Pediatric Cranial work
What a busy month it has been – two trips to Florida, one to Kansas City, with my birthday falling in the middle of it all. While I am so thankful to be able to celebrate another birthday, I also tend to keep it quiet since I always want the focus to be about people in my office and not about me. So yes, people came & went on my birthday and didn’t know anything, and I’m okay with that. What I am excited about though, is the two business related trips to Florida!
I have begun a certification program in pediatric cranial work and it is intense but fascinating. I have always done cranial work to some extent, but this whole program dives into it really deeply. It’s been three 16-hour weekends so far, learning a lot & cramming stuff in (with more seminars upcoming). I think of all the little newborns and babies that come in our office, realizing how much more I can help them. I’m now setting aside time each week to study this work, as it’s not something you remember after sitting in a class. It’s reading it again, studying all the information and visualizing what to do, and tying it all together.
Children with tongue tie, torticollis, plagiocephaly (flattened head), breastfeeding issues (TMJ) and more will now benefit even more by this additional work. It’s not just adjusting the spine, it’s working with the bones of the skull, working with the breath, letting the body adapt and adjust. It’s not easy, but it is so effective.
The next seminar is in May, followed by hours of online learning as well. Studies show that most babies born have some sort of cranial distortion, even just minor. It can happen from their position in-utero, during labor, during the pushing phase, and exiting the birth canal. Babies are often stuck, pulled and twisted to come out (most of which is often unnecessary, but that’s a whole different topic). That’s how these cranial problems happen. The adjustment is working the upper part of their neck, but also their head and all the associated bones.
Have you ever had cranial work done? Let us know if you know anyone that we may be able to help with this work.
~ Dr. Pam