The stages of life start from birth. It is this critical period in a child’s life that will set the stones for the rest of their lives. The first step is the birthing process.
A mother who experiences difficulty at birth puts her newborn at risk of the possibility of the its head being molded unevenly while passing through the birth canal. Today, 75% of children are born with a misalignment of the eye axis.
For newborns, having a head that is molded unevenly will have an impact on the entire cranium. This will in turn affect the eye level and the information being processed by the central nervous system (CNS).
If the CNS cannot harmoniously process sensory information from the environment (Exterocetive) to the body (Proprioception), the psychological construction of antigravitational posture of walking will be threatened, as well as the development of cognitive functions.
In children, a descending Postural Disequilibrium observed in the growth period is linked to many pathologies. A postural shift existing before the age of 16 ½ will engender an asymmetry of pressure in the lower limbs resulting in a true Leg Length Discrepancy.
What can be the main cause of birthing complications?
The answer is: an asymmetry of the mother’s pelvis.
I have treated many cases of young children that show signs of Postural Deficiencies affecting their posture and cognitive disorders. GP’s should take note of the affect of the birthing process on the child’s development.
In children, after the acquisition of upright posture and bi pedal walking, Postural Deficiency may occur by the impairment of spatial reference. This decreases referential vision in reference to proprioception to ensure balanced development of the posture of the body. Later, in the adolescence, these symptoms will manifest themselves through musculoskeletal disorders (scoliosis, back pain, etc).
How can an uneven head affect cognition?
It is usually during school years that disorders such as, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, hyperactivity, loss of interest, and attention deficit disorder, will appear.
•25% of all students cannot read due to vision skills deficits. ~ National PTA, 1999
•66% of illiterate adults cannot read due to vision skills deficits. ~ National Center on Adult Literacy
•70% of juvenile delinquents cannot read due to vision skills deficits. ~ CA Youth Authority, 1989
•90% of prison inmates cannot read due to vision skills deficits. ~ Folsom Prison Study
•Poor “basic skills” cost businesses sixty billion per year. ~ National Institute for Literacy
How can an uneven head affect sport performance?
Gravity forces of the foot act directly through aligned joints affecting the leg, hip and back. As such an articulacy constrain, such as a slight valgus (pronated) of one foot and a varus (supinated) on the other foot, will cause one side of the pelvis to rotate forward relative to the opposite side. In time these asymmetries will impact sport performance. The chance of injury is therefore increased. Addressing postural deficiencies is the only solution.
•Herniated disk DDD
•Lower back pain ~constitutes the third biggest health bill item in North America
•Coxarthrosis (exposure of the femoral head)
Although your child is perfectly healthy today, if you had birthing complications, chances are that problems may occur in later stages of life. The most important period of Ontogenesis is between the age of 0-9 months.
Address the mother’s pelvis before she gives birth. This will prevent the child head from passing through the canal asymmetrically and therefore prevent the newborn from being a victim of postural deficiencies from birth.
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The Posturepro Team