Babies & Children

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Isn't it amazing how a child is so dependent on others when they are born, and go on to develop at the most astonishing pace?

As parents, it is natural to want your child to fulfill their full potential and be everything they can possibly be. To do this, their brain and nervous system need to develop optimally.

Our brain and nervous system control and co-ordinate the function of all cells, organs and systems in our body.

The development of the brain and spinal cord starts three weeks after conception, and, at five weeks, they begin to respond to the environment through the onset of primitive reflexes.

These reflexes ensure the survival of the newborn in childbirth, and are subsequently replaced by voluntary movements that we depend on in life.

In some children, the primitive reflexes are not fully integrated. This can be due to a whole range of reasons that can be very difficult to isolate once they have happened. If your child misses any of the normal developmental steps such as crawling, walking, the development of motor skills or speech, it may be that these reflexes have not integrated properly.

We recommend that all children should be regularly checked to ensure their nervous system is working optimally and their spine is not developing restrictions that may impact them later in life.

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