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Posts on Child Development

The Role of Posture in Movement

This research reveals that movement is an extension of neurological organization based primarily on head position relative to the body. It validates long held theories, thereby adding confidence to our understanding that movement is an...

Osmo Interactive Game Environment

This interactive game environment seems to be the perfect tool for helping children with visual processing challenges as well as those kids ready to learn to read. The Tanagram (one of 3 games bundled with the basic setup) is an excellent tool...

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback uses electroencephalography (EEG) to analyse electrical signals generated by brain activity, and feeds back a visual or auditory signal as the activity aligns with a pre-selected “ideal”. Here is a short video...

GABA and Autism

GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mature brain. Many cognitive pathologies (Autism, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder etc.) can be described mechanistically as incomplete GABA action at the neural...

Relevance of Child Development to All...

Editorial in 7/11/2014 Science on the importance of focusing on global child development in meeting the United Nations Sustainability Goals. The last paragraph is especially potent: “A key challenge for the UN is finding focus and...

Biomechanics of Vision

The biomechanics of vision and their influence upon eyesight are more easily grasped if we first understand how the structure supporting the eyes relates to the fundamental structure of our posture and gait:   It makes sense that exercises...

Movement is Crucial

The fundamental distinction between animals and all living beings is movement. Animals emerged out of living beings becoming able to make distinctions in their surroundings, give meaning to those distinctions, and move towards or away from what...

Integrating Reflexes

I am a Manual Therapist on the roster of complimentary care providers for one of the largest private elementary and high schools in San Francisco.  The schools embody an academic tradition which de-emphasizes fact memorization before the...

Current Research in Manual Therapy

Discussing Manual Therapy with members of the scientific or medical communities is often challenging. Usually, shortly after jumping into a description of the efficacy of this treatment modality, the question arises “Do you have peer...

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