Vertebrate Legacy

Exercises, Activities, and Therapies which Enhance the Free Expression of Our Innate Vertebrate Physiological Automaticities


PRIMATES HAVE SOPHISTICATED CROSS LATERALITY

HETEROLATERAL MOVEMENTS
Vertebrate Form/Function movement dynamics fall into the category where the arms and legs act cross laterally(IE: right arm/left leg). The head movement swivels up/down on the Atlas and rotates as to touch the shoulder with the ear. The primary head sense is Vision. These are commonly called Heterolateral or Cross Lateral Movements, which form the basis of crawling. Consider how a reptile moves. The movements are associated with the Brain Stem (Reticular Activating System etc.)

Because this movement dynamic is associated with movement along a line, this developmental level is associated with the FRONT/BACK(Frontal Plane). This is the line that assesses the front and back of the body relative to the center of gravity of the body. A very common example of imbalance here is the “head forward” posture, where we lead with our heads.

When evaluating therapies for Vertebrate layer neurophysiology we can examine the function of crawling, walking or running. It is common that we can identify one of the cross-lateral symmetries lag in its development. The attribute that lags will be the one that most benefits from therapeutic emphasis.
MORE DISCUSSION OF OUR VERTEBRATE LEGACY


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

ACTIVITIESFLOOR EXERCISESTABLE THERAPIES

ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENTAL REFLEXES
Moro
Hands Grasp
Foot Grasp
Babkin Palmomental
Flying and Landing