At Northcote Chiropractic our wonderful Chiropractors are trained in identifying retained primitive reflexes and working with you and your child on supporting the nervous system through Chiropractic, at home exercises and advice to enhance their ability to learn, grow and thrive in their environment and in themselves.
Moro Reflex – also known as the startle reflex. This is our fight or flight reflex, this helps baby take the first breath – think of it like when you try to fall asleep and feel like you’re falling. If this doesn’t integrate your child may be overactive, ADD/ADHD, prone to illness, allergies or hypersensitivity to foods.
Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex – This reflex helps us determine where the head and body are in space. If the reflex doesn’t integrate properly this may contribute to delays in reaching motor milestones like crawling and walking, may be clumsy, have problems with motion sickness.
Palmar Grasp – Placing your finger in a babies hand causes their fingers to close. If this reflex doesn’t integrate properly it may contribute to poor handwriting, pencil grip and hypersensitivity of the hand.
Rooting and Sucking Reflex – stroking a babies lip or cheek causes them to open mouth. IF this doesn’t integrate it may interfere with the development of speech, articulation challenges, trouble chewing or swallowing foods.
Asymmetric Tonic Neck Reflex – Turning babies heard causes arm to straighten and leg to bend. This helps during birth and allows for the development of hand/eye coordination. If not integrate your child may have trouble with reading, writing and coordination.
Spinal Galant Reflex – When you stroke next to the low back of a baby their muscles contract, helpful in the birth process. If this reflex doesn’t integrate properly your child may seem like they have ants in their pants, coordination problems, bedwetting.
Symmetrical tonic neck reflex – This reflex helps your child discover how to move, preparing them to crawl. If this reflex does not integrate they may have trouble with crawling, poor posture, have difficulty changing eye focus from book to board and poor hand eye habits.
At Northcote Chiropractic our focus is to provide quality care to inspire the whole family to achieve optimal health and wellness.
If you’ve read this article and thought of a loved one or someone at your school who might benefit from a consultation to support their development and improve their learning capabilities please feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7350 1100 to learn more about how Chiropractic can help unlock your child’s incredible potential.