What is Neurofunctional Reorganization? Padovan

Neurofunctional reorganization. Therapy

Neurofunctional Reorganization (Padovan): The what

Most of the people we know Neurofunctional Reorganization either Padovan Method it is because we have a close case of a person with difficulties in some of his vital functions and who has needed or needs a rehabilitation treatment for his nervous system.

In the theoretical perspective of Padovan method we start from the anthroposophy of Rudolf Steiner. In it the base of WALK supports that of SPEAK and a third function which is that of THINK. It is on these three aspects that diagnoses and certain pathologies can be observed: engine level (poor agility, crossed laterality, poor coordination, excessive tiredness, hyperactivity); a language level (dyslalia, stuttering, dysphasia, aphasia, hearing loss, dyglossia, dysarthria); Y at the cognitive level (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ASD, ADHD, intellectual disability).

The origin for these difficulties in development can come from different influences:

  • Congenital: would be the case of all those affectations in the genes and that are determined by chance in the chromosomal organization. Down syndrome would be the case that always comes to mind.
  • Acquired by any birth trauma: An example could be cerebral hypoxia (lack of oxygen) during birth.
  • Derivatives of a lack of stimulation in some of the moments of motor development. From the time we spend upside down and gaining ground and earth, going through experiences such as turning, dragging and crawling. Finishing with a good coordination for our crossed march walking, jumping or running.
  • due to some disease that has affected our nervous system: be it a cancer, a cerebral infarction or a Parkinson-type neurodegenerative disease.

the for whom

Throughout the years of experience I have worked with many people, from babies to the elderly. People with:

  • Brain injuries
  • Developmental disorders
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Not well known diseases
  • Brain tumors
  • Parkinson's
  • Down syndromes
  • Learning difficulties (literacy, mathematical intelligence, difficulties in memorizing and retaining relevant information)

And I've also worked with what Beatrice Padovan cataloged from "pseudonormal". That is, those people who have wanted to optimize their lives in aspects such as their organization in learning, being able to speak with better diction, rehabilitating oral functions due to dental operations, improving aspects of their personal relationships and self-esteem...

In short, this therapeutic proposal for neurofunctional reorganization collects universal elements of our development and applies them with the function of rehabilitating and optimizing functions that have either been deployed little or not at all, or have been interrupted by an external traumatic factor.

The how

We start from a synthesis developed by Beatriz Padovan. She revealed from her side as a speech therapist, pedagogue, intrepid creative and voracious apprentice, a order ysecuenInc therapeuticchapautada dessome stages of psychomotor development. Thanks to the studies of Temple Fai, and his natural creativity, stereotyped a route that begins with intrauterine movements (hammock), followed by movementcough of leg motors, of arms. These translate into ipsilateral and crossed coordination patterns.

From here begins the phase of turning, dragging, crawling, walking like a macaque, sit-stand, brachiation, crosswalk and somersaults. The program is complemented by evolutionary development of the hands, eyes and oral autonomic functions (breathing, sucking, chewing and swallowing).

Throughout the sequence we accompany the movements with songs or poems that stimulate the auditory and rhythmic capacity that every movement has. Looking for the synchronicity between what we receive and reproduce.

The theoretical base was perfected thanks to the neuroscience studies contributed by Sonia Padovan. From the theory of the triune brain, we start from the theoretical basis of the recapitulation formulated by Haeckel.

The phrase "ontegenesis recapitulates phylogenesis” means understanding how our homo sapiens brain passed through the most primitive reptilian and mammalian brains until it reached the most human neocortex. Hence, part of the movements we make from our conception to the moment we stand up, speak and think, happen in a line where we start from a more instinctive or reptilian brain, going through the most mammalian and emotional and culminating in the most abstract part of our cerebral cortex that is embodied in language, the ability to think, memorize, calculate, read or write. Therefore, every time we stimulate these bases and these universal sequences with primitive movements, we manage to go through this recapitulation.

The benefits of neurofunctional reorganization (Padovan)

Understanding that neuronal plasticity gives us the ability to rebuild damaged or unstimulated neuronal circuits, the Padovan method exercises help us to rehabilitate functions that have to do with our motor coordination. With functions of our language and with the improvement of our cognitive abilities. Passing each session repetitively (just as children consolidate their new skills by repeating movements ad nauseam), and stimulating for months to millenize the neuronal circuits, we achieve a more organized and efficient nervous system. Adapted to the possibilities that our brain is willing to change. This added to the complicity with the therapist and, essentially, to the internal motivation of the users to improve in any aspect that we need, will give us an improvement and some results:

  • Body more agile, strong and available. Less fatigue and wear.
  • More efficient hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
  • Changes in our emotional system: better regulation of our temperament added to better self-esteem.
  • Improvement in oral functions: easier digestion, nasal breathing and optimal oxygenation, more well placed dentition, adequate swallowing.
  • More precise and effective visual and reading capacity.
  • Writing lighter and without errors or tension.
  • Much more enhanced learning, memory and attention skills.
  • More self-regulated rhythms of sleep, stress and availability of greater energy.
  • Gains in autonomy and quality of life in people with functional diversity


At Sincronia Yoga we have been offering the possibility of doing the Neurofunctional Reorganization (Padovan) treatment since 2014. Sessions that vary depending on each case, and may include other neurofunctional rehabilitation influences such as Rhythmic Movement Therapy and Primitive Reflexes Integration (BRMT).

Ignasi Sero He carries in his backpack a baggage that goes through the body (Shiatsu and Body Awareness), the mind (about to finish the Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the UOC) and the spirit (Bachelor's Degree in Humanities and Social and Cultural Anthropology). If we add to that his desire to continue learning about life and humanity, we will find ourselves with a professional who fails more than succeeds and who tries to reverse this learning into better help for the people who pass through his hands. It is from these people, from those people who come in for consultation every day, that he draws his greatest source of life lessons, which allow him to live and enjoy his life with more joy and peace.

As I always say: the day I am absolutely sure that the Padovan method will work and help the person to come, I will be writing these articles from a little house on my favorite island.


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