-Margaret rood the earliest theorist is both an occupational and physical therapist. She stresses the importance of early reflexes in the relearning of motor control
-Rood first used her techniques effectively with children in cerebral palsy.
-She believed that a baby use reflexes to move initially but modifies them and eventually replace the reflexes worth voluntary movement.
-Involves superficial cutaneous stimulation using stroking, brushing, icing, or muscle stimulation with vibration tendon tapping and joint compression to evoke voluntary contraction or inhibition of proximal muscle
- ROOD`S 4 BASIC PRINCIPAL:-
1)-Sensory input is required for normalization of tone and evocation of desired muscular response.
2)-Sensory motor control is developmentally based.
3)-Movement is purposeful engagement in activities is required to produce a normal response.
4)-Repetition of movement is necessary for learning
-ROOD`S FACILITATION TECHNIQUES:-
4)-Joint compression are used to facilitate movement
-ROOD`S INHIBITION TECHNIQUES:-
1)-Joint approximation (light compression)
3)-Pressure on tendon
4)-Slow rhythmical movement are used to inhibit unwanted movement
-ROOD`S IDENTIFIED 8 ONTOGENTIC MOTOR PATTERNS IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE:-
3)-Pivot prone (prone extension)
5)-Supporting self on elbows
6)-All fours movement patterns