Dr. Hancock is founder and president of Hancock CranioSomatic Institute. He also maintains an active clinical practice as the owner and director of Hancock Holistic Clinic in Tampa, Florida (founded in 1976 as Hancock Chiropractic Clinic).
Dr. Hancock is founder and president of Hancock CranioSomatic Institute. He also maintains an active clinical practice as the owner and director of Hancock Holistic Clinic in Tampa, Florida (founded in 1976 as Hancock Chiropractic Clinic). His Ph.D. specialization was Neuromusculoskeletal Structure and Function. Focusing on cranial therapy as his specialty, Dr. Hancock has developed many new cranial evaluation and treatment procedures, which he teaches through Hancock CranioSomatic Institute in the United States and internationally. His holistic CranioStructural Integration® is an integrated treatment approach, demonstrating the complex interrelationships between cranial components and somatic components, particularly the musculoskeletal aspects of structure and function. His programs incorporate Applied Kinesiology concepts and applications extensively in evaluation and verification procedures.
Dr. Hancock began utilizing cranial techniques in 1974 and has studied the cranial techniques presented by Drs. DeJarnette, Gehin, Goodheart, Magoun, Stober, Sutherland, Upledger, Walther, and others. He has also explored structural/functional and mind/body relationships, taking workshops in Feldenkrais, yoga, meditation, Touch for Health, shiatsu, acupuncture, polarity, hypnosis, and various myofascial techniques. He began teaching workshops in alternative therapies in 1975. He began teaching his own structural cranial techniques in 1989. In partnership with his wife, Flo Barber-Hancock, Dr. Hancock has continued to develop a deeper understanding of cranial / somatic relationships and a more extensive program in CranioSomatics.
Unique skills (when compared with competitors)
His identification and understanding of the relationships between cranial sutures and muscle function throughout the body is unmatched by anyone.
His ‘mechanical engineering’ understanding of the cranium, and how the osseous components respond to somatic muscle function in reciprocal relationships, is not only amazing, but unique.
Dr. Hancock’s deep understanding of osseous cranial anatomy and function of the cranial bones in response to sphenobasilar (SBS) patterns is outstanding.