Mind/Body Connection Helps Improve Ryan’s Reading

[image url="http://kinetic.dev.tilpropreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ryan.jpg" alignment="left" margin_left="0" margin_right="10" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" width="200" height="250"]In this issue, we meet 8-year-old Ryan and his mother, Sarah, a reading specialist, who heard about Kinetic Konnections through another parent at the school where she teaches. Ryan, who has visual trackin

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Jim & Brian’s “Friendly Competition”

One thing that keeps people going in terms of working out is having someone to help motivate them. Another way of looking at it could be friendly competition between friends. Meet Jim Maratea and Brian Ahern — workout buddies. Jim has been working out at Fully Fit for several months and Brian for several years. Both learned about the Fully Fit WorkOut program from their wives. Since they started

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Daniel’s Motor Skills: A Journey from Texas to Illinois

Daniel, an energetic 9-year-old, has traveled all the way from Texas on three occasions since the fall of 2006 to meet with Cara Lindell. Daniel has gross and fine motor skill delays in addition to a lack of saccadic movement in his eyes (A rapid irregular movement of the eye as it changes focus moving from one point to another, for example, while reading). After being in eye therapy for a little

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Client Feature: Micah Gains Classroom Confidence & Coordination

When 9-year-old Micah first came to see Cara, he had severe coordination and balance problems due to retained primitive reflexes, which in normal development are outgrown. As a result, what comes naturally to most children does not come naturally or easily to Micah, which in turn impacted him in the classroom and among his peers. [image url="http://kinetic.dev.tilpropreview.com/wp-content/uploads

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Client Feature: Emily Learns to Adapt & Appreciate her

[image url="http://kinetic.dev.tilpropreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/emilyphoto.jpg" alignment="left" margin_left="0" margin_right="10" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" width="150" height="200"] Emily K. is an active 9-year-old, who was previously diagnosed with sensory integration dysfunction. The symptoms included difficulty responding in an adaptive way to everyday sensations that othe

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Motor Skill Development Delay and Infant Sleep Positions

I see so many children with poorly developed shoulder stability and function which makes me wonder what these children didn't do to miss this development. My suspicions lie in too little tummy time and too much car seat/bouncy seat/stroller/high chair time. A study from Canada was just released which compared motor development between infants who slept on their backs (supine) and those who slept o

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PelviCore-Sneak Preview

Saturday I had the privilege to meet with Christina Christie, PT, who is the brains behind a new fitness gizmo called the PelviCore (www.pelvicsolutions.com ). She specializes in therapy to improve pelvic floor functions which positively impact basic stuff like incontinence and uterine prolapse. Functionally the pelvic floor is tied to the pelvic girdle rotator muscles below and core muscles above

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Muscle Activation: Wow!

Attended a workshop last summer to learn Muscle Activation Techniques as a way to get faster and better results for clients. I had noticed some clients just seemed 'stuck' and had a hard time moving to the next level of skill proficiency. The process was developed by Greg Roskopf (www.muscleactivation.com) for use with athletes. From there the concepts have been used to help many people with flexi

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