The Central Nervous System (the brain) consists of the spinal cord and medulla, pons, mid-cerebrum or midbrain region, corpus callosum and the cortex, each building one level on top of the other. This developmental sequence begins in utero and lasts to about age 6 for girls and 8 for boys. After birth, a white fatty substance called myelin is present in the medulla. Myelin facilitates faster and clearer transmission of information to the other parts of the brain that are responsible for sensory intake and motor output. This myelination process takes place from the medulla up through the Pons and then the Mid-Cerebrum in the time frame of approximately 14 months of age. Brain cell growth creates new structure- new structure creates new function. This is how our brain develops and organizes itself to function optimally. Functional neurology results from the completion of the developmental sequence. A well-organized or normal developed brain allows us to live life with joy and satisfaction of achievement and purpose.
Neurological Reorganization (NR) is based on the principles of normal brain growth and development. NR targets specific areas of the brain that have been injured or traumatized. NR replicates early movement, reflex and sensory experience to stimulate brain growth.