“Tip Toes and the Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex”!

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Hello everybody. Dr. B and Ms. Elizabeth here to share with you some cool information on the T L R I know today, Elizabeth. I am. She’s super excited to be part of the show today. So we welcome all of you and we want to thank ChiroSecure for always being there for us. So you ready to do this girlfriend?

I’m ready to roll. She’s going to go take a nap while I continue on. So T L R the tonic lab and fine reflex. This is part four in our series and literally virus cure is pretty amazing. They are letting amazing presenters come to you with incredible information. And we are doing a four part series or six part series might turn out to seven part series, bringing you information about primitive reflexes and why it for free.

So go back and check out our older episodes. The last three episodes, either on the intersect for life Facebook page or chiropractic your Facebook page, and you’re going to learn a ton for free. So again, Tara, you’re amazing. You’re awesome. Thank you so much for always supporting us and having our backs value bay and are having the backs that are RPG generations.

So peanuts. Like ChiroSecure, shoot us a message in the comments, ask questions, whatever you need, we’re here for you. So remember our first phase of this, we, I laid out integration order. The order, these primitive reflexes naturally integrate in our if we are going through the proper motor development and milestone.

And if we’re going through the proper sequence of integration, these are the order they integrate. So I’m going through them for you, but with you every month different reflects this one is this month is a top 11 by reflex. So you can grasp them a little tidbit at a time. Now, when you’re working with reflux, we generally, again, there’s no cookie cutter program for addressing proper neuro development because every case is different.

What I like to come, the approach I like to use is giving you foundational concepts in order for you to take those concepts and apply them. To each individualized case. So for the most part we want to address these in integration order when we’re working with little fiddle parts, however, sometimes you have to do one before you do the other.

So just with that said, so we are on the tonic bladder then reflex let’s rock and roll. What the heck is it? First of all, from a chiropractic center. This is a huge reflex that represents the cranial rhythm. So it is really, you’re going to fare better if you also look at adding in making sure you adjust and look specifically at the upper cervical and the sacral segments, but also maybe look at doing some dural tube.

Or so some prenatal Seiko work because this reflex can hang up that cranial cycle river. So that’s a big thing to keep in mind. And when you look at, when we fast forward here in a minute and look at some of the signs and symptoms associated with an active persistent tonic labyrinthine reflex, you will see that connection with the dural tube rhythm or their cranial sacral.

So keep that in mind. So for us as chiropractors, this could be a huge reason why when we adjust and we look at that cranial sacral rhythm, that we can have such a huge effect on getting this reflex to quiet down, we used to use the word integrate that they’re when they’re still present that they’re not integrated, we kind of it, the term really come it’s become to know.

Persistently active. And let’s remember that these reflexes can be reactivated in times of stress, which is a huge thing for us to keep in mind, given the last two years of crap storm that we’ve been enduring. So stressors, traumas, toxins, thoughts, technology tethered restrictions. Me tongue ties, lip ties, but any subluxations tethering on the fascial and the biomechanical system.

Okay. And another one we use is terrain. So we use sixties and what I, in my intersect the life and developing minds world, we use six. The terrain, the microbiome of the train of the microbiome, but the terrain in which the little fiddle fart is being raised, their experience, their sensory experience that they’re getting, especially in those first few months of life, because that experience, especially the motor movement experience is what it’s going to help these reflexes to not say persistent.

Okay. So keep that in mind. So TLS. Would that two positions, who’ve got a flex position and expanded position. You will see here in my little graphic that in the younger years, it integrates about two to three months in the prone position. All right. And about up to four months in a supine position, this actually can stay active.

In the prone position for up to three years, some are said to say, okay, it prepares the baby for progressive mil movements from rolling to creeping, to crawling, to sitting at two walking these progressive motor movements. If this reflex is safe, persistently active, a lot of those motor movement milestones.

Are going to be dysregulated. So with the little baby, we want it to be there, right? The first two to four months of life. And what you’re going to look at is in the supine position, that if you bring them a supine position and drop their head, you’re going to see that they’re going to come up and flex, okay.

Roll up into a ball. When they go into so big of flexing their head, I might’ve said that wrong. Extending your head when you flex their, had everything flexes, arms, flex legs flex. So flex. Okay. So when you flex, I had arms and legs flats when they are in a prone position and you extend their head, arms and legs extend.

So that’s an easy way to remember. Supine flex their head, everything flexes prom extend their head, everything extends. That’s what you’re looking for. All right. So every reflex as we talked about in the first segment, every reflex represents a maturation of different sensory systems, because we’ve got to build that base.

We’ve got to integrate, not allow those primitive reflexes to say persistently. Yeah. Pasture reflexes and sensory motor systems and then can mature. So this particular reflex represents a maturation of the vestibular proprioceptive, auditory and visual sensory systems, big kahunas, right? Those are big kahunas.

All of those are going to be mostly the stipular proprioceptive, visual are associated with pastoral or core control, which is why. If this reflex is persistently active, that core control motor control is dysregulated. And I can’t progress through those motor milestones of rolling creeping, crawling, sitting, walking, et cetera.

Okay. So make sure you know that type. Okay. This reflex from Astra chiropractic standpoint is very interesting because it hap it interacts with the other reflux. Allows them to integrate in that state activist as well and helps that little fiddle, far develop coordination, postural control, and proper head on neck alignment.

Wow. Huge dress, proper head on neck and spine alignment. So what we want to think of is particularly the visual vestibular cervical. Triad, which is incredibly important for proper postural control. All right. So if it’s a D it’s catch 22, if they’re persistently subluxated, a tethered restriction, it can allow for this re any reflex to stay active.

And likewise, if this particular reflexes is active, it can dysregulate that head on neck alignment, leading to process it subluxation. So keep that in mind. So possible long-term implications. If the TLR is still hanging out, of course, balance and coordination disabilities difficulties, because the upper cervical spine is so huge in balance and coordination and vestibular function.

You get this hunched posture. This is another one where our techniques. Are gamers and so forth. You might see this persistently acted because of their their postural presentation. So we’ve got to look at these things in a modern day world that we’re living in, but T easily poor muscle tone trouble with visual depth perception.

Okay, catching balls again, had I motor coordination speech auditory difficulties they can be rigid and have jerky movement associated with the neurological consequences of that upper cervical spine. These can be your toe walkers because of that stress on that dural tube and that cranial cycle.

So oftentimes we see persistent toe walking toe walkers might be also a positive Babinski. If this, if the TLR is persistently active, it can hold up those other reflexes. So the Bensky would be one of them. Got dysbiosis is another thing associated with toe walking. And usually what you will find is it’s a triad.

It’s a no, what I call a neuroimaging. There is some many things that are going on because if these reflexes are active, we’re stuck in a chronic fight or flight response automatically our gut is going to be shut down. It just is. So some of the things we’re going to see, this is a comp, a common presentation that we’ll see in an academic arena.

They just don’t have the strength to hold their head up. They’re putting their head in their hands a lot. They can’t sit up and they don’t have that good muscle for. So again, constant subluxation patterns. So what are we going to do that one way? So again, with the baby, we T we showed you how that evaluate the reflex.

You want it, their nose for a few months. You wanted that you don’t want it to hang up in your older child or your adult, older child age four and half-ish and up, if they can do it. You’re autistic population. A lot of people ask me, Monica, how do I do these reflexes on your auto, on the autistic population?

You’re really low functioning, autistic, little bit of art. You really can’t. Okay. Those kiddos, we need to look at different ways of evaluating those kiddos because they will not be able to do these commands and demands that four and a half. Higher functioning. What you’re going to do is having staff having stand with good posture.

You want to try to get them in a good postural position. Lots of times they can’t with these persistent reflexes. All right, you’re going to tell them I give them instructions. I always demonstrate what I want them to do because some of them have auditory processing struggles. They will learn. They will understand you better.

If you show them a demonstration of either. So I want them to stand up straight. I’m going to tell them to close their eyes. And when they close their eyes, I’m going to ask them to look down at the floor, tuck their chin down, keeping their eyes closed. And then when I tell them to, I want them to keep the eyes closed and bring their head, like they’re looking up at the ceiling.

Okay. But I will demonstrate for them what they want, what I want them to do and closed their eyes. I’ll say, okay, bend your head. Like you’re looking down at the floor and I will count. I won’t tell them that I want them to hold it for 10 seconds. The reason why is if I give them something to focus on, they might be counting in their head.

Believe it or not, that can be a type of a calming influence on the CNS, like an overflow movement. So I’ll do the counting in my head myself. Count to 10 seconds. Have them keep their eyes closed and now bring their head up. Like they’re looking at the ceiling. Okay. I’d want to look for, do they have a, can they keep their eyes closed when you take vision away and you want them to know where their body is in space and move in space without vision.

That is a very heavy proprioceptive load. Hey, I want to see Kenneth keycard. Can I do this and not have a to piece way or a lateral sweat, if they’re laterally, swaying, maybe to the right, you might think they have a weaker cerebellar function on the right. So you look for that. You look for, are they digging their toes into the grind?

You’ll see in this graph that I have. Because I want to see what her calves are doing, what her toes are doing. Is she tightening down and digging her toes in because she’s not sure where she is in space. These are little factors, little red flags. That can mean a lot to you. Okay. DOE they are they stemming with their hands?

What is your facial expression or do they look scary? These are all little signs at this reflex. It’s active. It’s still holding down that neurological integrity to some degree, the more that that they mimic the infant towel response, the more active that reflex is. So what you may find on this one in the older child or adult is.

When they go into flection, they might, whence they might dig their toes more. When they go into extension, they might have a very hard hit response on that extension. Meaning they’d go back and extension and they, boom. They really drop their head back. Cause they don’t know where their head is in space.

They want. They need more proprioceptive input to figure out okay. My head’s extension. So they just really jammed their head back. These are little signs that can be very telling. Okay. And you do this pattern for six times. All right. So drop any questions below. That’s an older child. Another way, another fun way.

You can evaluate them. I call it, fly like a bird and you can use this as we’ll show you how we can modify this as an exercise to help foster integration and deactivation of this reflex. So another way you can do this as you have the person prone with their Palm space down, beat up in the air leg, straight, like straight.

Up in the air, you would ultimately like them to keep their legs together, their feet together. Okay. Close together and not separated. Like we see her separated right here. All right. Bring their head up right here. Bring their head up. I usually am on Tommy with them and see if they can keep a social engagement.

See if they can answer a few questions. What’s your name? What’s your birthday, what’s two plus two, just a few things to see if they can maintain eye contact. And if they can not breath, hold see if they can keep their legs straight without bending them or trembling. That’s when they’ll be a good representation of core posture.

All right. And this is another way we can test the integrity of the TLR, but we can also use this as an exercise. What I do is. I don’t remember these these segments are stored on ChiroSecure’s, Facebook page and intersect, but like Facebook page. So go back and listen to them. They’re there for free, or you’re taking to relisten to relearn it.

And if you need it, if you have a question like, oh, what did that mean? Go back and listen. So you can use this pasture, possess this position as an exercise. And then what I have them do is fly like a bird there in that posture and bring their shoulders, their fingertips to their shoulders and like making wings on a bird and hold that position for 30 seconds.

And then because the tonic laboratory is a flexed reflex and an extended reflex. We want to foster both of those puzzles. This would be the extended position. They’re flying like a bird. And then I had them roll over and I had them roll up and grab, put their arms around their knees and roll up like a bug.

Those really bumps those potato bugs at roll up. So we will do fly like a bird, get into the extension and then we’ll roll up like a rolly ball bug and hold for 30 seconds. And it will do five in each person. Okay, cool beans cafe. The other thing we can do is we can do again, we’re going to look at extended positions and then flux positions.

This one had them on in a Superman. If they can do it a Superman presentation. And because the tonic labyrinthine is going to be a lot of visual vestibular, proprioceptive, and auditory lot of tracking visual tracking movements, I’ll have them with the ball that they can bat back and forth. Okay.

Or a ball that they can pass like a cat, and then we’ll have them roll over and come into a flex position. And maybe I’ll have them scooped up in a flex position and do the ball bats or ball taps. Again, you’re getting extensive. And collection, and now you’re adding in some visual motor in order to help that reflex integrate still a couple of fun things they like to do with a little bit of arts for the babies.

If you want to promote integration in a younger child you can get things, you can do the same type of thing. Get a big beach ball though. I get a bigger ball. You can go to the dollar store and get a beach ball. Blow it up, tie a string around the plug of it. And it’s a bigger item that they can try to put them in a beanbag chair and have them curled up in a bean bag chair in a flex position and have them try to pass the ball.

So they’re rolled up in a flex position, being bad chair pillows, whatever that helps him get in that little flex position. And then they have to try to pass the ball and then they have to try to get in an extended position, maybe over a boppy or something in an extended position and try to reach for that larger ball.

Peyton’s heightens could be really fun cause they’re loud and annoying. So you get pie tins and poke a hole in it and tie, swing at it. And when they hit it, it sounds like a little, . Things like that is easy. Cheap. Go to the dollar store. Parents are good. Kids have fun. So these are some ways again, so think flex position and extended position activities in order to help integrate and then add the visual motor.

Okay. Sequences with the hand eye, an object coordination. So that could use some fun, easy stuff to work with. Hopefully you enjoyed the segment and again, go back, listen to the past classes. We are literally giving you a series of primitive reflex work for free. So again, ChiroSecure. You’re amazing.

Thank you for all you’ve done for the chiropractic profession, especially for the little fiddle farts and for Ms. Elizabeth. On behalf of both of us. We hope that you guys have an amazing weekend Memorial day weekend coming up and Erik will be back the first Thursday. And oh my gosh, we’re ready in June.

And we’ll hang out again to bring you the next reflects the third Thursday of June. And until then keep being amazing. Keep saving lives and we’ll see you.

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