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  • #76
    In this video it looks very much like addressing adverse neural tension. But is such a short demonstration affecting the brain neuroplastically?

    Anat @ TEDXBerkeley



    • #77
      @Karen, depends on how you define 'neuroplastically'.
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      • #78
        Thanks Diane.

        I remember you liked path walking and others on the board also use similar movement to demonstrate how uncomplicated it is to change the defense associated with mechanical deformation. Whether it is immediate or longer lasting neural changes could be determined by outcome questions and testing. The issue for many people is they are not moving enough which is where motion is lotion becomes so helpful. Over longer time frames the motions in the neural tissues as demonstrated should allow for adaptation and modulation of the pain neuromatrix to give the musculoskeletal tissues more excursion also.

        I was just curious about terminology.



        • #79
          What happened to this conversation? I was excited to see how willing some PTs are to openly see limitations in their own field and look outside their box for alternatives. I didn't see such open mindedness in a group I belong to in Linkedin.


          • #80
            What we tried to do was to get the author to offer something aside from an advertisement.

            She didn't.
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            • #81
              Originally posted by Jon Newman View Post
              Perhaps Anat would find the approach we used with Steven George a more comfortable manner of communicating with SS participants.
              Just posting this crosslink for anyone who comes to this thread in the future, so they don't have to search to see what was this suggested approach was.
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              • #82
                Anat's interview: time limited

                Hi all,

                if you have time, take a look,



                Kind regards,

                Last edited by weni888; 20-01-2016, 12:58 AM. Reason: spelling


                • #83
                  Weni, thank you!
                  I can not help but immediately think of all the "help" books for autism, from nutritional "treatment" to spinal adjustments.
                  Full of anecdotes, appeal to authority ("I worked with Feldenkrais" - insert pedestal comments here) etcetera etcetera.
                  Anat appears to promise more than anyone can deliver without some very deep and strong evidence. It sounds good. And that is really all it does so far.

                  Her facile assumptions of the operation of an ASD brain (or any brain for that matter) is such a gross simplification that it makes me wonder what neurology she has delved into. It is SO much more complex than what she suggests on both ends of this spectrum - the child's brain function and the effects of any treatment.
                  I do not doubt for a minute, that there can be changes in ASD children with a consistent application of her suggestions/treatment - but that is something that needs to be established as a long term permanent change rather than an observed outcome.

                  Being a parent of an ASD child and science-oriented, I can say that I am extremely sceptical of largely unsubstantiated claims about methods and such; Anat does not get past that filter with this......
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