The “Gillis Hierarchy of Instinctual Motor Programming and Reprogramming”
or simply, The GHIMPR System
The Neuro FunC Training Program is based upon the evolutionary neurological programming that links our Sensory Systems with our Instinctual Motor Reactions. This is less complicated than it sounds. It is simply the neuro-programming than links the information coming in from (principally); the vestibular system (inner ear balance), Proprioceptive System (Golgi, Spindle, Skin pressure/temperature Nerves, et al.), Visual System, Hearing System that then influence how the brain will keep the body up right and in balance. Than of course there is the influence of our ‘desire’ to perform a certain task where all of these sensory systems really have to start cooperating to perform properly. The GHIMPR System offers a categorized multi-layer system of the instinctual movement neuro-programming that creates the base for which ALL higher more refined movements are performed. The main instinctual movements use the myofascial meridians (as described by Tom Myers).
The GHIMPR SYSTEM
This work might be considered the third evolutionary step of the theory and mechanisms behind the instinctual movement patterns and their role in neuro-development;
- The “discovery” and first childhood reflexes of the neuro-programming, Bernstein, Gallant, Perez et al.
- Godard-Blythe/Doman/Masgutova et al. (researching each individual reflex and creating repeatable treatments)
- Gillis, researching and implementing;
- high input sensory treatments which radically decrease the timetable for integration (in cooperation with Witting, Tom-Steffan),
- the introduction of the “triune brain + one”. the Enteric Nervous System Integration to reduce negative signals influence over mid-brain injuries.
- the introduction of the evolutionary postural and dynamic movement archetypes for each of the major evolutionary stages. (amphibian, reptilian, mammalian, primate and human).
- The concept of dividing the movement systems in two groups
- Navigation (ie, eyes, hands, feet, mouth)
- Locomotion (ie Quadratus Fem., Gluteus Max. Erector Spin) with the Myofascial Muscle Trains as described by Thomas Myers as the motor systems.
- The fundamental neurological processes for the postural and dynamic reflexes of the connective tissues, myofascia, tendons, ligaments.
N.B. Each movement and posture associated with the evolutionary hierarchy have had to pass the test criteria states bellow before being accepted as a TRULY EVOLUTIONARILY INHERITED POSTURE AND/OR MOVEMENT NEURO-PROGRAM;
- observed as neuro-dysfunctional postures in humans (cerebral palsy, drop foot, down syndrome, etc.)
- observed movements when ‘stimulating’ the sensory systems
- observed movements when under stress, physical and even emotional/psychological
- observed within an evolutionary group as one or more of MAIN Movement Strategies and Postures
- the appropriate neuro-sensory-motor therapy able to improve and drastically change even the neurology of client
- the appropriate neuro-sensory-motor therapy able to HEAL in very short time frame (hours) injuries in healthy persons that have not had any or very little benefit from classic therapies (manual, mechanical, chemical) in months and years
- to permanently change the instinctual ‘natural’ posture and dynamic movement patterns
- to influence in a strong and positive manner the behavior of the person
- to influence in a strong and positive manner the cognitive ability of the person
- to influence in a strong and positive manner the social skills of the person
- to be able to ‘predict’ after testing ones instinctual postural and dynamic movement neurology, all of the above
The four main archetypal movement groups:
N.B. (Each group builds its movement patterns upon the preceding group’s movement programming.)
|The Amphibian’s possess a simple main body with head/tail as the main movement structure with “fins” for some movement but mostly directional precision. Their head swings right to left initiating the “swimming” motion throughout their ENTIRE bodies.|
|The amphibians possess the “simplest” movement strategy and the first stage of vertebrate movement hierarchy with;
|The Reptilian’s have, as the Amphibian’s do, a great reliance of the horizontal movement patterns. Important here is the emergence of the bilateral coordination of the arms and legs and in particular the Hand Supporting Reflex. Noticing that the elbows do not “rise” above the level of the shoulders. Also important is the ‘Rolling’ ability (used to kill their prey).|
|The Reptilians share the second evolutionary step with The Avian within the movement archetype;|
- Head gains some vertical plane ability
- Body limited to prone position however somewhat less than Amphibians, ‘rolling’ for killing its prey
- “some” vertical movement in spine
- Main navigation from eyes, head, feet, tail
- Main locomotion programming consisting in “simple” lateral motions, combining homo-lateral extremity-center and center-extremity neuro-muscular organization for walking
- Primitive crawling reflex, Gallant Reflex, Hand Supporting Reflex, ATNR
- Myofascial Meridians; Lateral Line, Back Line, Front Line, Functional Lines, Deep Front Line, Front and Back Arm Lines
|In Mammals we see many new abilities appearing; head movement, arm and leg coordination/ability, greater spinal freedom of motion and not least finger/toe dexterity. Observed best in Ocean Mammals swimming with vertical thrusts instead of lateral! Binaural vision also enters into sensory system. We see here elbows rising above shoulders with palms facing anteriorly, introduction of head righting reflexes, ‘hands’ gain importance for eating and ‘feet’ gaining importance in respect of the hands for posture and of course the social/family bonding reflexes emerge. The hormones associated with mammalian ‘bonding’ vasopressin and oxytocin influence greatly over the emotional/postural connection and tendon-muscle tone.|
|The mammals possess the 3rd evolutionary step of the movement archetypes with;|
- Excellent 3D head motion in vertical, horizontal and lateral planes
- Body capable of prone and supine positioning
- “Good” vertical/horizontal/lateral movement in spine, yet lacking pronounced lumbar extension, combining extremity-center and center-extremity with both homo-lateral and bi-lateral neuro-motor organization
- Control over motion with “Bilateral coordination”
- Control over motion with primitive “walking” reflexes
- Eating reflex (Palmomental Reflex)
- Crawling (even cross crawling and not just Primitive Reptilian Crawling)
- Main navigation from head, eyes, mouth, feet, hands, tail
- Main locomotion programming consisting in complex body/limb movements with ‘head righting’ offering an increase in speed and precision of movement
- No new myofascial meridians appear however the instinctual motor programming has made big changes to allow for greater control and range of motion.
|We “Humans” possess a much larger developed Neocortex than most other mammals of course dolphins, as many other species, have also very well developed Neocortex especially for communication/hunting skills. What is new or unique with Humans is the changes in the hip area. “Our” well-developed and integrated Landau, Perez and Leg Cross Flexion Reflexes, allows us to walk so well in an upright position that we left the horizontal plane and we became the only “animals” on the planet to have our spines orientated in a Vertical plane to the direction of gravity.|
|The Human’s possess the 4th evolution of the movement archetypes with;