Cranial Therapy: Cranial Adjusting Turner Style C.A.T.S

Head examinationThe human skull is structured like a puzzle, comprised of 22 bones joined by sutures. There is also a space between the brain and skull known as the arachnoid space. Within this space there is Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) and a rich blood supply to the brain. Certain injuries to the scull can cause the bones to be knocked out of their proper alignment. These misalignments can interfere with an individual’s nerve, CSF and blood supply to the brain. A misaligned scull can also exert extra pressure on the brain which interferes with the brain’s nutrient and oxygen supply, where pain and altered functions can be a direct result of the added intra-cranial pressure.

Cranial adjusting turner style (C.A.T.S) is scientifically and neurologically designed to address cranial misalignments. These misalignments can interfere with nerve, cerebral spinal fluid, and blood supply to the brain, which can also exert extra pressure on the brain, interfering with the brain’s nutrient and oxygen supply causing pain and altered functions. Dr. Barbara Rodwin is able to use the CATS technique to detect and correct any cranial misalignments, including concussions, head trauma, post-concussive syndrome, headaches, migraines, sinus issues, and many more problems resulting from misalignments.

For anyone suffering from any of these issues or for anyone concerned they may be suffering from cranial misalignments, Dr. Rodwin can assess and provide treatment in order to remedy discomfort.

Who Can Benefit from C.A.T.S?

Individuals who have Jaw problems, Migraines, Headaches, Attention Deficit Disorder, Fibromyalgia, Premature Aging, Asthma, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Allergies, Learning Difficulties, Seizures, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Sports injuries, Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia, Dyslexia and Sinus problems can all benefit from the cranial adjusting technique.

Is a Cranial Adjustment similar to a Chiropractic Adjustment of the spine?

Adjustments to the cranium are done a little differently in comparison to the spine. Instead of a dynamic adjustive thrust, there is a constant /consistent pressure applied in the opposite direction of the misalignment.

Will I hear a “popping” (cavitation) noise and how long does an adjustment take?

Typically the cranial bones will not release with a “popping” noise, cranial bones move slightly and there will either be no noise heard or an audible “cluck” if there sutures are realigned. An adjustment takes around 6 seconds.

What will I feel during a Cranial adjustment?

Both the patient and the practitioner are able to feel the repositioning of the bones during a treatment. Sensations that a patient may experience are wiggles, pulsations, slides and multiple releases.


Head injuries can be the result of falls (slip and fall on the ice, learning to walk, falling down stairs or falling from beds), blows to the head (hitting you head on the cupboard, trunk of car, punches, or kicks), sports injuries or car accidents. Even in birth and infancy there can be certain incidents that affect the skull’s alignment.

Any individual who has suffered from a head injury or trauma should have themselves examined for any bone misalignments. Certain health problems seem unrelated to bone misalignments, yet they can still be the result of a head injury or trauma.

Cranial Adjusting May Improve:

Blood supply to the brain.
Brain Function.
Quality of life.
Cognitive Disorders.

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