Chiropractors have all seen patients whose problems have originated from a head injury. The first head injury can occur during childbirth or from falls in infancy, from the child hitting his or her head on the edge of a coffee table, or if the child tumbles down the stairs. The incidence of head injuries caused by accidental hits from baseball bats, swings, balls, pucks, fists, sports injuries, car and industrial accidents are extremely common.
Unfortunately, most of these patients do not receive adequate care for these injuries and their conditions deteriorate and result in chronic, debilitating health problems.
Post-concussion syndrome is an excellent example of what happens when a head injury is not corrected. The injury to the head is sufficient enough to cause temporary unconsciousness in some cases. The patient survives, but has many acute symptoms such as:
If the cranial subluxations that resulted from the head injury are not corrected, these symptoms persist and become chronic, causing a lifetime of pain, an emotional rollercoaster, cognitive disorders and cognitive difficulties resulting in a substandard level of life and health.
Learning difficulties in special needs children are another example. Some children will have difficulty with speech and math, while others will have difficulty with reading. This depends on which way the sphenoid is misaligned. When it goes to the left, it indents on the right, affecting reading. When the sphenoid bone goes to the right, it indents on the left affecting speech and math.
In 1979, Carl Ferreri D.C. developed a method called Neuro Organisation Technique. He integrated several other chiropractic techniques along, with his own method of testing and treating, and came up with his own protocols. Dr. Ferreri developed a breakthrough treatment protocol for dyslexia and learning disabilities. This was my first introduction to the concept that the bones in the skull could be moved after adolescence.
My brother, Allen Turner D.C. and I first took Ferreri’s course in 1986 and started the journey of correcting cranial subluxations and misalignments in response to my son’s concussion. Initially we only used 5 different cranial adjustments. Today, the technique, which is called Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (C.A.T.S.), has developed exponentially to include 70 different adjusting procedures at the basic level.
We first started using Ferreri’s protocols to treat learning difficulties and both of us achieved phenomenal successes using this method. From 1986 to 2003 we were virtually the only two using his technique in Canada. Our technique expanded to include: head injuries, chronic headaches (that were not responding to cervical adjustments), autism, A.D.D., A.D.H.D., O.D.D., P.D.D., O.C.D., epilepsy, even Down Syndrome and a wide variety of behavioral and learning difficulties.
C.A.T.S. is unlike any other cranial adjusting techniques. Its approach is unique and its results are amazing.