Introducing Primitive Reflexes 2: A Means to Developing 3D Motor Function

Overview

Presented by Maxine Haller, OTR

Primitive Reflexes are the initial connection between the external world stimuli and the internal response systems that involve muscular contraction within humans. These 60 minutes will explore the initial ways in which reflexes actually facilitate the growth and development in three planes.

CEUs: 1.5 L-CERP/1.5 CE

Course Price: $50.00 (USD)

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Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to:

  • Be able to identify the 3 planes in which we move as 3D beings.
  • Be able to identify the stimulus and motor response pattern for Landau, and STNR.
  • Name the reflex patterns involved in Flexion.
  • Name the reflex patterns involved in Extension.
  • Name the reflex patterns involved in Rotation.
  • Identify which patterns you are seeing in babies 0-6 months in a video case study.

Topics Covered

  • Embryological midline formation.
  • Cardinal planes and axes.
  • Anatomy trains and how they link to reflex function.
  • Flexion, extension, and rotation.
  • Each reflex stimulus, pattern, and purpose.
  • The birth-crawl video showing reflexes.
  • The breast-crawl video showing reflexes.
  • Baby case study for identifying reflexes being used.

Course/Module Description

Primitive Reflexes are the initial connection between the external world stimuli and the internal response systems that involve muscular contraction within humans. This module explores the initial ways in which reflexes actually facilitate the growth and development in three planes. Beginning with embryological development of the cardinal planes and axes, Ms. Haller presents the way in which the midlines influence and are influenced by primitive reflexes. She revisits the primitive reflexes that generate the birth and the breast crawl while emphasizing the importance of natural flexion as the essential foundation for extension and rotation and more mature movements that culminate in standing, walking, and running. She also addresses glitches in the primitive reflex movement system. This module, therefore, provides information that leads to management strategies for these glitches in subsequent modules.

The content in this module is re-evaluated every three years in accordance with ANCC criteria. This content will be re-evaluated and updated on or before July 5, 2023.

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Instructor

Maxine Haller, OTR

Maxine Haller, OTR

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