The Cranium: From a Manual Therapy Perspective – Level I


Some last minute places have become available on the following course with Doreen Killens.

The course will take place in Central London 13th-15th April 2018.

If you are interested please contact Jacqui urgently on 07736246049 OR at


The Cranium: From a Manual Therapy Perspective – Level I

General Objectives:

The objective of this 3-day course is to provide the participant with a solid basis in anatomy and physiology of the cranium and its related membranes for the diagnosis and treatment of problems in the cranio-sacral mechanism.


Specific Objectives:

At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the primary respiratory mechanism
  2. Use  cranial palpatory skills to form a differential diagnosis in the evaluation of the cranio-sacral system
  3. Understand the possible dysfunctions within the cranio-sacral system
  4. Apply the principles of manual therapy to dysfunctions of the cranium
  5. Work with approaches to a number of common ailments such as TMJ dysfunction, head and neck pain and central nervous system disorders
  6. Apply a simple, effective 7 – step protocol into practice
  7. Use this treatment approach in a safe manner



Doreen Killens – A biography

Doreen Killens graduated with distinction from McGill University in 1978.

She completed her qualifications for RCAMT and FCAMT in 1988 and 1993 respectively, and taught manual therapy across Canada for 25 years. In addition, she was an examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA from 1996 until 2017 . She was also a Chief Examiner from 2009 until 2015.

Doreen has used an integrated whole person approach to treatment throughout her career and is a graduate of the Discover Physio Series (Montreal 2009). She has a particular interest in dysfunctions of the cranial, dural and fascial systems and has found  this combined approach to treatment particularly beneficial not only for the treatment of headaches but for “hard to treat” clients with chronic conditions.

Doreen took her first cranio-sacral course with “The Cranial Institute” in 1986 and since then, has taken different cranial courses worldwide, in particular in Australia  and Canada with Harry von Piekart and in Michigan with Dr. Greenman of Michigan State University, School of Osteopathy. Her approach to the cranial system is therefore a varied one, which incorporates the concepts of manual therapy.

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