Mariann Sisco, PT, CST-D is a practicing physical therapist of 35 years, a Certified Instructor for the Upledger Institute and a Certified Presenter for the Barral Institute. Mariann’s experience also includes serving as a staff clinician working alongside Dr. Upledger at the Healthplex Clinic in Florida. Fueled by her personal belief that you cannot diagnose the power of the human spirit, she applies her expertise utilizing manual therapy for patients who have not responded to traditional medicine. Mariann’s broad range of clinical experience, post graduate education and entertaining teaching style making her a sought after instructor in both the clinical and classroom settings. Mariann was awarded the first ever Clinical Educator of the Year by the University of New Mexico Physical Therapy School. Mariann is also an examiner for the CST Techniques Certification Program.

“Craniosacral Therapy for Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries”

The use of the terms “concussion,” “post-concussions syndrome (PCS)” and “traumatic brain injury: (TBI)” has increased in the lexicon of health care practitioners and laypeople. In all levels of sports, we see an increased frequency in the diagnosis of concussion injury, as well as the detailed quantification of its accompanying signs and symptoms. Medicine focuses on detection and diagnosis with the common treatment being watching and waiting unless surgery is required. Employing a manual technique capable of accessing and addressing the vascular, structural and neurological tissues of the brain has surfaced as being an appropriate treatment modality. In particular, the techniques of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy can be applied with the attention of addressing 3 main areas in this type of injury: the cerebrospinal fluid and venous sinus systems; the cranial bones and intracranial membrane system; and the autonomic nervous system. Through this seminar, learn how Upledger CranioSacral Therapy can be a useful tool for patients suffering concussion or TBI. You will gain an understanding of how CST can be very effective in mitigating post-concussion symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and sleep problems. Results from a pilot study at the Upledger Institute with Ex-National Football League players will be shared.

Fri., 4/27 1-5pm Pt. 1 of 3 Sat., 4/28 8-12noon Pt. 2 of 3 Sat., 4/28 2-6pm Pt. 3 of 3 12 CEs

Bring: massage table

NCBTMB Provider #025785-00