An integrative "hands on"  approach for the treatment of Post Concussion Syndrome.


Craniosacral Therapy is an important component of concussion rehabilitation. 

Post Concussion Syndrome is becoming  well known in the media and sports world. Even seemingly mild accidents can have a deleterious effect. Symptoms are wide ranged and can vary from patient to patient. Patients can become frustrated when symptoms persist long after the accident and medical tests come back showing normal results. They often wonder if they will ever recover.

Symptoms often include:

Headaches
Fogginess
Dizziness
Anxiety
Vision changes
Difficulty concentrating/remembering
Ringing in the ears
Loss of balance
Fatigue/Drowsiness
Sensitivity to light/noise
Nausea/Vomiting
Emotional sensitivity 


Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a a light touch system of manual therapy that  helps release the stressed tissues in the brain and nervous system and restore mobility, fluid flow, and function. CST also helps to release tension in the autonomic nervous system, which is often a contributing factor in symptoms.


The Autonomic Nervous System
"a missing link in PCS"

To effectively work with PCS, it is necessary to have an understanding of trauma and the autonomic nervous system.  Concussions can often result in a dysregulated nervous system keeping a person in a constant state of "fight/flight" or dissociation.  This can cause mood swings, emotional lability,  and decreased executive functioning. As long as the nervous system is in an agitated state, it will be difficult to fully recover. 


Walter is also trained in Somatic Experiencing; a body/brain approach for self regulation and trauma recovery. He often integrates this work with CST and relaxation techniques to balance the autonomic nervous system.

For more information on CST and concussions, please see the following articles from the Upledger website:

CST and the Treatment of Post Concussion Syndrome

Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome


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