FRANKIE BURGET OF WINDSONG THERAPY AND WELLNESS
FASCIAL INTEGRATIVE THERAPY FOR CHILDREN
Fascial Integrative Therapy™ is a trademarked system of treatment developed by Frankie Burget. It is a specialized form of manual bodywork that gently manipulates the underlying soft tissue structure in the body called the fascia.
Proper balance of the fascial system is crucial to maintaining structural and mechanical balance for all systems within the body. Injury or repetitive stress can cause the fascia to bunch up or snag in places, causing additional mechanical load on a variety of musculoskeletal areas, leading to symptoms of chronic pain and loss of function. If the fibrils of the fascia become bunched or tightened and restrict movement of any cell or organ of the body, it will cause a symptom in the body which may be as minor as a headache or as severe as diabetes. If corrective action is not taken when a symptom appears, the minor symptom will become a noticeable problem and if it continues to be ignored it may eventually become very serious or debilitating.
Symptoms that may indicate a fascial problem in a baby may be feeding issues, decreased feeding, tongue/lip tie, reflux, gastrointestinal issues, projectile vomiting, misshapen head, perpetual fussiness, colic, lack of movement, favoring one side over the other, missing milestones, failure to thrive, torticollis, not crawling, or shallow breathing among others.
Left untreated the symptoms noticed in babies may develop into more serious conditions that inhibit motor and intellectual development. Toddlers may exhibit walking difficulties such as toe walking, unusual gait or inability to run, difficulties with fine motor skills, poor symmetrical movement, repeated injuries/falls, concussions, pacifier/thumb/finger sucking, asthma, food sensitivities, oversensitive to stimuli or noise, or oversensitive emotional state.
Older children may exhibit mouth breathing, bedwetting, swollen tonsils/adenoids, sleep apnea, behavioral issues, learning disorders, panic/anxiety, injury, headaches, vision problems or headaches.
Fascial Integrative Therapy can address all of these issues and more to balance the body and reduce or eliminate symptoms.
BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR ASSOCIATES
DR. ALAN WHALEY
Dr. Whaley will look for the “Zebras”
Many diseases can masquerade as ADHD and many a doctor has made the diagnosis of ADHD without looking for these other Zebras. (A zebra is a horse hiding in tall grass that can’t be seen well because his stripes blend in with the background!) Zebras can be very easy to miss and the consequences can be terrible if a child is diagnosed with a behavioral disorder, yet has a more life-threatening problem. Let’s take a look at a few zebras that can be mistaken for ADHD. One point I need to over emphasize is that all zebras can occur along with ADHD or behavioral problems and you won’t be able to get a good diagnosis before the Zebra is properly treated.
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I trust this will give everyone an over-view of the complexity involved in making a diagnosis of ADHD. Remember, ADHD is a diagnosis of first exclusion as pertains to these “Zebras” and inclusion as it applies to matching the signs and symptoms with those required to make the diagnosis.
Copyright© 2004 Frank Barnhill
No portion of the above-contained information is offered as medical advice in any manner. Your family doctor is still the best source of advice for you and your family and you should consult him or her if you have any medical concerns.