Your Source for Gentle Pain-Free Care for More Than 20 Years

Featured Therapist

Richard Hofner, MSPT, LMT, ATC, CST-D

Richard Hofner, MSPT, LMT, ATC, CST-D has been involved with IAHE in several capacities for over two decades. As a longstanding CranioSacral Therapy Certified Teaching Assistant for The Upledger Institute International he has experienced multiple courses in the entire curriculum, including many direct associations with Dr. Upledger. Richard has been a Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist since 2012 and enjoys working with a variety of clients including pediatric and general physical therapy, massage therapy, and sports medicine in the Western New York area. He is a contributor to Working Wonders 1 with his work with pediatric clients. Mr. Hofner has taken a number of courses in the Chikly Health Institute Curriculum through the Brain 3 level courses and with the Barral Institute up to and including the Thoracic Level courses. The incorporation of a variety of techniques to enhance a patient’s experience is an important part of his "philosophy of treatment."


Welcome to The Upledger Institute Clinic, an integrative healthcare center recognized as a world leader in light-touch therapy that relieves your pain and discomfort at its source — so you can feel well for life.

The clinic was established right here in Palm Beach Gardens in 1985 by Dr. John E. Upledger, the physician featured in TIME magazine as one of America’s next wave of innovators. He’s celebrated for his development of CranioSacral Therapy, an innovative approach that releases tensions deep in the body to allow all your systems to self-correct.

Clinicians here are carefully selected for their advanced skills in CranioSacral Therapy and other holistic approaches that activate your own remarkable healing capabilities. We offer an array of ancient and innovative therapies, each one chosen for its ability to complement your conventional care.

Why CranioSacral Therapy Matters So Much to You

Few structures in your body have as much influence over its ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up your central nervous system. And few systems have as much impact on the brain and spinal cord as the soft tissues and fluid that surround and protect them — the craniosacral system.

Every day the body endures stresses and strains and your structures compensate for them. Unfortunately, over time these compensations can cause your soft tissue to tighten and distort the craniosacral system, which in turn can put pressure on the brain and spinal cord.

The result? A barrier to the healthy performance of your central nervous system — and potentially every other system with which it interacts.

CranioSacral Therapy is designed to release those soft-tissue tensions. Practitioners use a soft touch — starting with the weight of a nickel — to evaluate how well your craniosacral system is performing. Then they use gentle techniques to release any tensions they find.

By restoring the best possible environment for your brain and spinal cord, CranioSacral Therapy naturally helps the rest of your body self-correct. It eliminates the negative effects of stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your overall health and well-being.

CranioSacral Therapy has been used successfully to relieve numerous health problems. They include migraines, neck and back pain, TMJ dysfunction, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, central nervous system disorders and many others. And because it’s so gentle, it’s been proven effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.

People have a belief that life is difficult and healing is painful. CranioSacral Therapy helps them let go of that belief. The healing process can be much more gentle and subtle.” — S.H., Abbeville, La.

What Brings People Here From Around the World

Patients travel from all parts of the world to receive treatment at The Upledger Institute Clinic for CranioSacral Therapy. Why? Because this remarkable therapy was developed by our founder after years of clinical testing and we maintain the authenticity of his orginal therapeutic approach.

Now after more than 30 years in use, CranioSacral Therapy has been instituted in healthcare programs throughout the world.

Find out how much better you can feel when you visit The Upledger Institute Clinic. It's a remarkable resource for you and your family – right here in your own backyard.

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