Optimising Neurological Development

Are you an elite sports professional keen to fulfil your maximum potential?
Are you an adult, with academic or physical movement problems?
Or do you or your child have learning or behavioural difficulties?
Are you aspiring to become an elite sports person?
Do you have that gut feeling that not everything is quite right with your child?
Is he / she falling behind others in their rate of early development?

If the answer is yes, our specialised Neurological Movement Consultancy could very well be able to help transform your day-to-day life and performance.

We specialise in the assessment, treatment and training of individuals affected in so many ways by Neuro-Developmental Delay (NDD) – an often undiagnosed neurological dysfunction or neuromotor immaturity that effects the mechanics of mind and body.

Primitive Reflexes and How They Affect Performance
A cluster of primitive reflexes that are not controlled by the maturing Central Nervous System (CNS) are associated with specific learning, coordination ant balance problems. Scientific Evidence suggests that when a cluster of primitive reflexes is present beyond the normal age of inhibition they may interfere with academic performance and prevent a child (and so adult), from reaching his/her potential. In the educational and sporting field

The medical organisation The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology, (INPP) lists the symptoms of NDD to include many of the following:

  • Dystonia (Yips), – Difficulty maintaining a balanced muscle tone.
  • Lack of dynamic power release in physical activity,
  • Poor coordination and balance,
  • Immature patterns of motor development,
  • Aberrant, inhibited early reflexes,
  • Problems with laterality and distinguishing right from left,
  • Inhibited eye movement,
  • Inferior visual-perception,
  • Underdeveloped visual-motor integration performance,
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder;
  • Dyspraxia / Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD);
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorder;
  • Aspergers Syndrome;
  • Auditory Processing Difficulties.
  • Reading and spelling problems;
  • Writing and copying problems;
  • Dyslexia;
  • Educational underachievement;
  • Speech and language delay;
  • Auditory Processing Difficulties.
  • Auditory Processing Difficulties.
  • Poor coordination and manual dexterity;
  • Educational underachievement;
  • Poor listening skills;
  • Poor concentration and memory;


Our accredited range of client-centred treatments and therapeutic programmes here at The Kinesis Consultancy are all drug free and non-invasive.

If you would like to find out if we may be able to help you or someone in your care, please complete our questionnaire; send an email to info@kinesisconsultancy.com.


Reflex associated problems usually manifest themselves during the formative years. However, if these abnormalities are not recognised during childhood, they must be compensated for in some way. The price paid for performance is usually increased susceptibility to stress.

It is common for symptoms to first appear during times of significant change. This brings to the surface difficulties that have been previously concealed by the process of compensation. When these problems are identified and treated at a neurological and physical level, players start to succeed in their chosen careers.

Many people, including professional sport players, don’t realise they may have varying degrees of immaturity of the Central Nervous System (CNS) or Neuro-Developmental Delay (NDD) which may surface when under stress, such as in a sporting final, a must-win situation, correctly executing movement patterns or even living and working away in a new environment.

This may cause aberrant primitive reflex(es) (NDD) to be activated, stimulating interference with the natural execution of the skills needed for that performance, possibly causing anxiety, affecting decision making and self confidence (mental toughness).

The stressful situation may show that there are gaps or windows within the development of the central nervous system (neurological dysfunction / neuromotor immaturity), affecting elite performance at a critical time.

All elite sports people want to maximise their potential. Athletes want to reduce their sprint time by one or two tenths of a second, jump higher, throw further, swim faster, possess more power in motion, control fluent movement as in golf putting or snooker, be more dynamic in performance….

Here at Sports Kinesis we may be able to help you reach that potential by testing for any neuromotor immaturity or dysfunction which may be interfering with your elite performance.

Education Focus

At Education Kinesis we may be able to help you to see if there is the possibility of any neurological immaturity or Neuro-Developmental Delay (NDD) which may be hindering your child’s neurological development, and so academic and movement progress and achievement.

Children may have unbeknown neurological immaturity or dysfunction which can cause frustration, poor behaviour, erratic performance, or emotional outbursts.

These unidentified difficulties may be an outward sign of immaturity within the central nervous system (CNS) or Neuro-Developmental Delay which children have to tolerate – or have tolerated – during their time in school.

The concept of Neuro-Developmental Delay describes the way in which an omission or arrest of a stage of early development can cause difficulties with subsequent motor control, eye functioning, eye-hand coordination and perceptual skills.

These invisible disabilities which are unrecognised, often result in a lack of enjoyment and academic under-achievement which may at some point cause a disengagement with the learning process, the child losing faith in themselves, or coming to accept the judgements others have made about them and their potential.