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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