Reflex Integration Therapy
Reflex integration therapy addresses challenges with how poorly integrated reflexes might interfere with function. Therapists will target underlying causes in order to improve integration of reflexes.
It is important to work on reflexes because many times, issues with reflexes can hinder motor development. How our body interacts with its reflexes and our learned responses can impact all areas of function.
Research has shown that motor function can be improved via such restorative techniques.
See an example at the bottom of the page.
Reflex Integration Therapy Can Help With
- Motor reflex challenges
- Motor planning
- Emotional control
- Socialization issues
How We Help
- Motor reflex integration assessments
- Sensory motor pairing
- Exercise integration
- Repetition exercises
- Home program development
Galvin Therapy Center therapists offer complete support so that parents can implement reinforcement routines at home. This reinforcement will increase the gains your child will make throughout their reflex integration therapy.
Example of Reflex Integration
For instance, the Moro reflex (or startle reflex) in infants is normal and to be expected. See the video below for a demonstration. However, if an adult has not fully integrated this reflex, it can interfere with everything from balance to emotional control.