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Reflex Integration

Rhythmic Movement Therapy (RMT)
Masgutova Neuro Sensory Motor Reflex Integration (MNRI)
Quantum Reflex Integration (QRI)

Reflexes are essential for survival and serve a protective and developmental function. When we first come into the world, we move in reflexive movement patterns. As we grow, we develop more refined movement patterns. Our reflexes integrate. They help us get to that next developmental level.

Reflexes are very important to us. We initially need these reflexes. They help us develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. They are there for that part of our development and then they go away.

Some children retain these reflexes. They have not gone away. The retention of primitive reflexes can impair a child’s ability to progress in various areas of development. By helping a child to integrate some of these primitive reflexes, we can help child grow.

Reflex integration therapy in Charleston, SC

Quantum Reflex Integration in Charleston, SC

MNRI in Charleston, SC

Rhythmic Movement Therapy in Charleston, SC

Rhythmic Movement Therapy

Rhythmic Movement Training is a movement based, primitive (infant or neo-natal) reflex integration program that uses developmental movements, gentle isometric pressure and self-awareness to rebuild the foundations necessary to help overcome learning, sensory, emotional and behavioural challenges for children and adults.

Doing Rhythmic Movements regularly provides profound benefits and helps to increase functioning in the following areas:

  • Attention

  • Impulse control

  • Emotional Maturity

  • Sensory Processing

  • Visual Skills

  • Speech and Language Development

  • Brain Connectivity

  • Physical Strength and Stamina

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Quantum Reflex Integration

When the reflexes are “stuck” they can be helped along by Quantum Reflex Integration (QRI) Therapy.  This therapy combines acupressure points, sound frequencies and light from a low-level or “cold” laser. 

QRI is a cutting-edge therapy and perfect in many ways for helping to “un-stick” primitive reflexes.  First, on any given day, a patient’s body may signal different priorities to a therapist who is testing the patient’s reflexes.  The therapist would then start working based on the highest priorities she evaluated for that day.  This is similar to how occupational therapists work.  When using QRI laser therapy, every reflex is treated in a strategic order, so that there is less guesswork involved.

Does my child or teen have retained primitive reflexes that are limiting his or her social, emotional, and/or academic development?
Contact us today for a full primitive reflex assessment. 

  • Fear Paralysis Reflex (in the womb) - Physical paralysis to perceived danger

    • Associated disorders: ADHD, Autism, Epilepsy, OCD, Phobias, Expressive language disorders

    • Low stress tolerance

    • Frozen state or delayed response, unable to think or move

    • Difficulty making eye contact, may stare intensely without blinking

    • Reluctance to try new activities, withdrawn, shyness

    • General negativity, tantrums, depression

    • Eagerness to please, perfectionism, fear of failure

    • Anxiety, panic disorders, phobias and nightmares

  • Moro Reflex (womb-4 mos) - “Fight or Flight” reflex to perceived danger

    • Panic attacks, mood swings, generalized insecurity, anxiety, fearfulness, unexpected changes in behavior, aggressive outbursts

    • Manipulation of people and situations to maintain control

    • Difficulty responding appropriately when rapid response is needed

    • Difficulty accepting or giving affection, socially withdrawn

    • Easily distracted, difficulty focusing on details or copying from blackboard

  • Rooting/Sucking Reflex (womb-1mo) - Automatic response to turn towards food

    • Speech, articulation and dental problems

  • Palmar Reflex (womb-3 mos) - Automatic flexing of fingers to grab objects

    • Jumbling up letters

    • Poor writing expression and spelling

  • TLR - Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex (womb-4mos) - Develops head management and postural stability using the major muscle groups

    • Lack of concentration

    • Difficulty sitting upright

    • Motion sickness

  • ATNR - Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (womb-7mos) - Cross-pattern movements integrating both sides of the brain

    • Easily distracted, poor memory

    • Poor coordination, messy handwriting

    • Childish behavior

    • Possible obsessive behavior

    • Selfishness or egocentrism

    • Impatience: can’t wait for reward, wants everything NOW

  • Spinal Galant Reflex (womb-9mos) - Assists baby in birth process, develops gross motor coordination

    • Associated disorders: ADHD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    • Trouble sitting still, fidgeting and squirming: “ants in the pants”

    • Poor bladder control (bedwetting after age 5), sometimes soiling

  • STNR - Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (6 mos-11 mos) - Preparation for crawling

    • Walking on toes

    • Poor posture and coordination,slouches at desk

    • Poor impulse control

    • Poor attention and concentration, ADHD

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