Cranial Resources

Cranial osteopathy is often a difficult concept to grasp and comprehend the various motions.  There are many questions on the COMLEX and various other exams concerning cranial motion and cranial strain patterns.  We hope to shed some light on the concept here with these videos and diagrams.

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Clinical Approach to Muscle Function interview with Dr. Danto

We interview Dr. Jay Danto DO while at the American Academy of Osteopathy Convocation on several topics relating to muscle function.  We touch on muscle firing pattern, approach to a patient with musculoskeletal pain, acupuncture and more.

Interview with Dr. Danto on Muscle Function


Cranial’s Effect on Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation; Journal Review

Rob Kawa leads a journal review discussion on the “Effect of Cranial Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine on Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation”

Cranial’s Effect on Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation Journal Review Podcast

Cranial Article Journal Review Powerpoint

Xiangrong Shi, PhD; Seth Rehrer, OMS IV; Parna Prajapati, MBBS, MPH; Scott T. Stoll, DO, PhD; Russell G. Gamber, DO, MPH; and H. Fred Downey, PhD. (2011). Effect of Cranial Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine on Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 111(12), 660-666.