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CRT Mastery Class Description

Course Agenda

In all sections the student is responsible for an understanding of the lecture material presented. The student will also be evaluated on the proper application of the various segments of the Cranial Release Technique® Process. Frequent evaluation of psychomotor proficiency will be performed.

Day 1

9:00AM - 11:00AM

  • Welcome and introduction of Instructors and students.
  • History of Craniopathy in the Chiropractic and Osteopathic professions.
  • Cranial and spinal anatomy. Meningeal anatomy and the anatomical relationships of the dura mater to the spine and the sacrum/coccyx.
  • The Reciprocal Tension Membrane System.
  • Development of Cranial Release Technique.
  • Cranial Release Technique® principles and the objectives of the hands-on CRT process.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hands-on Session

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Break for Lunch

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Hands-on Session

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Model Assessment and Correction:

  • Model is chosen from among the class.
  • Cranial/ Postural distortions are discussed with class participation.
  • CRT Analysis is performed.
    • The methods of analysis will be taught in upcoming class sections.
  • CRT process is administered to model.
    • Post CRT Analysis is performed.
  • Discussion


Close Day 1 Session

Day 2

9:00AM - 10:30AM

Lecture- A deeper discussion of the Dura, Cerebrospinal Fluid production, composition, function, circulation. The role of the CSF in health.

Question / Answer Session

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Hands-on Session

  • Review of Day 1 procedures.

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Break for Lunch

1:00PM - 4:30PM

Hands-on Session

  • Evaluation/critique by instructors.

4:30PM - 5:00PM

Model Re-evaluation:

  • Repeat CRT Analysis with instruction on each aspect.
  • Students follow along with CRT Analysis sheets.


Close Day 2 Session

Day 3

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Demonstrate and Review Days 1 & 2 Hands-on in detail.

  • Q/A, discussion

9:45AM - 12:00PM

Hands-on Session

  • Examination and critique by Instructors.

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Break for Lunch

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Hands-on Session

  • Thorough evaluation by Instructors.

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Lecture/Demo. - Pediatric CRT Procedure.

  • Students practice CRT Pediatric procedure.

4:30PM - 5:00PM

Discussion/ Q&A covering all aspects of the CRT Procedure


Close Day 3 Session

Day 4

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Discussion/Q&A on all aspects of hands-on or lecture materials covered thus far.

9:45AM - 12:00PM

Hands-on Sessions

Students pair up and go through the CRT Analysis, correction and post checks.

  • Analysis sheets can be used.
  • Evaluation and assistance by Instructors.

CRT procedure for non-ambulatory patients/clients.

  • Discussion / demonstration / practice.

Continued practice and evaluation of the CRT Procedure.


Final Discussion / Q&A and Close.

Course Description

The Cranial Release Technique® Mastery Class program is a 24 class room hour lecture/hands-on course designed to present the student with information regarding the philosophy, science and art of the Cranial Release Technique®.

The anatomy of the cranium and spinal column, as well as the anatomy of the cranial and spinal dura mater and the fascial planes of the body are discussed through classroom lecture and Power Point presentations. The production, composition, and function of the cerebral spinal fluid, and its relationship to the physiology of the brain and central and peripheral nervous systems, are also addressed.

Relationships and theories are discussed whereby aberrant cranial dynamics may adversely affect the biomechanics of the spinal column and extremities. Discussion of aberrant cranial dynamics in regard to abnormal function of the central, autonomic, and peripheral nervous systems, as well as the endocrine system, is also included.

A thorough discussion of the principles and mechanics of the Cranial Release Technique® Process is provided in order to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of Cranial Release Technique®. Following the discussion is a coordinated series of lecture and hands-on sessions designed to develop an initial level of mastery of the various psychomotor skills involved in performing the Cranial Release Technique® Process.

The faculty/student ratios are minimized in order to ensure the highest level of efficiency and excellence in conveying to the student the proper application of the hands-on CRT process. Critical evaluations are made at various times during the teaching of the practical sessions.


  1. Textbook of Human Physiology; A. Guyton, M.D.
  2. Physiological Basis of Medical Practice; Best and Taylor
  3. Textbook of Human Anatomy; H. Gray, F.R.S.
  4. Anatomy- A Regional Atlas of the Human Body; C. Clemente, Ph.D.
  5. Color Atlas of Human Anatomy; J. Rohen, Ph.D., C. Yokochi, M.D.
  6. University of Iowa School of Medicine- Dissection Laboratory; Online photographic archives.
  7. Ciba Collection of Medical Illustrations, Vol. 1- Nervous System; F. Netter, M.D.
  8. Cranial-Sacral Therapy; J. Upledger, D.O., F.A.A.O., J. Vredevoogd, M.F.A.
  9. W.G Sutherland, D.O; R. Becker, D.O.; F. Sills, D.O., etc. –Various articles.
  10. Adverse Tension and Traction in the Central Nervous System; A. Brieg, M.D.
  11. Pathologic Basis of Disease; S. Robins, M.D., R. Cotran, M.D., V. Kumar, M.D.
  12. Alphabiotic Textbook; V.B. Chrane, D.A.


Students are expected to be in attendance at all times during the hands-on and lecture and CRT instruction. This represents a total of 24 hours of classroom instruction, (After subtracting out the 1 hour lunch on days 1, 2 & 3).


Students are graded on a “rolling assessment” basis from the time the hands-on sessions begin until the final performance of the CRT correction on Day 4. Instructors compare assessments daily during and after class, and make recommendations accordingly in regard to any remediation or extra attention required by the individual students.

Should a student not meet the required proficiency standards, established by the CRT Board as acceptable by the end of the 4 day program, they will be informed and referred to the appropriate CRT Mastery Review for remediation.


All CRT Mastery Classes consist of 4 days of lecture/ hands-on training and are led by CRT certified instructors. Class size is limited to 12 students with 3 instructors in order to insure optimal faculty/ student ratios.

Investment in the CRT Mastery Class is $4,995.00. Payment in full is accepted by check or credit card. In addition, we also offer the following deferred monthly payment option: $495.00/month for 12 consecutive months that is automatically billed to your credit card.

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