A baby presented yesterday as a great example of the 9/3/15 post describing the delayed infant condition model. I originally saw this newborn at seven days of age. Seven visits of CFT/IDM resulted in a happy baby and mom. But over the next two months mom related that she started to awaken frequently with gas and had constipation. At yesterday’s visit I evaluated strain from her anus/pelvic floor all the way up into her head and neck.
Pelvic therapy revealed this harsh latent strain pattern. Therapy was very intense with deep pelvic fascial compression, more intense than anything presenting in the original seven visits. While being treated in mom’s lap, mom experienced her neck/shoulder tightness and release. The infant screamed mightily during those sessions as mom rode the bull, and recovered quickly as the tissues let go. As a co-therapist, mom could definitely resonate with her daughter’s experience.
The basic premise of CFT is that the body knows best how to heal itself. We are not manipulating, adjusting, fixing, or trying to heal the child of any condition. We are trusting in it’s innate wisdom. The body only showed so many layers of the onion at the first seven visits. Why didn’t the body release this strain originally? Why did it wait for months to surface? Are there more layers after this one? Infant providers need to explain this phenomenon to the parents at the last CFT/IDM visit.