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The more times you complete the circle, the faster you see change.
The central nervous system (CNS) controls most functions of the body and mind. It consists of three parts: the brain, the brainstem, and the spinal cord. The brain is the center of our thoughts, the interpreter of our external environment, and the origin of control over body movement. Like a central computer, it interprets information from our peripheral nervous system (PNS), eyes (sight), ears (sound), nose (smell), tongue (taste), skin (touch), proprioception (pressure) and vestibular (movement), as well as from internal organs such as the stomach.
The CNS controls all voluntary movement, such as speech and walking, and involuntary movements, such as blinking and breathing. It is also the core of our thoughts, perceptions, and emotions.
At Empire Pediatric Therapy we apply pressure to the PNS to send a message to the CNS and then complete a movement which allows the message to come back full circle. The more times you replicate the circle, the more likely the information is interpreted correctly, making a lasting change.
This Technique focuses on the concept of activation of a sensory or proprioceptive stimulus for a reflex, followed by performance of a motor response to create a more efficient neurological pathway for physical, mental, emotional and cognitive functioning.
Our therapists begin with taking the introductory course, Dyanamic and Postural Reflex Integration, but many of us go on to take additional courses to meet the specific needs of each child.
The human body’s ability to adapt in the face of challenges is truly amazing. If neurosensorimotor pathways are blocked, the body, without outside intervention, will attempt to find alternate compensating neural paths to achieve its motor program goals. When the body is left to its own accord, however, the primary motor reflexes relating to the blocked neural pathways will remain in a role of protection, compromising the subordinate role the reflex serves in more complex patterns, schemes, learned skills and advanced motor, communication, and cognitive development; resulting in symptoms that can lead to one or a combination of DSM IV diagnoses, including among many others:
• Executive Function Disorder
• Emotionally Disturbed (ED)
• Oppositional Defiance Disorder
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Cerebral Palsy
• Learning Disability (LD)
• ADHD Inattentive, Hyperactive
• Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
By addressing the underlying dysfunction, the Masgutova Method seeks to help the child with CP improve his motor dysfunctions, the child with autism improve relational and socialization issues, and the child with ADHD improve his planning, relational, generalization, and socialization issues by addressing the unique combination of primary motor reflexes that signal specific neurosensorimotor dysfunction. This is why the Masgutova community is broad and diverse. It has broad application that can help anyone who is faced with a challenge despite the level of function, dysfunction or pathology that exists.