Cape Town Craniosacral therapy

1210, 2011

What Is The Difference Between Cranial Osteopathy And Cranio-Sacral Therapy?

By |October 12th, 2011|FaQs|Comments Off on What Is The Difference Between Cranial Osteopathy And Cranio-Sacral Therapy?

All Osteopaths complete up to 5 years medical degree training and in South Africa are registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa .This qualifies them to practice osteopathy and in South Africa under the title of Doctor.

The basic training of cranial osteopathic technique is given during the medical degree, but some Osteopaths specialise at post graduate level. Guy has attained a Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, UK which included experience at Barnet General Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit and children’s wards.

In the 1970’s Cranio-Sacral therapy embraced these osteopathic techniques. However, most Cranio-Sacral Therapists are not Osteopaths, and not all therapists have a background in anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis and biomechanics. Therefore they are unable to offer a valid working diagnosis which is essential prior to application of treatment. In general CST’s focus is on relaxing the person rather than actually making a clinical change in a specific type of clinical presentation. It is for this reason their lack of training for differential diagnosis, being able to assess pathology, and know who and when to refer, has been questioned

Osteopathic treatment and ergonomic appraisal of your work station will enable the body to heal itself, thus enhancing work performance and minimizing the likelihood of recurrence.


309, 2011

Cranial Osteopathy

By |September 3rd, 2011|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Cranial Osteopathy is a very subtle and gentle approach to the treatment of the whole body (not just the head as the name implies). Cranial Osteopathy examines the complex structure of the head in detail and its considerable influence on the health of the whole body via its connection to the spine.

The skull is formed of 23 separate bones and in an adult these bones are intricately joined to allow very slight movement to accommodate fluid motion within and around the brain.

A baby’s skull is quite different and is more like a membranous bag with bony stiffening within it. The cranial vault bones (top of the head) allow enormous shape change while still protecting the delicate brain on route through the birth canal. At the same time the bones of the cranial base (bottom of the head) are stronger as they take maximum compression during birth and need to protect the most vulnerable parts of the brain.

The anatomy of the skull is complex and therefore a cranial Osteopath requires considerable post graduate training. Guy has benefited from years of experience and study at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, London, UK, following graduation of an osteopathic medical degree