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CranioStructural Integration

Florence Barber-Hancock
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Modalities used: Manual Muscle Testing, Therapy Localization, Challenge; Facilitated Pathways Intervention; CranioSomatics; CranioStructural Integration

Modaliites taught: CranioSomatics, CranioStructural Integration, Facilitated Pathways Intervention https://www.thecsiinstitute.com/instructors

Other qualifications: Speaker at TFH-KA conferences in USA. Ph.D. – Developer of a unique soft-tissue manual therapy: Facilitated Pathways Intervention. 20 years of professional experience in Special Education, teaching and working with children and adults with special physical and educational needs.

Flo Barber-Hancock’s Ph.D. in Neurosensory Rehabilitation has taken her far beyond her training as a Licensed Massage Therapist and her first career as a certified Special Education teacher.  She has been a cranial instructor and clinician in a busy private practice since 1998.  Using specialized cranial techniques, she provides pain relief and improved function for individuals of all ages.  Flo has taught her FPI cranial techniques in the US, Europe, Canada, and Costa Ria, and looks forward to more presentations around the world.

Dr. Flo spent many years developing the unique therapy – Facilitated Pathways Intervention (FPI) – which culminated in her doctoral dissertation.  The use of kinesiology techniques enabled creation of her “Homunculus of the External Cranium”, a ‘myofascial map’ of the head, face and neck.  It relates specific areas of the head to specific muscles and joints throughout the musculoskeletal body.  The FPI therapy utilizes firm but gentle soft-tissue techniques, which are performed on the head, face, and neck: – areas innervated primarily by cranial nerves.  Muscle-testing, therapy localization, and challenge are essential tools in every treatment session.

The FPI techniques quiet hyperactive nerves, reduce inflammation, promote appropriate balance between antagonistic muscles, and restore function to previously inhibited muscles.  The therapy seems especially beneficial in addressing the chronic symptoms of Repetitive Motion Disorders, traumatic injuries, and vestibular dysfunctions.  FPI is also very effective with certain types of childhood problems, such as torticollis, developmental delays, ADHD, and others.

Dr. Barber-Hancock is Co-founder and Director of Education at Hancock CranioSomatic Institute.  In addition to Facilitated Pathways Intervention, her clinical practice and teaching skills include CranioSomatic Therapy techniques, and the CranioStructural Integration protocol developed by her professional partner and husband, Dr. G. Dallas Hancock, D.C., Ph.D


Dr. Dallas Hancock
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First Kinesiology course:  1973

Modalities Used:  CranioSomatic Therapy, chiropractic techniques (diversified, Sacro Occipital, Applied Kinesiology)

Organizations: TFH, CANASK, ICAK, SOTO-USA

Dr. Hancock is a Chiropractic Physician who specializes in cranial techniques.  He has spent more than thirty years investigating the relationships between sutural restrictions (both individual and global), cranial sphenobasilar patterns, and patterns of inhibited muscle function.  His extensive use of kinesiology led him to identify two cranial patterns whose neuromusculoskeletal compensations contribute significantly to the structural and functional asymmetry of the human body.  These cranial patterns, which appear to be universally present in the general population, result in chronic global imbalances in posture and muscle function.

Dr. Hancock has developed specific cranial techniques to release these cranial patterns and their associated compensatory neuromusculoskeletal patterns.  In addition to providing an effective method of balancing muscle function, correction of these chronic patterns will provide immediate and long-term changes to the difficult-to-resolve chiropractic SOT Categories 1 & 2, and the osteopathic Common Compensatory Pattern (CCP).

Dr. Hancock has been lecturing and presenting workshops on cranial treatment procedures since 1989 and currently offers CranioSomatic workshops for healthcare professionals in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia through Hancock CranioSomatic Institute.  These workshops present the relationships between cranial dysfunctions and muscle function throughout the body.  The Foundation workshops present easily-learned techniques suitable for many practitioners.  The advanced courses teach licensed health care providers how to release chronic neuromusculoskeletal patterns to make immediate and long-term improvements in posture and function.