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About NeuroDevelopmental Movement®

Optimize brain function and unlock your full potential through the transformative therapy of NeuroDevelopmental Movement®.


NeuroDevelopmental Movement® for Improved Cognitive Abilities


Welcome to Active Healing's NeuroDevelopmental Movement® (NDM) therapy, a movement-based approach that targets foundational areas of the brain to integrate functions and address developmental delays. By using prescribed repetitive movements, NDM remaps neural pathways, allowing the brain to develop naturally and effectively without invasive procedures or medication. NDM has shown remarkable results in treating conditions such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), among others. Discover the power of NDM and join us in empowering your child's journey to reach their full potential.

Implementing NDM Programs: A Collaborative Approach

At Active Healing, we believe in the essential role of parents in their child's healing process. We recognize your comprehensive understanding of your child and the profound love, commitment, and desire you bring. Our therapists work alongside you to develop a personalized NDM program unique to your child's needs, which you can administer at home. With our guidance and your dedication, progress becomes achievable for every child.

NDM's Versatility: Treating a Wide Range of Conditions

NDM has proven effective in addressing various developmental delays, learning disabilities, and brain injuries. It provides holistic support for conditions such as anxiety, depression, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to name a few. Whether your child is struggling with oppositional defiance disorder (ODD) or seeking recovery from a stroke, our NDM programs can be tailored to suit their specific requirements.

An Example NDM Program: Elements for Progress

Each NDM program consists of six to eight elements carefully selected to stimulate brain development. These elements may include forward rolls, cross-lateral patterning, crawling, creeping, and tonic neck reflex patterning. As your child's neural pathways evolve, their program may be adjusted to facilitate continued growth and progress toward their full potential.

Monitoring NDM Progress and Achieving Success

To ensure optimal progress, a strong partnership between you, your child, and our Active Healing therapists is crucial. Through regular re-evaluations, we assess your child's gains and adjust their program accordingly. Typically, after 80-90 contact hours, children in our NDM programs achieve quantifiable improvements. By attending re-evaluations, you'll learn new exercises and contribute to your child's ongoing success.

NeuroDevelopmental Movement® provides a vital foundation for learning and development. Crawling and creeping, often overlooked milestones play a significant role in preparing the brain for essential skills like reading. Our NDM therapy helps bridge the gap for children who may have missed these developmental stages, enabling them to improve their reading abilities and overall physical coordination. A study conducted by the Minneapolis Learning Resource Center demonstrated significant gains in key subjects, with previously struggling students making an average gain of one year and several months.

At Active Healing, we are passionate about helping children and adults reach their full potential through NeuroDevelopmental Movement®. Our movement-based therapy, guided by your dedication as a central therapist, unlocks the innate capabilities of the brain, resulting in lasting positive change. Join us on this transformative journey and discover the remarkable impact of NDM on your child's growth and well-being.

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