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Primitive reflexes and neurosensory development - practical (in person) course, and extensive online programme now available - huge resource for clinical practice.

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Accompanying practical course, see below.


JULY 24-25, 2021, WANTAGE



Caroline Stone D.O.(Hons), MSc(Ost), MEd, MClinEd

This course is a strongly hands on course focusing on primitive reflexes, their place in neurodiversity, and how to use osteopathy to help.


This course give a good practical grounding in using and evaluating primitive reflexes. It goes beyond the basics, and integrates many aspects, giving clear direction for a wide variety of issues: for testing, evaluating, integrating care pathways, for appreciating the lived experiences of people and how to apply osteopathic care perspectives from many angles – including vagal autonomics, balance, vestibular, kinaesthetic, vision, proprioceptive, interoceptive, visceral, microbial, respiratory and sleep dynamics. A whole body and whole person approach for these with retained reflexes and other neurosensory processing dynamics, developmental considerations and more. This course covers a lot of theory as well as lots of hands on for testing and integrating - and not just by prescribing exercises, but by adding in osteopathically derived therapeutic approaches to enhance care options. No prior experience in testing reflexes is required.

The course runs from 2pm-6pm Saturday 24 July, and 9am-5pm Sunday 25 July, 2021.

It is highly recommended that you take the short webinar recording option - to watch the 1 hour primer into the link between development, reflexes, and the autonomics, which highlights why Moro and fear paralysis are not really primitive reflexes, and that all 'reflexes, are part of integrating movement with physiology - its not just about coordination and balance! These issues will be recapped in this practical course, but because there is such a large amount of material, it would be very beneficial to have reviewed this £10 webinar recording in advance of the practical course!

"Introduction to Primitive Reflexes – overview and new concepts – webinar recording"

There is also a Rhythms and oscillations one hour webinar recording for £10, that focuses on infant feeding, which is a great companion webinar too! This really helps you understand circadian rhythms, autonomic arousal, sleep cycles and central pattern generators - really important for understanding breathing and circulation integration, as well as motor tone, smooth motor planning and execution, and spinal integration.

"Rhythm and oscillation in osteopathy – neurodevelopment and infant feeding - webinar recording"

Both of these are found on Browse the paediatrics course category and you will see lots of other useful related programmes you can take online. 


Primitive Reflexes and Neurosensory Development - extended online programme

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This is a new course from Caroline, extending the information in the paediatrics series, with the visceral and myofascial and fluidic perspectives from her other courses, to being a wider perspective to the care of children and others with learning difficulties, neurosensory processing dynamics, and autism spectrum dynamics Covers a full review of what primitive reflexes are, what they link to, the story of retained reflexes, testing, analysing and linking with emotional mental, communicative, microbe and visceral function, autonomics, and vagal function, breathing and sleep dynamics also. Covers testing evaluation, exercise rehabilitation, including balance, vision, sensorimotor processing, arousal issues, behavioural state regulation and cognitive behavioural dynamics.   A whole body and whole person approach for these with retained reflexes and other neurosensory processing dynamics, developmental considerations and more.   

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