Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) is a program of developmental exercises designed to integrate retained, or underdeveloped, infant reflexes (also called primitive reflexes or neo-natal reflexes) that are involved in learning challenges such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, writing problems, focusing and comprehension challenges, co-ordination difficulties and Asperger’s Syndrome. It has also been found helpful for people with anxiety, panic, emotional imbalances, behavioral problems, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, psychosis, PTSD and general overwhelm.
RMT is based on the work of Kerstin Linde, a Swedish movement training specialist, who developed movements based on her observations of how infants are meant to move. Dr Harald Blomberg, a Swedish psychiatrist, met Kerstin in the mid-1980s and started to use the movements with his patients and found that they had profound effects. He also met Peter Blythe of INPP in Chester UK at about the same time and started to investigate the role of retained primitive reflexes in learning challenges. Moira Dempsey, an Australian Educational and Developmental kinesiologist became interested in the role of retained reflexes in learning and behavioral challenges in the mid 1990’s. She met Dr Blomberg in 2003 and started using the movements with herself and her clients and noticed remarkable results. In 2011 Harald and Moira released the RMT book Movements that Heal.
More information can be found at Rhythmic Movement Training International