Functional Neuro-Development

The human brain is so sophisticated, and equipped to do so many functions, that specific duties reside either on the right or left sides. This means that each side does half the job of the whole.

In order for the human brain to function as a whole, the left and right hemispheres must be in constant communication. In order to communicate effectively, the two sides must be able to keep up with each other - they must be in synchronisation.

In addition to being in sync, the brain's timing mechanism must also be fast enough to keep up with the flow of information. The more the brain develops, the faster the speed gets. The brain must be quick enough to make split-second decisions, like jumping out of the way of a speeding car or ducking to avoid a line drive. The brain can't perform at such great speed if it is not synchronised.

The two sides being out-of-sync, in essence, is what is happening to a child with Functional Disconnection Syndrome. The brain's in-sync timing mechanism is the foundation of all thinking, movement, behaviour, sensory response and vital functions, such as breathing and digestion. Each half of the brain contributes differently to our understanding of and our reactions to the world in which we live.

To fully understand the world and react to it, a child must use both sides of the brain as a whole. If one half of the brain is significantly slower than the other, the two halves cannot compare or share information accurately. When one side of the brain is too slow, the faster, or stronger, side takes over and begins to ignore the other, underactive side. When this happens, a child's interpretation of and reactions to the world around him will be "off," so to speak, and his behaviour will appear abnormal.

This is the primary problem in Disconnected Kids. They have learning and behavioural dysfunctions because their brains are out of sync. I believe it is responsible for many if not all of the physical, mental and/or behavioural and social difficulties related to the whole spectrum of childhood neurological disorders.

Dr. Robert Melillo, Disconnected Kids, TWO SIDES TO EVERY BRAIN

Dr. Robert Melillo's pioneering work has formed the profession of developmental functional neuroscience. Through meticulous clinical research and the establishment of exam and cutting-edge therapy procedures that follow the specific outline of how the brain develops, the Melillo Method is a therapeutic approach to the rehabilitation of functional disconnections related to Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, OCD and other mental, attention, behavioural and learning disorders.   www.drrobertmelillo.com

How We Help

At Connect Movement Therapy, we help children with ADHD, Autism, learning delays, OCD and other conditions reach their full potential using functional neurology. We do so through programs based on the Melillo Method. Our programs are non-invasive therapy plans, tailored to your individual child. We provide our programs through a combination of clinic-based sessions and showing you how to implement your own home-care routine.

The primary goal of our Melillo Method programs is to help you strengthen the weaker hemisphere of your child's brain, bringing it to functional balance with the other hemisphere, and then facilitating efficient synchronisation between the two sides. We use advanced digital technologies to achieve rapid results.

Through hard work and dedication, together we can create long lasting changes in your child's behaviour, social engagement and ability to learn!

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Programs can include tailored sessions of:

  • Primitive Reflex Integration

  • Core Strengthening & Postural Stability

  • Sensory & Motor Integration

  • Visual & Auditory Integration

  • Whole Body Vibration

  • Neurosage

  • Laser Therapy

NeuroSolution Laser Therapy (Photobiomodulation)

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Our clinic implements the most cutting edge technology to speed up healing and recovery.  Laser and light therapy, also known as photobiomodulation, has been extensively studied since the 1960’s and has been proven to be a safe and extremely effective modality to increase healing and speed recovery from nearly all aliments.  This is true because at the very core of what this therapy does is it delivers more energy to your cells so they can do their job more efficiently; whether it’s healing or producing neurotransmitters.

Neurosage Digital Therapy

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We offer an advanced and novel approach to care that many would not expect when they walk into our clinic. The Neurosage software is a series of video games combined with various acoustic and visual experiences that are designed to retrain the brain.  While engaged with the software we will take you through a series of sensory experiences so to tap into every region of the brain so to promote healing and recovery that was never before thought possible.  This is known as multi modal sensory stimulus; simply stated we are stimulating every possible sense you have so to promote the fastest and most efficient healing experience for your brain and body.

Whole Body Vibration

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Whole body vibration has been reported to help many facets of life such as balance and coordination, bone density, muscle tone, lymphatic drainage, gut function, and pain.  We combine HyperVibe Plates with our specific protocols to achieve the most optimum outcomes.

Vagus Nerve Therapy

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Neuroscience has proven in various ways that the vagus nerve and the vagal system are connected to healing many parts of the brain and body.  If this system is properly integrated and therapy is properly applied the benefits are far reaching and powerful.  We employ different methods and modalities to properly enhance this vital system to improve your health and performance in any scenario.

Primitive & Postual Reflex Integration

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When were you or you child last checked for retained primitive reflexes?  This is vital for proper development of the brain and nervous system, and if these reflexes are not integrated various symptoms have been noted to develop, such as: ADHD/ADD, dyslexia/learning disorders, Autism, OCD, Tourettes, depression, anxiety, various mental disorders, fatigue, gastrointestinal dysfunction, autoimmunity, pain, headaches, migraines, spinal curvatures / scoliosis, balance / coordination issues…and many others.  So whether you're a child or adult, please schedule a visit to have this checked ASAP.  By properly integrating primitive reflexes, you’re allowing your brain to function at its most optimum.

“I have worked closely with Dr. Robert Melillo and his Brain Balance team for many years. I have seen firsthand the transformations in the lives of the children they serve. Brain Balance not only focuses on correcting their own unique neurological challenges but emphasises the whole health of each child — from their individual nutritional needs to their need for special daily activities to embracing and enhancing their family life.”

Daniel Goleman
Author of Emotional Intelligence