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Concussion and Military Veteran PTSD Intensive Therapy Programs and Research Studies

Due to the overwhelming success of our pilot Concussion Intensive Therapy program and Research Study with former NFL players, the Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation is dedicated to the ongoing development of future programs and the valuable research they yield.

On June 5th- June 9th, 2017, 6 former NFL players will participate in a third Concussion Intensive Program. Several of the former NFL players are now warriors in the awareness campaign about the debilitating long term effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIS) and multiple concussions. We will continue to partner with them to spread the word about how manual therapies including CST, NM, and VM are critical missing pieces in existing concussion treatment protocol for people of all ages.

On November 8th-13th, 2016, we launched our Military Veterans PTSD Therapy Program and had tremendous success. Our next Post Traumatic Stress Therapy Program is scheduled on February 5th - February 10th, 2017. A Clinical Applications class for CST and SER is being led by Chas and Kat Perry, which will focus on trauma and is scheduled on January 30th - February 3rd, 2017. There will be a maximum of 6 students for the Clinical Applications class, focusing on patients suffering from PTSD or some form of traumatic stress.

If you are a certified therapist and would like to be considered for our ongoing programs, please fill out the Therapist Application found on the home page of the website.

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Utilizing CranioSacral Therapy Aimed At Treating Concussions

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Upledger Institute Clinic in conjunction with the Ricky Williams Foundation and the Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation announced earlier today, the start of their second concussion therapy research program aimed at treating current and former members of the NFL and the Canadian Football League.

Designed for football players with a predisposition to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), the five-day intensive clinical program begins on Sept 25th at the headquarters of Upledger Institute International in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The intensive manual therapy program utilizes CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation and other healing modalities aimed at helping the body heal itself.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on treatment modality that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger, therapists focus upon the removal of restrictive forces within the membrane system surrounding the surface of the brain, the bones of the skull and vertebral column, including the sacrum and coccyx.

The objective of this study is to demonstrate that advanced therapies administered by certified, licensed manual therapists will help to alleviate the symptoms of post concussion syndrome.

Ricky Williams, who played professional football for 12 seasons and suffered repeated trauma to his head and body during his career, strongly supports this program. In describing his best year as a player, Williams said, "Right before Summer Camp, I went through the CranioSacral Intensive Program. I credit my wellbeing and my best season ever to the multi-modality manual therapy program I experienced at Upledger."

About The Upledger Institute Clinic
The Upledger Institute Clinic is recognized worldwide for the care provided by their multi-disciplinary team of osteopaths, physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, doctors of acupuncture and mental health counselors – all integrating CranioSacral Therapy in their areas of expertise. One and two-week Intensive Programs, as well as Mini-Intensive Programs, are available for adults and pediatrics.

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SOURCE Upledger Institute Clinic

Welcome to The Upledger Institute Clinic, an integrative healthcare center recognized as a world leader in light-touch therapy that relieves your pain and discomfort at its source — so you can feel well for life.

The clinic was established right here in Palm Beach Gardens in 1985 by Dr. John E. Upledger, the physician featured in TIME magazine as one of America’s next wave of innovators. He’s celebrated for his development of CranioSacral Therapy, an innovative approach that releases tensions deep in the body to allow all your systems to self-correct.

Clinicians here are carefully selected for their advanced skills in CranioSacral Therapy and other holistic approaches that activate your own remarkable healing capabilities. We offer an array of ancient and innovative therapies, each one chosen for its ability to complement your conventional care.

Why CranioSacral Therapy Matters So Much to You

Few structures in your body have as much influence over its ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up your central nervous system. And few systems have as much impact on the brain and spinal cord as the soft tissues and fluid that surround and protect them — the craniosacral system.

Every day the body endures stresses and strains and your structures compensate for them. Unfortunately, over time these compensations can cause your soft tissue to tighten and distort the craniosacral system, which in turn can put pressure on the brain and spinal cord.

The result? A barrier to the healthy performance of your central nervous system — and potentially every other system with which it interacts.

CranioSacral Therapy is designed to release those soft-tissue tensions. Practitioners use a soft touch — starting with the weight of a nickel — to evaluate how well your craniosacral system is performing. Then they use gentle techniques to release any tensions they find.

By restoring the best possible environment for your brain and spinal cord, CranioSacral Therapy naturally helps the rest of your body self-correct. It eliminates the negative effects of stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your overall health and well-being.

CranioSacral Therapy has been used successfully to relieve numerous health problems. They include migraines, neck and back pain, TMJ dysfunction, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, central nervous system disorders and many others. And because it’s so gentle, it’s been proven effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.

People have a belief that life is difficult and healing is painful. CranioSacral Therapy helps them let go of that belief. The healing process can be much more gentle and subtle.” — S.H., Abbeville, La.

What Brings People Here From Around the World

Patients travel from all parts of the world to receive treatment at The Upledger Institute Clinic for CranioSacral Therapy. Why? Because this remarkable therapy was developed by our founder after years of clinical testing and we maintain the authenticity of his orginal therapeutic approach.

Now after more than 30 years in use, CranioSacral Therapy has been instituted in healthcare programs throughout the world.

Find out how much better you can feel when you visit The Upledger Institute Clinic. It's a remarkable resource for you and your family – right here in your own backyard.

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