Advanced Concepts for Treating the Head, Neck
and Shoulders - Massage / Therapy / Healthcare Training Seminar
COMBINE CRANIOSACRAL, NEUROMUSCULAR, AND
FASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY TO IMPROVE THERAPEUTIC OUTCOMES
Due to the complexity and flexibility of the head, neck, and shoulder complex,
it is extremely vulnerable to injury, stress, and strain. As therapists, you
know this and see it in your practice day after day. What you feel and see are
unresolved trauma patterns that lead to pain, inflammation, and myriad
dysfunction. Trauma over stimulates the autonomic nervous system (ANS), often
igniting the fight, flight, or freeze response. Deep tissue work and other
invasive modalities may add to the problem, denying successful therapy outcomes.
In this seminar, attendees discover a deeply connective, extremely effective
method of treatment to achieve long lasting results and successful therapeutic
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Practice perceptual awareness of the autonomic
nervous system (ANS) tone
• Perform heart/midline restoration technique
• Identify and release retained trauma energy imprints in neck and shoulders
• Implement releasing fascial strain patterns of the thoracic inlet
• Perform gentle techniques to access and release neck and shoulder muscles
• Examine and practice releasing atlanto-occipital joint function
• Initiate myodural/intracranial membrane release technique
What You Should Bring
• Massage table
KEN DIPERSIO, BCST,
CST-T, CNMT, LMT, is a Florida Licensed Massage Therapist since 1991 with
more than 22 years of clinical experience in various settings, including the
Upledger Institute Brain and Cord Intensive Therapy Center, Family Chiropractic,
Chiropractic Healing Center, Full Spectrum Health Clinic, and private practice.
In 1991, he became certified as a Neuromuscular Therapist through International
Academy for Neuromuscular Therapy and began Craniosacral Therapy training with
the Upledger Institute. Mr. DiPersio completed all levels of Upledger CST
training through Advanced Level 2, was certified CST-T by John Upledger in 1997,
and served as an assistant to Dr. Upledger in Advanced Level trainings. He was
certified to instruct Upledger CST Level 1 in 1999.
In 2011, after a
3-year foundational training with Michael Shea, PhD, Mr. DiPersio received his
diploma from the International School for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. To
date he has taught over 300 classes with thousands of students for Cross Country
Education, The Upledger Institute, Kaiser College OTA Curriculum, the Sarasota
School of Massage Therapy, KJD Therapy, Inc. and many more. Mr. DiPersio
currently practices CST at Full Spectrum Health in Sarasota, Florida, and has a
private practice in St. Petersburg, Florida.
" Excellent instructor. Practical, functional,
hands-on techniques. Absolutely the best CE course I have attended in 15 years."
Nicole Bartnik, OT Milwaukee, WI
"Made the classwork very digestible and understandable. He was great!"
Kelli Wathne, PTA Puyallup, WA
"Ken is a highly trained and expertly skilled practitioner that has treated many
of my patients with great success."
Dr. Fred Harvey, MD, DABHIM Sarasota, FL
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Massage Therapists
• Occupational Therapists
• Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Athletic Trainers
• Rehabilitation specialists
Cross Country Education, LLC. is approved by the
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a
continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #450123-06. This course is
offered for 6 CE hours. 100% attendance is required for a Certificate of
Completion to be issued, no variable credit is given.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved
Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM