LIVE ONLINE: Fostering Optimal Neurodevelopment: Primitive & Postural Reflexes w/ M. Buerger, DC (Dec 8-9, 8hrs)

Change the tide on a child’s health, development and success in life! 8 hrs LIVE ONLINE


Monika Buerger, BS, DC
Monika Buerger, BS, DC
Monika Buerger, BS, DC


December 8, 2017 - 4:00 pm


December 9, 2017 - 12:00 pm


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The integration of primitive reflexes and the development of postural reflexes are key to proper sensory-motor development. Proper sensory-motor processing is essential in order for a child to be able to learn academically, socially, emotionally and motor skills. When the sensory-motor systems are immature, a person may have difficulty with muscle tone, balance and posture. This may be expressed in children as difficulty with attention, focus, cognition, mood, social and academic performance and more. Poor spinal biomechanics can impede a child’s ability to achieve specific motor milestones which are necessary for proper integration of primitive reflexes and the development of postural reflexes. Chiropractors should be able to recognize and address these reflexes to improve spinal and overall health as a child grows.

Primitive reflexes should be integrated by no later than the first year of life. Dr. Buerger will cover how to evaluate primitive and postural reflexes in the older child (ages 4 and up). She will also demonstrate specific integration maneuvers and specific exercises that can be applied for each reflex should they remain active. Because each child’s functional capacity is different, she will also address how to modify/adapt these depending on the ability of the child. She will also discuss the important role that chiropractic care has on the integration of primitive reflexes, the development of postural reflexes and the development of the sensory-motor systems.

This course is packed full of critical information that can change the tide on a child’s health, development and success in life!

About this Online Seminar

This seminar is delivered live, online at the dates and time below.  It is fully managed through the Intersect4Life.  See for details.  Access instructions will be sent by Intersect4Life.

Seminar Schedule

Friday, December 8, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, MST (Mountain Standard Time)
Saturday, December 9, 8:00am – 12:00pm, MST


By the end of the seminar, you will be better able to:

  • properly identify normal vs abnormal neurodevelopment and the connections to spine and overall health;
  • assess childhood reflexes; and
  • manage abnormal childhood reflexes properly by incorporating specific exercises along with chiropractic care.

8 hours unless otherwise indicated.

State CE Available/Approval #
California APPROVED Category B CA-A-17-10-14248
Colorado No application required*
Connecticut No application required*
Delaware No application required*
District of Columbia No application required**
Georgia No application required*
Idaho No application required*
Illinois No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Iowa No application required*
Maryland No application required*
Michigan No application required*
Missouri APPROVED 2017004638-39, 2017004640-41
Montana No application required*
Nebraska No application required*
Nevada APPROVED NV19-261
New Jersey APPROVED 1709-01
North Carolina PENDING
Ohio No application required*
Oregon No application required*
Rhode Island No application required*
South Carolina No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Texas APPROVED 07-8391
Utah No application required*
Vermont No application required*
Virginia No application required*
Washington No application required*
Wyoming No application required*

*Some State boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is an accreditor of Life Chiropractic College West.

Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

DISCLAIMER FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI: Approval of this course is not acknowledgment or ruling by the Board that the methods taught in this course are recognized and approved by the Board as the appropriate practice of chiropractic as defined in Section 331.010, RSMo.

Hour Topic
1 Introduction to primitive reflexes:  what they are and what they indicate
2 The Moro & Babinski Reflexes:  If left active, the Moro and Babinski reflexes will leave a person in sympathetic dominance.  In turn, this can then lead to neuroendocrine imbalances.  In this hour, we will discuss specific adjusting protocols to help regulate various autonomic imbalances that may be associated with these two reflexes.  Assessment, integration maneuvers and exercises as well as consequences if retained will also be addressed.
3 The Palmar and Rooting Reflexes:  These two reflexes are associated with the tactile and proprioceptive systems.  A person with poor biomechanical function of the spine may receive distorted information into the CNS and affect integration of these reflexes.  This hour will discuss spinal areas that may be associated with poor integration of these two reflexes and how to manage them via chiropractic care.  Assessment, integration maneuvers and exercises as well as consequences if retained will also be discussed.
4 The Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) and Spinal Galant (SG) Reflex:  The cervical and thoracic spine are associated with the ATNR and the lower thoracic and lumbar spine with the SG reflex.  This hour will address the importance of specific motor movements and spinal regions that will affect proper integration of these two reflexes.  Assessment, integration   maneuvers and exercises as well as consequences if retained will also be addressed.
5 The Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex (TLR) and Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR):  The TLR has a cranial-sacral connection important for integration while the STNR has a large cervical connection.  Chiropractic management of these spinal regions to ensure proper integration of these reflexes will be discussed. Assessment, integration  maneuvers and exercises as well as consequences if retained will also be addressed.
6 Assessment of postural reflexes will be discussed in this hour.   The development of postural reflexes relies on good vestibular and proprioceptive function.  Chiropractic adjustments have a profound effect on both of these sensory systems.  In this hour, the focus will be on the neurological impact chiropractic adjustments have on vestibular and proprioceptive functioning and the sensory-motor cortex.  Exercises to help reinforce the chiropractic adjustment will also be discussed.
7 The implication on sensory-motor development with aberrant primitive reflex integration and postural reflex development and how chiropractic care can help foster proper integration of primitive reflexes and the development of postural reflexes.
8 Cases, Discussion, Wrap-up and Quiz