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Functional Rotational Movements and Milestone Development

Rotation and Movement

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.

 

When you focus on...

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NICU, Heart Surgery and Functional Developmental Milestones

Before and After - NICU to HOME


 
His life is completely different because of Movement Lesson.
 
His life experiences were not that of a typical child, but I was able to offer that to him through teaching his body typical movement patterns by teaching his body functional developmental milestones with the Movement Lesson™ Touch.
 

Here is where he started...

 
 
You can do this too and become a Movement Lesson Parent Practitioner for your child.
 
Instead of being worried all the time about your child's development, you can become empowered with a skill set that allows you to functionally influence your child's development despite the challenges they will face in their life. 
 

Where do you start?

 
1. As a Movement Lesson™ Beginner, evaluate your child for functional movements with the Newborn Movement Assessment. CLICK HERE 
 
2. Then get a Movement Lesson™ Creator Subscription to help you...
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Teach a Child How to Eat Using Utensils

 

How to teach a child how to eat with utensils; it's different than you think.

 
Many think teaching a child how to eat is about putting a utensil in the hand and getting the utensil to the mouth.
 
For some children, this approach may work.
 
But if you have tried this and you are wondering why your child just isn't getting it, there is an important factor about this functional movement that you are missing.
 
All functional movements require rotational movements.
 
Functional movements do not require one to develop more strength.
 
When a child lacks rotation in the wrist, elbow, and/or shoulder, eating with utensils can be a very difficult, if not impossible task.
 
So instead of being frustrated that your child isn't getting it, there is a simple solutions checklist you can go through to teach your child rotational movements so their body starts to understand functional movements like eating with...
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How to Increase "Strength" in Special Needs for Development

Uncategorized Dec 31, 2021

Summary of Blog:

  • Have you been told that your child needs more "strength" to perform a milestone or developmental skill?
  • Completely Changing a Child's Developmental Path
  • Now What are Rotational Movements and How Does that Give My Baby or Child Strength?
  • How Do I Give My Child Rotational Movements?
  • Why Do We Need Rotational Movements in the Head? 

 

 
CONTENT IN VIDEO APPLICABLE TO CHILDREN OR ADULTS WITH HIGH-TONE (HYPERTONIA), LOW-TONE (HYPOTONIA), CEREBRAL PALSY, AUTISM, NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES, MICRODELETIONS, ANY DIAGNOSIS OR CONDITION.
*This blog and the associated website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.
To learn how to put rotational movements into the head, start with the Head and Sutures Course.
 
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2 Ways Intubation, Feeding Tube (NG or NJ Tube), and / or NICU Time Affects Milestone Development

Birth Trauma and Cranial Developments

Birth Trauma can be a variety of things:

  • Intubation
  • Feeding Tube (NG or NJ Tube)
  • NICU Time
  • and more

When a child experiences a birth trauma that interrupts their cranial movements, developmental delays can occur. 

How? 

Because these types of birth trauma can cause two types of jams in the cranial system. 

First, is an ATLAS JAM

Your child may be struggling with things like:

  • Head control
  • Eating
  • Swallowing
  • Hates tummy time
  • Not rolling over

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. 

Why Are Transitional Movement Patterns Important?

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:

  • Head lift
  • Tummy time
  • Head control
  • Rolling over
  • ...
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How to Improve Leg Movements and Function - Before and After & Leg Comparison

 
*This website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Please see the disclaimer for additional information about what we are not, click here
 
Have you ever wondered while doing Movement Lesson IF YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT?
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Then your next thought is WHAT AM I DOING!? WHAT AM I HELPING?
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The key to success with this modality is having gentle rotational touch, and even if your touch is mediocre you can still create good changes in a person's movements if you touch with rotation.
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Another thing to understand about this modality is that the goal is to create functional movements in the body, so even when you don't know what you are doing, and you are...
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Tools for Feeling Successful as a Special Needs Parent

Want to see your child progress, gain independence, and experience healthy developmental movements?

As a special needs parent, it's easy to wonder if I am doing everything I can to help my special needs kids experience healthy development. 
 
4 years ago I never thought I would be seeing my 4 1/2 year old doing this!
 
4 years ago I never thought I would learn a skill set that would bless all the lives of all my children, typical and atypical.
 
 

I Want to Be a Good Mom and  Good Caregiver for My Special Needs Children.

I want to be a good mom and a good caregiver, and YOU KNOW AS A PARENT how feeling successful in that area of life changes on a day-to-day basis.
 
The question is, "How do I be a good mom and a good caregiver?"
 
I don't have all the answers, and despite my inadequacies, I found something that has helped me feel more accomplished in those roles.
 
No, I am not perfect at it, but I have learned...
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Is My Baby At Risk for Autism? Yes or No - 10 Signs in Babies for Early Detection of Autism Risk

Autism in Babies

These babies are not at risk for autismWhy? Watch the video and look closely can you see these three things? 
 
 
1 - Belly Bump hug. They are able to greet with their bellies. Pubic bone strike and belly crossing midline to their target. A development that starts with proper rolling over.
 
2- Vision - not only do these guys have eye contact, but they also have peripheral vision. They ‘work’ the room.
 
3- Balance - they are not concerned about their space, up and down, as they mingle around each other.
 
 

10 Signs in Babies for Early Detection of Autism Risk

 
 

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.

 

5 specific ways autism in...

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Why a Baby Needs to Learn Balance and Counterbalance - Super Baby Secret #8

What does it mean when I say, "It's important for you baby to learn how to move?"

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. 

 

In a baby, there is no such thing as a bad movement.

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...

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Is Crying Good For Baby's Lungs? - Is It Good for Babies to Cry?

Super Baby Secret #6: Every Super Baby needs a healthy, strong cry.

 

Super Baby Secret #7: "Crying is a Babys' Language for Needs, Hunger, Sleep, and Comfort"

 

Crying in Babies 

"The human body uses all forms of kinetic energy in rotation or in/out organization."
 
"The sudden thrust of gravity and intake of oxygen is equal by the release of gases immediately upon birth.
 
"One of the most obvious examples of this in neonate’s processes is the act of crying.
 
 
"The assumption that the initial organization of sound is for the communication of hunger, sleep, and soiling creates a false security of infant intelligence that is not capable of a response.
 
"Just the act of exhibiting various levels of sound is a crucial indicator of movement for action in later life as seen in power spectrum density curve using Welch’s method, which is used for calculating the power of a signal-like sound at varying frequencies [16].
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