An example of facial distortions caused by Cerebella Ataxia and addressed using ABR over a period of 18 months.
ABR is primariy associated with addressing the physical difficulties faced by people (primarily children) with cerebral palsy but its ability to gently penetrate deep into the body, reinforcing internal tissue and reshaping boney structures, means that its practical application is much wider.
ABR treats a wide range of motor difficulties emanating from the brain and nervous system or from complications during foetal development that result in: heavy vital and / or physical limitations; structural body deformations; heavy motor limitations in terms of lying, rolling, crawling and sitting; medium and light motor limitations in terms of standing or walking, and autism.
Specific examples of conditions that can be significantly improved by ABR include: Cerebral Palsy; Down Syndrome, and Rett Syndrome.
The difficulties arising out of these conditions can include:
wrong posture (due to structural weakness and / or deformities);
gross motor deveopment delay;
fine motor development delay;
some facial / head distortions;
hemiplegia (hemiplegic paralysis - down one side of the body);
diplegia (diplegia paralysis - affecting only the upper or lower body);
quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs);
microcephaly (small head circumference);
hydrocephaly (hydrocephalus - build up of cerebrospinal fluid on the brain);
feeding problems (chewing, swallowing, digestion and problemswith the intestional tract), and
some speech disorders.
ABR Scotland would be delighted to provide you with further information on specific problems without cost or obligation. Just ask, we are always happy to help.