Natural Somatic Healing
The Spiral Movement Center offers high-quality, individualized somatic motor-re-education programs for children with disabilities and special needs. We specialize in helping these children creatively revisit gross motor milestones so that they can achieve their highest physical potential. Our programs have been extremely successful with hundreds of kids with autism, ADHD, developmental delays, Cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and emotional and behavioural challenges. SMC’s original, holistic programs use cutting-edge somatic techniques that can help your child regain their love for movement.
Somatic Motor Re-education
The Spiral Movement Center offers world-class somatic re-education services for children with moderate to severe postural and locomotive challenges. We use a innovative, non-invasive intervention call Adapted Spiral Praxis which has been very successful in releasing contractures, improving body tone, and restoring physical mobility for children with cerebral palsy, partial paralysis, ataxia and other conditions. Watch our many videos showing the progress that is possible through the power of holistic somatic re-education.
Adapted Yoga Program
Our Adapted Yoga program has garnered attention from Special Needs institutions both in Canada and the US for it’s simple and effective experiential approach. Designed for teens and young adults with special needs, Adapted Yoga can help individuals to gain better body awareness and strength, to learn how build trusting social ties, and to improve relaxation and self-esteem.
Movement!® is a holistic gross motor program that has helped hundreds of children with special needs revisit the fundamentals of moving, socially interacting, and being creative. Originally created and implemented at the Positive Education Program in Ohio, Movement! has proven effective for children across a wide range of challenges including autism, ADHD, hyperactivity and developmental delays. It is one of the first developmental group motor curricula for kids with special needs implemented in North America.
They are warm and genuine, bright and hardworking
– Todd R. Ray, School Coordinator for Phoenix Place Day Treatment Center
Every class is different and challenging
– Charlene S., parent
He enjoys the program a great deal
– Laurie M., parent
You have helped these kids make very substantial gains
– Ms. Chris, teacher, evening program at Early Childhood Education Center East
I could not be happier with Sean’s progress
—Juan A., father of 4 year-old Sean
I was amazed at the progress
– Craig B., parent
Her balance and strength have improved
– Colleen, parent
Robbie’s neurosurgeon said that Robbie’s recovery was the most successful he’s seen to date
— Bruce, parent
Your movement classes were a joy to watch
– Ms. April, Teaching Assistant, Early Childhood Education Center East
A wonderful, warm and caring environment
– Nadine L., parent