Biodynamic Skeletal Therapy (BST)
Biodynamic Skeletal Therapy (BST) is a systematic approach to finding and treating inertial bone tissue. BST integrates the wisdom of both craniosacral biodynamics and structural manual therapy into the same maneuvers, and can be applied anywhere throughout the skeleton. The fundamentals of BST emerged from Scott Sternthal’s belief in the indwelling therapeutics of the human body and in the profound intelligence of the natural world. This treatment approach has the potential to lead us into exciting, uncharted levels of therapeutic dialogue, and to help make other bodywork modalities even more effective.
The evaluation and treatment protocols of BST include a simple and efficient way to evaluate the skeleton, called Touch-testing, as well as a clear and comprehensive 6-step treatment plan.
Who can practice BST?
BST can be learned and practiced by all bodyworkers, including massage therapists, physiotherapists, athletic therapists, craniosacral therapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors.
Often, BST is used as an initial application to the skeleton to “prime” inertial bone tissue for other manual treatments and therapies.
Where can I learn BST?
Currently, BST is being taught by Scott Sternhal, D.O at one- and two-day workshops in Montreal. There are no prerequisites for introductory BST workshops, however a basic knowledge of skeletal anatomy will be helpful.
The book Melting Bone, Healing Tide (available here) describes BST in detail and serves as a helpful resource and an effective study guide.