Cranial osteopathy was developed by Dr Sutherland, one of Dr Still’s first students, from consideration of the dis-articulated skull. His work hypothesis provided a way to treat head injuries and the base of spine through the outer covering of the nervous system and inherent movements present in each of us. Dr Sutherland extended his work to the entire body by considering the ligaments and connective tissues.
It takes many years for the osteopath to make this a reliable tool and requires continual skill improvement.
It is the forerunner to Craniosacral therapy which is a very simple, and far from complete, form of the osteopathic process.