This course is designed to teach students how to safely approach, handle, and offer CranioSacral Therapy to small animals, especially dogs, of all variety of shapes, sizes, and breeds.
The emphasis is on the core principles and practice of Upledger CST, and includes listening stations, diaphragm releases, cranial vault anatomy and techniques, anatomical differences amongst breeds and species, clinical considerations, including pathological processes and diseases transmitted from animals to humans or humans to animals, gait analysis – normal and faults, as well as a multi-step protocol for offering CST for small animals. Class time consists of lectures with plenty of hands-on lab time (practice is on animals only).
Prerequisite: This course is open to students with experience and confidence being around dogs and small animals.
Required Reading: none