Dr John Upledger aged 80 passed away this morning. A great man who contributed to the healthcare system and was one of the first to break down barriers. If you are a cranio sacral therapist trained at upledger or a client whose pain has been relieved by cranial work, I ask you to say a prayer to the man who gave training to therapists and eased pain for thousands around the globe. I met Dr Upledger 10 years ago in Florida. He will be truly missed.
Published by Rawya El Gammal
I started my career in my late teens as a group exercise instructor and PT, then found my calling as a Sports Therapist where I worked with sports injuries and post op cases in the UK and Egypt. I found that people who came in needed support on a multitude of levels other than just return to sport, so I pursued my passion in studying more. Trained as a holistic therapist, hypnotherapy, homeopathy, Australian Bush flowers, then went onto a long journey of training at the Upledger Institute in craniosacral therapy followed by the Barral Institute in Visceral, Neural and articular manipulation. Over the years I developed my own techniques of work, incorporating the array of studies into sessions. A client would come in with complaints ranging from injuries, to random headaches and I'd take the time during a consultation to listen to what they have to say. Then I'd spend the rest of the session listening and assessing the body through biomechanical assessments, joint, visceral, neural etc assessments, listening techniques and by the end of the consultation will discuss with you what my opinion is and options. We'll set up a plan that works for you and take it from there. My intention isn't to keep you coming forever, but to get you up and going as quickly as possible. In 2000 my masters was on meditation vs exercise on blood pressure. Meditation was one of the things I had incorporated in my daily life since I was in my mid 20's but by the time I had teens, the practice became a little bit of a challenge with all other demands of life. For a series of consecutive years I took my family to a mindfulness retreat, and started reviving that aspect of learning into our lives, went onto to study SER (somatic-emotional release) and it was applied through my manual work practice. A year ago, I enrolled in a three year SE course, I'm entering year two and am now incorporating the work into my practice which doesn't necessarily require manual work. As an addition to the titles I'm also a life/wellness coach and behaviour change in practice coach in fitness, I added a few more bows to my tie by studying CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy through the Achology institute) and NLP. The combination of all the studies and 30+ years experience in being a therapist helps me help you even more. View more posts