The Method

The Method

Dynamic Postural Reflex Pattern Integration

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The MNRI Reflex Pattern Integration Program techniques are designed to promote the activation, maturation and integration of dysfunctional or deeper pathological primary motor reflex patterns. Primary motor reflex patterns provide protection and security while present and active, and support optimal development when appropriately integrated. When a primary motor reflex pattern does not emerge, mature, or integrate as it should, the body is signaling that some part or combination of the underlying neurosensorimotor system related to that reflex is not functioning as it should. The impact of any one or combination of non-integrated reflex patterns can lead to emotional and behavioral dysregulation as well as motor, communication, or cognitive challenges. The number and magnitude of challenges will vary depending on the number of reflexes impacted and the maturational deficits of each reflex. When successful, MNRI Reflex Pattern Integration Program techniques can change lives by improving simple function when challenges are physically pervasive and even restore function when full integration can be achieved. Potential exists in each us for functional improvements regardless of the challenges faced. When primary motor reflex patterns can be influenced using MNRI restorative techniques to emerge, mature and integrate, where once they had been dysfunctional or pathological, the possibilities for functional improvement are often surprising.

Parents or professionals interested in learning more about the MNRI Method should, whenever possible, begin by taking the MNRI Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration course, considered the foundation course for the MNRI Method. A solid understanding of the primary motor reflex patterns and the crucial role they play in maturation and development will provide the context within which to better understand all other MNRI Method programs. Below is a summary of the reflexes addressed by the Dynamic and Postural Reflex Pattern Integration Program techniques.

Primary Motor Reflex Patterns
Asymmetric Tonic Neck (ATNR) Flying and Landing Moro Embrace Symmetric Tonic Neck (STNR
Babkin Palmomental Hands Pulling Pavlov Orientation Thomas Automatic Gait
Babinski Hands Supporting (Parachute) Robinson Grasp Tonic Labyrinthine
Bauer Crawling Landau Spinal Galant Trunk Extension
Bonding Leg Cross Flexion Spinal Pereze  
Additional Motor Reflexes and Reactions
Visual Convergence-Divergence Abdominal Eye Tracking Fear Paralysis