Patricia brings more than 30 (!!) years of experience as a board certified Lactation Consultant and Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist, one of only a handful of people in the world with this combination of credentials. Her specialities are in newborn, infant and child CranioSacral Therapy with a special interest in tongue tie. We look forward to collaborating and learning from each other to be able to offer the most robust practice in CranioSacral Therapy for all ages in CT and surrounding regions. She is accepting new clients now!
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Thanks to the work of Drs. Still, Sutherland and Upledger, CST is practiced around the world. The most renowned school for CranioSacral Therapy is the Upledger institute in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The Upledger Institute offers training on every continent and in many countries. The Upledger Institute is also involved in research, treatment, and outreach. They have several unique patient programs including dolphin therapy and clinical intensives. The dolphin program takes place in the Bahamas several times a year and offers patients with complex medical conditions an incredible journey to be treated by dolphins and practitioners! Clinical intensives include multiple sessions/day for several consecutive days, with at least two, sometimes up to five, therapists.
CST practitioners often include massage therapists, doctors, physical and occupational therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, dentists, speech pathologists, psychologists, counselors, nurses, etc. To practice professionally in the US, a practitioner must carry a license in a healthcare field with their state's Department of Health. Practitioners may practice under their original healthcare license but also have the the option to pursue certification with the Upledger Institute. There are currently two levels: Technique Certification, and Diplomate Certification. One must first achieve the techniques certification before applying for diplomate. Therapists who choose to persue certification are dedicated to their personal grownth and education. Each level certification may take years to complete and requires extensive knowledge in anatomy, osteopathy, neurology, psychology, and ethics.