Evaluation and Corrections of the Sphenobasilar
“I decided to take this course per the recommendation of my friend and mentor, Dr. Christie McClarty. She has always spoken highly of both Dr. Martin Rosen and Dr. Nancy Watson regarding their intelligence and ability to teach. Being that I desire to help the pediatric population achieve wellness and live their best life, it was a no-brainer to register for the course. More specifically, Dr. Christie encouraged me to take this specific one first since she has found the sphenobasilar junction to be one of the keys to her practice. Since I am graduating soon, I figured I could get ahead of the game and start putting this into practice prior to actually being practicing. I was hoping to learn more about adjusting pediatrics and knowledge on the anatomy of the pediatric population.
I am technically not allowed to do cranials in our campus clinic (sad, I know). So I haven’t truly put into practice the specific adjustments. However, this course has helped me better communicate chiropractic care for kids and babies to parents as well as improved my analysis for kids and babies. I feel more confident having a deeper understanding of their anatomy.
I would recommend this course to others. I have found my confidence has improved as a chiropractic intern and soon-to-be doctor in the realm of pediatric chiropractic care. I’m so excited to officially put all of this into practice!
My experience in the sphenobasilar course has been great! As a current chiropractic intern and soon-to-be doctor, I was searching for a way to prepare for the pediatric population I desire to serve during clinic and post-graduation. This course has given me great confidence because of the in-depth explanations Dr. Rosen would go into in the video modules of physiology and anatomy. The sphenobasilar junction was very unfamiliar to me prior to this course and I’m so glad to have more knowledge of it. I think other doctors AND students should take these who are searching for MORE! This course helped unlock many gray areas about the pediatric population for me. It has improved not only my skill level but also my communication skills to parents and families.
Thank you both for your time, energy, and passion for these topics. I really hope to be able to join you soon, and maybe in the company of Dr. Christie! That would be very full-circle. On behalf of all students out there, we appreciate your service to this profession! The legacy you both are leaving is tremendously respected.”
“I had decided to take this course to see if I could help athletes with head trauma. (rodeo rough stock). I actually used this technique on several patients. One we helped with her vestibular condition and the other was a woman who had a lot of trauma. It helped with her eyesight. Not what I was expecting, but when the system was balanced the body was able to recover.
I would recommend this course to others. You will be able to help more people in ways that you could not before.
My experience in this course was a little bit complex at the beginning. Especially understanding the way the cranial bones move. I just keep practicing and looking back at my notes. It has helped tremendously as I can start to see distortions in my patients that I never saw before. The short videos have helped with time as well and understanding the content in snippets. Thank you so much for the work you do and sharing your knowledge with us.”
“I took this program for the systematic study and improvement of treatment skills. I recommend this program because you can study a wide range of knowledge in the related field.”
Kim Hyun Mok
“I took this course to get a better understanding and to learn the importance of the motion that the cranium needs. This program will help you feel the different motions and restrictions of the skull. This is a great and easy way to balance the sphenobasilar”
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Corrections of the Sphenobasilar
“I took this program to increase knowledge about cranial adjustments to be able to use day to day in clinical practice. I have applied cranial torsion corrections in infants, more settled during adjustment and afterwards. I would recommend this course, easy to understand and do at own pace. Cranial adjustments provide gentle corrections to the body/ nervous system but make massive functional changes to the patient”
“I took the course to refresh my understanding of the cranial mechanics. I have been doing cranial work, but mainly on adults, for about 25 years now. So I didn’t have a specific moment out of this course to share, but every time my understanding of the cranial system gets better, my results get gradually better over the years, and this course added to that as well. This is a perfect course to get a real in depth understanding of the cranial dural system, and of their rhythms. When treating the cranium it is mandatory to really understand its mechanisms and. rhythms. This course helps greatly in this understanding.”
“I was looking for additional ways to assess some of my kiddos that aren’t responding the way I would like. I have a newer ADHD kid that wasn’t stabilizing. I applied this new technique and mom reported a change the next day.
I would recommend this program. It is so easy to add this assessment into your protocol. I wish I would have learned it sooner. This online course is laid out concisely so you can efficiently learn a new assessment and correction. I like that I was able to replay the videos until I committed it to memory. Thank you.”
“I decided to take this course to learn more about how to approach infants. I am currently a student that wants to focus in pediatric care. Many doctors within the ICPA had recommended me to expand my knowledge through this course. I would definitely recommend this course. It increases your awareness of other aspects that promote the pump of CSF in the cranio-meningeal system. Great experience. Well explained and understandable. Every student or doctor in chiropractic will empower their skills to address more specific areas that affect the flow of coherence in the cranium. Thank you.”
Gabriel A. Matos-Rivera
“I took this course to learn a proper way to diagnose the distortional pattern in the upper cervical region and the dural meningeal system, and how to correct it. I would recommend this course because being specific and knowing what to correct is the key for us chiropractors. This is my second course with the Peak Potential Institute. Their courses have always been giving us new perspectives yet practical skills to be applied clinically. I would definitely attend more courses with them.”
Lok Yan Joanne Cheng
“I took this course as a refresher of cranial techniques and better serve my paediatric clients and support parents.
Practiced the sphenoid wing and orbital hold on an adult with an overbite and tension in maxilla. He noted that he could not breathe well through his right nostril. 2 treatments he said he was sleeping through the night and could sleep through the night. Treated babies with direct technique, worked very well in one baby at 2 weeks old, mum reported he slept better that evening. Another baby aged 10 weeks went into Moro’s response. Q and a helped and on reflection that baby would be better with an indirect approach after CSF balancing.
I would recommend this course. Succinct information delivered in a usable way. Call to action affirmed key takeaways
The format of the course is great for putting the techniques into practice. The videos deliver useful, key information and also enable you to form questions for the Q and A sessions. Support is also available in the Facebook groups. I really enjoyed this course and already achieved better results with my clients.
Thank you Dr. Marten and Dr. Nancy. Fabulous course, the structure suits me and I appreciate the videos and transcripts as I can learn whilst practicing and looking after my baby. I think a couple of case studies and scenarios would be beneficial. To highlight difficulties and communication with clients and parents. I really benefited from this. Look forward to the paediatric course! Thanks
Emma Le Roux
I took this course for more in depth information on the sphenobasilar joint. I have one infant patient with a leaky tear duct that has subsided following chiropractic. I would recommend this course. Most other seminars talk about the importance but quickly go through the adjustments. This one breaks it down into manageable and specific parts. Thank you!
Hanna Songer Jorns
“I took this course because some patients may not be capable of typical chiropractic adjustment and may need another kind of adjustment without a thrust. Hence, I am seeking another technique to balance the patient’s spinal system in a more gentle way.
I would recommend this course as I think the information you delivered is very inspiring, and I would like to find out more in the other lectures to be organized in the future. Thanks for your instruction; I am looking forward to using the skills in my daily practice very soon.
Tai Hong Andrew Lung
“I took the 10 month course and this is what I have found the most challenging to apply in practice and when to apply it. I felt like I needed to review this information again and watch the video presentations.
I have had several kids with oral ties and dural restrictions I have used this to help and balance their systems with the exercises for the oral tissue post revision. I have found this helpful to be able to review and I would recommend the 10 month course to anyone who is interested in cranial work. The course is outlined in steps that are easy to apply in practice. Each one lays out the groundwork for more in depth practice and evaluation of the more challenging pediatric cases that arise. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.”
Dr. Lindsey Crook
“I took this program to gain more info re cranial function and correction. I used this technique on adult patients with known birth trauma, both emotional and structural release of sphenobasilar. I would recommend this program, good information presented. Thank you.”
“I took this program for a better understanding of sphenobasilar function, evaluation, and correction. I used this technique on a patient who presented with cervical pain that was not resolving with low force spinal adjusting. I used the methods taught for evaluation and correction of the sphenobasilar junction and there was an immediate reduction in the patient’s pain. I would recommend this course because it is easy to follow and implement in practice.
The course was well sequenced into bite-sized sections that you could learn and apply each week in practice, gradually building your knowledge and skills.”
“I wanted to take this course as I would like to primarily be taking care of newborns and young children and wanted to learn something specific like this and understand more about cranial adjustments.
I applied this technique last week on a 5 year old boy with lots of sensory and anxiety-like concerns. After this mom texted: “He woke up at night but not nearly as fidgety and anxious and was able to get back to sleep fairly easily. He has been extremely calm and actually giving hugs and kisses..not like him at all!
The course was great! I was able to learn and apply skills right away and got quick and helpful feedback from the instructor when any question came up. I also appreciated the extra information that came throughout the course on Facebook or the live Q&A.
Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson you seem like wonderful and compassionate people and I appreciate you sharing your skills and knowledge. I hope to continue learning more. Thank you.”
“I took this course just to continue getting a deeper understanding of the course work that I have been using on my patients. I have a 4 month old with severe sphenobasilar torsion and over 2 months of care, his plagiocephaly has gone from a 12 mm difference to a 5mm difference using these techniques. This course is great in breaking down a big concept into smaller, understandable content. Highly recommend it! Always a pleasure to learn from you guys!”
“I took this program to further understand the movement of the SB junction, so I can make better corrections and explain it to patients better.
I have been continuing to work on infant care; parents always say the babies do better after the cranial work.
Any chiropractor working with the pediatric population should take this course because it’s not always about adjusting the atlas; it’s so much more than that. This whole program has really helped me learn more about the specific work we can do with children, it’s very detailed, very specific, can be very complicated, but it can be very beneficial to this population.”
Dr. Pamela Stone
“After many years of practicing SOT I know how important it is to be able to evaluate and treat correctly the sphenobasilar. Whenever I go back to the basics, I always learn something new.
32 year old cross country skier with constant headaches after a fall, correcting the sphenobasilar took care of the long standing problem. It is simply a wonderful way to learn SOT without the cost of in my case a transatlantic flight, time away from work and to be able to learn from the best.
Like Nike says: ” Just do it ” ! :-)”
“I took this program to improve the knowledge of cranial adjustment. I know where to adjust. Convenient for long distance study especially for time zone different. Thank you.”
“I always enjoy your classes and can use refresher on techniques. I found that I keep doing more and more cranial work on my practice members especially my infants with tongue ties.
I have been doing more lateral flexion of the sphenobasilar and felt better release at the sphenoid wings. Cranial work is so important to anyone that wants to take a whole-body approach and get the root of the problem. Cranial work can beneficial even for those that have low back issues.”
“I want to learn more about cranial adjusting to better serve my patients. I used it last week on a four month old. I enjoyed being able to go at my own pace and being able to rewind and re-watch and really absorb the material. I am looking forward to using the techniques on my patients! Thank you.”
“I took this program because I wanted to get very clear on this specific part of the cranium.
I incorporated the specific movements of the sphenobasilar joint with a few difficult plagiocephaly cases. This course helped me understand the specific mechanisms as they relate to the other articulations and combined with respiratory movement.”
“We take care of many infants with latching difficulty and wanted to become more skilled in the infant cranium.
We have been evaluating sphenoid movement and utilizing the direct and non-direct approaches regularly to help our patients. Dr Rosen has an incredible knowledge of the cranium and how to teach applicable skills for chiropractors to implement into practice.
As a pediatric chiropractor, it’s important for us to be able to identify patterns in the cranium that can affect growth, development, feeding patterns, etc. and Dr Rosen’s courses are key in helping us do so.”
“I work with infants daily and I have taken the ICPA courses years ago and wanted to refresh to help improve my skills in this area. I have used this technique with oral restrictions, plagiocephaly and torticollis and I have noticed immediate improvement in overall body tension decreasing.
This program is convenient, provided material at a good pace to be able to review and understand before the next class, but still provided deadlines so I got the work done. Thank you for sharing these classes.”
“I took this program to clarify what I had learned in the ICPA module, to gain more understanding and to reiterate what I had learned (hear it in a different voice, and repeat the learning). I wanted more insights into how to SB influences the palate as well since this is the area I feel I am not getting changes as I would like.
I have applied these techniques with: Latching improvements in babies. Colic resolution or improvements. Sucking reflex that had gone away came back. Sleeping issues are improving. Reflux improving (when gag reflex is overactive). In adults: post-concussion symptoms improving. Hemiplegic migraine resolution. Chronic headaches/migraines improvements. Some cases with that though get worse before they get better. I am trying to predict when it would happen to at least give a patient a heads-up. It seems the more chronic the issue is (heightened hormesis) the more sensitive they are and benefit from lighter touch versus firmer.
This technique applies to so many clinical presentations. I used to dismiss cranial work but it has enhanced my spinal complaints resolution, without a doubt. Now, I apply the analysis to almost everyone, on every visit. It is a regular thing I check to make sure it is working properly.”
“I decided to take this class because I love working with the cranial system. I am always looking to add more knowledge in balancing the cranium. I was hoping to gain more knowledge to help with my more difficult cases.
The way that this course is set up is that each week you receive videos that are short and sweet and easy to complete each week versus having to sit down all in one day and complete a full course.
This is the first class I have taken this way and will be taking more!”
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