THE CRANIAL CONNECTION: A Professional’s Introduction to the Anatomical & Physiological Basis of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field

cranial_connectby Carolyn Inabinet, BA, NCTM
(Nationally Certified Teacher of Music)

  • A compilation of published material logically presented
  • Twenty-seven bibliographical references for further readings
  • Twenty-three concise diagrams illustrating major anatomical concepts
  • Up-to-date histological discoveries by major researcher, Ernest Retzlaff, Ph.D.
  • Anatomical models developed by well-known osteopathic educator, John E. Upledger, D.O., F.A.A.O.

Many years ago, one of my patients, a student at Arizona State University, became very interested in my clinical work of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field. She decided to do a term paper on this topic for a physiology course. When she showed me the term paper, I was so excited and impressed that I urged her to publish it. This, she did, and the rest is, as they say, medical textbook history …

You see, what impressed me was that Ms Inabinet writes in a direct and easy-to-understand style. She writes so well you would think she were a health professional.

But no!

Ms Inabinet owns and directs a private music school — Music Works Academy — where she teaches as the primary piano instructor.

You see, what excited me back then was that this was the only book available, and to my knowledge now, that introduces the topic and some uses. The Cranial Connection is designed to educate professionals and the public alike about Cranial Osteopathy. You don’t get bogged down in heavy anatomy or procedures here. There are some big medical words now and then but you can figure out what they mean from the pictures or context. That’s what makes the book so readable to both public and health professional alike!

I have been professionally grateful to have The Cranial Connection available. I leave copies of it in the waiting room (which seem to find “new homes”) to educate my patients about this very gentle form of Osteopathic manipulative treatment. I have sent non-osteopathic health professionals copies to help them understand this exciting and clinically challenging work. Referring physicians found this especially helpful in understanding the anatomical reasoning described in my patient reports to them. As such, for me, The Cranial Connection has become, an invaluable educational tool.

So, now, our story continues. Ms Inabinet, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Tennessee, wrote The Cranial Connection so well that our state and national organizations have recognized her ability and honored her work in many ways:

  • The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association excitedly reviewed The Cranial Connection in their periodical publication The AOMA Digest, complete with Ms Inabinet’s photo.
  • The American Academy of Osteopathy, the national osteopathic specialty organization in osteopathic manipulative medicine, invited Ms Inabinet to their annual conference in Seattle, Washington. There, the Academy held a special “Meet The Author” recognition reception for Ms Inabinet and her book The Cranial Connection.
  • Osteopathic medical schools have offered The Cranial Connection in their book stores and several have made the text a part of their courses on Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.

In short, The Cranial Connection has had a widespread and successful run. Wherever The Cranial Connection has been seen, it has received a hearty welcome from the lay public and health professionals of all kinds alike.

But, don’t take my word for it. Read what some of the leaders in the osteopathic profession have had to say about the work :

“I have read The Cranial Connection completely through and I am just as excited about it as when I first previewed it. I feel that every physician interested in cranial osteopathy should have one, read it, and have it available in his waiting room for his patients to read.”
Neil Pruzzo, D.O.
Past-President, The Cranial Academy
The Cranial Academy is the professional organization that promotes Osteopathy in the Cranial Field among health professionals.

“… It fills a gap between purely introductory pamphlets and the more sophisticated manuals.”
George W. Northrup, D.O.
Past Editor Emeritus, American Osteopathic Association
The American Osteopathic Association, the national osteopathic organization, has about 40,000 physician members nationwide (USA).

Here’s what’s inside The Cranial Connection:

  • A compilation of published material logically presented
  • Twenty-seven bibliographical references for further readings
  • Twenty-three concise diagrams illustrating major anatomical concepts
  • Important new histological discoveries by major researcher, Ernest Retzlaff, Ph.D.
  • Anatomical models developed by well-known osteopathic educator, John E. Upledger, DO., F.A.A.O., founder The Upledger Institute, originator of the Cranio-sacral Concept. We are grateful for Eastland Press’s permission to use several of the diagrams from Dr. Upledger’s Cranio-Sacral Therapy

So, that’s our story of how The Cranial Connection came about. It originated in the mind of a most unlikely source, a music professional, to become a well-respected and important part of our Osteopathic Literature.

Let The Cranial Connection introduce you to a whole new clinical perspective.

The Cranial Connection includes:

  • GBC comb-bound for easy magazine-style reading
  • 53 pages, single-sided. Students usually use the opposite blank page for class notes.
  • 8½” x 11″ format for easy readability
  • Laminated card stock cover and firm back for protection and durability
The Cranial Connection $34.95
-PDF Download version$29.95
We want our customers to find this work helpful, innovative and informative. That is why we offer this strong guarantee:All sales are final only when you are satisfied.
100% money back guarantee including shipping.
guarantee1 free-shipping

 

 Posted on : January 20, 2014