Primitive Reflexes

PRRT—Quick and Effective Manual Therapy

The Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT, pronounced “pert”) was developed by John Iams and is a manual-therapy approach for evaluating and relieving musculoskeletal pain. PRRT is often able to accomplish in just seconds what joint mobilization and manipulation, trigger point therapy, and soft tissue and myofascial release can do over time.

PRRT has been found effective in more than 80% of patients with painful conditions. How can it be so successful? PRRT is based on the premise that over-stimulation of the body’s primal reflexes creates pain and keeps painful patterns occurring again and again. These reflexes — startle, withdrawal, and the protective joint reflexes–are hardwired into the nervous system of the body for the purpose of survival. When a person experiences a painful or startling event, these reflexes are triggered in an attempt to protect the body.

Unfortunately, these reflexes often persist in a state of hyper-readiness long after the triggering event has passed. When sustained over time, activated reflex responses lead to patterns of pain that are reproduced, repeated, and maintained, interfering with healing and resisting therapeutic efforts to restore natural function.

PRRT addresses muscle and joint receptors along with their spinal modulation. These often overlooked and seldom-treated areas of the body are the cause and solution for many types of pain, including:

PRRT—Quick and Effective Manual Therapys works well with:
Restricted motion Pain with or without motion Reduced spontaneity of motion Muscle tightness, stiffness, and/or tension

The Primal Reflex Release Technique™ treatment system offers an innovative combination and application of techniques that facilitate rapid “neural reboot.” This neural reboot resets the neural control of joints, muscles, and fascia to release joint restrictions, trigger points, and fascial restrictions not unlike when you reboot your computer.

The Child Centre Method
Barry has trained with Dr Alweena Awan, the Founder and International Director of The Child Centre Method – Learning and Behaviour Improvement Program® (CCM). CCM is the culmination of over twenty years of experience of working with children, as teacher, researcher and therapist. The Child Centre Method® is a; “systematic integrated program that allows the practitioner to firstly identify the individual challenges that each child / client faces and secondly, to create a unique program for that individual”. Retained Primitive Reflexes are the keys to understanding many child learning and behaviour issues and the treatment of these forms a major part of The Child Centre Method®

Primitive Reflexes
Primitive and Postural Reflexes are programmed automatic movements which develop in Utero for our survival. An example is the Moro reflex, which allows a new born to take its first breath. Problems arise if the reflex is retained, as the body is held in “fight / flight” mode. As a baby grows up, this primitive reflex is replaced by newly learned movements, in a process of integration. However, when the process of integration is not complete, the reflex will have an adverse effect on a child’s emotional well-being as well as how the child learns and behaves. ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, difficulty with reading and writing, concentration and emotional management are examples of issues related to retained primitive reflexes.

How does The Child Centre Method help with Retained Primitive Reflexes?

The Child Centre Method® assessment allows the practitioner to build a very clear picture of what is going on at a neurological and behavioural level with the child. It includes, reading and writing tests, sound and visual mechanics, as well as physical movement capacity tests, to determine the child’s issues and the Primitive Reflexes involved. When these have been accurately determined, a unique plan can be created for the child. The plan is determined by selecting elements of the program to suit the specific needs of the child.

What sort of results should I expect from The Child Centre Method?
When a Primitive Reflex has been integrated the changes in child behaviour are always noticeable. You will have removed a stress or several layers of stress from the child. As a result your child be;

• calmer and more stable, happier.
• less shy or less aggressive.
• have better coordination.
• have improved spelling, writing and comprehension.
• have improved coordination.


What conditions does Child Centre Method address?

  • Hyperactivity
  • Poor co-ordination
  • Dyslexia
  • Concentration problems
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Dyspraxia
  • Emotional management
  • Sleep Problems
  • Bed Wetting
  • Stress related problems
  • Phobias and Fears
  • Allergies
  • Handwriting Problems
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Autism
  • Learning Problems
  • Eating Problems

How many treatments in The Child Centre Method does it take to effect Retained Primitive Reflexes?
The number of treatments really depends of the severity of the condition at hand. On average between 5-10 treatments will have a significant and measurable impact on your child’s development. When the assessment is carried out parents will have a very clear picture about what is causing the child’s issue and how many treatments may be required.

Contact Barry Drew 086-1928862