NICOLAS: 11 MONTHS OLD
Diagnosis: Perinatal Encephalopathy
► CASE DESCRIPTION:
o Diagnosis: Perinatal Encephalopathy
o Diagnosed Age: 3 months old
o History: developmental delay, spasticity, abnormal persistence of infantile reflexes, tremor of jaw since early infancy
Age at Treatment Start: 3 months old
Full Treatment Course: 8 months, including
o Short courses (9-11 sessions) of the restorative and balancing outpatient therapy
o The rehabilitation period with home exercise and massage program between outpatient treatment courses
Intensive Outpatient Therapy: Bio-Energetic System Therapy [BEST] techniques, developmental exercises, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, herbal therapy, reflexology and polarity therapy
Abnormal persistence of infantile reflexes, and jaw tremor disappeared completely. The symptoms of spasticity were diminished. Other manifestations of perinatal encephalopathy were eliminated. Nicolas’ condition was strikingly changed by the sixth session: began to smile more, to react more adequately to massage, to hold his head properly in vertical position lying on his stomach, began to roll-over from his belly to back.
He was growing and developing according to his age, i.e. timing of common age-related activities such as sitting, crawling, standing, walking, and manipulating small objects was about normal. At 11 months he began to speak simple words.