Misshapen Head Treatment Through Craniosacral Therapy in New York City

The inner wisdom of a child is every bit as intelligent as that of an adult. It knows what its body needs to correct its dysfunctions. It knows why those dysfunctions are present. It has a softer voice than the adult inner wisdom; therefore the CranioSacral therapist must learn to listen more carefully. Once the connection is made, all the information you need will be forthcoming,

– Dr. John E. Upledger, osteopathic physician and surgeon
credited with developing CranioSacral Therapy.

The soft, sensitive, and delicate nature of Craniosacral Therapy, as well as the idea of following the child’s inner wisdom makes Craniosacral Therapy a safe non-invasive and drug-free treatment for infants. Craniosacral Therapy has demonstrated itself to be very effective for newborns and babies with misshapen heads, torticollis and plagiocephaly (flat head).

For infants the journey through the birth canal involves complex maneuvers of stress and strains onto a child’s head, spine, musculature and soft tissue.   In addition to this there is commonly pulling from externally applied forces (forceps & vacuum extraction), as well as c-section, stressing and straining the craniosacral system and the paraspinal muscles and tissues.  Wherever strains occur they can interfere directly or indirectly with proper functioning of the craniosacral system. Strains and contracted tissues should be released and relaxed; fluid exchanges in tissues where extravasated blood has spilled should be encouraged; and all joints should be mobilized as soon as possible after delivery.   All this is achieved through Craniosacral Therapy.

If left unaddressed these issues can cause a wide variety of craniosacral system and spinal problems because compressive forces during birth can result in pressure on the nervous system, particularly the cranial nerves.  Newborn deliveries involving forceps and or vacuums frequently impose excessive “pulling” forces that place strain patterns onto the child’s body tissues. The vacuum or suction if applied to a child’s head produces a negative force inside the head that can result in the pooling of abnormal quantities of intracranial fluids into the top of the child’s skull vault.   Forceps, vacuum or just a pulling with the hands by a delivery healthcare provider, which are often applied asymmetrically, frequently result in a misshapen head (Plagiocephaly) that is beyond the child’s self-corrective abilities.

Also it’s important to be mindful that The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies be put to sleep on their backs to prevent suffocation and diminish the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).  However a consequence of the repeated pressure to the same area of the infant’s soft pliable skull can be the formation of a flattened skull and misshapen head. Regardless of the source or cause of an infant’s misshapen head, this condition can be treated with Craniosacral Therapy.

About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy in NYC.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues.  The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.

The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health. 

Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments.  This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable.  By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.

The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain.  To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.