Primate Legacy

Exercises, Activities, and Therapies for Enhancing the Free Expression of Innate Primate Neurophysiology


OVERVIEW
Whereas Mammals mastered the two-dimensional horizontal plane, Primates extended their reach into the third dimension. This initially involved modifying their forelimbs for climbing – to pull themselves up into otherwise inaccessible reaches of the forest. As they liberated their forelimbs from the demanding task of holding up the weight of the body they were able to explore other ways to use these limbs, which evolved into tool use and eventually bipedal gait.
MORE DISCUSSION OF THE PRIMATE LEGACY

Therapy for our Primate neurophysiology is a broad topic encompassing Psychology, integrating to cultural norms, development of fine motor skills and a vast array of the innovations of modern humans, all of which are beyond the scope of this project. The goal of this project is to strengthen the underlying automaticities to further extend ones perceptions and actions. However, specific therapies that this author has found helpful with his clients are included here. It must be emphasized that this list is by no measure inclusive, but may offer some guidelines for beneficial activities, exercises, and therapies.


DEVELOPING COMPETENCIES
It is highly recommended to read the Therapeutic Options Overview and Precautions before attempting these therapies, especially if you are not an experienced therapist:
THERAPEUTIC PROTOCOLS OVERVIEW AND PRECAUTIONS

ACTIVITIESEXERCISESTHERAPIES

ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENTAL REFLEXES
Automatic Gait
Fine Motor Skills