NEURO-FIT PROGRAM RESULTS

EFFECTS OF THE 12 WEEK FNAT PROTOCOL MEASURED USING THE COSTELLO NEURO-MOTOR BLUEPRINT

*METHODOLOGY: Clients participated in the Functional Neuro-Motor Activation Technique protocol which consists of 1 hour sessions 2x/week for 12 weeks.  The data shown reflects the median pre/post scores of 488 clients seen over the span of 4 years (in both the USA and Australia) using the Costello Neuro-Motor Blueprint.  The CNMB was administered prior to program initiation to assess participants’ baseline functioning and again at end of 12 week program completion to evaluate changes. 

REFLEX DYNAMICS

The CNMB specifically tests 10 different reflexes categorized as primitive and postural as well as equilibrium reactions using mild sensory stimuli.  Scores in this section are assigned a value of 0-4 (0 meaning reflex is very active, 4 meaning it is mature).

INITIAL EVALUATION

29%

POST 12 WEEK FNAT PROGRAM

58%

POSTURE DYNAMICS

We look at 2 postural views to examine areas of gravitational compensation.  Both of these views are given a score of 0, 1, or 2 based on the measurable distance between anatomical structures specified in the CNMB criteria (score of 0 indicates significant postural compensation; score of 2 indicates no compensation present).

INITIAL EVALUATION

25%

POST 12 WEEK FNAT PROGRAM

50%

DEVELOPMENTAL DYNAMICS

Developmental movements support the maturation of the central nervous system by integrating the brain and bodies communication system of response, action and expression.  Clients are observed while performing 4 specific developmental movements and each is scored 0-4 based on specific performance criteria listed in the CNMB assessment manual.

INITIAL EVALUATION

12%

POST 12 WEEK FNAT PROGRAM

31%

BIPEDAL DYNAMICS

The activities in this section involve running, jumping, lateral movement, and total body coordinated movement such as jumping jacks.  Difficulty with these types of activities can be indicative of immaturity or compensation in the processing systems controlling balance, motor planning, bilateral movement, etc. Scores in this section range from 0 to 4 for each activity and are assessed based on the specific criteria described within the CNMB assessment manual.

INITIAL EVALUATION

14%

POST 12 WEEK FNAT PROGRAM

42%

MIDLINE DYNAMICS

Assessment activities used in this section involve coordinated movement of the left and right side of the body to meet at or cross the midline (i.e. touching opposite elbow and knee together).  Scores assigned range between 0 and 4 and are again based on specific CNMB performance criteria.

INITIAL EVALUATION

7%

POST 12 WEEK FNAT PROGRAM

32%

BALANCE DYNAMICS

The activities within this section give us indication of potential deficits in vestibular processing and coordination. Each activity is again scored on a 0 to 4 scale using the outlined performance criteria.

INITIAL EVALUATION

23%

POST 12 WEEK FNAT PROGRAM

60%

OCULAR DYNAMICS

Ocular dynamics are important for reading, writing, catching, and functioning in the classroom or workplace setting.  Activities in this area involve specific hand eye coordination tasks, basic gross motor movements with visual stimuli present, and isolated eye movement activities.  These activities are given a score between 0 and 4 as assessed by the CNMB performance criteria.

INITIAL EVALUATION

23%

POST 12 WEEK FNAT PROGRAM

52%