Primitive reflexes are automatic movements that infants should outgrow as they develop. If retained, these reflexes can impact a child's ability to focus, write, balance, read, and manage behavior. Identifying and addressing retained primitive reflexes can significantly improve your child's development and overall well-being. There are several blogs linked at the bottom of this page that explain more.

Our primitive reflex assessment appointments are designed to evaluate and support your child's development. These assessments can be part of an overall new patient evaluation or a one-time appointment as part of a school physical. Dr. Waldo is passionate about child development and leads these assessments with expertise and care.

What to Expect During the Appointment:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of your child's primitive reflexes
  • Several exercises to do at home for reflex integration
  • Personalized recommendations for follow-up care

Follow-Up Options:

  • Take Our Online Class: Learn in-depth exercises to address reflexes assessed during the appointment. 
  • At-Home Exercises: Receive a customized plan to work on exercises at home.
  • Pediatric-Focused Care Appointments: Ongoing therapeutic and chiropractic care tailored to your child's needs.
  • Week-Long Intensive: A comprehensive, immersive program for more intensive support.
What a patient has to say....


"I brought my daughter to Heal Thyself Institute for a primitive reflex assessment, and it was one of the best decisions I've made for her development. Dr. Waldo's expertise and passion for child development were evident from the start. The assessment was thorough, and Dr. Waldo explained everything in a way that was easy to understand."

~ S. P. ~

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