What is Neurodevelopmental Sequencing? – Learn Developmental Sequencing – How Does Developmental Sequencing Help in Training?
You’re familiar with the idea of neurodevelopmental sequencing, and how we originally learn to move as babies and toddlers. But do you know when these sequences occur, in what order and how to use this idea in your corrective programming? In this short talk, physical therapy professor Barb Hoogenboom outlines the normal order of movement learning, and tells how she uses this concept in rehabilitation.
“In the developmental sequence, all developmental postures are gradually mastered by the developing infant or the child prior to standing. One of the biggest mistakes I think we make in rehabilitation is to put people on their feet too early—to not make them master things that would occur in lesser or lower developmental postures.”~ Barb Hoogenboom
• Infant Reflexes (2:57)
• Developmental Sequence (3:38)
• Biggest Mistake in Rehabilitation (5:10)
• Breathing (6:10)
• Rolling (8:17)
• Quadruped Posture (9:58)
• Neutral Spine and Crawling (11:25)
• Tall and Half Kneeling (12:42)
• Standing (14:38)
• Conclusion (16:11)
Barb Hoogenboom is a practicing physical therapist, an athletic trainer and a professor of physical therapy. She’s active in medical professional groups, has authored many articles and textbook contributions and is the editor of the therapeutic exercise textbook, Therapeutic Exercise: Techniques for Intervention. She’s also the Senior Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. You can learn more about her via the GR SportsCenter clinic, or from Grand Valley State University, where she teaches.