• sensorimotor integration disturbances
• attention disorders (ADHD or ADS syndrome)
• learning disabilities
Dyspraxia, sensorimotor integration disturbances, attention disorders (ADHD or ADS syndrome), fidgeting and learning disabilities in children are problems that do not always have to be treated with medication or psychotherapy.
Disturbances of perception in growing children affect the development of a normal physical and mobility scheme. The children’s movements and behaviour become conspicuous. Learning disabilities at school and in sport and delays in development are seen.
About half the children with sensorimotor integration disturbances were previously infants with tonus asymmetry.
If perception is faulty, the children are clumsy at a very early stage. We do not know exactly why disturbances of perception occur.
However, we mostly find a disturbance of the interplay between muscles and joints as an accompanying symptom. This becomes apparent through failure to crawl in infancy, walking on tiptoes, delay in ability to go up steps, stumbling and falling. The child is conspicuous as a result of clumsiness in everyday life, at school, in sport or in the family (knocking cups over, etc.).
The children suffer from concentration disturbances, nervousness, forgetfulness, a rapid drop in performance with early tiring. The constant frustration of these children leads to disturbed self-esteem.
Manual medicine alone or in combination with physiotherapy, ergotherapy and perception-promoting massages brings order into the disturbed muscles and joints. In very many cases of delayed development the children can catch up within a short time.
How often treatment must be given depends on age and the extent of the disturbances. In simple cases and in young children four to six treatments with manual medicine alone over a 2 to 3 week period are sufficient. In severe cases and in children from 7 to 8 years an individual treatment plan has to be established, for example comprising two treatments in each of the first 2 weeks and one treatment per week in the following 4 weeks.