Janette M. Ahrndt
Masters in Physical Therapy
Mayo School of Health Sciences, Rochester, MN
9419 Coppertop Loop NE
New Motion Physical Therapy
Bainbridge Island, WA
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Methods and Modalities
The craniosacral system includes the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It reaches from head (cranium) to tail (sacrum). This system plays a critical role in the development and functioning of the brain and spinal cord. Imbalances and restrictions can potentially lead to sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle method of evaluation and treatment which assists your innate healing mechanisms in neutralizing and correcting the negative effects of stress on your central nervous system.
Typical Targets of CranioSacral Therapy
Migraines and Headaches
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Stress and Tension-Related Issues
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Central Nervous System Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
…And Many More
John Upledger, D.O., O.M.M is an osteopathic physician, researcher and educator who has been a proponent of utilizing CranioSacral Therapy to enhance the functioning of the body and help alleviate pain and discomfort.
His work evolved from his personal experience witnessing the rhythmic movement of the craniosacral system during a spinal surgery and information based on cranial osteopathy from Dr. William Sutherland. Since 1985, Dr. Upledger has been teaching the public and healthcare practitioners about CranioSacral Therapy through The Upledger Institute.
I feel I’ve gotten my life back. - ML
Thank you for giving me hope. You have helped me heal in so many ways.--JP
Janette’s physical therapy treatments are the most relaxing and healing I’ve experienced. - RP
I appreciate how Janette cares not only for my physical symptoms but for my whole being. She looks beyond the surface pain. -TS
One session was all it took to cure a chronic shoulder injury that had bothered me for 11 years! -TW