BOOK - Overcoming Chronic Digestive Conditions - A healthy gut is fundamental to a healthy life. Embedded within our digestive system is the enteric nervous system, our “second brain,” which serves to protect us from the external world of adversity, including not only viruses and bacteria, but also traumatic events. As Nikki Kenward, CST-D, MCSS, explains, past challenges and traumas, whether emotional or physical, are held in the enteric nervous system in many ways, including fascial tension, cellular changes, and unhelpful “default settings.”
BOOK - Sensory Processing Solutions - Every person—whether baby, child, teenager, or adult—interacts with the world in their own unique way. Yet some have a harder time than others due to a variety of sensory processing issues, which can lead to motor delays, learning differences, frustration, anxiety, emotional, behavioral, and social challenges, as well as diagnoses like ADHD and “autism spectrum.” As sensory integration expert Sally Fryer Dietz reveals, these children are not “broken.” We are all unique, some just need more options and new ways to approach the world in order to make better sense of it.
CHART - This useful trifold reference chart reminds us of all the components of peripheral nerves with a great image to keep in your mind’s eye as you treat peripheral nerves. In addition to being a convenient go-to reference with diagrams and descriptions, it also includes the very useful page of common conditions arising from dysfunction at each spinal segment.
CHART - This beautiful trifold reference chart is full of illustrations and information to help with understanding the correlation between the nervous system and endocrine system, and specifically how the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems regulate the functioning of organs.
CHART - This beautifully illustrated trifold reference chart, developed with Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, CST-D shows us, in a simplified format, what the immune system is and how it works. It is also a quick reference guide for the key anatomical structures of the immune system. There is also information about manual therapy and the immune system, and general palpation rules utilizing the craniosacral rhythm.
BOOK - Fascial Decoding; Fascia: At the Heart of Manual Therapy Numerous studies have shown the importance of fascia in the organization and functioning of the body
Serge Paoletti, renowned osteopath, is the author of the reference book The Fasciae: Anatomy, Dysfunction and Treatment, which highlights the role of soft tissues in human mechanics. An international lecturer, he teaches in many schools of osteopathy in France and abroad.
BOOK - Manual Therapy Approach to the Brain, Volume 1 - This book presents an innovative manual approach to working with the brain, the most complex and fascinating part of the body, and a territory that seems essentially inaccessible. It is the result of a rich clinical experience, and a long empirical and pragmatic journey that Jean-Pierre Barral began over four decades ago.
BOOK - New Approach to the Vagus Nerve and Autonomic Nervous System - This book presents the functional importance of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in the physiological, behavioral, and psychological balance in humans. Older and dualistic concepts of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems hold that they operate in complementary and opposing ways. In this text the reader will discover a new system with three hierarchical levels arranged according to their functions for adaptation, survival, and homeostasis. Although this book was written by an osteopath, it will benefit all therapists of the body, mind, and spirit who search to deepen their comprehension of human functioning.