I took this class to gain a deeper understanding of pediatric chiropractic and was
hoping to gain technical skills to help kids as well as confidence in my technique.
Three take-aways would be how to properly diagnose cranial problems, confidence in proper technique and new tools to treat pediatric pain and other difficult issues.
This class has impacted my life because it has given me tools and understanding to help my own children in new ways and better manage their growing and developing nervous systems. Has impacted me professionally by increasing my skills to a place that chiropractic was able to change a life and now parents and other professionals send their babies and children to me for that change.
Had a 4 year old with red ear, active pain, crying. Used dollar sign neutralization technique, ventricular bulb as well as adjusting temporal and occiput.
Yes I would recommend this course to all chiropractors who are serious about being specific with their skill and anyone identifying as a pediatric chiropractor. I believe that the skills gained in this class could bring the entire profession to a place where there is no doubt that what we do for children is safe and needed.
I think all chiropractors could learn so many different things from this class. The most important thing they will learn is specificity. Something I have noticed for years is the lack of cranial education in our profession, most know there is a certain bone that is wrong and that they ‘adjusted’ it, but are never very clear on how or what they did. This class clarifies the what, when and why very nicely. I now have the skills to identify which way a cranial bone has shifted and have an entire tool box to help each specific issue.
Drs. Marty and Nancy have made learning these topics fun and relevant. I know the future of this specialty is in good hands with these two. I truly believe anyone working with children NEED to take this course.
Praise for Our 10-month SOT Pediatric Certificate Program
More than ever qualified pediatric chiropractors are in demand. Families are desperately looking for health care providers that are informed, experienced, able to communicate and have the practical skills to address the myriad health care challenges facing their children.
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Our program is the one of most comprehensive spinal and cranial evaluation and adjusting program in the chiropractic profession. You will learn a complete pediatric evaluation system for spinal and cranial dysfunction as well as meningeal, tonal, and structural adjusting procedures applicable to all your pediatric patients. Be confident, be successful, be able to produce the results you promise and create a fulfilling, lifetime centered waiting list practice.
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I took this class to gain a deeper understanding of pediatric chiropractic and was
hoping to gain technical skills to help kids as well as confidence in my technique.
I took this program to improve my examination skills and to develop a better
understanding of SOT.
My three takeaways:
1. Better examinations
2. Specific findings to know exactly where you need to adjust
3. Improved palpation skills.
Personally, this is adding more tools to my toolbox to help patients. Professionally, being able to take a deeper dive into assessing the patient and having a sound protocol to help them improve their health. I have been working with an infant with congestion. After working through sphenobasilar, temporal, frontal and palate, parents have noticed an improvement in the congestion.
I would definitely recommend this program to other practitioners. There is a lot of information, but each module you are able to apply skills learned to practice on Monday.
This course has been great. For me, it's going to be the continued practice of the techniques taught. I loved this program. I wish I would not have fallen behind and wish I would have made the live Q&As. For me its practice, making charts and improving my palpatory skills.
I wanted to have more techniques to unite not only structural subluxations, but
visceral and emotional subluxations as well.
My three takeaways:
1. Super amazing and interesting information
2. Better communication skills with parents
3. Overall knowledge increase.
I am feeling much more excited and confident in ways I can help my pediatric community.
The sphenobasilar and dollar and crest signs and techniques that I use daily have made a difference in my differential diagnosis and hence in the patient's results.
I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a complete perspective on chiropractic, not only structural based, but based on neurology.
The experience has been very professionally fulfilling and can't wait to continue applying all the knowledge gained. Simply a big THANK YOU! Thanks for sharing all your knowledge, thank you for your time and empathy with me as well these past months. Im very grateful.
In my community there aren’t many pediatric chiropractors and being one of the few, I
promised myself that I would do my best to learn as much as I possibly could to better myself as a pediatric
chiropractor. There’s no better way to do that than by learning from Dr. Rosen and Watson who are experts in
the field of pediatric chiropractic.
Three takeaways I received from this course:
1. Properchiropractic care in the pediatric population cannot be underestimated especially because that is when the body system is most vulnerable and developing very quickly.
2. Craniosacral and SOT are very highly effective techniques when it comes to treating the pediatric population.
3. Less is better.
I feel like I still have much to learn from the course. With that being said though, I do feel like taking this course has given me a different perspective and ability on how I do my evaluation and treatment on the pediatric population. Thus, slowly building my confidence and skills.
In my practice I deal with many tongue tie and lip tie issues. Currently I had a 3 month baby get a revision done but continue to have difficulties with breastfeeding which left the mother hurting and discouraged. After doing some intra oral correction and the fruit jar procedure, we were able to get a significant improvement in the baby latch and feeding which created less pain for the mother.
I would highly recommend this course to other chiropractors. Dr. Rosen does an amazing job of explaining, simplifying, and demonstrating the methodology behind his evaluation and adjusting protocol. Which in turn inspires you to want to get to that same level of expertise.
You don’t realize the lack of knowledge and skills you have when it comes to treating the pediatric population until you go through this course. I’m very thankful to Dr. Martin and Dr. Watson for taking the time to put this course together to help other chiropractors like myself become better and successful in treating the pediatric population.
It’s truly an honor to learn from Dr. Martin and Dr. Watson!
I serve a large pediatric population that comes in with plagiocephaly, breastfeeding
issues and colic. I wanted to gain expertise in being able to help them on a more profound level. I wanted
certainty that I could correct the subluxations and release ideal tension.
The course lays the groundwork on performing an examination. All the tools that were presented were able to be implemented in the office the next day.
It was great to know that there were other professionals around the world that were also dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others abs improve their professional mastery. I was able to spend time on myself and learn, which is one of my favorite activities. I loved that I could do the course at my own time abs when I wanted. I was able to re-watch the videos to have a deeper level of mastery.
The fruit jar was a technique I had known from taking the ICPA SOT course years ago but I had not reapplied it until this year. I routinely used the fruit jar to help those who had “chronic” sinus discomfort that would not drain get relief. I also used it routinely with many who were undergoing Invisalign who were able to increase their results in a quicker amount of time.
I would absolutely recommend this course if someone is wanting/willing to really work. It is a great time commitment but it gives so much information that has direct application! The videos allowed time to re-watch for further mastery. The QA format allowed for greater understanding and application. The Facebook group allowed for questions to be looked up seeing how others hassle the same questions and concerns.
I appreciate the understanding of the completion of examination, assessment, indicators, adjustment and follow up care. The communication was pivotal for sharing the importance of the care and the whole package was important for clinical application. Many times we have learned bits and pieces and without the full picture it is difficult to bring it home to the clinic.
I took this course to deepen my knowledge and understanding of the world of pediatric
adjusting and chiropractic. I had heard the level of skill that Dr. Marty teaches is unmatched in the
profession today. I had to get plugged in somewhere!
My three takeaways:
1. My certainty in communicating the need for chiropractic intervention early.
2. The complexity of the cranium and its impact on the developing health and wellbeing of the pediatric patient.
3. Better clinical exam for pediatrics from newborn to child, and determination of findings to better know progress in a child and their care plan progress
Personally, this program has given me a different perspective with approach to my own children. Professionally has helped me with certainty and continuation of learning how to be the best doctor to my patients but set myself apart in the community.
I have used the balance of the sphenobasilar junction on a regular basis with our patients and even some adults who suffer from chronic issues. It’s almost like we haven’t had a pediatric patient NOT respond to our care since implementing even just a few of the protocols taught here.
There is nothing like this in the profession. While the content is thick and heavy at times, If you want to truly understand the complexity of the pediatric patient, then this is the only course to take you there.
This program with Dr. Marty and Dr. Watson is at an unmatched level. Thank you all for the work you have done to make it so easily accessible. I look forward to attending in person seminars and training.
I decided to take this program just to improve my pediatric practice (I’ve just 4
years of chiropractic experience) and be able to receive more children
My three takeaways: How respiration (primary et secondary) affect the cranial bones motion - How to evaluate a 2-3 years old child - Guidelines for my examination ans case history
I don’t receive a lot of children and baby yet, but a 4 months years old child with a flat head, my first visits don’t help, and when I focused my treatment on primary respiratory its work better
Yes of course, I recommend this program; it’s possible to be regularly to put in practice and to integrate lessons. Short videos allow you to work at your own pace
In this program there are a lot of tips, that I never seen in others seminar, the call to action in the few days later is a good idea to check our knowledge. And the transcriptions help (me) a lot to understand because I’m not fluent in English. So I recommend this program even if you are bad in English like me. Thank you for this program.
I decided to take this course to refine my adjusting skills for the pediatric
population. I was hoping to simply gain more knowledge and feel more comfortable with that population
Online access makes it easier to go at your own pace and is more convenient to balance family, work and education. Very informative and supportive group throughout the program.
I am definitely more comfortable with cranials now as my knowledge prior to the program was very minimal and I have also started implementing some of it on the adult population. I also stepped up my game in spinal adjusting with the pediatric population
I have a child with ADHD who came due to issues with sleeping. He would wake up in the middle of the night and go join his parents every single night. I have been adjusting him and doing cranial and while he still wakes up in the middle of the night, we still have been seeing improvements. He has been falling asleep faster, he has now transferred to the couch instead of his parents’ bedroom and he is sleeping longer. We are slowly working our way towards better sleeping habits.
I think there should be a disclaimer that a big part of the program is intra-oral adjustments. As a chiropractor working in NYS, I will not be able to use any of these techniques and I feel like my money was wasted in some kind of way. It is very informative, but I think the program is too long. I feel like it should be given in bouts with some “resting” periods so that we don’t lose track or interest due to the heaviness of the material.
Chiropractic school does not teach us enough about pediatric adjusting and I think this program is a great addition to our training.
I signed up for this course to take my training as a pediatric chiropractor and
craniopath to the next level.
My three takeaways:
1. Clear, concise instruction via video and handouts in an organized fashion.
2. The ability to study the course content on my own schedule.
3. Pre-recorded videos allow the student to repeat the material to better understand the content.
This program upleveled my practice’s ability to serve families in my community.
Since my craniopathy training was mostly applied for adults, receiving a deeper understanding of correcting cranial subluxations in the infant and toddler population has been valuable for the large number of young pediatric patients seen in the practice.
Any chiropractor wanting to help more children and families would benefit from the content presented in this course. Easy-to-digest pediatric chiropractic/craniopathy material that is broken down into manageable sections to allow the student time to learn and practice their new skills without requiring travel time or expense.
Thank you Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson for your commitment to the chiropractic profession as well as to the future health outcomes of the next generation.
I wanted more knowledge and techniques to use in practice. My three takeaways are: the detailed exam is phenomenal! The conditions and treatment guidelines in the last few modules were so helpful! The call to action after each module really helps bring that section together and a chance to apply it. It has been great! LOTS of great information and resources to use in practice and with family! I have used a lot of the cranial work, palate work with my babies who have oral ties and have gotten faster results! Lots of great information that you can actually use in practice. There is a lot of information in this course. What I really liked is that Dr. Rosen not only goes over techniques but also covers the exam as well! And at the end of the series he goes over the most common conditions (which are almost all that I see in practice) and where to go from there! Thank you so much! Great series!
I took this program to be a better paediatric chiropractor To feel more confident at cranial work and better able to help the paediatric community in my area. My three takeaways are: More confident with cranial adjusting. More confident serving my paediatric community. A better understanding of the nervous system. Busier and more confident professionally. Personally, understanding of my own children’s anatomy and milestones. The sphenobasilar corrections have been a game changer for my practice and I apply this with great results to all my patients both paediatric and the general population. 100% recommend this course to other chiropractors. The content and support is of very high quality and very important to your practice. I will be doing this course again and I cannot stress the quality of the content and the amount of support you receive from both Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson. Thank you so much Dr Rosen and Dr Watson for given me the chance to re-do this course, I have been a chiropractor for 18 years and this has been the best Paediatric course I have done so far.”
I decided to take this course after hearing about it from my friend Dr. Amy
Spoelstra. She has been caring for my 3 year old daughter who initially presented with significant
developmental delays. My daughter has seen amazing results and I knew I needed to improve my skill-set as a
chiropractor to not only help her but also other children. When I registered for the course my goal was to
become more confident in my analysis of pediatric patients as well as become more familiar with SOT and
The first takeaway would be that I wish I would have learned this technique and analysis before graduating from chiropractic school. The second takeaway is that everything I learned during these 10 months was easy to implement in practice and we’ve been able to help more complex pediatric cases. The third takeaway is that I’d like to continue learning from Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson!
This program has helped me analyze and care for my own daughter who has had significant struggles neurologically and physically. I’m so thankful to feel confident and to be able to address the nervous system imbalances she has faced. Obviously I’ve also been able to apply what I’ve learned in practice as well and I’ve seen great results in our pediatric patients.
The first baby I was able to help using these techniques was a 4-month-old who had difficulty nursing. She was not latching well and was not gaining weight. Within a few adjustments the baby was nursing well.
I would absolutely recommend this course to others as a way to become better equipped to deliver quality care to the pediatric population. I wish I had known this before graduating school
Thank you both!
I was hoping to pick up some other assessment and correction techniques for children--particularly with cranial issues. My three takeaways are: Balance the cranium after specific corrections. Multiple indicators will be present in subluxation patterns--they will help with confirmation. Using a baby’s legs and feet to mimic respiration are really helpful in corrections. This course helped to fill in some gaps in my own development as a pediatric chiropractor. I feel I am better equipped to serve. A month ago I started seeing the most challenging cranial case that has ever been presented in my office. The child is very low tone and her parents are doing all the things they can to help her to function at her best. After her first cranial correction she stuck her tongue out for the first time in her 8 months of life. Her parents are so filled with hope. It’s been beautiful to be part of their journey. I would recommend this course. The in depth cranial work is incredibly helpful for a lot of things seen in a pediatric practice--particularly with infants. This course helps to fill in the gaps--particularly with cranial work. If you are seeing children in your office, you need this class.
I took the course to further my understanding and ability to treat pediatric
patients; knowing the SOT model of addressing the entire body when doing cranial work, I hoped to gain a set
of tools to help complement my pediatric cranial practice. My three takeaways:
1- The pediatric certification program is extremely thorough, even for those of us already doing SOT;
2- the course teaches a holistic approach, not a technique;
3- this course is not anyone looking to take a weekend seminar to pick up a few new tools, it’s a deep dive into understanding and delivering pediatric care.
Within 1-2 months I was able to help my patients more than before the course, and it has helped me understand how much treatment I was leaving on the table - and that other pediatric specialty chiro’s I’ve been co-treating with aren't taught about much of this either!
I recently adjusted a 4 year old to address chronic hearing issues (all tests normal) and fluid in the ears. Later that night his ears ‘popped’ while hiccuping and he asked if they had turned the TV up and why was everyone talking so loudly.
Not all pediatric courses are equal - which I’m unfortunately learning as parents come to me from highly regarded ped offices near me and yet I’m seeing foundational things left unresolved or even unaddressed.
In chiropractic school it seems we get enough pediatric training to not be dangerous, but we have no idea how unprepared we really are. I would highly recommend the course for anyone wanting to thoroughly understand why and how pediatric care needs to be different from treating adults. I recommend this course specifically because the cranial adjusting being taught here is in its truest, safest, and most effective and complete form. It’s a huge commitment, but there’s also huge support and guidance.
Ten months is a long time for a course, however I’d almost say the amount & depth of the material might be better over 12 months. As my clinic Dr. at Palmer said, ‘SOT is a technique for people who really REALLY like to think.’ I’d like to thank you both for continuing to grow this institute. I give presentations every year about what I do (which now feels like a sliver of what you guys do), and the physicians I’m educating are always surprised and disappointed there isn’t an SOT chiro near them, especially peds.
My practice is currently very maternity focused, and I wanted to upskill to offer a
similar level of competence and confidence to the newborns.
My three takeaways from this program: A) it is VERY content heavy, so make sure you’ve got your concentration cap on!! B) It is extraordinarily thorough in terms of content and delivery. I was concerned about doing a purely online course in a hands-on based discipline, but the thoroughness of the materials presented really alleviated that concern. All bases were covered, and to be honest, I probably absorbed more of the information than if it was presented live at a seminar. C) Do the homework as it’s presented! I decided I wanted to review the material before completing the CTA’s, but I ran out of time and ended up stressing myself out!
This program has most definitely given me more confidence in my work, both in a pediatric and adult patient base. This confidence has also impacted my personal life in a positive manner, although I think my husband may be a little sick of hearing me talk about ‘the new baby that I saw today’!!
I had a 4 week old brought into me, lethargic, constipated, and generally flat. After clearing the spine, I used the Hypofunction technique on him, and the change was phenomenal. He loved the technique itself, you could just see the way his whole body relaxed, and his Mum reported multiple dirty nappies a day afterwards, and a more alert, engaged and happy baby afterwards.
Without a doubt, I would recommend this program. The content delivered is exceptional, and has the potential to set you up as a leader in the Pediatric field. The value for money is fantastic, and the program delivers the information in a very ordered and considered manner.
Right from the get go I was excited about this program. The content is so well put together and delivered, that it really affords a deep dive into chiropractic pediatrics, and especially cranial work. The videos were cleverly done, and really allowed you to see the contact points, and the basics of the movements required. I’m not actually convinced that I would have gotten more out of the program if it had been an in person seminar (or series of them!), and the opportunity to go back and watch and re-watch the cranial techniques was gold in terms of gaining a proper understanding of the technique, and confidence in applying them.
Thank you so much for the time you have both taken in putting together this program, and in making yourselves available to answer questions and clear up concerns. I have thoroughly enjoyed this program, and look forward to gaining proficiency and then hopefully mastery of the techniques, which is most definitely going to take longer than the 10 months we’ve already spent!
Meggan Gregory, DC
I have a growing number of kids in my practice and when speaking with midwives and lactation specialists I
saw a growing need to improve latch through improvement of the cranial vault.
I took your ICPA cranial seminar years ago and was able to apply and start practicing some of the corrections at that time. I feel that that base of development allowed me to learn and apply more of the adjustments and cranial/palate corrections right away. Without that, I feel that I would have struggled through the content. The amount of repetition in the course is very helpful and allows the student to move on before mastery and still be able to understand and apply specific corrections as they come up. If I wasn’t currently treating 10+ babies per day I do not think I would have been able to leave this course with the confidence I was seeking. It is my opinion that this course is for an experienced chiropractor who has had a large portion of infant and adolescent patients for greater than a year.
I have grown significantly in my knowledge and confidence when it comes to cranial correction in infants. This has provided greater, faster results and I have seen that population grow faster than I ever expected. I have also grown greatly in the way I am able to examine and communicate the importance of care for the child to parents. I know that I will need lots of time and practice to master all of the corrections but I feel like I have accomplished a great deal these last 10 months in my professional skills and I am very proud of myself and thankful to this program.
Just the other day, I had a 5 day old come in that was set to have a tongue tie in a week and the parents had been told to see me before the procedure. Baby presented in a tense primitive fetal position with very little stretching out or head movement reported. Mom said that the baby was very hard to dress and seemed very uncomfortable. I assessed, and did an occiput and sphenobasilar correction, palate work and facial fruit jar after, and released psoas on the left. I saw the baby 2 days later and she presented with her neck able to extend, her arms and legs relaxed, and parents reported more content and much easier to dress! I will continue to see her until her tongue tie and help her to heal and acclimate to the release.
Yes I would definitely recommend this class to others! It is very organized and repetitive to help with understanding the deep dive into SOT and pediatric modification. The instructors make themselves fully available for questions and the course assignments are very helpful with application of each module.
Anyone looking to dive deeper into evaluation and correction of cranial distortion will benefit greatly by joining this study! It was a challenging 10 months, but it was very rewarding for me and I came out with an incredible confidence to better care for the infants and children in my practice.
Thank you both for an excellent course!
My goal was to become more proficient and detailed in my care for youth athletes in particular. I also like
being able to take care of babies when the opportunity presents itself! The level of detail in this program
is astounding and far beyond anything we learned “Advanced Pediatric Technique” in school.
My three takeaways:
1) Commitment to Chiropractic will determine your success
2) Chiropractic care is so much more comprehensive - and this class gives us so many tools!
3) The cranium is an integral part of neurologic health
Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson are so passionate about chiropractic - you can’t help but get excited with them! I am beginning to implement some changes with my youth athletes to address their care even more comprehensively than before and interest them in their nervous system health overall. I was able to adjust my 3 month old nephew and help relieve some digestive distress.
I absolutely recommend this course to anyone interested in growing a pediatric practice! The level of detail and comprehensive nature of the course leaves you certain that you can make a significant change in these children and set them on a path to optimum function!
Take full advantage of everything this program has to offer! The course is laid out in a very organized fashion and the CTA’s are very helpful in integrating the information. This program is so comprehensive and will allow you to take care of pediatric patients with much more confidence and certainty!
The information and format are fabulous. Thank you so much!
I decided to take this course to further my knowledge and skills in caring for kiddos both in practice and
at home. I wanted to grow my confidence and skill set in pediatric chiropractic care.
I found this program very in-depth and learned a lot of skills and info to add to my pediatric tool kit. Three takeaways were how incredibly important the first couple years of life are especially for development, how to specifically assess and correct cranials, and pain reduction techniques for kiddos using aspects of SOT cranial and sacral techniques.
How Has Taking This Program Impacted Your Life, Personally And Professionally?: I feel much more confident in my assessment and care for kiddos both in practice as well as with my own littles at home.
I have used the palate exam and assessment and found a high palate. Using the techniques taught in this course I was able to work on the palate and allow baby and mama to improve their breastfeeding relationship.
I would definitely recommend this course to others as Dr. Rosen is a wealth of knowledge and this is a very in-depth and intensive course. I learned a lot and will definitely review my notes from time to time as there is just so much incredible information.
I really enjoyed this course and as a business owner and mama of 3 littles, I really appreciated that it was virtual. I learned a lot and feel much more confident in my examination and skills when it comes to taking care of kiddos. Dr. Rosen is a wealth of knowledge and it was an honor to have the opportunity to learn from him.
This program was jam packed with so much knowledge and wisdom, I already learned so much and I know each time I reference back to my notes I’ll find even more tidbits and pearls! Thank you for all that you do!
To hone my examination and adjusting skills, more particularly towards infants. I definitely feel more
confident and comfortable delivering the highest quality of chiropractic care to children in my
Cranial work is not just great for pediatric patients, but also for anyone of any age groups, especially those with neurological indicators. This course has provided enough guidance when it comes to full evaluation and specific adjustments.
This program has increased my awareness towards the importance of pediatric care, especially those who have undergone stress causing cranial distortions during birth.
My 3 year old nephew is autistic and I am really glad that he showed significant improvement in terms of development after cranial work
Yes, I would recommend this program. Drs. Rosen are very detailed in explaining and the program itself proves apparent success.
After the course, I have applied the skills learned not only on pediatrics but also on older populations who are suffering from eczema and insomnia. The skill has helped tremendously in my practice, getting me more referrals and enabling me to help more patients in need.
Learning from professional Drs. like Dr. Watson and Dr. Rosen ensures you to get tons of hands on properly as they are very engaging on and off screen.
Have you ever listened to Dr. Rosen speak and think, 'Wow, that was incredible and I only got 23% of what he
said – I wish I could replay that!?' Well, now you can. My first course with Dr. Rosen was early in practice
when I was going through the ICPA's series - it was overwhelming and amazing. A couple years ago I attended
another of his classes and learned things I was able to bring to practice that week, but even with a
stronger foundation going in, it was still a lot to process. The online course was a perfect solution to go
in-depth on the information in a very user friendly manner. One of the main things I was excited about going
into this was the ability to pause, replay, and replay again when I needed to slow down or hear something
again to better understand it.
Taking this program has given me more knowledge on cranial adjusting, a system to determine when to use the techniques, and ways to better communicate with parents not only the findings, but the importance of this work to their developing child.
I think every person, but certainly every doctor should continually be learning and finding avenues to better serve their community. Professionally, this course has added to my toolbox and provided even more ways for me to care for my patients. Personally, this course was an investment in myself and a reminder that with persistence and determination I can accomplish something as great as this, even when life is crazy and I give birth to twins in the middle of it - but hey, I have two adorable craniums to practice on now!
I had a 2-month-old little guy come in recently who never had an issue feeding, but after a quick movement when he lifted his head and it flopped down, he was crying when awake, wouldn't nurse, and by the time I saw him 5 days after the incident, wouldn't even take a bottle and was being syringe fed pumped milk. They had taken him to two pediatricians who reported everything looked fine. After adjusting upper cervical, sphenoid, and doing the fruit jar technique, he drank 3 oz. from a bottle on the way home from his first adjustment. After the next visit he was back to the breast!
This course was designed with you, your experience, and your success in mind. The videos cover the material in detailed, yet consumable segments of time. The calls to action give direction and encourage application of the knowledge gained. And Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson are there every step to answer questions, share insight, and inspire.
I've mentioned the mountain of knowledge that this course holds, but I think what is also important to note and has been my experience is that Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson have a passion for this work and a desire to help other doctors learn it. When I had my twins and got off track from the timeline, they reached out to check on me, ask if there was anything they could do to support my study, and were genuinely encouraging. And that is something I will never forget!
I am so appreciative of the work you have done in chiropractic the last 40 years, and that you have taken on the labor of love of passing your knowledge and experience on to other chiropractors. The lives you have impacted because of that are countless; I know everyone in my practice is grateful I've had the opportunity to learn from you!
I want to deepen my understanding of the complex cranial bowl, how it is put together and how to unlock it
when it has gone wrong.
The course gave a template in which to address this complex Rubik's cube. I have been very afraid of treating infants before but the course shows pretty much the same techniques as treated in adults. The course was very advanced so I still have to study and deepen my understanding.
It has deepened my understanding of the wholeness and complexity of the human body and made me curious and able to deepen my skills. Many infants have feeding problems where I have been able to help because there was a lot of focus on this issue in the course.
I would definitely recommend the course but not before a student has some basic understanding of the cranial bowl.
The course was fast and crammed with information but it was good that many things were repeated many times.
Thank you for the course. I think this is the most comprehensive net course available and this has helped me grow as a practitioner.
I love working with kids and pregnant ladies. I strongly believe that forming a good foundation is much
easier than solving the problems later in age. I hope to get a set of tools in hands to serve the paediatric
populations in Asia, having more kids to grow functionally healthy is my vision.
The programme is systematic and the group is being very supportive. The contents of the course are eye-opening to me, as a beginner in the field of paediatric chiropractic in South East Asia.
I'm more confident to deal with kids in my practice, and the case sharing sessions provided me with great insight when we come across difficult / rare conditions. My adjustment style has changed so much from more mechanical based to neurological based.
My favourite is CSF balancing technique for the majority of my patients, including adults. It's incredibly useful in Singapore, such a stressful city. Besides that, I started to attract newborns into my practices. I'm having a hearing dysfunction newborn under my cranial treatments.
Definitely would recommend this program. It's an excellent skill set to have in hands and I love the systematic content structure that comes along with group discussion.
Personally I love the systematic content structure that comes along with group discussion. As a beginner in paediatric care, I would say it is comprehensive yet beginner friendly. The Dr. Sharing sessions provided me with practical advice from senior chiropractors. Most importantly, I feel supported to practice such a unique technique far from the US.
Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson, I am grateful for your guidance and wisdom! I'm so happy that the course is available online which I could access without physical barriers.
I took the course because I see a lot of TOTs babies/children and wanted to have another means of evaluating
them--especially for progression.
My three takeaways:
1. It's comprehensive – hits everything I was looking for.
2. A ton of info that is organized well for referencing in the future.
3. You can incorporate this into your practice immediately.
I'm much more confident in what I'm looking for; my analysis is systematized. I have a FOCUS practice member in whom prior to this series I hadn't recognized had a sphenobasilar that was locked in flexion. The visit following its release, mom reported that she was “much more social and able to communicate” that week.
I would recommend this program for the level of expertise of which it is taught as well as the volume of info.
If you're going to take the time to expand your skills, then learn from the best. This course is packed with everything you need to know to serve your pediatric practice with expertise and skill.
Great course and I'm looking forward to the Facebook group.
I decided to take this class because I wanted to learn more about pediatric evaluation. I really wanted to
upgrade my skills for evaluation of pediatric subluxation.
The program was really clear, complete and had a lot of visual tools. English is not my first language, so the visual is very important for my comprehension. The program gave me a greater confidence in treating children because it gave me a lot of assessment tools, understanding and beautiful adjustment techniques.
I practiced on my baby. He had an overlap between the occipital and parietal bone. I used the sphenobasilar symphysis techniques with the occipital-frontal approach and the overlap was gone in two weeks.
Yes, I would recommend this course. I am from Quebec and it is hard to have a good program like this near to us and in French. So it is nice to have this quality of seminar online. It's not in French but you can stop and search when you do not understand and you can listen again. Anyone can take advantage of this training to increase their skill as a chiropractor.
A huge thank you and I am extremely grateful for all you do to promote chiropractic.
I decided to take this course because I was looking to further understand the dynamics of the dural
meningeal system and the cranial movement patterns associated with brain nutrition and CSF flow. The
ultimate goal was to gain a better understanding so that I could do more cranial work with my clients.
My three takeaways:
1. Dynamics of the dural meningeal system and cranial bone movement patterns
2. The importance of a properly functioning cranium for optimal brain development
3. Correction of common cranial dysfunctions
Personally, I understand the importance of the cranial system further and it's also made me realize how LITTLE I knew. Professionally, I feel better equipped to share my experience with parents and talk to them about the importance of cranial dynamics.
I've used the fruit jar techniques on kiddos and adults to help with earaches and tinnitus.
There is more content in this program than anywhere I've ever seen. The videos have easy to understand demonstrations and it's easy to follow and broken down into short, palatable chunks.
If you want to know more about how the primary respiratory mechanism in the body works, then you MUST take the course. I believe this course leads us to identify more primaries and give a deeper level of care to anyone at any age.
I took this program for more assessment and protocols for infant adjusting.
There is a lot of cranial work that we don't get anywhere in Canada in a highly mobile style of learning. Make sure you set aside time for this course.
This course was humbling but has lit a fire to keep going. I have used the techniques mostly with babies with birth trauma and/or poor latches. I have consistent referral sources in my community for these problems.
I would recommend this course. It brings many concepts together. Dr. Rosen goes over things in great detail. I can't imagine how long this took to put together.
I wanted to continue to have exposure to the content throughout the year since it has been a year since
meeting in Boston and completing our courses. The information goes so deep that I knew I could continue
Study, study, study. You have to be willing to devote a lot of energy to the work outside of just watching the videos. Don't be afraid to ask questions. There is always something more to learn so don't get discouraged.
This program has taken my practice to the next level, but personally, this program has given me so much confidence to make an impact in children's lives daily. I have used these techniques on many babies, but one baby in particular came in and I worked with him from 4 months old until his family moved away. His mother sent me pictures from before he started care to the end to show the amazing progression of his head shape going from plagiocephaly to normal symmetry.
I would absolutely recommend this program, having this knowledge enables you to work with the difficult cases with confidence. Taking courses from Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson has changed the trajectory of my practice. It has given me so much in terms of knowledge and skill to be able to help so many more families. I highly recommend their seminars, both in person and online. It is hard and intense but it is such important work.
I have been using SOT in clinic for a number of years and I wanted to become more proficient with
incorporating cranials into the way I practice. I wanted to understand why my own child has the cranial
distortions she has which is why the course was a bit hard for me.
Three takeaways: By the time a child gets to the age of 2, they have developed 80% of the adult gray and white matter volume. If there is stress in that system, it will affect the ability of the grey matter to develop, and it has lifelong consequences. If we minimize the cause of that stress on the system, that removes the primary subluxation in that 1st year of life and allows for normal neuro-development and ultimately optimal function of the nervous system,. Less is more. Use all of your skills when assessing a patient, not just the orthopaedic. We underutilize the things that sets us apart as chiropractors from other health professionals and that is our ability to palpate. Use this to feel more than just musculoskeletal, use it to feel fascia, tone, breath, CSF, CRI. Look beyond the secondary subluxations; find the underlying cause, the primary subluxation of the dis-ease for longer lasting relief for the nervous system, allowing optimal and normal developmental growth patterns.
This course has increased my understanding as to why and when I should implement adjustments at particular times and increased clinical clarity. I have a more effective and efficient evaluation of not only my paediatric patients but everyone under my care. I am changing the way I explain what chiropractic is and stop dumbing it down by minimizing explanations based on my perception of what they can understand, with the air to allow the patient to have the full understanding of the power of the nervous system. Some of the content was triggering for me due to PTSD from the birth trauma of my own daughter's cranial distortion patterns. Prior to the birth of my daughter, I would have said that I was confident in basic cranial adjusting. After her birth, I lost all my confidence. I am not back to seeing paediatric patients and the number of them I am seeing is increasing dur to patient referrals.
Last week: mum of a 4 week old baby boy came to see me just for a spinal checkup because that's what all her friends do with their kids. During the exam discovered that breastfeeding was extremely painful to the point she is considering quitting but would prefer not to. Evaluated and adjusted bub (absent left suck reflex, wasn't using tongue effectively, mum has never seen him raise his tongue, right TMJ restriction), mum fed directly after and was in tears because that was the first non-painful feed she has experienced. Second visit in the week bub was poking out his tongue, lifting it comfortably, suck reflex bilateral was great, TMJ no longer restricted. Whilst we have more balancing to do mum was so happy that she can see the path to a long breastfeeding journey now. For me it really reinforced the power of chiropractic, minimal but focused adjustment to facilitate optimal and normal growth patterns. My place in my community is to support mums, raising a child is hard, but so much harder when their nervous system is less than optimal.
I have already recommended this course to a number of people in my network. In particular those in my clinic, not only for their further education but hopefully to continue to refine my skills and understanding when we have our own team education staff meetings. There are some fantastic clinical pearls throughout the whole course. When you've tried adjusting in a certain way, I like how you've offered what you should be looking at next to help balance the system and look beyond symptom relief, focusing on the primary subluxation. I found that really helpful, guiding me to what I should be looking for in my patients when I am not seeing the desired outcome. I have attained my basic & advanced certification here in Australia, which allows me to table educate for categories and CMRT events. I have attended many of the advanced cranial seminars offered in Australia, including intra-orals, TMJ, suturals, cranial specifics and non-specifics ( some of these multiple times). I think for SOT practitioners in Australia who have undertaken the seminars available in Australia that your course offers a next level of understanding as to why and when we should be implementing particular SOT techniques.
As a first time mum returning to work, it helped me with clinical clarity and confidence when working with the paediatric population. I really liked the platform it was presented in, the app allowed for easier re-watching when I couldn't get a concept to stick, the booklets and transcripts helped to reinforce the trickier aspects of the theory components that my post-natal brain struggled to retain. As a chiropractor who is nearly 10 years in the workforce, the course has guided me to search deeper for the cause not just symptoms. And as an SOT practitioner your course offers a next level of understanding as t1o why and when we should be implementing particular SOT techniques.
The content was great. I struggled at times. I think if it were not for the course having set deadlines I very well could have stuck my head in the sand. I look forward to doing more courses with you in the future. My confidence has really picked up with your course and we are planning a second baby so on a personal level, your course has helped in unintended but positive ways, thank you.
My practice is predominantly mums, infants and children. I have completed many short paediatric courses,
with a long term goal to attend the seminar series in the US. What a joy to be able to partake online!
Thank you for multiple pathways for learning the content. Videos, transcripts, workbooks, and Q&As have all helped bring the content together. There is a lot of content! Sometimes I found it overwhelming, then I would be checking a child and realize I had done something I learnt in this course without having to check my notes!
My skills and confidence in paediatric chiropractic care has grown significantly! I love working with families, particularly infants, and have developed a thriving SOT practice based on referrals from Mums, IBCLCs, midwives and doulas. There are very few chiropractors in my community who check and adjust more than spinal issues with children. This course has enabled me to offer so much more in my practice, and to educate the practitioners who refer to infants and children to me.
I recently helped a 5 day old do their first poo! Mum brought bub to see me as a last resort before medical intervention to remove the meconium. Using the skills learnt in this course, I checked bub, releasing the dural pressure and allowing her body to relax. I then cried happily with Mumma as bub pooped!!
I recommend this course to all chiropractors working with children. Many courses are focused on spinal adjusting; this course covers cranial, visceral, common pathologies, and spinal. It's essential information for paediatric chiropractic.
The format of the course is achievable for all, an hour a week online to learn, and then apply in practice. The bonus of Q&A times with Drs. Nancy & Martin were fantastic tutorials. I will continue to read through my notes for many years, to gain more experience to help my community.
Thank you both for creating this online course. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning and implementing the skills. This is the most comprehensive and well-structured chiropractic course I have taken. The care, wisdom and skills, matched with your accessibility and compassion is second to none. Thank you.
I have been seeing an increased volume of infant and pediatric clients, and I realized that my knowledge and
skills were limited. I was hoping to gain more confidence, clinical certainty and effectiveness in helping
these kids to a greater degree.
Understanding cranial motion is absolutely essential for properly providing chiropractic care to infants and babies. Many of the subluxation patterns that I so often see in adults have actually been in place since birth. It is imperative that those of us interested in adjusting babies become experts at doing so.
I have gained significantly more confidence and certainty when working with my young clients, especially infants, babies and toddlers, as well as my ability to relate to the parents the importance of proper chiropractic care.
I have now had two cases where a child was delayed in motor development, one with crawling, the other with walking, where I was able to identify that the issue was primarily due to top-down interference, and was able to correct subluxation effectively enough to get the children making developmental leaps within the first week.
This course provided me with a much deeper understanding of where, when and how subluxation shows up in the early stages of life. It also provided me with a deep, complex understanding of the infant cranium and what proper development and motion SHOULD look like, as well as a plethora of adjusting techniques I can use to help address the signs of subluxation safely and effectively in young children. Taking this course fills a heavily overlooked gap in both understanding the cranium AND understanding infants/baby adjusting, in general.
I did find it difficult to follow along with the intense amount of information and to apply it all as I went. I think it was understated that we should plan to attend a hands-on seminar, either beforehand, midway through or afterward, to help integrate and apply the info. Additionally, and perhaps more easily, I think it would be of great benefit to spend more time going over cranial motion dynamics. I know that this was done early in the course, but I often felt, if only I could visualize the mechanics of the cranium more closely, I'd have understood how to apply some of the more challenging techniques more effectively.
I took this course to better understand cranial work. I hope to learn more skills to serve the pediatric
population in my area.
The videos are short in time, but packed full of information. I had to re-watch most of them and take a lot of notes.
I am getting better at identifying specific subluxation patterns. The more practice I have the fast I am, which I have found is an important skill when working with kids.
I get referrals from a lactation consultant frequently, and specifically, I had a 3 week old that I had seen amazing results in just 2 visits that wouldn't have occurred without these new skills.
In 10 months I have learned a lot, but I could still refer back to my notes often. This course is packed full of information but presented in a way that isn't overwhelming. I highly recommend this program.
I didn't feel as though the university prepared me to see children and babies. I
undertook this course to increase my confidence in this area.
Studying this course has allowed me to appreciate just how different paediatric patients are to adult patients. I have been able to use dural and cranial techniques on my adult patients as well as younger patients. I have also been able to learn about occipital line and how they correlate with different organ systems
I now feel confident to see paediatric patients; previously I referred them on to paediatric chiropractors.
I used the dural release techniques, cranial work and sacral adjusting combined with abdominal massage to a 3 year old patient who had been suffering with severe constipation and bleeding when passing stools since infancy. Within her first few adjustments, she was going to the toilet regularly and comfortable. She now receives wellness chiropractic care along with her 5 year old brother, 1 year old sister and parents.
I would recommend this program to receive a more in depth understanding of paediatric patients.
Bueno, decidí tomar este curso primero por la vasta experiencia del Dr Rosen y su
profundo conocimiento en el cuidado pediátrico, a esto se agrega la capacidad de enseñar de manera detallada
y específica cada elemento del programa de pediatría, pudiendo notar esto en la entrega que pone en cada una
de sus clases, aclarando conceptos y dando ejemplos sobre cómo abordar en cada caso.
Además de todo esto, sentía que me faltaba un conocimiento más profundo sobre el manejo pediátrico, más allá de la formación de pregrado y los seminarios de fin de semana. Buscaba una formación con Certificación que fuese lo más completa posible y a la vez accesible desde un lugar tan remoto como Chile. Todo esto lo encontre en este programa del Dr Rosen y aún más.
1. Es un programa muy completo, que incluye manejo craneal y espinal, además de ofrecer demostraciones claras y precisas sobre las técnicas junto con ordenar de manera clara el contenido.
2. Permite el tiempo suficiente entre clase y clase para digerir el conocimiento así como también la posibilidad de aclarar dudas a través de las sesiones regulares de preguntas y respuestas.
3. Tiene una gradualidad temática muy ordenada, pasando de conceptos básicos, al análisis, ajustes y demostraciones hasta terminar en casos de razonamiento y condiciones específicas.
ha cambiado totalmente la forma de trabajo en mi práctica, ya que si bien se enfoca en pediatría, ofrece herramientas que puedes aplicar desde el mismo dia que las aprendes también en adultos, a través de un abordaje más suave, menos resistido, de tipo tonal con respuestas más rápidas y duraderas en los pacientes.
Recuerdo un caso de un paciente con iliaco PI persistente que luego de los estudios con el programa, note que en realidad el problema de fondo era un sacro AI, aplique técnica sobre el ligamento Sacro-tuberoso y fue increíble como se fue notando la baja en la tension del ligamento así como la modificación de los indicadores a nivel de ligamento nucal. después de ese ajuste no hubo mas alteraciones en la zona Sacroiliaca. en el caso de niños, me ha tocado mas de un bebe con problemas de cólicos que resuelve tras el ajuste espinal.
Solo dar gracias al Dr Rosen y a la Dra Watson por su entrega, por su pasión al enseñar, por su paciencia para educar, por su esfuerzo en cuidar cada detalle, y espero, humildemente poder tener algo de esa chispa que brilla en los ojos de ellos cada vez que hablan de Quiropráctica, Dios les bendiga y sigan enseñando a muchas generaciones mas esta hermosa profesión.
After taking the ICPA course with Dr Rosen, I became very interested in learning
about cranial adjusting techniques. I purchased the DVD. I had hoped to be able to attend in person classes,
but this course best fit my current schedule.
The program is presented in a way that allows you to implement it in your practice quickly. Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson are quick to respond to any questions that arise from the course work. The Dr. Shares are a great opportunity to not only ask questions but learn from the questions and challenges other doctors have had.
The course has given me greater confidence in not only adding more cranial adjusting techniques to my practice, but in how I manage all my pediatric cases. It has also helped me in my approach with adjusting my own children.
I feel responses to care with many of the infants that have presented during the time I have been in this course have been quicker than they had been in the past.
I would recommend this course as the material covered is likely to help them with cased they otherwise may have not been able to help.
I feel the course was excellent. I would still love to attend some of the in person classes when I am able. In the meantime, I am thankful there is a Facebook group to continue learning with and that Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson are available for future questions.
Thank you for a wonderful class. I will miss the Doctor Shares and having weekly content to learn more. Looking forward to future classes.
I chose to take this course to enhance my experience of what I already know w/CST and adjustments. I also wanted to have more experience applying SOT techniques for my pediatric population. Three valuable things I would share w/colleagues: 1. Attention to detail in recognizing difficult problem areas and how to solve them. 2. Understanding in-depth anatomy is a must. 3. Excellent job at tying all the concepts together. I have been a physical medicine specialist for almost 17 years. This course has helped me to find my niche and really educate not only my patients but my students how important it is for us to articulate and help our pediatric population in a different way without overwhelming them with drugs – showing that hands on modalities can help w/healing processes. While it took me a while to get through this course, the biggest take off for me recently was after Class 4 working w/the concept of sphenobasilar junction correction after I do a frenectomy release. Feeding coordinations have improved significantly post frenectomy. I was doing CST prior to release but when I fine-tuned it after the class; I noticed a big change post frenectomy w/improved latch. It doesn’t matter how long one has been practicing or doing similar work. You can always learn more but even better enjoy a different perspective to help enhance your skills. I have found this class to be invaluable to me. I never stop learning. And Dr. Martin and Dr. Watson made this class very user friendly! For me, I am the first ND (I believe) to take this course w/physical medicine background. I feel more providers need this course that are working with the pediatric population. When we look at environmental factors as well as internal factors, there’s so much more we can do with touch. I would encourage this class to be open to NDs, chiropractors and osteopaths. I just want to say thank you both for being patient with me getting through this course. While the videos were difficult to lip read, I found the transcripts to be helpful and going through the modules and exercises was a fantastic reminder and tool to process the information given in the course. I would like to make only one suggestion - in some of the transcripts, there were [inaudible] comments put in. Would it be possible for someone to correct that for a future deaf doctor to read? I appreciate the accommodations you made to make this class accessible for me. Thank you both again so much!
I felt limited in my knowledge and skill set when dealing with the pediatric part of my practice. I loved
working with babies in particular and have been getting more referrals over the years from Mm and baby
groups, midwifery offices, etc because I had been helping them. But I could see distortions (especially
cranial distortions) but didn't know how to address what I was seeing. I also didn't know what to do next
with those babies whose issues weren't totally resolving. I did Dr Rosen's module with the ICPA and though I
found it helpful. I felt like there was a lot more to it. I also wanted to have more knowledge about when a
tonal vs structural adjustment was appropriate.
The program is very thorough, Drs. Rosen are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about the material. I have more confidence to try more of the cranial techniques outlined.
I definitely need to continue to go over the material over and over as I gain more experience, but I feel like I have more to offer my patients.
Recently, one of my little patients who I have seen off and on since his birth (he is now 18 months old) came in with sinus congestion for over a week. I adjusted him as I usually do and then did the fruit jar technique cranial adjustments on him at the end, He won't lie down and I have to adjust him while he is sitting on mom's lap so I have to adapt my approach. At the next adjustment, mom reported that 15 minutes after leaving my office, his nose/sinuses just started pouring out mucus and he had not been congested since.
I would recommend this course to other DCs who have an interest in deepening their technique and confidence in working with the pediatric population and who would like to add cranial work to their practice.
Though the time commitment to do this course has been pretty intense for me, it has been well worth it. I feel that my knowledge depth and confidence has increased. I do feel that now the real work begins whereby I add and refine the techniques I have learned into my day to day practice. I expect I will get better with more practice and experience. It feels like a lot right now and that I have definitely not retained everything but will continue to evolve as I put more and more of the information I learned into practice.
Thank you for putting together this great program. Honestly I don't love online format learning generally but I would not have had access to this program otherwise. Being a chiropractor with 23 years' experience, I definitely got more out of the cranial section of the program which I loved. I will need to go back over many things to get more organized in my head and in my day to day practice. Overall it has been excellent!
I felt like I was limited when I saw babies and I adore working with them so I needed a way to upgrade my
This program is very accessible and well done and complete. I think it is the best course I have taken in the last 20 years. It is complete, it is interesting and we can implement it right away in our practices and it makes a bit difference in the results we get. It gives more confidence and many more ways of helping our little ones. I loved it.
Personally this course gave me a lot more confidence, and professionally it made me feel like I am legitimate to tell my patients to take their family in so they get the best chiropractic care as soon as they are born. That is priceless.
I had a 10 year old that came in because her mother thought her posture was not correct. I did a first evaluation and she had internal strabismus when I tested eye movement. She complained of cloudy vision on that side. She also had an increased lumbar lordosis and anterior head carriage. After adjusting her upper C's, I did some of the fruit jar techniques and I wrote to Dr Rosen to ask about this case. He recommended working on the occiput and sphenobasilar, which I did. After 5 - 6 visits, her mom said she went back to the ophthalmologist and she did not have to wear glasses and they had said she was going to need them. The eye doctor said that her eyes were great and she never again had that feeling of blurry vision.
I strongly recommend this course to any chiropractor that simply wants to have more ways of helping their patients. It is a really great experience, it is complete and the videos are explicit and the notes are complete. Whenever I had a question, I had an answer very rapidly and I was blown away with the efficiency.
I signed up for this class to improve my care to children and, at the end, it did a lot more than that for me. The class has taken me to another level of confidence regarding children's spinal and cranial care. I had never done such a thorough exam on children and babies before. From the beginning of the classes, we can already apply what we are being taught because it is well explained but also because of the support you get from the group. They answer quickly and specifically to all our questions. That is amazing. We always have a lot of encouragement. When you hear Dr Rosen and Dr Watson share their knowledge and experience, you feel their enthusiasm and it is contagious. I felt like I belong to this wonderful chiropractic family and I recommend it to every chiropractor. Thank you so very much for all that you are.
I want to say thank you for all of your help, your guidance, your confidence in me and your encouragement.
My peds practice was growing and as that happened, the cases got more challenging. I
felt I needed to continue the growth of my chiropractic skills.
You'll get a little philosophy, science and art in this class. It will prepare you to handle even the most complex cases that you'll see in your office. If you want to up your game in practice, your communication, your adjusting, this class is amazing.
Personally and professionally, I feel confident in my work now. This is huge when communicating with parents, with patients and with adjusting them. This course has helped me identify that I LOVE STUDYING this stuff. My 'green zone' activities as sitting down with a cup of coffee and studying SOT, SOT peds, SOT cranial work. It's been a passion of mine since school. More people need the SOT paradigm in their chiropractic life. It's the ONLY technique course that is peds specific!
Little 3 year old girl, non-verbal, dx with autism last year was under neurospinal care for almost a year with some good behavior changes, but still non-verbal. Introduced cranial specific care, bottom up back forward approach, and she began speaking after the first session!
The chiropractic profession is lacking in skilled, specific, philosophically sound, clinically sound practitioners. The power that we have to help people is incredible. If you understand what that power is and how to deliver it. I thought I had some idea of that before starting, but I was wrong. This class has been a huge shift in my life both personally and professionally.
The program was amazing. I would do it all over again! I realized I've studied this material DAILY for almost an entire year. I LOVE this stuff.
I loved Dr Rosen's work in the ICPA and I wanted to learn from the best.
The information is clear and well presented, the outlines are well done and complete and the information is top notch. It has allowed me to assess my patient pop better.
I have an a-p and lateral cranial distortion child that has so much going on; I didn't know where to start. The way Dr Rosen presents the information and the order of correction is very helpful.
I would absolutely recommend this course! If you want the most complete cranial adjusting course, this is the one to take.
After having my children and seeing issues arise, I was determined to find ways to
better help them and my patients. As I was growing my pediatric experience, I knew that I wanted to get more
knowledge in cranial work and adjusting protocols for infants. As a female associate chiropractor in offices
that are predominantly run by men, the pregnant moms and children started to gravitate towards seeing me
more. I wanted to be able to give what I didn't know at the time to my own kids.
No matter where you are in practice, you will be able to implement protocols and techniques right away. The information, at times can feel overwhelming so the Dr Sharing helps answer any questions that you have. Dr Rosen is great at answering emails or any questions in the FB group quickly.
This program has allowed me to become a better practitioner. Having first-hand experience with my own children has helped me become more empathetic to my patients in regards to the struggles in which they seek out help. My own children were the biggest push for me to do this program and I am grateful to be able to help them in ways I wasn't able to before.
I recently had an infant that came in for fussiness and overall tension after having a frenectomy. After doing my evaluation and spinal adjusting, I started doing some cranial balancing and the baby just instantly “melted” in the mom's arms. The mother has since reported she has a completely different baby, who is not sleeping long stretched at night and is nursing like a champ.
I would absolutely recommend this course for anyone that wants to up their game in their pediatric practice. It's one thing to say that you adjust kids, but another to perform a pediatric exam and adjustment to this level of expertise.
I truly appreciate the interest that Drs. Rosen and Watson have given me and my family. Through the Dr. shares, we were able to have great conversations and they even gave me advice for my son with enlarged tonsils.
I always referred to a chiro an hour away and I saw a need for it in my area.
My takeaways – stay organized, print out everything you can and take screen shots to help you with your favorites. Don't get behind, Find time to stay up on all the classes during the week. Implement and practice what you have learned as soon as you can so you feel more confident as you take the class.
I feel more confident in taking care of pediatrics and answering questions that the mother might have. I have a ped patient with cochlear implants and other disabilities. We have been working with him now for a month. His mother said he no longer vomits up his food, his appetite has improved and he is eating more foods and he has more balance then when we started.
I have already recommended this course to fellow colleagues. I feel that the information in this class allows you to stand out in the area of pediatrics and helps further your ability to help in the hard cases.
This course was done in a manner that I could take something from each class and implement it the very next clinic day.
Both Doctors were amazing. They were always there to answer any questions and help in any way they could. They were both very knowledgeable and are the leading experts in this field.
Decidí tomar este curso debido a que todos los pacientes han sido niños o son
De este curso obtuve una muy clara introducción y guía para tener confianza en explicar la quiropráctica para niños, el porqué y para que. La elaboración de una historia clínica, examinacion completa SOT de columna vertebral y craneo. Videos de cómo hacer las pruebas y exámenes. Asesoría personalizada con casos. Aprendí a observar el craneo y detectar cómo se desarrolló o cómo resolver una malformación. Repase cómo hacer la técnica sot en niños que es diferente que en adultos. Tengo nuevas técnicas específicas para condiciones.
Personalmente me encanta tener más conocimiento del funcionamiento del sistema nervioso. Resolví mis dudas. Aún falta practicar.
No había terminado el curso y tres niños ya se habían beneficiado en consulta de nuevos conceptos. Cómo el caso de una niña de dos años que le removieron un lipoma frontal al nacer. Un niño que estuvo con problemas de corazón y respiratorios al nacer que tenía retraso neurológico y alcanzó en pocas sesiones su desarrollo ideal. Un bebé con torticollis. Una niña con plageocephalia (alteración en el cierre de las suturas craneales de manera asimétrica) hija de una médico que ahora me está refiriendo más pacientes, y una temprana detección de escoliosis.
Si lo recomendaría. Es un curso muy completo y que te da la oportunidad de aumentar tu atención a pacientes pediátricos
Recomiendo ampliamente al Dr.Rosen pro su profesionalismo y años de experiencia. Mi padre era quiropráctico y hacía ajustes de logan y cranéales a todos sus pacientes bebés y adultos y Dr me resolvió dudas y mantiene el contacto para futuras.
Dr Rosen a publicado libros de clinica pediátrica en inglés y en español. El curso es en línea y el beneficio de no hacer los viajes y tener todo vía digital es una gran idea. Muchísimas gracias por este año de estudio.
I had been seeing babies in my practice more often because of my perinatal training
and connections with pediatric dentists, so I wanted to gain more skills to be able to help them as
efficiently as possible.
Learning the visual analysis skill and correlating them with physical findings was one of the skills I was most excited to learn. Gaining the ability to explain to parents your findings and what they mean. Learning the cranial adjustments and seeing the changes was another takeaway from the program.
I have gained more confidence in treating the pediatric population. I had one case where plagiocephaly was resolved after applying the techniques in the class.
I would recommend this class to others who would like more knowledge and confidence in treating the ped population.
I really appreciated the depth of the information presented in the course, but at times I was frustrated with how potentially subjective the findings were. For example, counting occipital fibers - how can we be sure we were on fiber 4 or 5? I think some of this could have been solved with in-person training.
Thank you for your time and commitment in creating this course.
I want to learn more new techniques and skills and I wish to help more babies and
children. I learnt many cranial adjustments from this course, which I never learned before. I learned a
different way of chiropractic adjustments as the SOT technique is gentler and is different from the other
spinal adjusting techniques. I learned a more proper way to communicate and approach babies, children and
parents and I gained more knowledge about cranial and nervous systems and function.
After taking this course, I feel more confident when treating pediatric patients. I can feel that I have a better understanding about their condition. It helps me a lot when explaining their condition and treating them.
I met a pediatric patient, a 6 month baby girl, who had issue with crying a lot especially during night time. This affects the sleeping quality of the baby and parents. After treatments, I am glad to hear the parents tell me that the baby has reduced the frequency of crying and can sleep better at night time. I am pleased that I am able to help the baby and parents improve their daily life.
This is an amazing course that will benefit all chiropractors who learn these great techniques. I will definitely recommend this to my chiropractic colleagues and friends.
There are less chiropractors in my country (Malaysia) who focus on pediatric care. I think the pediatric population needs more care than we think and they deserve to have better care. I want to increase the awareness among Malaysia parents so that they know their baby and children need proper care for their health and growth, and that chiropractic care is one of the best choices for them.
I want to thank Dr Rosen and Dr Watson who taught and brought this great technique to me. I really love this amazing technique as it helps me when I treat my pediatric patients.
I wanted to increase my skills and understanding in evaluating and caring for infants
in my practice. I definitely learned a lot but feel that I barely scratched the surface of all that you
know. I learned more about how the cranial bones move, how this can affect function and how to address these
issues. I learned a lot.
I am seeing more children and feel more able to communicate what is needed and how I am able to help. I have a new patient that I have been seeing for two weeks. He was born 4+ weeks premature. He was not gaining weight well and mom was told that he would be admitted if he could not show a big improvement. He first came to see me on a Wednesday afternoon after a weigh in with his pediatrician. He saw me again on Friday. He returned on Monday to the pediatrician and had gained 8 ounces which was enough to keep him out of the hospital and have the pediatrician ask mom what she had done. He has a long way to go, but both his parents are saying he is a much happier boy who eats more, has regular #2s, is smiling and making noises........all around big improvement.
I would recommend this program, but I would also tell them to hire a house cleaner and do nothing else different. I struggled with the time commitment and the pace. I am looking forward to a break before I jump into any other big commitments.
I believe that the Rosens have so much knowledge to share. I learned a lot and I know I will continue to build on the knowledge I gained here as I use it in practice.
I found that using the wheel to change the speed on the lectures to 3/4 speed helped me a lot.
I took the course having in mind to get some insights and basic skills/techniques to
be able to integrate the care of the youngest, infants and toddlers into my practice.
My takeaways from this program are the volume and depth of information presented and the detailed description and presentation of techniques and procedures.
Personally, for me, the course was a brain refresher. I liked the fact that it put me again in an intensive learning mode, certainly leaving much less time for other activities outside office work. Professionally, I greatly expanded my knowledge about CNS functioning and the ways in which CNS functioning and development could be influenced. The Ortho-bionomy adjusting in the cervical area was much better tolerated than the usual adjusting by some of the small ambulatory children.
I would certainly recommend the course to people interested in expanding their practice into the pediatric area because of the thoroughness of information contained and modes of support offered.
For me, the course was quite intense. It took an effort to keep up to date with just taking in the material. To learn it and be proficient, would take a lot more time, probably years of studying and practicing, especially the SOT aspects.
I treat all ages in my office and want to gain more peds skills and feel more
confident in treating them.
More sure you allow ample time to this program; it is a lot of good information. Find what you can use now and apply it and then come back to the rest. The program has a lot of knowledge and allows me to look at treating peds in greater detail.
I have not applied too much yet. I am still not sure of some of the techniques, but it has taken me longer than expected to go through the program, and more difficult to understand having no SOT background and I had a hard time bringing it all together to have it make sense to me. I feel I would be better with hands on, especially with the cranial technique. I have watched many of the videos several times. I like the transcript so when I no longer have access to the videos, I can read the details covered.
“I feel this is a great program for most people, everyone learns differently. Having just had a baby, I thought it would be easier to learn this way from home.
I think it was a great course, with a wealth of information and a great deal of support and help from the instructors and other chiropractors.
I took the course because I wanted to enhance my pediatric skills and also gain
another perspective on implementation of SOT and cranial.
I learned a lot more about how to work on kids' spines. I learned more about how to apply cranial work to children and how to communicate the importance of chiropractic care of children.
This program has enhanced my skills as a chiropractor both in children AND adults. It has given me knowledge about why chiropractic care is important and given me ideas about how to grow my practice.
I had a hyperactive kid with a very active cranial rhythm. I used the cranial bowl lift and the kid's rhythm slowed down and he was relaxed.
I would totally recommend this course. It enhanced your skills as a practitioner and even if you know SOT like I did coming in, it enhances your skills and mindset.
I enjoyed the online learning environment because I would pause and come back to things. It also made it more digestible rather than three intense weekends. Other chiropractors are missing out on so much awesomeness that chiropractic can do if they don't take the course.
It was well worth my time and money. Thanks for putting it all together.
I wanted to gain more knowledge by working on tougher pediatric cases. I wanted to
gain the confidence to work with these cases. You will come out of the program with more confidence in
day-to-day practice. You will acquire the cranial adjusting skill-set to be more proactive with these kids
to hopefully help them avoid helmets and you will acquire a broader “toolbox” of skills to pull from and
apply with patients.
Personally, I saw how my own pediatric development as a child was impacted due to cranial issues that went undiagnosed. Professionally, I feel better equipped to examine tougher cases, to come up with a better action plan for care and to know who/when to co-manage with.
I had an infant with moderate torticollis and plagiocephaly. I was able to implement the cranial adjusting tools, as we as general SOT adjusting protocols and saw this little guy improve so much! Parents were pleased to avoid a helmet all together.
Absolutely recommend this course! It will take your knowledge and skill set to the next level. Giving you not only the confidence to treat tougher/more complex cases, but to also be able to really explain things to parents.
I wanted more knowledge, specifically in cranial adjusting, and more confidence. I gained both with this course, I was able to take the skills I already had and build upon them, Additionally, I gained multiple techniques to apply so if one way isn't the best fit for one child, I have others to pull from.
I appreciated the slow release of information. I was able to stay on top of the materials this way. And while I was not able to make the zoom meetings, due to my work hours, all of the information in the recordings was so helpful. This course was fantastic! Thank you both so much!
I took this course as I see many infants and was looking for more assessment and treatment protocols. This program is a lot longer than you think with tons of info but it's fast. I found the jaw module the easiest to implement and have used it mostly with infants with trouble breastfeeding. I would recommend this course for those that do well with online learning. I found both of you very caring, passionate and driven. It was inspiring to work with you. Thank you for your course!
Due to some personal experiences, I was drawn to learning more and this class was highly talked about by others in the ICPA. This program is a lot, make the time, print it all off, plan to work through it again once it is all finished to make sure the info sticks. My perspective when working with patients has drastically changed and I believe I am able to make a bigger impact than before. I started working with a 16-year-old that had two years of dealing with TMJ/locked jaw issues. She had spent a lot of money on fancy bite splints that were not helping. After I started working on her cranial system, using the temporal and TMJ techniques Dr Rosen taught, she is able to eat anything she wants (despite chewiness) and doesn't experience the “locked” jaw any longer. I would recommend this program - there is a lot of information, but it is all much-needed info for those who work with pediatrics. As chiropractors, we get very focused on the spinal system. As pediatric chiropractors, we have to realize that the cranial system is just as important as the spinal system and must be evaluated and dealt with. Otherwise you are limiting both yourself and your patients in the improvement that can be reached. Thank you to both Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson. It is obvious that you both have worked very hard in developing this program!
I took this course to better help my pediatric patients. I recommend that you stay on top of things, take the in-person seminar if possible and have a good understanding of SOT to begin with. I am more confident with cranial adjustments now. It has been a great addition to my practice. I am getting a lot of results just by adding in the sphenobasilar torsion move. I would recommend this course but in person for most. I really enjoyed the course; It was nice to take it at my own pace. I learned a lot form the course that has helped my practice grow. I really appreciate all the hard work you both have put in the program. I hope to take more classes with you in the future.
I took the cranial class with my ICPA training with Dr. Rosen. It was an extremely helpful class but I
wanted to dive deeper in understanding cranial adjusting. I am seeing a lot more babies in my practice ones
with TOTS and plagiocephaly. I wanted to increase my knowledge in helping patients with those issues.
My three takeaways: 1. It is the most intense, in depth information of any other class you have probably ever taken. 2. It may seem overwhelming but the Call to Action really helps to solidify the knowledge. 3. Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson are someone you must learn from if you are seeing pediatrics!
I have gained confidence in what I am doing. I learned a lot of clinic pearls that I am now able to implement in practice and have seen big improvement in my patients using these techniques. It has helped me to be one of the top trained providers in my area.
I really like using the stair step and fruit jar techniques. These have helped several of my patients dealing with sinus congestion and ear infections. I have had at least 6 kids not need ear tubes due to resolving their chronic ear infections. That is a huge win!
I would recommend this course to any provider who sees pediatrics. Without this training they are missing a huge piece of how we can help our pediatric patients.
This course was hands down worth the time and investment! It was a lot of information but Dr Rosen helps to break it down piece by piece so you can implement it the next day in your practice. I highly recommend the course for anyone seeing pediatrics or doing cranial work in their practice. Doing this class online can be a challenge as you need to be disciplined and committed to do the work and self-study. Having the online community to refer to is helpful.
Thank you for all that you do to help us chiropractors!
Approximately 40% of our practice is pediatric care and I find there is always something new that presents and always something new to learn. I have taken Dr Rosen's class in the past and wanted to gain a deeper, more thorough (and confident) understanding of why, when and how to address presenting conditions. The content is well-paced to complete on time and Dr Rosen repeats and reiterates throughout the course of the program to allow for learning, not just memorization. The techniques can be applied immediately in practice to start to see benefits without waiting until the end of the program. I have been able to communicate more effectively to parents so that they are a better partner in their children's care. A 1-month old baby presented with poor latch. During her examination, I also found that she had a jammed sagittal suture. Applying the cranial bowl lift techniques, alongside the usual intraoral work that I have done in the past, expedited not only her improved latch but also correction of the sutural jam. I recommend this course because there is so much content that they can continue to learn and apply to help more pediatric populations. Not only is the material helpful for our practice families, Dr Rosen and Dr Watson include different ways of learning. From the pre-recorded lessons to the call-to-actions, to the live doctor sharing, it kept fresh and built on the prior content. The pace is do-able and realistic to life as a mom and operate our own practice. Thank you for a great program! Well done!
I wanted to be able to have a better understanding of the cranial bones and how they work with the body as well as have a way to correct any misalignments or subluxations related to the cranial region. This program is very thorough. Having access to the videos as well as the script for the videos was very helpful in helping commit the information to memory. I feel as though I am better prepared to assess my patients as well as having the tools to help them more specifically. I have had babies with lingering head tilts that tended to be stubborn with regards to correction. Assessing the metopic suture has definitely improved outcomes. I would recommend this program. It's a lot of information, but it's digestible and highly applicable from class 1. and applying it to the pediatric population is something that we only skim in school and in some cases, not at all. The pediatric population is one that should be assessed and treated with respect for their developing systems. They are not tiny adults and this course helps you not only recognize that, but also helps you provide the care they so badly need. Thank you so much!
I decided to take the course to deepen the evaluation in pediatrics and obtain better results. This course presents extremely important information on pediatrics. It covers specific assessment including neurological tests and treatment of the cranium is extremely profound and requires a lot of study. The program transformed my way of seeing and understanding child development. After taking the course, I had the opportunity to attend cases of torticollis in newborns with more safety and better results. The online course is a great opportunity for professionals living in other countries to deepen knowledge in pediatrics. The online course gives access to a lot of information and provides contact with teachers and other students.
I have been wanting to focus on the pediatric population for many years but wasn't able to find the time to appear in person to seminars. This is a comprehensive program with takeaways to use immediately from weekly classes and questions are welcomed and answered. This program has made treating patients and families more comprehensive and fun. A child came in with severe earache from swimming and was adjusted with cranial techniques for earaches. Afterward, he was able to sleep through the night and had significantly decreases pain. I would definitely recommend this course. There is a lot of material but it's incredibly worth the time and effort. I think any chiropractor (already well versed in pediatrics or not) will find many techniques and helpful hints for treating patients. It's a great program, thank you for the opportunity. I look forward to taking more in the future
I decided to take this course because I had previously taken a weekend seminar with Dr Rosen as a student. I learned a lot but I wanted a way to learn along with the book (I purchased at the seminar) at a slower pace to truly understand the material. This course is an amazing way to set up your exam so that you can efficiently detect subluxation patterns, as well as communicating these patterns to parents. The information given in the introduction in this class is an amazing tool to use to educate the community about the importance of chiropractic care in the pediatric population. The cranial training that you receive in this course is unmatchable when it comes to any other course out there. Taking this course has definitely given me the confidence to effectively address the more complex issues that we can sometimes see in the pediatric practice. I am much more efficient in locating subluxation patterns and getting better with patients. I had a baby during this course so I was able to directly see the effect that birth trauma had on her. I started adjusting and performing cranial work learned in this course on her right away. She is 6 months old now and thriving and I always get compliments from her pediatrician on how well developed she is as well as how great of a shape her skull is in. Obviously, she refers to me often now! The Pediatric Certification program with Peak Potential Institute was the missing piece I needed in practice. I started practice straight out of school seeing children and there were so many things I was unsure about, and through this program I was able to create clear precise exam formats and adjusting protocols that WORK! Thank you both for putting together this immaculate course to help other chiros thrive in pediatric practice. Can't wait to dive into more courses with Peak Potential!
I have taken Dr. Rosen's class in the past, and learned so much technique and knowledge that I still use today. It was a game changer for me. I see a lot of babies and kids and wanted to pursue this technique and be better at it to help our community. It makes such a difference in my practice and the results I see. My knowledge and confidence has definitely grown and the results are what brings back patients and refer others. So my practice has grown. I have a wait list of patients. I don't need to do any marketing. I don't have time. I get to focus on patient care. I had a patient with colic, reflex and torticollis, go from screaming every time they fed and would spit up, to the happiest baby girl in less than a month of care. Her pediatrician told her to stop nursing and go on formula and medication. She opted not to and tried cranial/chiropractic. It worked! Mom is still nursing, the baby is happy and no medications are needed. Thank you. It has made a huge difference in my practice and more babies and kids are getting results. It's not a technique that is one and done, but something that has to be continually practiced and learned. I am a life time student!
Having studied with us, what would be three take away you could share with others about this program?
1 – Technique is easy to follow and grasp – but lots of information, so it takes time and repetition to "perfect".
2 – He explains the science behind it (I am more scientific in my head) and the “why and how”. Makes it easy to explain to your patients.
3 – You get results. It's gentle and effective technique and less is more.
I took this program because I wanted to expand my knowledge and ability to confidently care for children of all ages. This program has improved my confidence in care and improved patient results. Three takeaways are that a thorough assessment initially saves time in the long run, that assessing and correcting subluxation patterns of the body as a whole yields the best results and to always address the cranium. I have a set of twin patients that had a difficult birth. They had complicated cranial subluxations and significant birth trauma. When I started applying the techniques from this course, specifically addressing sphenobasilar restriction, they improved dramatically. They just had their first birthdays and are happy and healthy! This course was so helpful in impacting my ability to help our patient community. I am still integrating all the information and continuing to see better results all the time. Thank you so much!
I wanted to personally thank you for the amazing course that you created and put so much time and effort into. I truly LOVED it — and found so much value. Every lesson that I learned I had something new to bring to my practice on Monday morning. It has been so valuable in creating certainty when working with my pediatric practice, especially in the areas of: plagiocephaly, Torticollis, feeding challenges, jaw and sinus issues, and so much more. I have started to do cranial work on many of my adult practice members as well, and they have been loving it. My cranial adjusting skills have improved exponentially and I have already witnessed the results. The doctors Q & A replays were really important for me as it gave me the opportunity to clarify I had and review many of the skills that were presented in the main content. Thank you again for an amazing learning experience!
I took this course because I had an exponential increase in pediatric patients and
wanted to increase my clinical skills to best serve these patients. My certainty and skills have skyrocketed
since taking this course and I have developed a high demand wait list for new patients since starting this
course. I liked that the course was broken down into small chunks and this helped pace myself. The most
surprising part of the course was the impact that cranial work can have and I have added to my examinations
and my day to day checkups and adjustments.
I would recommend this course for it will increase your clinical certainty 1000 fold and give you so many more tools in your tool belt for working with pediatrics. I really enjoyed working with Drs. Rosen and Watson on this course. Even though it was virtual, the live Q and A's gave you more of the in person feeling that we all crave when it comes to Continuing Education. I loved the way it was broken down into small chunks, with detailed notes and opportunities to ask questions both in the lives and the Facebook group. I was able to ask specific case questions in the Facebook group and received actionable tools to use right away. Thank you for your passion and dedication to your craft and for being willing to share it with our amazing profession.
I really appreciate you putting together the online program. I still want to do your in person classes but being able to go back to the videos and go over them at my own pace was really helpful!
I decided to take this course because I took a previous course with Dr. Rosen before
and it was very helpful in practice. I've always wanted to work with the pediatric population; this course
expanded my skills to work with pediatric patients and their parents.
This program is one of the most comprehensive and thorough courses I've ever taken outside of school. It is very applicable especially with the 'Call to Action' questions that are at the end of every class. The connections that you can make in the material taught really opens up the way you think about cases and what other possibilities there are when treating a more complex case.
I've recently started to work with a more pediatric population and this has been very helpful and applicable when treating complex dental cases and special needs cases that diverge from the average population.
I started to see a minor autistic patient that's 4 years old back in March. The child cannot communicate properly and would scream and throw tantrums whenever he didn't understand something or wanted something. He would never look at anyone directly and would always avoid their gaze when asked to greet or speak with them. We started to work with him doing only extra-oral techniques and some light supplementation to help bring down his brain inflammation, and last week his mom said that he has been able to tell you what he wants instead of scream or pulling you. He's also been able to learn more words quickly and look at people in the eyes when he greets them.
I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was a great way to look at SOT and cranial work in a different light. There are certain things like adjusting techniques that are more clear in person than in the videos because the way the videos are filmed or angled doesn't make it as clear it is at an in-person seminar.
So proud to be part of the Peak Potential Institute and Drs. Martin Rosen and Nancy Watson program. Completed the online Certificate Program in SOT Pediatric training. Amazing program with lots to learn and inculcate into my technique skills. Thanks Martin and Nancy!
Q: Can you tell us a little about what inspired you to take the course?
I studied osteopathy for 7 years here in Italy and learned cranio-sacral approach which fascinated me. Since putting together chiropractic and osteopathy is giving me a lot of satisfaction with adults, I wanted to do the same with pediatric population
Q: What was your favorite aspect of the course?
I love online programs, when you feel that concentration starts to disappear, you can stop and go on later. And with Dr. Rosen is important, because he can manage to tell you so many things in 5 minutes!!!! I took this course to integrate the studies I have been doing with osteopathy pediatric. And I am grateful for this because it has been interesting and useful. I had to put myself into discussion for the differences, but I managed to integrate especially the external cranial adjustment and other techniques for later childhood.
I have really enjoyed this program. I love to continue learning and I love the ability to go back and re-watch the videos, especially when a new case comes in. There is so much information and it has certainly improved my abilities and confidence in helping all of my patients! Thank you! Although I love in person seminars, it is not always possible to make it, so having this option has been wonderful.
It was awesome. A lot of info and should integrate the hands on with the course. It was very helpful to have the videos to go back and review techniques.
I am so very thankful for Marty and Nancy for bringing us this class. I will be studying my notes for the rest of my career and beyond! I have learned so much and have so much more confidence in my daily treatments. Since I already had my cranial certification through SOT, I was grateful to have this class on line rather than in person so I could stop and back up the videos to re-watch them. Also, I have yet to see Marty take a breath while he is teaching - lol. Having his pediatric textbook has also been a wonderful adjunct when I need a quick reference. My patients love his newest book as I have several copies laying around the office for all to enjoy. Having just taught my first class last year, I have a greater appreciation for what goes into making slides and notes. Marty, I cannot thank you enough for your love and dedication to our profession and for all of your training to help us to help the little human beings that will be the future of our planet! You rock!
I just want to thank you for creating this online program for so many reasons! To help me grow as a practitioner to help more kiddos and families, (helping adults too), helping me stay engaged and learning, (a passion to always g row and learn), during this crazy season of no gatherings and travel. This course has been inspiring and I wish I could imprint all the teachings in my brain and re-watch the videos when I need insight. I know asking questions too will help! This course has also shown me to share more with parents about their child's physiology and not avoid details. Parents are more engaged and interested in hearing about the dural meningeal, CSF, sphenobasilar respiratory connection, the cranial sacral, and the neural system and how it pertains to findings and corrections versus speaking about subluxation and its impact on function and healing. Like attracts like. I'm analytical, so why would my patients not want to know the details. Thank you for showing us how to communicate - the doctor shares were so important And I apologize I was not in person for almost all of them. I am grateful they are recorded to go back and learn more! I love the format of watching, reading and engaging as it solidifies concepts and someday soon hope to connect in person!
Thank you for all you do for our profession and the community of patients you and Nancy serve. This was a wonderful opportunity to learn.
Q: How has this program helped your practice?
I love the science the why the how and the opportunity to help my community more. I first decided or rather my decision was solidified to become a chiropractor when a doc I worked for while doing my undergrad helped a young boy that had been adopted, (no health history), with plagiocephaly. It's always been a passion to pursue but somehow been held back - mostly belief in myself – now I know more and understand so much more – I hope I get the opportunity to make an even bigger difference to help kiddos and families start life and live life at an entirely new level.
Q: What are three takeaways from the program?
a) Helping parents understand the different areas we look at in a child's physiology when adjusting them. The CSF, Respiratory mechanism, ascending and descending pathways, sutural integrity/motion, nerve system impact, the dural meningeal system – to help them see it's not just about symptom “X”. b) The importance of the sphenobasilar synchondrosis joint in our youth. c) I have so much more I want to learn as the human body is so incredible and innate is amazing when it has no interference!
Q: How has it changed your practice?
I'm checking everyone's skulls, whereas before I was only checking school age til great grandparents from the occiput to the coccyx. How much more I can help kiddos with more thorough assessments and provide more care versus only using some craniosacral I had learned along the way, (only the tip of the iceberg). I'm excited to share more, write more, teach my community more as I continue to grow and learn! I've noticed some adults with troublesome migraines being relieved faster. I've seen littles whom have come in fussy, (under the age of 1), settle quicker, sleep easier and rest and digest better. I hope to be able to share more so I can serve more from the age of 1-101. I too have seen a couple of my concussion clients respond much quicker as well and last longer between visits. I am grateful for this course and inspired by our profession even more! I am hoping through this my communication is stronger and more people grab on to a better understanding of chiropractic for them and their families within our community and outside of our community!
Took the course because, after the home birth of our daughter my practice has taken a
turn towards pediatrics, as I treat more and more referrals from my Midwives. It was a significant
investment, as I only practice part-time, but the increased knowledge of cranial adjusting was absolutely
worth it, I saw results in my patients immediately.
The smaller lessons once per week were ideal for a busy doctor and mother. I was able to keep up and at the same time continue my family and practice normally. Most surprising learning: My learning curve on the sphenoid bone! I learned so much and it was definitely something my skill set had been missing. Would recommend the course, to any Doc that sees infants and small children in their practice, this course is SO valuable and will help these kids out in so many ways.
I have been in practice for nearly 17 years, and have treated infants and children for my entire career. This course has been THE most useful tool in expanding my ability to adjust these little ones more thoroughly and see amazing results. It has truly helped me change lives. Drs. Rosen and Watson are gifted healers and they are talented teachers in the way they are able to clearly and expertly share their knowledge.
After previously taking the Pediatric Certificate Program in-person, I knew that I
wanted a way to dive deeper into the content, as it was so abundant (and truly overwhelming.) I have now
completed the 10-month program and am amazed at how much information and skill sets are within this course.
Introducing the information in a remote fashion allows for ease of studying at your own pace and convenience
– important when running busy practices! The videos are able to be replayed to fully grasp concepts that may
be foreign and allow you to practice skills that are required to perform the art of our profession. These
concepts and skills are proving to be invaluable, day in and day out.
Understanding the connection of the dural meningeal system and how it relates to the health of the nervous system is paramount when detecting and correcting subluxations – something that is not addressed well enough in school. I have also been able to address cranial distortions in my patients that I could not figure out how to tap into previously. Seeing children's health change in front of their parents' and my eyes is worth every minute of studying this material. This program has opened my eyes into multiple ways to access the entire nervous system and has provided me with more skills to feel competent and confident with any pediatric case that arises in my practice. For this, I am eternally grateful to have found this program and teachers like Drs. Martin and Nancy.
Infants are harder to help than they used to be. Having been in practice over 30 years
I need more tools and
different options as I evaluate a child. Have always dabbled in cranial on infants and I wanted to expand my
knowledge (Dr. Rosen is great at teaching this).
Three take away from the program: Loved the detailed presentations on cranial adjusting. The videos and demonstrations are excellent. My education was very minimal in the cranial area and SOT courses over 30 years ago. If I had taken this in person I would have hit overload very quickly, the shorter weekly lessons gave me time to digest, re-watch and learn a new language, then work on the techniques taught. The spinal Evaluation procedures will help when I get stuck and need to come at something a different way than my normal.
Don't do too much too fast. Dr. Rosen has a very systematic approach as he teaches and some things are multistep; part of me wants to follow exactly and do all, but reality is that I need to pick 2-3 corrections at a time and improve those and not try to do all. If need be, clear with what I know then go back to notes and add a new correction next time. Watch, submit questions , participate in the Q&A, so good! Repetition but some invaluable nuggets (see below). Loved learning from Dr. Marty and Dr. Nancy are a great team and have SO much knowledge we can benefit from.
A specific instance where I used these techniques: New patient under 5 months, neither parent are patients but great grandparents are. Initial visit lots of cranial distortion very visible, MD talking helmet. I was a bit nervous in that I knew some but we were still proceeding through techniques. But I kept it simple, spinal adjustment then a couple of specific cranial releases (my mind wanted to "do" more but "don't do too much too fast" came to my hands so I did a couple of the cranial/CSF finishing techniques we had covered, and Stopped! 2nd visit: I sure wish I had taken day 1 pictures! This infants head was a totally different shape, it was beautiful! Parents saw the absolute change and some of the subjective symptoms that were there had improved as well.
I believe it was in one of our Q&A sessions that Dr. Rosen covered a hyoid question from a doctor: I have an Adult patient who has improved greatly with his subjective complaint. He was very non chiro. initially but we have helped him greatly. We got to talking about his cervical spine surgery at least 3 years prior and that when they intubated him something went wrong. Since that time he has difficulty swallowing and more throat related issues. This Q&A session was within the 2 weeks prior to this conversation so I did the maneuver. Totally Great Response! I was stunned patient thrilled. We continued to do it a few treatments in a row, it feels different to palpate it now and will just check as needed. He quizzed me about how I knew to do what I did and It was one of this moments I told him that the good Lord had to have just placed him and my education in the right place at the right time as two weeks prior I would Not have known this maneuver and he had never told me about the swallowing problem until now.
I want to help babies and children. Keep up as best as you can. Listen to the whole video, and then watch it again later. Enjoy the course. I feel it has helped me to be more confident with treating babies and children. I would recommend this class to any DC who wants to expand their knowledge of Cranial work. Thank you for being concise with your presentations throughout the course.
I took the course because I was having a challenging time getting through the pediatric book on my own, and
figured a structured class would help push me through it. I also wanted to provide the next level of care to
my pediatric clients- as more challenging cases are always pushing me to learn more, as well as having a
better explanation of why I do what I do for the parents who do not understand why they have been sent to
The overall setup is good. Breaking down the information into modules is helpful. Building up on the information through a practice perspective helps in applying the new information. Q&A’s is a great way to go into more detail and personally get questions answered. The app is helpful to take the program on the go (I listened to each new segment on Mondays on my way to the office).
This is a masterclass level. As such, there is definitely a level of independent study and focus required. I do not feel that I always had the focus needed, but it still provided me with valuable insight into my current practice, areas where I need more practice, and areas where I still need more education. It also helped me realize how much I already do know, and some of the finer details within the class definitely upped my in-office game and communication.
This year has had a lot of sinus/ears/congestion. The segments on cranial and drainage have been my most requested session offering- both in the adults and the older pediatric clients I have. My success with plagiocephaly has actually decreased, and I think that I was doing better when I was doing it more intuitively. However, with more practice, I know that the clarifications, the assessment, and CSF finishing will shoot me forward in the care I provide.
I have recommended this course to a couple other chiropractors in my area. We desperately need more advanced pediatric chiropractors here. However, honestly, there are not very many that I feel are up to the level of independent study required for this course. I already have a strong pediatric practice. I have many clients that I can test out the new things being shared. For a new apprentice, or someone wanting to increase their pediatric reach.... I think this would be difficult.
This information is tremendous. Dr Rosen and Dr. Watson have truly pioneered this information into an actual course.
I appreciate what this course is going to do for pediatric care. I appreciate the ability to take this course from the comfort of my own home, after the kids are in bed, without having to travel, pay for hotels and be away from my family. It has been worth the time and monetary investment. I hope that my observations are taken as constructive insight, as I really do believe this course has a lot of value to our profession and our communities. Thank you for the opportunity to learn from you.