:00 Technique: Flexion/Extension Restrictions of the SBS Katherine Yes (40 min)
1:40:00 Technique: Sphenoid Torsion Katherine Yes (40 min)
2:20:00 Technique: SBR Lesions of SBS Katherine Yes (40 min)
3:00:00 BREAK
3:20:00 Technique: Superior/Inferior Strain SBS Katherine Yes (40 min)
4:00:00 Technique: Lateral Strain SBS Katherine Yes (40 min)
4:40:00 Technique: Thoracic Inlet, OA Release and Dural Tube Traction Katherine Yes (40 min)
5:20:00 Wrap Up, Closing Both (10 min)

Total Hands-On Time: 6 Hours
*Sphenobasilar symphysis techniques will be demonstrated and practiced concurrently.


DAY TWO – Muscle Energy Technique Occiput to C7; Craniosacral Therapy Cranial Vault, Falx Cerebri, Tentorium Cerebelli, Nasal Bones and Sinuses

Time

Topic

Instructor

Hands On?

09:00:00 Introduction to MET for Atlantooccipital Joint (AO Joint) Sheryl (20 min)
09:20:00 Technique: ESR Lesions AO Joint Sheryl Yes (30 min)
09:50:00 Technique: FSR Lesions AO Joint Sheryl Yes (30 min)
10:20:00 BREAK
10:30:00 Introduction to MET for C1/C2 Joint Sheryl (10 min)
10:40:00 Technique: ESR Lesions C1/C2 Sheryl Yes (30 min)
11:10:00 Technique: FSR Lesions C1/C2 Sheryl Yes (30 min)
11:40:00 Introduction to MET for C3-C7 Sheryl (10 min)
11:50:00 Technique: ERS Lesions C3-C7 Sheryl Yes (40 min)
12:30:00 Technique: FRS Lesions C3-C7 Sheryl Yes (30 min)
1:00:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:50:00 Introduction to Cranial Vault and Falx** Katherine (10 min)
2:00:00 Technique: Frontal Bone and Lift Katherine Yes (40 min)
2:40:00 Technique: Parietal Bone and Lift Katherine Yes (40 min)
3:20:00 BREAK
3:30:00 Introduction to Tent and Nasal Bone** Katherine (10 min)
3:40:00 Technique: Temporal Wobble and Decompression Katherine Yes (40 min)
4:20:00 Technique: Nasal Bone and Sinus Decompression Katherine Yes (40 min)
5:00:00 Technique: Central Chain Revisited Sheryl Yes (30 min)
5:30:00 DISMISSED

Total Hands-On Time: 6.8 Hours
**Cranial Techniques will be demonstrated and practiced concurrently.


Statement of Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, student will know:

  • How to assess for ineffectively operating spinal segments in the cervical spine
  • How to assess for decreased vitality in the cranial system
  • How to increase range of motion and decrease pain of the cervical spine using dural manipulation
  • How to increase range of motion and decrease pain of the cervical spine using decompaction
  • How to increase range of motion and decrease pain of the cervical spine using muscle energy technique
  • How to assess for lesions in the sphenobasilar sympysis
  • How to treat lesions in the sphenobasilar sympysis using indirect technique
  • How to assess for lesions in the cranial vault
  • How to treat lesions in the cranial vault
  • How to improve vitality in the cranial system through manipulation of the tentorium cerebelli and the falx cerebri, and integrate changes into the dural tube