The Cranium: From a Manual Therapy Perspective – Level I
The objective of this 3-day course is to provide the participant with a solid basis in anatomy and physiology of the cranium and its related membranes for the diagnosis and treatment of problems in the cranio-sacral mechanism.
At the end of the course the participants will be able to:
- Understand the primary respiratory mechanism
- Use cranial palpatory skills to form a differential diagnosis in the evaluation of the cranio-sacral system
- Understand the possible dysfunctions within the cranio-sacral system
- Apply the principles of manual therapy to dysfunctions of the cranium
- Work with approaches to a number of common ailments such as TMJ dysfunction, head and neck pain and central nervous system disorders
- Apply a simple, effective 7 – step protocol into practice
- Use this treatment approach in a safe manner
Doreen Killens graduated with distinction from McGill University in 1978.
She completed her qualifications for RCAMT and FCAMT in 1988 and 1993 respectively, and taught manual therapy across Canada for 25 years. In addition, she is an examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA since 1996 . She was also a Chief Examiner from 2009 until 2015.
Doreen has used an integrated whole person approach to treatment throughout her career and is a graduate of the Discover Physio Series (Montreal 2009). She has a particular interest in dysfunctions of the cranial, dural and fascial systems and has found this combined approach to treatment particularly beneficial not only for the treatment of headaches but for “hard to treat” clients with chronic conditions.
Doreen took her first cranio-sacral course with “The Cranial Institute” in 1986 and since then, has taken different cranial courses worldwide, in particular in Australia and Canada with Harry von Piekart and more recently in Michigan with Dr. Greenman of Michigan State University, School of Osteopathy. Her approach to the cranial system is therefore a varied one, which incorporates the concepts of manual therapy.
It is recommended that you dress comfortably for the course.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Your options are taking Octranspo (Octranspo.com to map your individual route). Or paid parking (about $8 per day) in one of two parking lots in front of the building.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You must be a registered physiotherapist. You may be asked your CPA number to confirm enrollment for the discounted rate.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund can be issued on course purchase until Feb. 3, 2017. If cancelling within 28 days before the course and the spot can be filled, then a full refund may be issued. Unfortunately, there will be no refund if cancelling 2 days prior to the course (unless you are able to find a replacement for your spot).