A UNIQUE APPROACH
At Movement Horizons, we combine traditional physical therapy with methods and techniques that facilitate neuroplasticity of the nervous system. This allows us to reach the source of dysfunction and to treat the cause rather then the symptom.
"The human body is an amazing extension of the mind. The mind dreams it up, but the body makes it happen" - Anonymous Author
My approach and expertise is unique because I am trained and have years of experience not only in the use of traditional pediatric physical therapy tools but also have additional knowledge and skills in modern therapeutic methods based in the neurophysiology of brain development and research in brain plasticity.
I am the only provider in California who is trained with physical therapy, Anat Baniel Neuromovement and MNRI-Masgutova Method along with Movement Lesson approach.
The use of appropriately selected and safe therapeutic techniques allows me to bring about changes not possible with traditional approaches alone.
The methods that I use allow to unlock the amazing possibilities of the human brain to change, adapt, and to create new neural pathways. Thanks to the unique skills I am able to use hands on approach to facilitate change at a neurological level. The goal is to address the underlying cause of the dysfunction and not just treating its symptoms or focusing on training compensatory strategies.
CERTIFIED and EXPERIENCED in using following methods:
Movement Lesson by Michelle Turner
ABMN- Anat Baniel Neuromovement
MNRI- Masgutova Method (Reflex Integration Therapy)
NDT- Neurodevelopmental Treatment ( known in Europe as Bobath)
The Anat Baniel Method Neuromovement (ABMN®)
The Anat Baniel Method® is an innovative approach to working with children with special needs that helps their brains upgrade its capacity for learning new movement, regulate their emotions and improve cognition. ABM uses innovative, transformational movement exercises to access the brain's amazing ability to change itself. With this method, instead of asking a child to directly perform what is known to be difficult or impossible, the therapist perceives and finds the components and incremental steps that are necessary to build the new skill. In essence, a series of small and gentle movements are used to help the brain learn more complex skills one piece at a time.
The Masgutova Method-MNRI® Neurosensorimotor Reflex integration
The Masgutova Method (MNRI®) is a comprehensive set of programs that focus on the restoration and maturation of primary motor reflexes and primary movements. It facilitates proper coordination between the sensory and motor systems. It supports the optimal performance of protective, automatic brain and body responses.
MNRI is based on the stimulation of motor reflex patterns in order to awaken natural, genetic motor resources, motor memory and sensory-motor coherence. Reflex pattern integration exercises are designed to create order in reflex circuits so that specific sensory stimulation yields a specific and appropriate motor response. Proper integration of motor reflex patterns is essential and provides a stable foundation for the development and maturation of higher motor and cognitive functions.
Movement Lesson™ is a unique therapy method that utilizes a combination of gentle touch and purposeful movement through the principles of counterbalance and rotation to create an individualized and profoundly effective therapy session. This extraordinary method helps infants, children, adults and elderly with acute to chronic pain with Michelle Turner's Movement Lesson™, non-invasive approach to the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.