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2-Day Advanced Course: Primitive Reflex Integration

As therapists, when we treat the causes and symptoms of motor delays, we can utilize alternate brain pathways to improve the effects of therapy.

Through neuroplasticity, we have the power to make this happen! It acts as an adaptive mechanism to compensate for lost connection allowing us to maximize remaining function!

From congenital abnormalities (Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and more….) to traumatic brain injuries, this course delivers new and exciting ideas on how to detour around damage and incorporate viable nervous system connections.

Dr. Karen Pryor, PT, DPT, will teach you:

Video case studies will demonstrate changes before and after integrative neuroplasticity treatments. The therapy techniques you learn in this course can easily be integrated into the clinic or home the next day, leading to increased developmental success.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Describe the primitive reflexes’ influence on movement patterns.
  2. Identify the multilayer approach using neuroanatomy and brain function.
  3. Evaluate strategies to incorporate techniques into home programs for parents and caregivers.
  4. Recognize the importance of positive treatment sessions and verbal cues.
  5. Analyze the relationship between brain dysfunction and tone abnormalities.
  6. Restate different approaches to changing low and high tone qualities.
  7. Identify primitive reflexes and how they contribute to development.
  8. Articulate testing and influences of the retention or primitive reflexes.
  9. Demonstrate the integration exercise, including modifications, for each reflex.
  10. Identify the behavioral and physical systems associated with each reflex.
  11. Examine why the reflexes may still be present.
  12. Discuss what reflex integration can accomplish.

Outline

NEUROANATOMY & BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

BRAIN DAMAGE & MISSING PARTS BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS HOW TO APPROACH TREATMENTS A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE NERVOUS SYSTEM & GUIDING IT FOR POSITIVE CHANGE THE PRIMARY & SECONDARY RESULTS OF NEUROPLASTICITY TECHNIQUES HOW TO INTEGRATE NEUROPLASTICITY INTO YOUR THERAPY PROGRAM BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND IMPAIRMENTS RELATED TO: EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT DETAIL

Copyright : 04/15/2021

Spastic Patterns Post-Brain Injury: Utilizing Primitive Reflex Treatment Strategies

What happens when a patient has a cerebral vascular accident, closed head injury or anoxia? The symptom demonstrated may be eye misalignment and/or spastic muscle tone. The symptoms resemble primitive reflex patterns. Do you brace and manage symptoms or treat the cause?  When one treats the cause, the symptoms are easier to treat and faster to remedy through neuroplasticity techniques.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Distinguish motor changes based upon neurological central nervous system injuries and degenerative diagnosis. 
  2. Demonstrate new skills to unlock significant relief of tremor activity in a patient with anoxic brain injury and cerebral vascular accident.
  3. Analyze the influence of the central nervous system post CVA to determine what layer of the brain is active and how to reduce symptoms by treating the causal source.

Outline

Central Nervous System Injuries

Relief of Tremor Activity

Rewire connections to Improve Motor Function

Copyright : 07/31/2020

Primitive Reflexes: A Deeper Look into the Nervous System Pathways

This course will provide you with a deeper understanding of reflex and response mechanisms.
Discussion around the functional relationships between primitive reflexes and sympathetic nervous system interaction will assist in control of the treatment area.
You’ll learn inside and outside environmental considerations that impede primitive reflex integration to improve clinical outcomes!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Determine the differences between primitive reflexes, response reactions and equilibrium responses.
  2. Distinguish the area of the nervous system involved in reflexes and responses.
  3. Extrapolate the functional relationships to development, orientation and engagement of the nervous system in integration techniques.

Outline

A Higher-Level Look

Primitive Reflexes Righting Response Equilibrium Responses

Copyright : 05/08/2020

Primitive Reflex Integration: Testing, Identifying and Demonstrating Patterns

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Appraise what to look for in eye alignment and the relationship to primitive reflex patterns in the face and body.
  2. Investigate central nervous system abnormalities and/or pain that results in decreased function of the cortical lobes and increased use of the lower brain centers.
  3. Differentiate how primitive reflexes are tested active verses passive movement.
  4. Integrate rotational patterns using vision, neck, trunk, upper extremities and lower extremities for integration and increased voluntary movement.

Outline

Copyright : 07/01/2021