Abby, a 10-year-old girl and her temper
A mother who was at her wits end with her 10-year-old daughter, Abby, contacted us. Abby was having what mom described as tantrums and meltdowns almost daily after school. They had made considerations in her diet, took her to see a psychologist but nothing had helped so far. Abby’s teachers reported that she was doing fine at school but mom saw another side of her daughter at home when it was time to do homework and go to violin lessons. Sharon, Abby’s mom, desperately wanted to find some help for her loving and creative daughter. Sharon was referred to Sage Education and Therapy by another mom at Abby’s school who heard a talk at a PTO meeting the previous year given by Sage Director, Stephanie Johnson. When Abby came in for her intake appointment she was very polite, outgoing and eager to please. The first impression of Abby was not one of a girl having daily meltdowns...
Josh 9-year- old boy and his reading scores
Sometimes the solution to low reading scores is not more reading! See how we got to the real block in Josh’s ability to perform at grade level. Fun fact, we never opened a book!
A chiropractor had been seeing a 9-year-old boy named Josh and noticed a resistance to movement in the neck muscles. It was later learned that Josh was also having difficulty writing and reading at grade level even after several months in Edina Public Schools “success club,” which is an ambitious program designed to get every student in the district reading at grade level...
Parker the back archer
Parker’s parents brought him in for a Bright Baby Milestone Check-Up soon after he was born and at 3 months. We noticed that he kicked his legs very straight and often arched his back. This is very common in babies AND is a sign that the muscles in the front of the body are under developing while the muscles in the back are over developing. It is optimal for babies to develop a balance of front and back muscle tone; another way to say this is flexion and extension. For example, we often see a baby beautifully flexed around mama’s body during nursing and extended when they hear a loud noise...