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Concussion And Neural Disorganization

Concussion Causes Neural Disorganization Plus Related Conditions

A short summery of concussion affects:

Concussion and Cranial Reflexes: There are 9 major cranial reflexes that support cranial bones, brain function and neurology. A major communication junction between right and left hemisphere of the brain is the corpus colosseum. Concussion can and often times impede the transference of brain signal information between these hemispheres. Concussion disrupts and disorganizes neurology full stop.

Concussion and Gait Reflexes: Gait Neuro Reflexes assist the body to move through time and space. These Gait Neuro Reflexes assist in a smooth stride when walking or running. When in sync there is a rhythmic swing and coordination of opposite arms and legs. The Gait Neuro Reflexes do more than this; they assist in the smooth running of all neurological systems of the body including the Immune, Cardiac and Endocrine systems.

Concussion and Lower Back Pain: There are nine different types of back pain I am aware of. With a fall especially from a moving object (horse riding or running e.g.) the person is in what is known as fight/flight. This is a natural survival system to sustain and maintain life. Because of how the muscle system operates throughout the body a twist/rotation occurs to the lumbar spine (L3) when attempting to protect one’s self in a fall. End result lower backache.

Concussion and Reactive Muscle System: The body and muscles operate and function with movement through a Reactive Muscle System. When there is a jamming of cranial bones, this affects the Gait Reflexes. If just one muscle goes into spasm that upsets the whole chain of muscles in that particular system!

Concussion and Sciatica: Sciatica is related to a twisted pelvic bone. There is a particular muscle in this area that squeezes the Sciatica Nerve leaving the person sometimes in severe pain all the way down the leg side carrying the pain. This is very noticeable as the person will demonstrate a limp to the side of pain when walking. The opposite Temporal Bone of the skull is the culprit, something overlooked by many health carers. This Temporal Bone becomes locked up in a backward direction jamming at the Condylar Squamosal Mastoidal Pivot Point where three bones of the skull come together.

Concussion and Immune compromise: Concussion disrupts the Limbic Brain. The Limbic Brain is associated with the five senses; sound, touch, sight, taste and smell. This Limbic Brain is in direct communication with the Immune System. The Immune System is about Digestion, cellular growth and cellular repair plus other important processes. Concussion affects the Limbic Brain directly which then impedes Immune System functionality. Resulting in poor digestion and in some cases poor elimination! Food intolerance and allergies and other digestive disorders are often the result.

Concussion and Cardiac Stress: As there is a back pain directly related to the Cardiac System Neurology, this is important to have this attended to as soon as possible. Unattended this could lead to cardiac complications later on down the track of time.

Concussion and Hormonal Stress: When concussion occurs to anyone the Endocrine System is put out of sync. Because the body and muscles are holding tension, this is an indication the fight/flight neurology is increasing adrenal activity and it stays this way until the adrenals are reset back to homeostasis. Consequently all hormones become out of balance, can also set off anxiety triggers.

Concussion and Scoliosis: Scoliosis is depicted as a twisted or curved spine. However the spine is not the cause of the problem, it is the result of a disorganized nervous system. When a concussion occurs the GAIT Neuro Reflex System cannot signal properly and a particular muscle on one side of the spine does not return back to homeostasis in its resting cycle. This affects the top to bottom and front to back reactive muscle system. If not addressed properly, the spinal column will grow into a twisted and S shape over time. This will cause chronic back pain, Neck tension, shoulder pain, headaches/migraine, dis-orientation, poor coordination, sometimes depression, brain fog and the list is endless as mentioned in the other article by Dr Carl Ferreri.

Concussion and Muscle Tension: Because of the effects of concussion and the disorientation of the Cranial Bone Neuro Reflexes, the muscles of the body go into what is called a Hypertonic State. This affects the Spindle Cells and Proprioceptor cells in the belly of muscles. They are ment to send signal back and forth to the brain through biofeedback via the nervous system.

Hypertonic Muscles are indicated by:

  • Pain in the muscle
  • Weakness – due to ‘muscle proprioceptors’ being in a confused state
  • Restricted range of movement or motion

The other part of the puzzle is the ‘spindle cells’ located in the belly of the muscles. These ‘spindle cells’ monitor and regulate:

  • The rate of change in distance (length) of the muscle and;
  • The time that change takes to occur

Concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to seizures and epilepsy. Head trauma and lack of proper correction of the cranial reflexes is one of the most commonly identified reasons that patients develop epilepsy. Most studies suggest that approximately 6% of patients with epilepsy have Traumatic Brain Injury as the cause. The more severe the head trauma, and lack of proper physical correction of the cranial and gait reflexes the higher the risk of developing epilepsy at a later stage. Concussion is a physical injury to the head and requires a physical type correction.

As you can see concussion is just a little bit more than a knock to the head. It affects the whole body and the nervous system that operates within the body. The nervous system is basically the electrical circuits to many systems to assist the body/brain/mind in its functioning and be aware of being ‘here now’ utilizing the left hemisphere of the brain for logic and reasoning and the right hemisphere for creativity, enjoyment of life and 100+ other things.

Brisbane Migraine Headaches Solution Sandgate

Experiencing constant migraine headaches

Migraines cause many and varied symptoms. However there are a few symptoms you may be carrying that is creating your migraine. I have given many a talk about stress, tension and the neurological pathways that become disorganised throughout the body.

Migraine Headaches and Neurological Pathways 

These neurological pathways are your neuro reflexes that govern your body in time and space. These are neuro reflexes become disorganised due to stress. It doesn’t matter what particular name you give to the stress you are experiencing. It is your body’s way of giving you a message. However in our modern world you may ignore the message and reach for the pill, quick fix, only to find another migraine or headache is just around the corner. I mentioned earlier I give talks about a special kind of stress release work I have been doing for the past 27 years. It is called N.O.T. Neural Organisation Therapy.

If there were 20 or so people at the talk, the first thing I wanted to know, was how many people present were experiencing a migraine or headache. I invited these people to come forward for I have a simple process for releasing migraines immediately. I would ask each person that came forward to rate the migraine on a scale of 1 to 10, and 10 being the worst. My technique takes about 10 seconds to apply and by the time I have completed doing it there migraine has gone. I do this to get everyone’s attention to listen and hear the information I wanted to share. I do tell the ones I do this process to that it is a first aid and that it is an indicator that there are other neuro reflexes that need to be stabilized. This stabilizes muscular and structural integrity throughout the skeletal muscle of the body.   After using this technique on hundreds of people I am convinced most migraine and headaches are mainly structure related. I am aware of other types of migraine headaches. You see I just do a quick release to the neck and jaw muscles plus the temporal muscle and immediately the migraine is gone. So what do I mean by migraines and headaches being structure related.

Migraine Headaches and Neuro Reflexes

Migraine Headaches womanThe primary neuro reflexes for structure are the gate reflexes located on the head, front and back. The other four neuro reflexes are located on the body pelvis front and back. These eight neuro reflexes when working in coordination facilitate and de-facilitate your skeletal muscles when moving through time and space (switch on/ switch off). When these Gait reflexes go out of sync the neuro signals to the skeletal muscles are disrupted and so muscle tension and muscle stiffness becomes apparent, some muscles are partially switched on all the time. There are 10 cranial reflexes that operate the weight of your head to keep the head stable at all times, with eyes open, eyes closed, in the light, in the dark. You also need to turn your head left and right, head forward and head backwards as well as tilting to the side. When these head neuro reflexes are not stable then many a problem can and often do occur including migraine headaches, the muscles supporting the head and neck in an upright position are under strain and become hypertonic, in other words over tight. Most skeletal muscles in the body will be in tension when a migraine or headache is present.

Migraine Headaches and Concussion

Concussion or a bump to the head even many years prior may be the cause to migraine and headaches now. Whiplash is also a major contributor to migraine, the neuro reflexes require a reset. The most severe structural condition that contributes to migraine and headaches is scoliosis that is curvature of the spine. I mentioned the gate reflexes earlier. When the Labyrinthine reflex, just behind each ear becomes neural deficient, scoliosis will immediately develop because due to the reactive muscle system used to propel the body forward in time and space. Scoliosis is easy to identify you don’t need x-rays.

Migraine Headaches and Scoliosis

Migraine Headaches manJust stand in front of the mirror, close your eyes, let your arms hang loose and open your eyes. Should you observe one shoulder higher than the other, then the high shoulder side is indicating scoliosis to that side. This may show also as a migraine on that side of your cranium. If your shoulders are rounded and your chin is protruding forward this can often indicate a scoliosis on both sides of the body also indicating tight neck and shoulder muscles. This can result in a migraine on both sides of the skull or migraine on one side switching to the other. So taking painkillers is not always the solution for migraine and headaches. As I said earlier the migraine headache is the messenger, are you interpreting the message? Scoliosis is not a spinal problem it is the result. Scoliosis is neuromuscular first and foremost due to the Gait reflex not functioning. The condition scoliosis can be reversed. There is no guessing with this process, you have it or you don’t. I use a unique biofeedback that tells both you and I where we are at with the treatment protocols. I understand what you may be going through when suffering from a migraine – and I have the answers that you are looking for that can provide migraine solutions. For a personalised migraine assessment and treatment, please ring on 38691918 or 0412 836 844 today. (Brisbane area Qld) To view Migraine Statistics Information click here


Scoliosis is activated by improper neuron function – Brisbane

Scoliosis is activated by improper neuron function associated with the Gait Reflexes that are at fault.

When there is a ‘neurological gait fault’ there is an improper ‘gait cross patterning mechanism’ that is not neurologically stabilized. This is due to improper neuron function, a condition associated with scoliosis.

Scoliosis The Gait Reflexes Neuron Function

gait-reflexes & ScoliosisThe Gait Reflexes neuron function involves all movements of the body muscles with integrity and endurance. This is required for the smooth and functional motion of the body when walking or running and as when jumping. It is also involved with hopping skipping dancing climbing rolling and covers all sporting activity.

There is the Labyrinthine reflex and Ocular Reflex on the back and front of the head and the Anterior Cloaca and Posterior Cloaca Reflex found near the groin on the front of the body and on the bum bones at the back of the body. I won’t use technical names; I want to keep it simple.

These neuro reflexes are meant to keep the long muscle system switching on and off as the body moves through time and space. It is what we call the top to bottom front to back reactive muscle system associated with proper brain neuron function .

Scoliosis and the Muscle Reflexes

Adult Scoliosis Back PainThe first muscle of this system that gets out of sync is the Sacrospinalis that runs the length of the trunk of the body either side of the spine. On one side of the body the Labyrinthine reflex neuron function for some reason does not send a contracting message to this muscle and so the upper portion becomes hypertonic. The opposite lower segment of the Sacrospinalis now keeps contracting as it is no longer counter balanced.

Over time this twists the spinal bones causing the condition known as Scoliosis. Scoliosis is NOT a spinal problem; the twisted spine is the result of improper neuro-muscular signals associated with the Gait Reflexes neuron function .

The Hamstring muscles now become hypotonic (part of the reason football players pull a hamstring when running flat out). This reacts with the Quadriceps muscles on the thighs, they become hypertonic and this now reacts with the abdominal muscles which are hypotonic and the Psoas which is hypertonic.

The next set of muscles is the Anterior Neck Flexors which are hypotonic and there are other muscles involved also. These muscles are neurologically out of sync to one another causing muscle spasms, aches, pain and often reoccurring headaches and migraines and associated neck pain.

How To Observe a scoliosis

To check yourself for a scoliosis is real easy. You don’t need to waste your time and money having an x-ray. Stand in front of a wide enough mirror so that you can see both shoulders. Close your eyes and let both arm relax beside you. Open your eyes and if you notice one shoulder slightly higher than the other, then there is a scoliosis present.

Scoliosis and Growing Pains

A scoliosis can sometimes be associated to the birthing process; this has been a consistent observation over many years. However the scoliosis may not show its presents till puberty. Your child approaching puberty or going through puberty may experience aches an pain. You take them to the doctor and they tell you that it is growing pains. This is total rubbish. This is an indication a scoliosis activated due to hormonal change and poor neuron function . This is often a time when your child is doing a growth spurt, suddenly growing taller. Doctors will openly tell you they don’t know the cause of Scoliosis. Pain killer drugs won’t fix Scoliosis.

Scoliosis Can Effect Brain Function

Now the interesting thing is that most people with a high left shoulder (depending on the severity) and can find maths and that left brain school work somewhat difficult.

People with a high right shoulder seem to have social issues. Now this is not locked in cement.

To have Scoliosis in the first place the body’s flight / flight neurology is locked up which is another reactive muscle system.

Scoliosis And the Fight Flight Muscles

To have the fight / flight locked up there is also a cranial injury complex to the birthing process or some form of head injury or possible concussion.

I give lots of attention to the birthing experience of that individual as a baby and release the emotional mental and physical pain to that experience.

You see if that person as a baby was delivered with the use of forceps, that person will grow up having dyslexia and lots of anxiety and most certainly have scoliosis.

Now a person’s body can also have a right scoliosis as well as a left scoliosis and often these people may suffer constant migraine headaches. It all depends on the severity of the gait reflex; they may also suffer with depression.

Scoliosis And Teenagers

For teenagers with anxiety and or depression it is often associated with puberty. The lower Gait Reflexes are also involved with the reproduction process. Neural energy that is being used for body structure is now withdrawn to develop the reproduction system as there are hormonal changes taking place. Again this may have a birthing stress origin.

You may have heard the term ‘growing pains’ in the adolescent teens. Well this is totally incorrect, what has happened is that a scoliosis has activated and any of what I have written can be experienced by that person.

The next time you walk down the street behind someone look for a high shoulder on that particular body and you are observing scoliosis.

























The Athlete And The Primary Reflex Systems

The athlete, especially those involved in contact sports, utilises the primary reflex systems and the reactive muscle system, and the Fight/Flight reflex mechanism the most.  The muscles then are depended upon to ensure the survival of the body and so, must be prepared at times, under any circumstance to defend the body as necessary when needed regardless of situational factors – in the dark (at night) or in the light (day light), whether the athlete’s eyes are open or closed.

Whenf there is a deficit in the reflex system from a previous injury which leads to an imbalance in the internal equilibrium, then certain compensatory functions can be found when the individual is examined. The examination, however, needs to be conducted within the parameters of the situational factors that had existed previously such as whether the athlete’s eyes were open or closed and so forth and the ‘in relation to factor’. These examinations are geared towards understanding the primary survival systems, from how they work in the “primitive environment” to the reactive ability of the systems. Once this is understood through the information gathered then one is able to predict how the reflex systems will react in most situations.

Switching Reflex Systems Integration – How Integration works!

Taken from ancient Chinese knowledge it is maintained that this is an essential part of the basic neural organisation known as the “switching reflexes”.  Noted causes for switching reflexes can be physical-structural, emotional-mental, chemical-nutritional. The most common cause, however, is a prior injury.

Basically, when there is a stress on the nervous system due to an injury or fatigue, the system can become unpredictable regardless of prior information gathered. Therefore under the usual treatment protocols a proper diagnosis would not be attained making long term treatment very difficult. In the case of a prior injury such as a sprained ankle there may have been excessive or sudden stretching or strain of the peroneus muscle causing the proprioceptors in the belly of the muscle which are involved in the muscle fibres to bunch up. After the sprain has healed the proprioceptors located in the belly of the muscles which was also damaged still emits a memory signal that there has been an injury and not to over stretch this muscle. This signal causes the central nervous system to react to this signal even though there is no longer an injury, and resulting in muscles not wanting to go into full extension.

This is a built in biological protection, for there is a memory via the proprioceptors telling the brain not to go past a certain point in extension as another injury will occur and then becoming neurologically deactivated at an inappropriate time when strength and energy is needed most. This will manifest in the individual’s posture (possible scoliosis) and also causing their balance, focus and concentration to be off. During this process as well the compensatory functions can extend beyond the time that they are actually needed and so, the persons will exhibit a limp or back problems years after having a leg or hip injury that  actually appears completely healed.

For further clarification, Dr. Robert Frost illustrated the phenomenon by stating that “switching (neurological disorganization) …the signalling within the nervous system has gotten reversed in one or more of the three dimensions. The most common type of switching is right-left switching. If we compare this to a direct current electrical system (like in a car), right-left switching is like a reversal of electrical polarity. Where you should find a positive polarity, you find negative instead.

Everyone with learning difficulties or coordination difficulties has (at least most of the time) right-left switching. The extreme of the range of learning difficulties is called dyslexia. In my experience, all dyslexics are right-left switched. Right-left switching is characterized by mental confusion and/or physical dis coordination. When you hear yourself say "26" when you meant "62", or when you point to the right and say, "turn left here", you can be sure that you have become "switched"”

Reactive Muscle System Maintenance

In order to sustain the integrity of the reactive muscle system and to prevent against occurrences such as “switching”, then the proper functioning of the gait reflex system is critical. The gait reflex is essential as it coordinates all our movements such as balancing, walking, running, standing, jumping, twisting, turning etc that are necessary for basic survival. Based in the cloacal, labyrinthine, and ocular centering/righting reflex systems, the vestibular righting reflex systems and the related tonic neck righting reflex systems which are all primitive in nature, the gait reflex is cross over system and has the ability to affect the larger reactive muscles in a negative way if it is not functioning optimally.

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Childhood And Adult Onset Scoliosis

Childhood And Adult Onset Scoliosis manifests with the continuous steady and unbalanced pull of back muscles causing the bones of the Thoracic Spine to become misaligned, eventually becoming deformed and the curvature of the spine which is characteristic of this condition manifests.

Gait and the special intact reflexes plays a vital role in the functioning of the muscles of the body and so, if they were in any way compromised, then incorrect neuro signals would be sent to the muscles, resulting in the unbalanced muscles pulling on the spinal structures to which they are attached when they should not be. That is poor neurological Gait signalling to the skeletal muscles.


Strong evidence suggests that the presence of Onset Scoliosis can impact a patient in various ways. Yes, there is the obvious physical element to the illness where the person – some more than others – will have a disfigured appearance. However, more notably as published in SPINE Magazine scoliotics have a high incidence of learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Additionally, individuals with the condition will have a high incidence of migraine headaches, or feel hazy in the head which also may contribute towards the dyslexic condition. It is noted that a high left shoulder caused by scoliosis is a contributing factor to poor academic skills and that those with a high right shoulder exhibits poor social and emotional skills. Athletes with the condition are also affected as the reflex systems are not centered and so, they will have a high incidence of pulled hamstring and neck pain to the high shoulder side of the body and in most cases some form of back pain all associated to a malfunctioning Gait Reflex neurallogically.

Diagnosing and Treating Onset Scoliosis

As is now evident that Scoliosis Treatment has to go beyond the physical structure of the spine, as the condition is actually a side effect of a series of reflex mechanisms which ought to be functioning in a way to maintain balance within the body but is malfunctioning. This is clarified as NOT practitioners make the differentiation between the condition of onset scoliosis, which has nothing to do with the spine itself and the scoliotic spine which occurs as a result of unbalanced neurological gait reflexes which manifests as onset scoliosis. Thus, NOT Practitioners focuses on correcting the imbalance of the Gait Disorders reflexes first and then the reactive muscle system which is caused by the disturbed Reflex Mechanism to the reactive muscle system in treating the condition of scoliosis. This means taking a holistic approach to correct or balance all the reflex systems such as the Anterior and Posterior Cloacal, the Labyrinthine, the Ocular Cantering Righting Reflex Systems, which make up the Gait Reflex System followed by the Reactive Muscle System. Therefore, if balance is not sought, then any other methods employed to merely correct the curvature of the scoliotic spine will not be ample, if at all beneficial in correcting the condition of childhood or Early Onset Scoliosis and adult or Late-Onset Scoliosis.

Testing For Onset Scoliosis

By employing the methodology in NOT, testing for Scoliosis Causes becomes somewhat simpler. Instead of exposing young children and particularly, those in their reproductive development to bout of x-rays in diagnosing onset scoliosis, utilising measuring devices and a simple height test before and after treatment to see results should suffice. Further, a trained Kinesiologist in Neural Organization Therapy (N.O.T.) is able to look at the posture of the body and ascertain which muscles are involved and knows how to effectively deal with them. Regardless of the age of the patient or how far the condition has progressed this will alleviate the pressure on the spine, stop the progression of the curvature and pains associated with the condition and also, allowing the nervous system to function normally once the Gait Reflexes are stabilized. Once the strain or pull is removed from the spine, there will be a spontaneous straightening of the spine to some degree and so the patient will become somewhat taller.

Growing Pains sign of Onset Scoliosis

It has been reported that after a single treatment some severe cases (patients) realized a 4 inch increase in their height, and so, if done properly scoliosis can quickly be corrected and with monitoring suggested for children through the glandular development stage and the growth period, even though there is rarely a reoccurrence. Adults should be monitored if they have had some type of trauma since correction as this may affect the nervous system yet again. You have heard of children going through adolescence as having growing pains. This is rubbish! When a child is said to be having or experiencing growing pains, it actually is Onset Scoliosis Pain as well as improper gait signalling via the nervous system and needs to be corrected immediately by a competent NOT Kinesiologist.

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