Milestone development is not based on strength but one's ability to rotate in and through what seems like invisible space around us, but really it's gravity and the interaction our body has with gravity.
For a child what makes the stepping stone of milestone development possible is the child’s ability to successfully move in and out of each milestone independently using rotational movements.
Now I keep saying rotation.
Because, yes, you can work on muscle strengthening so a child can muscle through movements, but eventually the child will reach a point where they can’t muscle through anymore because their body is too heavy and gravity has become too much to work against.
It has nothing to do with strength.
Which is counterintuitive.
We think we just need to build more strength but movement shouldn’t take work and when it does we don’t want to do it anymore.
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Birth Trauma can be a variety of things:
When a child experiences a birth trauma that interrupts their cranial movements, developmental delays can occur.
Because these types of birth trauma can cause two types of jams in the cranial system.
Your child may be struggling with things like:
The head needs to be able to counter all the movements in the spine, and when there is an atlas jam, it can't; therefore key transitional movements patterns can not occur.
Transitional Movement Patterns are what should happen in a person's body between each of the "baby milestones" that you know.
These are not all of the established milestones given by the CDC, but here are just a few:
If you are feeling concerned for your child's development, always talk to your Pediatrician.
While you are working with your doctor there are early intervention techniques you can start now to improve your child's developmental path.
Many babies learn movement naturally, but when a baby's movements are restricted due to too much swaddling, too much car seat time, etc.; or due to premature delivery, NICU time, or a child's condition or disease.
The baby misses out on important, natural, movement experiences that aren't even on the milestone charts used by Doctors and Pediatricians.
These natural movement experiences are crucial for your child experiencing the most natural development they are capable of, typical or atypical.
So the question is, why is your baby moving like he or she is?
How do you know if your baby's movements are natural or telling you that you need to be concerned?
That's where Movement Lesson™ comes in.
You can know from day one if you need to be really concerned, moderately concerned, or mildly concerned...