Try this Every Time You Do a Diaper Change

What if you offer a Movement Lesson at least once after a diaper change.

They’re already position on their back, a perfect opportunity to work on that weight transfer and pelvis. 

This could be a great time to bond with your baby because as we all know a Movement Lesson feel-good all the time .

Movement Lesson™ is a unique therapy method that offers newborns, children, and adults opportunities to experience functional movement that they might not be able to initiate, stimulate or enhance through their own abilities.

For more exercise to learn more about the Water Bowl Technique and other movement enhancement techniques, join me in Segment One Training, CLICK HERE. 

There I go into a variety of exercises that you can do to help your child move better. 

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Should I Use Black and White for Vision Development?

BLACK AND WHITE:

  • Does your child have low-level vision?
  • Does your child fail to respond to motion?
  • Does your child fail to respond to an object and/or color?
If you answer 'yes' then you might want to use black and white to stimulate vision for directionality. Getting attention to look towards your B+W card. That's it!
Never have a free-standing object, app, and/or area that is primarily B+W.
  1. Your child most likely will be stimulated but they are typically unable to look away.
  2. They cannot focus on a B+W, making it difficult to use binocular vision and/or convergence.
  3. There is no depth of field or depth perception when an area is being used for B+W.


Things to avoid:

  • Mobile
  • Playmat or carpet
  • wall
  • un-attended viewing (leaving your child alone)
 
Remember - your child's best and favorite toy is your face
 
Learn more about vision development, click here
 
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Immature Vision vs. Mature Vision - How to Improve Vision and Movement

Here, Felipe shows you the difference between immature and mature vision

  • Immature vision is when the head moves with the eyes. 
  • Mature vision is when the eyes can move independently from head movements. 
  • At 12-14 months, a child should have mature vision.

If a child does not have the ability to express mature vision at this age, it is a sign that they will start to have (or are experiencing) deviations in movement development. 

Deviations in movement development can lead to developmental delays, if not addressed. 

That being said, in my Cognitive Vision Training, I show you how you can identify your child's movement deviations that are being caused by their immature vision. 

Then I show you how to start teaching your child mature vision skills. 

Typical children, like the girl in these pictures, who haven't fully developed their mature vision have a short attention span, and it's hard for them to focus on things for long periods of time. 

Many...

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How to Help Scoliosis in 30 SECONDS - Back Exercises for Scoliosis

Back Exercises for Scoliosis

Back Exercise #1 - The Video Above

Here I show you a technique you can do on someone who has scoliosis or for someone who has back problems.

I call it the Hanging Technique.

This technique helps to not force a movement but initiate movement.

You are not going directly to the spine but you are initiating movement on the spine.

Hanging Technique:

  1. Place hand straight under armpits.
  2. Be sure not to grab because once you grab you force the movement.
  3. Slowly go and down, side to side, initiating weight transfer.

This helps extend the spine allowing for more movement and counterbalance to happen within the spine. 

Back Exercise #2 - The Video Below

 

Transforming My Own Scoliosis

 

"Just finished the Scoliosis course. Great course! My kid prefers laying on one side when working on his spine so I respect that as his neutral."
- Anonymous Parent - 

 

To get more extensive step-by-step guidance on how to improve scoliosis...

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ATNR Cerebral Palsy or Laryngomalacia

 
 

ATNR Reflex and Cerebral Palsy or Laryngomalacia

A missed or over-looked diagnosis of compromised breathing.
 
I get at least two inquires / Zooms a week looking to help 'head control' 'over-active ATNR' 'dystonia'.
 
This is because of structural airway positioning; quite possibly laryngomalacia.
 

Laryngomalacia Symptoms Infants and Children include:

  • Noisy breathing (stridor) — An audible wheeze when your baby inhales (breathes in). It is often worse when the baby is agitated, feeding, crying or sleeping on his back.
  • High pitched sound
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Poor weight gain
  • Choking while feeding
  • Apnea (breathing stoppage)
  • Pulling in neck and chest with each breath
  • Cyanosis (turning blue)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (spitting, vomiting and regurgitation)
  • Aspiration (inhalation of food into the lungs)
This is why the frustrations of working with reflex therapies are not necessarily beneficial.
 
You need to work very closely with a...
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Pelvis Function and Movement

The Pelvis and Functional Movement

Although we'll be getting into the troubleshooting and working with the structure of the pelvis in later trainings, you need to understand your child's architecture. Click here to see training calendar. 
 
This is their foundation for all developmental milestones and transitional skills.
 
Please note: These x-rays are being read for movement. This is not a medical assessment.
 
 
Typical Hips:  In the first photo you see the development of a full hip socket, the femur (thigh bone) angles at @125 degrees to form an 'arch' or structure of standing. The ischium (sit bones) form a complete loop.
 
 
Asymmetrical Hips: In the second photo are Namita Mehta son's hip x-rays.
 
They were told the hips were unremarkable.
 
However, there was no indication of the lack of arch in the femur, indicating Coxa Valga.
 
There is no noting of the ischium being incomplete which they are incomplete as you...
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Facts About Eyes and Vision - Vision and Development Correlelation

Are the Eyes Fine? 

 
We shouldn't worry about vision.
 
The eyes just see. It's that easy. Well, not so fast!
 
Not only should the eyes see - they need to complement every movement in your child's body.
 
 
The body's structure might be unable to respond to the toy or your voice = so the eyes to learn to be included with the conversation.
 
The eyes might be the best feature in your child's life, so they move into all sorts of positions, which might look like 'lack of head control' just to see you.
 
The one phrase you want to hear from your child's ophthalmology visit is your child's "eyes are fine."
 
However, just because the structure of your child's eyes are good, doesn't mean that they have the tools needed for successful vision.
 

There are three key areas to be evaluated for your child's ultimate vision:

 

#1 Environmental:

Your child's visual surrounding can be too cluttered or complex for them to have successful...
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How to Stop Tip Toe Walking without Casts or Shoes

What Causes Tiptoe Walking?

Tiptoe walking or "toe walking" is a sign of a child's inability to transfer their weight from the heel to the toe. (We would call it a typical heel-to-toe walk.)

It's natural to want to force the heel to the ground using casts or shoe inserts to create a typical heel-to-toe walk. 

But as I always say, "With force, you get force, and with rotation you get movement."

A number of things can interrupt a child's ability to weight transfer through the foot. 

Things that could cause toe walking are:

  • the child's foot could have been pulled on the wrong way at birth or
  • the child lacks natural muscle tone, and so on.

What's more important than the causes of toe walking is for you to note that your child has an inability to weight transfer through the foot. 

The transitional skill that is lost here is the child's or person's ability to start with flat feet, go up on their tiptoes, and then bring the heels back down to the...

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How Do Babies Roll Over? - Baby Not Rolling Over?

How does your baby roll over?

Yes, there are many ways a baby rolls over, but there shouldn't be.

Yes, it could eventually happen, but if it hasn't happened by 2.5 to 3 months old, do you really want to wait for it? Are you wondering what you can do now to teach your baby how to roll over? Movement Lesson™ has the best solution.

Learn about the optimal way babies should be rolling over for successful movement and milestone development

3 movement skills a baby should be using when learning to roll over

Many if not all other therapies (and the free youtube videos you are watching) teach you tips and ways of how to help your baby roll over using an external source; that source primarily being yourself. 

When you or any other external source is helping your baby roll over, the body and brain know it; therefore, you are not teaching your child to roll over in a way that the baby can self-initiate rolling over. Without self-initiated internal movements, a...

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5 Reasons Why Sitting in the W Position is Bad & How to Stop W Sitting

Why W Sitting Is Bad 

1. Bad Posture

"W" sitting rounds the back and makes it impossible for your child to sit up straight.

Bad posture will affect

  • how they move,
  • how they see, and
  • how they transition to different positions. 

 

2. Effects vision

"W" sitting creates tunnel vision. 

Tunnel vision is the loss of peripheral vision. 

When vision is affected the way your child moves and develops will also be affected. 

  • Does your child look awkward in their movements?
  • Does your child have a short attention span?
  • Has your child been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD?
  • Does your child struggle with eye contact? 

 Movement Lesson™ has spent over a decade correlating poor vision with poor milestone development. 

With over 30,000 hours of evaluating clients, Michelle, founder of Movement Lesson™, has decided not to ignore this crucial piece of information that vision does indeed affect movement development. 

When you improve vision,...

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