Dysgraphia Treatment in New York City

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that impacts a child’s handwriting and fine motor abilities. It can create difficulty in proper word spacing, spelling, and a child being able to put their thoughts on paper. Dysgraphia is known to be caused by differences in brain function and impaired communication between areas of the brain involved in writing.   Children with dysgraphia have difficulty with both orthographic coding (using the visual system to form, store, and recall words) and planning sequential finger movements for the process of writing.

Both or these two writing skills are planned in the brain. In working memory, the brain takes in information through the senses and stores it to use later. Before a person starts writing, he retrieves information from his short- or long-term memory and gets organized to begin writing. In a person with dysgraphia, these steps in the writing process go off track neurologically.

Parents who suspect their child may be struggling with this condition should look for specific signs including; painful pencil grip, sentence structure issues, difficulty following the child’s written thoughts, difference in pronunciation between their spoken and written words. Testing can be done by a professional such as the child’s Pediatrician, trained Psychologist, or Occupational Therapist. Having a diagnosis early is essential for the child’s success.

Since learning disabilities are neurologically-based, Craniosacral Therapy and Chiropractic care aim to correct interference along the nervous system, it follows that reduction or elimination of such interference can only help. This in fact is supported by good research.

Craniosacral therapy looks for slight changes in the cerebrospinal fluid, this is the fluid found around the brain and the spinal cord. This fluid when it does not have any restrictions in function, has a particular rhythm, rate, and flow. Craniosacral therapy aims to work at releasing any fluid blockages that may be present throughout thespinal canal of the central nervous system and brain allowing optimum level of central nervous system function.

Within Chiropractic care, subluxation is the mechanical compression and irritation to spinal joints and nerves.  Subluxations congest the cerebral spinal fluid flow (the neurological feedback loop) by causing altered rhythms of neurological flow.  Subluxations in the cranial bones and misalignments in the spine lead to interference within the nervous system which can lead to many negative health complications, including suspected learning disabilities. Studies dating as far back at 1980’s show improvements in multiple learning disabilities through consistent Chiropractic adjustments. Adjustments coupled with Craniosacral Therapy are the most effective in treating these potential learning disabilities as the body’s cerebrospinal fluid is released and allowed to nourish brain and body cells properly.

Receiving adjustments through a trained Chiropractor can also help the child with Dysgraphia reduce the stress of living with this condition as many children find these adjustments to be relaxing.

About Dr. Kaminsky & Craniosacral Therapy

Having a Chiropractic background since the year 2000, Dr. Kaminsky offers many methods of treatment with an emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy in NYC.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a method focusing on the link between the cranium (head) and sacrum (the second to last bone at the base of your spine), scientifically proven to work in unison to pump fluid throughout the body, an unknown disruption of which can cause many health issues.  The craniosacral mechanism pumps vital fluid called cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) through the body and in a sense energetically lubricates the joints, tissues, organs; basically all cells of the body. It is the driving force of all your body’s systems of function; including maintaining the tone of your muscles.

The Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) are surrounded with CSF generating energetic rhythmic impulses of fluid delicately pumping throughout your body’s parts “breathing” the movement of life. This measurable rhythm of moving fluid, like the heart rhythm, pulse rhythm, breathing rhythm is the foundational “blueprint” and primary principle of our real-time state of our health. 

Compromises of our rhythmic movements of fluid flow correlates to the impulse restrictions in the system which the body is unable to overcome or self-correct. This is the reason why we have “dis-ease”, symptoms, conditions, basically all ailments.  This is where the skill of an experienced craniosacral therapist becomes valuable.  By placing his or her hands on your body the practitioner can feel, detect, evaluate, and facilitate correction of these restrictive arrhythmic impulses.

The craniosacral therapist helps your rhythm restore and renew in compromised areas allowing for healing to take place of sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, neurological disorders, symptoms, conditions and pain.  To learn more, visit the other pages on this website. Call to schedule your healing treatment with Dr. Kaminsky.