Primitive Reflexes - Symmetric Tonic Neck: Bow and Rock
Primitive Reflexes - Symmetric Tonic Neck:
Bow and Rock
Have your child sit back on his/her
feet and calves while lowering their
head between their knees with the.
forehead touching the ground.
Then have your child straighten their
arms so the ears can just fit through
Then have the child move their head
and body together.
As your child moves forward, they
should lift their head and breathe in
with their nose.
Your child should come as far forward
as he/she can. It is important to keep
their arms stretched. Don't bend the
arms. Keep weight on the arms,
especially when coming up.
It is important that you have your
child move slowly so he/she will feel
their arms stretch.
After coming to a crawling position,
have your child move backward down
to the beginning position with the
head between the knees while
breathing out through the mouth.
This should be a continuous
movement back and forth for 3
minutes. Have your child do between
18 to 25 cycles during this period.
Remind them to be aware pf their
body and breathing during this