Reinforcing the Brain-Body Connection
Here at New Beginnings Chiropractic, we understand the importance of putting all of the pieces of the puzzle together. For some kids and adults, this may mean adding additional exercises to their chiropractic care plan to ensure they make the best progress.
We have incorporated a NeuroActivity Rehab and Exercise Area at our clinic for our patients. Dr. Trudell may prescribe specific chiropractic exercises for patients to do in the office, and possibly at home. These exercises serve a specific purpose, and help to increase brain hemisphere and brain-to-body communication, and also increase the activity of proprioceptive receptors.
Why is this important? Because the movement of the spine and extremities is literally food for your brain. Give your brain the correct information and it “eats” well. Give it wrong or bad information, and it “eats” poorly. A subluxation, or misalignment, sends poor proprioceptive information to the brain. The adjustment helps by correcting the position of the vertebra so that the communication is good again. However, sometimes the communication has been messed up for a really long time, or it was never correct in the first place (birth trauma). In these instances, we want to incorporate brain activities and exercises to teach the body how to retain that proper position and reinforce good or correct communication.
At our office, we use these activities often with patients who also have autism, ADD, ADHD, sensory processing issues, low tone, retained primitive reflexes, birth trauma, torticollis, plagiocephaly, reading and learning disorders, behind on developmental milestones, chronic illness or infection, nervous system stress, balance and coordination issues, problems with gait, problems with focus, postural imbalance, and more. The exercises help the adjustments hold longer, help to retrain the brain and nervous system, and reinforce proper neuro-biomechanical proprioception and feedback.
Some examples include cross-crawling, Brain Gym, balance, vibration, primitive reflex exercises, brain stimulation activities, physioball activities, core work, upper cervical exercises, and more.