Cranio-sacral osteopathy

Dr. Goodman has long been acknowledged as one of leading figures in Cranio-sacral Osteopathy in the Washington, DC, Maryland area.

He has been teaching other physicians and medical students this work since the late 1980s as a lecturer at the Osteopathic Cranial Academy and the ASSSG, the major New England group devoted to such teaching.

In 2007 the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, the national physician’s group that is responsible for teaching and development in this field, awarded him its highest award, the Sutherland Memorial Lectureship for his contributions to the field of cranial osteopathy.

The NIH ( National Institutes of Health) honored him by having him write the chapter on cranial and general osteopathy for its textbook, Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine,  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Baltimore,1999).

Cranio-sacral treatment is actually an outgrowth of osteopathy in the cranial field or cranial osteopathy as developed by William Garner Sutherland, DO and his students such as Beryl Arbuckle, DO, Rollin Becker, and Anne Wales, DO.

Dr. Goodman personally studied with Drs. Becker and Wales during the last years of their lives. He also spent ten years as a student of Robert Fulford, DO, a student of Dr. Sutherland and Arbuckle. Dr. Fulford was the inspiration for Andrew Weil, MD and Dr. Weil devoted the entire second chapter of his book, Spontaneous Healing, to his mentor.

Cranial osteopathy is used in every single osteopathic treatment given in this office. It is very gentle and incredibly powerful.