Physical movement is a child's first language, and it is through movement that they first start to explore the world and to gain control over their body. It is the foundation in which learning is built upon. If this foundation is rocky or not maintained, it will play a role in their abilities to learn and retain information well.
Physical movement is a child's first language, and it is through movement that they first starts to explore the world and to gain control over their body. It is the foundation in which learning is built upon.
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.
Your brain needs three things: oxygen, fuel, and stimulation.The biggest stimulation comes from gravity! The type of receptors that do this are known as somatosensory receptors. These receptors also pick up on our muscle movements. The move muscle tone we have the more stimulation for these receptors!
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.
“Dr.G Lawrence Rarickk conducted studies indicating that physical motion in childhood supports endocrine and neurological development as well as overall metabolism, leading to healthy growth of body and brain.” The brain needs stimulation and it gets the most stimulation from movement.
A retained Fear Paralysis is associated with anxiety, paranoia, extreme fear, being easily overwhelmed, poor social skills, extremely attached to caregivers, inability to become attached to caregivers, over sensitivity to sensory simulations, elective mutism, extremely negative mindset, and temper tantrum (at an inappropriate age).
As we shift gears from being in the Winter months and now getting into the heart of Spring here in Birmingham, more and more people have been coming into the office. Of the many types of patients we see, we have had so many of our patients coming in being pregnant. They have ranged from, "we just found out!" to week 34-36, "just get me out of pain!"
One of the most common questions I get is how long does it take to integrate retained primitive reflexes? The answer is complex.
“The CDC changed and lessened important developmental milestones…”Developmental milestones, especially in the first year, are very important! When kids don't meet their milestones it's a red flag. Most therapists agree that early intervention is key.
Toxins are all around us. It’s important that each day we try and eliminate our exposure as much as possible. Our bodies are extremely resilient in fighting off and filtering what we are exposed to daily. There are several things that we can do each day to help our bodies stay as healthy and strong. Let’s look at eliminating toxins and what things we can do to help limit our exposure
Part of our five foundations at Archetype we try to educate our patients on elimination of toxins, and although we can’t limit all toxins, we can educate ourselves to have a healthier, cleaner lifestyle. Let’s look at a chemical that in the past has been used by many companies to transport food as well as serve food in and see how we can eliminate this chemical from our everyday life. This chemical is known as polystyrene or by its trade marked name Styrofoam.
How important is it is to move consistently? Movement is directly linked to breathing fresh air. Oxygen to the brain is critical to you living a fruitful happy life. How do you maximize it? Read more to find out.
At Archetype we teach all of our team members, patients, athletes, and anyone else wanting to learn how to live a life through a natural living ethos. We call this natural ethos the Archetype 5 foundations of health. This post is specifically about third foundation of health.
Vitamin D deficiency is a serious problem that adversely affects health and the quality of your life. Vitamin D is needed for life to exist in your body. In this article we discuss accurate recommendations and why vitamin d is critical to take to have a happy healthy functioning brain and body.
Signs of a retained plantar or Babinski reflex are: Toe walking, Issues with proprioceptive and vestibular systems, Muscles in the back of the legs are affected, altering gait, Trouble with balance, Gravitational insecurity, Trouble with vestibular, visual, and sensory systems.
In this blog post by Dr. Belinda Palmer we discuss the Signs of the Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR): Poor eye-hand coordination. Abnormal or skipped crawling. Difficulty tracking or catching a ball. Messy eater. Difficulty adjusting binocular vision from distance to near. Poor learning abilities. Anchors feet behind chair legs while sitting “W” position when sitting on the floor. Reading and writing are easily lying on the floor with the legs extended. Difficulty aligning numbers for math
Psychomotor learning is the development of organized patterns of muscular activities guided by signals from the environment. Psychomotor skills are movement tasks that require both cognitive and motor processes.
A number of the symptoms these share in common are a direct result of immaturity in the functioning of the CNS. An Immature CNS comes with many symptoms. Often times these symptoms are similar to symptoms present with retained primitive reflexes.
Assessing maturity and integrity in how the CNS is functioning through the examination. 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.
Dyslexia - a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language (LEFT Brain).
When primitive reflexes persist, a physical program to be optimally effective should be aimed at the earliest developmental and postural level of reflex abnormality. Kids or adults with retained/returned primitive reflexes tend to have poor posture, balance, and coordination.