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The Hancock Difference

CranioStructural Integration (CSI) is a unique treatment modality of cranial techniques developed by Dr. Hancock. CSI provides long-term cranial corrections that allow the body to achieve new levels of postural balance and musculoskeletal relaxation not attainable by other therapies. These structural improvements can reduce or eliminate chronic trigger points, sciatic pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ and TMD), and many other difficult to treat problems.

The unique structural approach of CSI also provides substantially greater ranges of motion (ROM) to the craniosacral mechanism. This increased ROM further enhances the benefits typically associated with craniosacral techniques. Improvement in the functioning of the hormonal system and the central and peripheral nervous systems appears to facilitate desirable changes in other aspects of health, and also enhances the effectiveness of many other therapies. More about CranioStructural Integration.

Facilitated Pathways Intervention (FPI) is a protocol of innovative techniques developed by Dr. Flo Barber. It is a gentle and effective manual therapy – a physical treatment that reduces pain and improves mobility by releasing underlying patterns of neuromuscular tension throughout the body. The concepts and techniques are unique, however, and not part of any other existing therapy. FPI is based on Dr. Barber’s exciting new findings, which identify relationships between superficial soft tissue areas of the head and many muscles and joints throughout the body.

Most rehabilitative and therapeutic modalities attempt to change the tissue by working directly on or with the joints, muscles and other soft tissues that are involved with the pain or mobility problem. The FPI treatment is performed on a related area on the head, neck or collarbone (areas innervated by cranial nerves), and reduces tension in the problem area indirectly by affecting the nerves that have been perpetuating the tension and/or pain. This therapy permits effective treatment for areas where direct touch is contraindicated. FPI requires little effort by the patient and is often very relaxing, so it can be effective even for patients with low energy levels. More about Facilitated Pathways Intervention.