Primitive Reflexes - Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR)
Asymmetrical Tonic Reflex (ATNR)
Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, (ATNR) is also called the fencer’s pose because it appears like the baby is challenging an opponent. In this pose, the head turns to one side, while the limbs of that side are extended. The arm and leg of the opposite side are curled inward or flexed. Signs of A.T.N.R. typically show up during the 18th week of pregnancy, and it becomes inhibited after four months of age. ATNR helps to develop hand-eye coordination and integrate both sides of the body.
• Poor Eye-Hand Coordination
• Poor Handwriting
• Poor Reading
• Poor Tracking
• Tuner: Accessory Clear Tip
• Intensity: Highest Tolerable Level
• Pressure: Light
• Duration: 20 Minutes a Day/3x a Week
Set the intensity of the Tuner to the highest level you're able to tolerate. We want to start on the side of the body that's weakest. Using a moderate amount of pressure, use the wing of the Tuner to scrape your entire body, starting from your toes and moving up towards your head. Once you've finished scraping the weakest side of your body, do the same thing to the other side. We want to give the weak side of your body twice as much attention. Go back and scrape it one more time. You'll want to do this for 20 minutes every day, at least three times a week.