Ken DiPersio, BCST, CST-T, CNMT, LMT, is a Florida Licensed Massage Therapist with 21 years clinical experience in various settings including The Upledger Institute Brain and Cord Intensive Therapy Center, Venice Hospital Surgery, Manatee Hospital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Tampa General Hospital, Family Chiropractic, Full Spectrum Health Nutritional Clinic, and private practice. In 1991, shortly after receiving state licensure, he became certified as a Neuromuscular Therapist.
Craniosacral Therapy training began in 1991 with the Upledger Institute, in 1997 with John Upledger, DO, and has continued from 2007 to the present with Michael Shea, PhD., BCST. Mr. DiPersio completed all levels of Upledger CST instruction through Advanced Level 2, was certified CST-T by John Upledger in 1997, served as an assistant to Dr. Upledger in Advanced Level training and was certified to instruct Upledger CST Level 1 in 1999. In 2011, after three years of foundational training, Mr. DiPersio received his diploma from the International School for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.
Mr. DiPersio has taught over 500 classes with thousands of students for The Upledger Institute, Kaiser College Occupational Therapy Assistant Curriculum, Cross Country Education, the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, Independent Living Pediatrics, the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, the Sarasota School of Natural Healing Arts, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and KJD Therapy, Inc. Mr. DiPersio currently practices CST at MindSpa Integrative Wellness Center, Sarasota, Florida and has a private practice in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. DiPersio works with a wide range of clients who are generally referred by other practitioners, including physicians, chiropractic physicians, nutritional counselors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and massage therapists. He has extensive clinical experience and most often works with people that are not reaching therapeutic goals with traditional therapy and medical intervention.
With over 20 years of experience, Craniosacral Therapy has been effective for a wide range of conditions including pain, loss of function, inflammation, neurological dysfunction, cranial nerve dysfunction, loss of smell, tactile sense, short term memory loss, visual disturbances, headaches and migraines, cervical pain/strain, post-surgical complications, coma, developmental delays, lumbar/sciatic pain, restless leg syndrome, balance and gait problems, and many other conditions.