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Toe Walking

I evaluated a new patient, a 10-year-old boy from Norway, who has pain walking. His mother also said he had some cognitive issues. Doctors home said he would grow out of his toe-walking as a heavier adult.

The backstory: He was stuck in the transverse fetal position until his C-section. He did not crawl or creep; when he stood, he naturally toe walked. Even now at ten, he feels comfortable toe walking.

Upon examination, I found a distinct fascial toe-walking strain in his feet/legs. That strain was pulling into his lower back, all the way into his head and neck causing a zero-second brain cycle. After a one-hour session with me, his body was much looser, and his brain cycle went to 100 seconds. I felt it was a life-changing first visit. I recommended a followup visit while they were in America.

This case perfectly demonstrates the space-time continuum. Space: how the lower body fascial strain (walking pain) can pull into the cranium and restrict the brain motion (cognitive issues). Time: the sustained fetal compression as the root cause of his issues. I believe the work at birth would have saved this family ten years of angst.

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Dr. Barry Gillespie

Dr. Barry Gillespie founded Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, which provides patients with a freely moving brain, spinal cord and fascial web, all critical to optimal health. Dr. Barry Gillespie also created the Baby Brain Score and discovered effective therapeutic techniques for newborns and infants. Read more about Dr. Barry Gillespie.

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