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The Electrical Cranium

(Seattle-Redmond) April 29-30th, 2022

Head Massage
     This course is designed to enhance the cranial mobilization skills of the manual practitioner across the entire cranium from cranio-cervical base to the calvarium, to the face. The focus of this class is to maximize the manual practitioners ability to allow even distribution of electrical flow around and through the cranial structures and sutures to reduce irritation and enhance arterial flow in the contents of the skull.

     Head and face pain and headaches including migraine triggers are notoriously difficult to treat. This course will delve into many concepts that explain the underlying mechanisms of these symptoms and signs and how to change their course through an understanding of several key concepts. One such concept is the slow moving electrical storm that moves across the surface of the brain and how, when that storm progression is halted in place, the electrical charge in that area of the brain builds and alters local arterial, dural, and electrical firing of neurons.

     A thorough anatomy and physiology review of the neurocranium will be undertaken with discussion about special properties and interactions of neurocranial structures to maximize the practitioners success at treating various head and face symptoms and understand the causes of signs that present in the manual practice.
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The Electrical Cranium

Pursuit Performance Training
14961 NE 95th St.
Redmond, WA, 98052
Friday and Saturday, 9am to 6pm
April 29-30th, 2022

In Person cost: $550
Zoom cost: $375​

Learning Objectives:

1)  Detail the structures of the craniocervical base, the calvarium, and the face, that is, of the neurocranium.

2) Detail the arthrokinematic, fascial, and biomechanical function and the significant local variances throughout the neurocranium. 

3) List and correctly differentiate the postural reflexes of this area.

4) Demonstrate appropriate Direct, Indirect, Sutural, CRI, Trigger Point, Counterstrain, Neural Dynamic Reintegration, and Myofascial Techniques as appropriate to restore proper arthrokinematic, fascial, and biomechanical function to the neurocranium.

4) Demonstrate global, regional, and local provocation tests and detail the appropriate analysis of the results of these tests in a patient with dysfunction in the head and neck region.

Target audience: All licensed or certified healthcare providers including, but not limited to:

MD, PT, AT, DC, MT, RN, OT, and ND.


16 contact hours – 16 1-A hours anticipated  


Instructor: Neal O'Neal, PT 

Materials Provided: A binder of the course materials will be provided to each student to follow along and take notes during the lecture and lab portions of the class.

Class is held 9-6 Friday / Saturday and will be a combination of 25% Lecture and 75% Lab.




9am     –     10:30am    Intensive Anatomy and Physiology of the Neurocranium (Lecture)

10:30am –  12pm         Special Anatomy and Physiology of the Neurocranium: Reflexes (Lecture)


1pm      –     3:30pm     Treatment of Craniocervical Base (Lab)

3:30pm   –   6pm          Cranial Vault / Special Cranial Techniques of Neurocranium (Lab) 


9am      –     10:30am    Primary and Secondary (Adaptive): Counterstrain Points of Neurocranium (Lab)

10:30am  –  12pm         Differentiation of Righting Reflexes: VOR and COR (Lab)


1pm     –      3:30pm      Sutural Technique of Neurocranium (Lab)

3:30pm   –   6pm           Arterial and Bennett's Arterial Treatment of Neurocranium (Lab)



Pursuit PT understands that emergencies happen and that plans change; therefore we have created policies to deal with requests for refunds on courses.


Refunds can be requested prior to attending a course sponsored by Pursuit PT, however if you have attended the course and received your CEUs no refund will be given.


All classes are confirmed 30 days prior to the start date and are dependent upon sufficient registrants. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment at that time. Pursuit PT is not responsible for any loss of funds due to cancellation of a course.


A full refund will be issued if Pursuit PT cancels the course.


Full refund will be provided if you cancel the course at least 30 business days before the course for any reason. Full refunds can be obtained up to 20 business days before a course if an emergency has occurred.


After these deadlines, you will only receive a 50% refund or full credit toward a future class less a $100 administration fee.

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