This is the reference for many of the Reflex Repatterning exercises used by Masgutova Method Core Specialists. Although quite obtuse, at times bordering on intractable, it is a valuable addition to any Manual Therapist reference library and of some help for parents looking for developmental exercises for their children. It is a milestone publication in [...]
Bio-feedback is a window into how your Autonomic Functions are responding to your surroundings. Being able to see how these visceral reflexes are responding enables one to better integrate their responses into your daily activities, perhaps turning them from a liability into an asset.
These are stand alone or PC based bio-feedback tools which I have [...]
These tool calibrate the sensitivity of the hands and feet to the postural and dynamic needs of the body. Clicking on the name of the tool, or the picture, will take you to Amazon.com, where you can find more information.
I use this Core Balance Disc and can recommend it. This is a mid priced unit, [...]
A compilation of reflections written by Sharon, Mary, Pamela, Lori, Brea and Shannon combined and adapted to make one narrative. (These people are Masgutova NeuroMotor Reflex Integration Core Specialists, complied by Pamela Curlee)
“We’re a volunteer team of seven MNRI® Specialists going to Newtown, CT to do trauma relief for Sandy Hook families.” Who? When? How? Financed [...]
Our human skills and capabilities primarily emerge from the largest and most evolutionarily recent parts of our brains, which are collectively called the Neo-Cortex. These abilities are learned behaviors. When we learn a skill, essentially what we are doing is re-deploying a more ancient, reflex motor function to a new purpose. In the same way that tool use emerged from breaking open a nut with a rock, to hammering in bits of the Large Hadron Collider, the Neo-Cortex has learned more complex ways of interacting with the more ancient neurology of the brain stem and mid-brain. The Neo-Cortex does not in fact hold the hammer, but instead manipulates our Grasp Reflex to make holding the hammer happen.
SYMMETRICAL AND CROSS LATERAL LOCOMOTIVE REFLEX FUNCTION
Locomotor Reflexes are the primitive mechanisms that combine to move us forward (or backward). In some manner, we share these systems with all animals. These are dominantly Proprioceptive Motor Reflexes and sometimes labeled Tendon Guard Reflexes for their reliance on sensing tendon tension. Vision (not dominantly visual cortex) is most tightly [...]