Primitive reflexes and postural reflexes appear and "disappear" at different stages of development. By assessing when and if these reflexes are present or not we can tell if or if not the central nervous system developing like it should. In kids it gives us information that lets us know if their CNS is developing appropriately (especially the brainstem - which regulates most autonomic functions). In adults it tells if their CNS is fully developed or if there is injury.
"The presence or absence of primitive and postural reflexes at key stages in development provides “windows” into the functioning of the CNS, enabling the trained professional to identify signs of neurological dysfunction or immaturity." Attention Balance and Coordination.
While in kids it may show a lack of maturity in the brain, in adults we often see them return (primitive) or disappear (postural) along with cognitive decline like in Parkinson and Dementia.
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Upright posture is complex and maintained mainly by postural reflexes in the midbrain that utilize sensory input from the visual, proprioceptive, and vestibular systems.
Developing strong extensor muscles is a large and important part of getting an infant ready to sit up and eventually walk. Increased muscle tone and the help and eventually integration of primitive reflexes work together to not only getting us moving in an upright position but also to help the brain develop.
Retained primitive reflexes are often thought of as developmental problems in kids. But kids grow up, and integrated reflexes have side effects in adults, too. In adults, they can affect anything and everything from posture and balance to focus and energy. So, how do primitive reflexes affect energy levels in adults?
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