Neurodevelopmental Movement 2018-01-24T09:58:54+00:00


The Key Clinic uses a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to find the right key to unlock potential. There are four main keys or therapies: Neurodevelopmental Movement, Auditory Therapy, Cranial Osteopathy, and Nutrient Therapy.

Neurodevelopmental movement
Sound Therapy
Cranial Osteopathy
Nutrient Therapy


What is it?

Developed over 40 years ago by the Institute of Neurophysiological Psychology (INPP), it is a drug-free movement method which improves the nervous system and improves behavioural and learning problems.

What can it help with?

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Underachievement
  • Poor co-ordination, clumsiness and balance problems
  • Bedwetting
  • Poor concentration and distractibility
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Social difficulties
  • Hypersensitive hearing, smell, sight, touch

How does it work?

Full-term babies are born with a set of primitive/survival reflexes that should be inhibited by the end of the first year of life. These primitive reflexes are replaced by postural reflexes which help control balance, posture and movement.

If the primitive reflexes are not inhibited at the correct time – or the postural reflexes don’t develop fully – they can interfere with reading, writing, balance, coordination, sports and fine motor skills. They can also cause behavioural problems like anxiety, mood swings, frustration, low self-esteem and failure to match performance to ability.

The therapy identifies any areas of neurodevelopmental delay and then works to integrate the primitive reflexes and re-stimulate the brain to make the right connections. The process involves simple, slow, controlled 5-10 minute-a-day exercises which create new neural pathways in the brain. Once the therapy is complete, the improvements can be permanent and the benefits are cumulative as the patient grows and fulfils his or her potential.

Potential benefits

  • Better reading and writing
  • Improved eye functioning
  • Better focus/concentration
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Better spacial awareness
  • Less fidgeting
  • Improved social skills
  • Better eye-hand coordination
  • Fewer headaches
  • Reduced end-of-day tiredness
  • Greater resilience and self-confidence
  • Fewer mood swings
  • Less reactive
  • Less anxious
  • Calmer