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Foundation of Health #2 - brain body connection

Duck Walk for Retained Moro

Dr. Belinda Palmer

Duck Walk for Retained Moro

The duck walk:

To be honest, I didn't think much of this exercise until I saw it in action, and then I was very impressed. You want the child to walk with their feet turned out, and their hands turned in with thumbs pointing in. That sounds simple, right? They should be able to do this smoothly, walking back and forth.

If they cannot, then it's likely they have a moro.

If they can't keep their hands turned in its also likely they have a moro.

If they seem to be twisting their upper body while they are doing this, then it is likely they have a moro.

If they are having a time balancing or are holding their breath as they attempt this exercise it is likely they have a retained Moro.

To help them be able to do this, you can put down footprints for them to follow and give them a rod to hold their hands in place.

The goal is for them to perform the exercise smoothly without any extra help. A retained Moro makes it difficult to move the extremities independently of each other. So if the feet turn in, it makes it difficult to keep the hands turned outward.

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