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The Science and Application of Infant Development for Adults

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Learn a unique and powerful approach to understanding the deep causes behind sub-optimal athletic performance and injuries. This course will teach you about the stages of human infant development, how breaks in the chain of development have health consequences for adults, and how to rehabilitate people who suffer from these breaks with simple exercise prescriptions.

One of the great miracles of human life is that we start out as stranded, dependent, relatively immobile beings and become, within the space of about 1 year, dexterous, independent, squatting, bending, climbing, walking beings. It is this startling transition – and the ongoing development beyond this – which allows us to move towards our goals in life.

How do we go through this transformation?

There is a very specific motor-sensory and brain-body developmental sequence that we need to pass through to become well-functioning adults.

But sometimes, there’s a break in that developmental chain… sometimes due to accidents, sometimes due to illness and other times due to misinformed advice or ideas of how a child should develop. When such a break occurs, inefficiency in movement, loss of coordination and other musculoskeletal, visceral and hormonal disorders can result.

This course is designed to teach you the exact sequence of human infant development, how to track down when and where your clients have experienced those breaks in the developmental chain, and how to address them through simple exercise interventions.

The tremendous benefit of the approach is to see and address the deep and often hidden causes for injury and suboptimal athletic performance.

Infant Development is a powerful approach to functional exercise that will give you deeper, and little-known, insights into movement dysfunction. That means you will be able to help more people.

You’ll learn:

  • The human motor-sensory developmental sequence, all the way from simple breathing to the complexity of gait
  • How the human nervous system self-programs and self-corrects, using infant development.
  • The connections between infant development and static/dynamic posture
  • How to assess for breaks in the developmental sequence
  • Infant Development exercises such as Naval Radiation, the Inchworm and the Reptilian Crawl
  • How to incorporate infant development exercise into your programs
  • How to use the Swiss ball, diet and lifestyle changes to reconstruct the neuro-motor functions of the body
  • How to progress from infant development exercises to conditioning programs

Infant Development Includes:

  • 12 videos
  • 4 hours and 40 minutes of footage
  • PDF Manual
  • Online Exam
  • Certificate of Completion

CECs and PDCs: CHEK Institute – 5.0

Customer Reviews

Based on 73 reviews
Jackson Tehaara
Everything I Needed And More

i've always been interesting in this type of lifestyle, well just health and fitness in general, also help from following those on instagram that embody a similar style, living this kind of way for the last 2 years. i thought i knew a lot, but this course has just sparked a fire under me, the content and structure that this course has delivered has gone beyond my expectations and absorbs into my brain like a sponge. I thought i knew a lot but boyy was i wrong. This course is just the tip of the iceberg and im looking forward to HLC level 2. if you're really looking to up your knowledge and wisdom with Holistic Lifestyle, or even looking to get into the game, this is definitely the place to be, and to be taught by IMO the godfather of health and movement is an experience worth having. Don't go cheap on your body, and don't go cheap on a qualification either... Much love to Paul and the team, would love to get in touch some time :)

Mikko Saari
HLC 1 online - great!

A very unique course. Representation was clear and on-point. I dont know if finding clients for this could be a problem in my country, I'll see about that.

Jan Čížek
Scientific Back training

Great course and other prerequisite for IMS1! Paul in this course shows his holistic approach to back pain. He explains how its not only about exercise but how important are breathing, mastication, visual and vestibular system and many other things. Except that he shows you a lot of his assesment techniques and a a lot of exercises from rehabilitation exercises to basic lifts like a squat or deadlift.

David Emsden

Very clear and well structured course. A thorough explanation that links through to practical applications that can be utilised with clients.

Jan Čížek
Program Design 2nd edition

In my opinion this is the best of three prerequisites for IMS 1. No matter if you are beginner trainer or if I you have already gained some experience in the field I believe you will get some enriching knowledge for you. Paul explains here some basic professional terms and gives you detailed description a using of tempo, rest period, loading, periodization and much more.