Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on form of manual therapy that focuses on evaluating and enhancing the craniosacral system of the body. The craniosacral system is made up of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects your brain and spinal cord. With CST, a physical therapist uses gentle pressure to release pain and tensions deep in the body and regulate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.
Craniosacral Therapy can be used to treat a vast array of pain and discomfort. It works by normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord, which enhances the body’s natural ability to heal and self-correct. Therefore, this technique can be used to treat both acute and chronic pain alike. Whether you are recovering from a sports injury, surgical procedure, chronic arthritis, stroke, or neurological impairment, CST may be a benefit to you.
At Central Park Physical Therapy, we are proud to offer craniosacral therapy for any patient that our physical therapists believe could benefit from it. Your body endures daily stresses and strains that, with time, can cause tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause restrictions in the brain or spinal cord if tensions continue to form.
Fortunately, our New York physical therapists can detect and prevent against such restrictions through a craniosacral evaluation. He or she will gently touch various locations of your body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around your brain and spinal cord. This will determine whether or not craniosacral therapy should be a part of your physical therapy plan.
If you are suffering from an injury or underlying condition that is causing you discomfort, contact Central Park Physical Therapy today. We will schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated physical therapists to determine whether or not craniosacral therapy would benefit you!