Cranial Osteopath Exeter
Here at the Estuary Clinic Topsham, Exeter we have a team of highly qualified cranial osteopath specialists, registered with the general osteopathic council.
Traditional osteopathy recognizes that external forces and stressors can cause restrictions in the joints, ligaments and muscles of the body. In the same way cranial osteopaths acknowledge that postural imbalance or trauma can restrict not just the cranial bones, but compromise any structure below.
Cranial Osteopathy in detail
- Anatomy of Cranial Osteopathy
- How did cranial osteopathy begin?
- Primary respiratory mechanism
Simple trauma, systemic disease, musle strain, improper posture – they can all cause the CNS and the supporting structures to be compromised. The balance and coordination between the 22 skull bones is as precise as a Swiss watch – if one is out of line it affects the whole of this system. A compromised position of a skull bone can create a twist in the meninges or vise versa. In this case the narrow passage ways of the nerves and the flow of the cerebro-spinal fluid are also affected. The same scenario can also be caused by an injury or imbalance to the sacrum, which pulls the meninges and influences the structures described above.