Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) was founded by Swedish psychiatrist Dr. Harald Blomberg. Rhythmic Movement Training focuses on integrating primitive reflexes that were not completely suppressed in the storage parts of the brain. Dr. Blomburg practiced RMT on many of his clients over the years, including patients with Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia, and noticed incredible results. Dr. Blomburg himself became interested in this therapy when he successfully used it for his own motor deficiencies, caused by childhood polio.
RMT is an observation of the primitive newborn reflexes, the basic movements made by babies. The therapy replicates these movements in children or adults. Just as neural pathways are created in a baby’s brain by the reflexes in action, the same happens to children and adults who need to develop their brains further in order to function successfully in the world.
An infant could have not developed his brain properly for any number of reasons- a cold or ear infection may have interfered, the baby may have gone through a certain developmental stage too quickly, any outside influence could have set the growth process off its normal track.
RMT can be successfully used to help children and adults who have been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, and much more.
RMT can also help children and adults who have undergone heavy trauma. As a result of a traumatic experience, one’s brain brings back the primitive reflexes as a means of survival. With the RMT therapy, the reflexes can be once again suppressed allowing the brain to develop itself properly again.