Dr. Joella has been trained in two forms of craniosacral therapy. Sacro-occipital Technique (SOT) and Dynamic Body Balancing (DBB). SOT is a technique that focuses on correcting cranial distortions as well as balancing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid that is pumped up the spinal cord and around the brain via the craniosacral pumping action caused by symbiotic movement between the cranial bones and the sacrum. DBB is a fusion of dynamic craniosacral therapy with myofascial unwinding. This technique also facilitates cranial movement and flow of CSF fluid as well as affecting tension patterns in the fascia.
Dr. Joella primarily uses these techniques on infants to assess cranial movement and alignment after birth, especially if there is any cranial distortion, feeding/sucking issue or tongue-tie. The techniques are also used with pregnant women and anyone whose subluxation patterns are not stabilizing due to being rooted in the fascial network. Sometimes standard chiropractic adjustments get the spinal and pelvic joints moving really well but they won’t maintain better alignment and function until the tension that connects those joints to all of the other connective tissue of the body is released.