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