What is the difference between cranial osteopathy and craniosacral therapy?

By July 25, 2018Blog

Physicians who practice cranial osteopathy are fully licensed doctors who have completed extensive training in anatomy, physiology, neurology, orthopedics, and other aspects of medicine.  All DOs have completed 500+ hours of training in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), passed standardized licensing exams, completed internship and often finish residency training in any medical specialty and/or in OMM.  Cranial osteopaths then complete additional post-graduate training in this sub-specialty of the field.

In contrast, craniosacral therapy is a highly simplified approach derived from cranial osteopathic principles. There is no standardized training, certification, or licensure, and some programs require little to no medical knowledge. One 4 day course is required to start practicing and two 4 day courses are required for certification.