NEUROMOVEMENT THERAPY

What is it?

 

A drug-free movement method which improves learning and behavioural problems by maturing the nervous system.

How does it work?

 

We are born with a set of primitive reflexes, which help the nervous system to develop. By the time a child reaches their first birthday, these reflexes should have all been inhibited. However, sometimes they get ‘stuck’ in place, never completing their work, locking the nervous system in an immature state. 

This immaturity makes school life very difficult, interfering with reading, writing, balance, coordination, sports and fine motor skills. The result is low confidence, frustration and a failure to match performance to ability. It can also cause behavioural problems such as anxiety, mood swings and frustration. ​

Key Neuromovement Therapy uses simple, precise exercises to inhibit the primitive reflexes, overcoming blockages, creating new neural pathways in the brain by maturing the nervous system. 

Once the internal stresses on the system are alleviated, the person becomes much more resilient to handle all that life throws at them.

The testing procedures were originally developed and have been researched over the past 40 years by the INPP. However, The Key Clinic continues to evolve and adapt exercises, programme lengths and intensities so that they no longer follow INPP protocols, but follow our own best practice. Results are permanent and the benefits are cumulative, as the patient grows and fulfils his or her potential.

 

It is possible to carry out this therapy:

  • At Home - Over a 3 month period (with parents overseeing daily exercises and reviews carried out in clinic every 3 weeks)

  • In Clinic  - The Key Clinic Berkshire & London (with Neurodevelopmental Practitioners overseeing a more intensive 10 day exercise programme)

“These children are often smart and capable, but they cannot access that intelligence because something is literally ‘blocking their way'.”

 

 AUDITORY THERAPY

What is it?

Key Auditory Therapy is a ground-breaking form of auditory integration training (AIT) which helps to resolve the hearing distortions behind many speech, language and learning problems.

What can it help with?

  • Speech and language delays and difficulties

  • Difficulties with reading and reading comprehension

  • Dyslexia

  • Hypersensitive hearing (often associated with autism)

  • Poor concentration

  • Bedwetting

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)

  • Sensory processing disorder (SPD)

  • Auditory processing disorder (APD)

  • Poor working memory

  • Poor spatial awareness

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

How does it work?

Regular audiograms simply measure hearing loss, but our more advanced audiogram will assess how a person hears, potentially revealing hidden difficulties which may be impacting speech, learning and behaviour.​

  • For example, hypersensitive hearing can make it impossible to phase out background noises, making a person highly distractible. This can also lead to anxiety issues and social withdrawal.

  • For others, the test may show that not all sounds are being heard at the same volume. For such people, listening to language is a bit like listening on a mobile phone in an area of poor reception. 

  • We also check for any dyslaterality. This means that some people tune into one ear for some sounds and the other ear for different sounds. This can have the result of flipping the order in which sounds are processed by the brain, resulting in speech and language problems or poor auditory processing.

  • Key Auditory Therapy uses specially modulated music in order to ‘retrain’ the ears to hear in a more balanced way and resolve any anomalies.

  • The treatment period is 10 hours (two 30-minute sessions a day) and improvements in behaviour and the ability to process sound are often reported during, and immediately after, the course. Reported improvements can continue to develop for up to twelve months after the treatment.

 

It is possible to carry out this therapy:

  • COMING SOON: At Home 10 day bespoke programme delivered remotely.

  • In Clinic  - The Key Clinic Berkshire & London (with Auditory Practitioners overseeing sessions) 

 

 CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY 

What is it?

 

A very gentle but powerful, biodynamic, touch-based therapy that forms the basis of all our programmes.

 

What can it help with?

  • Anxiety

  • Postural imbalances

  • Poor sleep

  • Rebalancing the system after growth spurts

  • Stress

  • Birth trauma

  • Childhood trauma

  • Headaches

  • Backaches

  • Growing pains

How does it work?

By the time children are old enough to take part in the Key Clinic programme their bodies have been through a short life time of bashes, knocks and falls. Although the body will compensate and carry on, the resultant adaptations can act as roadblocks to the integration process. Osteopathy as an essential component in neurological progress and presentation resolution.

At The Key Clinic, we specialise in Biodynamic, Cranial and Visceral Osteopathy. Visceral osteopathy, uses non-invasive pressures and stretches to treat the organs (this is particularly helpful in treating gut motility difficulties). Cranial and biodynamic osteopathy work on the quality of the tissues, what they feel like and tries to address blocks or imbalances in the various body fluids and in what osteopaths call the cranial rhythm. The cranial rhythm is a subtle rhythmic shape change that occurs throughout the body and can be felt by gentle touch. 

 The osteopath uses their hands to sense tensions and imbalances in the body and helps to release them. This boosts the body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself. The body is encouraged into a state of ‘neuro relaxation’ which allows healing and repair to take place. This helps speed up any other ‘neuroplastic’ therapies that are taking place, maximising their effectiveness. Our Osteopathic treatments are available for children and adults.

 

It is possible to carry out this therapy:

  • In Clinic Only  - The Key Clinic, Berkshire & London

 

BIOMEDICAL OPTIMISATION

What is it?

Very often, where there are behavioural or emotional difficulties, there are also biomedical/nutritional difficulties. Some 60% of the chemicals in our brains are manufactured in our guts, so if the gut is not functioning properly, nor will the brain. 

 

There is no one size fits all approach to this very complicated area and we refer to trusted Walsh Institute specialists who make recommendations, based on scientifically valid tests with evidence based recommendations. 

 

This is particularly important for those diagnosed as autistic or ADHD and where more complicated treatment is required. 

 

This ground-breaking new approach, developed in the US by Dr William Walsh is a natural, drug-free method which helps to normalise the levels of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) through the highly targeted use of vitamins and minerals. ​

What can it help with?

  • Hyperactivity

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders/Asperger’s

  • Aggression

  • Anxiety

  • Mood swings

 

How does it work?

Some individuals are unable to absorb and process the nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed to build the chemical messengers in their brains. These imbalances directly influence behaviour, emotional reactions and overall functioning.

 

Walsh protocols identify the epigenetic influence specific vitamins and minerals have on neurotransmitter levels and prescribe natural supplements in order to normalise brain functioning, without recourse to drugs.

 

It is possible to carry out this therapy:

 

  • The Key Clinic, Berkshire & London (preferred)

  • Skype/WhatsApp 

"Thank you so much for the input into the three boys. They’ve all shown a marked improvement and life at home is easier and more productive too! Would definitely recommend the key clinic for children with developmental challenges. We’re very glad we did it."

—  BRUNO AND CHARLOTTE, 2017