Craniosacral Therapy

CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics. (For more information visit www.upledger.com)

                  

CST 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.

 

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

 

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

 

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems                    
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries                    
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile Disorders                    
  • Learning Disabilities                    
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties                    
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders                    
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)                    
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

 


  

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Preschool Play Group

Children aged 3-5. Class limited to 6.

When: Fridays 8:45-10 for 8 weeks beginning Sept 27, 2019

Instructor: Lara Levine, MOTR/L  For more info go to our Groups page.  Please be sure to register online!

Wired to Learn: Sensory based strategies to help kids grow.

Participants: For teachers, parents, caregivers and other child professionals.

When: October 12th, 9 to 3pm.  

Where: Radisson-Portland  

Cost: $150

Instructors:  Sharron Donnelly & Lara Levine

Sign up at: 360-885-4684

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Listening with the Whole Body

Participants: For therapists who have a background in sensory integration.

When: October 25-26th, 8 to 4:30pm.   

Instructors:  Sharron Donnelly, MS, OTR/L

For more info and registration form click here.

Free Fall Sensory PDX Classes

The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Treating Sensory Processing Disorders

When: October 17, 2019 

Instructors:  Sharron Donnelly, MS, OTR/L

For more info and registration form click here.

 

Problem Solving Sensory Strategies for Home + School

When: November 21, 2019

For more info and registration click here.

 

Parent Support Groups

APT partners with Swindell's Resource Center to provide Sensory Seminars PDX once a month at Providence. For more info go to: oregon.providence.org/news-and-events  to view next event.  Please be sure to register online!

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