NeuroCranial Restructuring Class Details
NeuroCranial Restructuring trainings are offered a few times a year. The classes are semi-private, with 5-12 student practitioners in each class. Over half of the course’s instruction time is in a workshop environment so that you develop hands-on skills with Dr. Howell personally supervising. This ensures that you will be successful in your NeuroCranial Restructuring clinical skills by the time you complete the nine-day course.
NeuroCranial Restructuring is a blend of a unique kind of energetic, deep muscle therapy, external cranial manipulation, precise proprioceptive (balance-oriented) testing, and endonasal treatment. All of these are carefully combined in the course with a logical developmental scheme that has evolved over the past fourteen years of NeuroCranial Restructuring therapist training. You will also be given the materials and equipment necessary to begin your NeuroCranial Restructuring practice at your own facility. The class is structured to emphasize developing your hands-on skills, so that you can return to your clinic ready to work the next day. Here’s how Dr Howell does it:
Class begins with a discussion of the theoretical basis of NeuroCranial Restructuring, including the techniques of diagnosis. Students immediately start learning Proprioceptive Diagnostic Testing. Each student gets “before” photographs documenting his/her initial head and body shape then begins receiving NeuroCranial Restructuring treatment. All students receive a full 4-day treatment sequence from Dr. Howell and his assistant. Every student practices his/her proprioceptive testing after Dr. Howell’s testing of each student-patient, observes the patient interactions with Dr. Howell, and observes the NeuroCranial Restructuring Massage techniques as performed by Dr. Howell and his assistant. Students learn how to talk with patients about what Proprioceptive Diagnostic Testing is and how it benefits them.
The technical discussion is an in-depth explanation and demonstration of the techniques utilized in NeuroCranial Restructuring Massage, an essential element in effective physical medicine. Students continue practicing their proprioceptive testing during the day’s treatments. Students receive their second NeuroCranial Restructuring treatment and exercise particular care in observing the demonstration of the techniques of NeuroCranial Restructuring Massage. Students learn how to talk with patients about what NeuroCranial Restructuring Massage is and how it benefits them.
The technical discussion revolves around the equipment used in NeuroCranial Restructuring. These include: procuring additional equipment (all equipment needed to begin is provided as part of the course cost), setting up the equipment, utilizing the device, sanitation and care of the equipment, inserting the instrument into the nasopharynx, and inflating and deflating the instrument once it is properly positioned. Students receive their third NeuroCranial Restructuring treatment. They also continue their practice of proprioceptive techniques and NeuroCranial Restructuring Massage as they assist Dr. Howell with fellow classmates. Students learn how to talk with patients about how NeuroCranial Restructuring balloons work and why they are necessary for lasting structural change.
The technical discussion summarizes the first three days’ skills and adds concepts of treatment patterns and of skull unwinding characteristics. Students learn how to talk with patients about treatment patterns and how their structures unwind over time. After insuring that every student feels ready to continue, the class treats Dr. Howell and his assistant to confirm that each student has the necessary skills in balloon insertion and inflation. Students also practice their skills in proprioceptive testing and NeuroCranial Restructuring Massage as student treatments progress with Dr. Howell. Dr. Howell and his assistant continue demonstrating all hands-on techniques during their treatments. Since this is the end of the four-day treatment series for students, the “after” photographs are taken. Students learn how to analyze in detail the changes visible between before and after photos and, on this basis, to counsel patients on the progress they have received and on the likely future changes that will occur with additional treatment. Answers to questions patients frequently ask upon completing a treatment sequence are discussed.
The discussion topics of the day are the nuances of how to perform NeuroCranial Restructuring external cranial therapy, how to market, advertise, and do public relations for NeuroCranial Restructuring, and a brief overview of how to treat invalids, babies, and difficult patients with NeuroCranial Restructuring. Students demonstrate their grasp of the concepts of NeuroCranial Restructuring Massage and there may be enough time to practice NeuroCranial Restructuring Massage and NeuroCranial Restructuring Cranial Therapy with the supervision of Dr. Howell. If anybody is having physical problems (very rare), then they will receive additional treatment. Answers to questions patients frequently ask about what conditions NeuroCranial Restructuring treats and how NeuroCranial Restructuring effectively treats them are discussed.
A new phase in the course begins: the hands-on NeuroCranial Restructuring treatment of training patients. Each student is assigned as primary therapist for three training patients and treats them every day during the remaining four days of class. Primary therapists alternate treatment sessions so that they have an opportunity to take a break between treatments. Each student is also assigned as secondary therapist for three other training patients. So every patient has both a primary (massage, cranial manipulation, testing, and balloon insertion) and a secondary (massage, body positioning, and holding) therapist. Each treatment session is dividing into thirds. Dr. Howell’s assistant supervises the first third, which is the NeuroCranial Restructuring Massage. Students are unsupervised during the second section, when they perform proprioceptive testing. Dr. Howell supervises the third section, when he confirms the results of proprioceptive testing and observes the primary therapist as he/she supervises the patient positioning by the secondary, does the balloon insertion and inflation, and then re-tests the training patient. There’s group time at the beginning and end of the day for questions and answers.
DAYS 7, 8, AND 9
NeuroCranial Restructuring treatment of training patients continues, with the students as primary and secondary therapists. Dr. Howell and his assistant continue to supervise throughout. There’s group time at the beginning and end of each day for questions and answers.
Days 1 through 4 are full-length (8 hours or more plus lunch time). Day 5 is no more than 8 hours plus lunch time. Since a class has between 5 and 12 students, between 15 and 36 treatments are performed each day on training patients. 45 minutes are permitted for each treatment, with up to 4 treatments started during each hour. So Days 6, 7, 8, and 9 run between 5 ½ and 9 ½ hours (plus lunch time). Class generally starts at 10am and runs until finished.