Sensory processing dysfunction
Fine/gross motor dysfunction
Executive Function Disorder
Emotionally Disturbed (ED)
Learning Disability (LD)
ADHD Inattentive, Hyperactive or Combined type
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Traumatic experiences do not just impact our cognitive and emotional brain centers. Trauma can impact anywhere in our nervous system causing stress hormones to be stored and dysfunctional neuro-pathways to increase. This causes the effect of "the body" being stuck in the truama even through the cortex knows the danger is passed. Traumas that impact our system this include in utero/birth complications, sickness, toxins, surgery, broken bones and survival experiences. To support the body's ability to develop and recover first this trauma and stored stress hormone must be released.
Circulation is the body's way of detoxing toxins and distributing nutrients. Supportive systems for this process include the cardiovascular system, pulmonary, systemic, cranialsacral, lymphatic, endocrine and digestive system. Creating flow throughout these systems and eliminating blockages greatly impacts the developmental and recovery process.
External alignment of body features indicate alignment of the musculoskeletal system. The Musculoskeletal system is very important for every day movements and postural stability. If you didn't have muscles attached to your bones you'd just be a pile of bones unable to move! Horizontal and rotational alignment of the ears, eyes, jaw, clavicles, shoulders, hips, knees and arches are quick observable markers for the state of the inner proprioceptive/vestibular integration that is processing tone regulation. Bones are connected to muscles which are innervated by nerves which can be stimulated and educated for neuroplasticity to support appropriate "muscle tightness" for accurate alignment for function. This alignment is key for efficient circulation!
Appropriate reflex integration is imperative to supporting all the above. When brainstem reflexes are not appropriately integrated efficient development and recovery is greatly hindered because the nervous system must make compensatory pathways which take up excess energy and effort leading to greater risk of injury, limited recovery and/or deficits in development.