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What is The Spinal Perez Reflex?

  • By Nageena

Introduction

The Spinal Perez Reflex assists in developing the Landau and Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR), as well as, assisting the infant in getting up on his hands and knees around six to nine months of age. Also a precursor to crawling.

It assists in the development of muscle tone along the front and back of the trunk and is the foundation for whole body coordination.
When the reflex is still active, hypersensitivities of the auditory and tactile system are onserved, and disorders in sensory processing are often noted.

When the reflex is still active, hypersensitivities of the auditory and tactile system are onserved, and disorders in sensory processing are often noted.

In school and academics, the Spinal Perez Reflex can be observed as hyperactivity, and there is difficulty with short term memory.

Some symptoms of the Spinal Perez Reflex

  • Bedwetting past 5 years old
  • ‘Ants in your pants’ / cannot sit still
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Poor endurance
  • Poor auditory processing issues
  • Attention difficulties
  • Hip rotation to one side
  • Scoliosis
  • Low or too high muscle tone along the spine
  • Fixations in lumbar area
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor coordination
  • Poor posture
  • Poor short-term memory
  • Restless / Hyperactivity / ADHD
  • Does not like tight fitting clothes
  • Finds labels in clothes irritating
  • Does not like sitting back in a chair
  • Bowel problems, IBS, Colitis
  • Inflexible physically
  • Inflexible emotionally / has to be right all the time