Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Concussion FAQ

How does Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) help relieve my concussion symptoms?

Many concussion symptoms such as trouble sleeping, focusing, dizziness and feeling anxious are due to an imbalance in the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). In a 2013 Mayo Clinic study researchers found that ANS dysfunction was so common in concussion sufferers that it could be considered a bio-marker of concussion. A 2015 study noted that concussion symptoms subside when the ANS is brought back into balance.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is excellent at bringing the ANS back into balance.

Will BCST heal my concussion?

Most concussion suffers are able to recover from concussion on their own. What Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy can offer is a relief from concussion symptoms.

It is reassuring for the concussion sufferer to discover that a BCST session can provide deep relaxation and a reprieve from the often difficult symptoms of the concussion recovery process.

Once the nervous system is balanced and symptoms subside it is considerably easier for the body’s natural healing processes to take place.

In the beginning, the deep relaxation and symptom relief might only be experienced during the session, but in subsequent sessions, the benefits of the treatment can begin to influence daily life.

Is it safe to have Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy immediately after sustaining a concussion?

Unlike, craniosacral therapists (CST) who use a mechanical approach to treatment, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy does not mechanically manipulate the cranium (or any other part of the body) and is therefore a safe treatment to have right after a concussion is sustained.

In fact, early treatment of concussion trauma helps speed up recovery. The longer the wait, the longer it may take to fully recover.

How many sessions will it take until I am symptom free?

Recovery from concussion is unique for everyone. No two concussions are the same. The severity of damage sustained in concussion can vary considerably. Most people recover in a couple of months, but a small percentage will find that symptoms persist beyond this.

Is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy a replacement for medical care and supervision?

Most definitely not. BCST is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for medical care. If you have suffered a TBI, concussion or are experiencing PCS please also contact your medical doctor.

How can I learn more about how BCST can help relieve concussion symptoms?

I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please contact me here.

You can read more in my blog post: “Help with Recovery from Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Syndrome”

Another great resource is this excellent video by someone who has suffered from concussion and recovered with the help of cranial osteopathy, which is craniosacral therapy as practiced by osteopaths.