Occupational Therapy at its best

- training the skills for living and learning

At Cardinal Capers we have intergrated several Primitive Reflex Integration Methods and movement theories into the way we treat. It is an integral part of how we grow brain connections. We use several easy to learn movements that can be done at home so that the more complicated re-wiring of brain pathways can be done at the office. We expect clients to do up to 15 minutes of directed movement at home as part of the treatment plan. We have found that the more clients are compliant with this, the faster and more sure the progress.

NeuroDevelopmental Movement Training is a bottom up approach to development using specific movements based on the way babies and children are innately designed to grow. There are many developmental theorists who have documented this process in great detail from Ed Snapp to Piaget, Erikson and Gesell. Mary Fiorintini as documted the way Primitve Reflexes are part of the process and Margot Heiniger with Shirley Randolph have taken great pains to explain every detail of how this works neurophysiologically. 

At Cardinal Capers and Kids Brain Tree we implement an amalgamted view of these theories into practice and have the most phenominal results. 

Our Primitive Reflex (infant or neo-natal) integration program uses developmentally informed movements, Rehab theory from Brunnstrom, gentle Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Fascilitation (PNF), NeuroDevelopmental Techniques(NDT) and interoception with kinesthetic figure ground to rebuild the foundations necessary to help overcome learning, sensory, emotional and behavioural challenges for children and adults.

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NeuroDevelopmental Movement Training

What is NeuroDevelopmental Movement Training?

Cardinal Capers and Primitive Reflex Integration