Adam Dzialo

Adam Dzialo
Our son, Adam Dzialo, age 30

Friday, December 17, 2010

Shining a Light on a Contorted Body

Terraquant Pro Cold Laser

    As most followers of this blog are aware, I am a big fan of ABR (Advanced Biomechanical Rehabilitation) because it works and is increasingly supported by solid science.  Adam is very spastic and has numerous contractures of his extremities.  I don't imagine that he is comfortable, but despite the absence of any medications, he is in the state of perpetual smile.
     Seven years of ABR and running!  Adam's body is changing in a positive direction, spasticity decreasing, spine straightening and the visceral landscape looking progressively better.  We are headed to mobility and function.  A totally non-invasive, very parent intensive therapy does work!
      Never failing at researching new ideas, I stumbled upon the use of cold lasers and quantum reflex integration for children with cerebral palsy, brain injury and other conditions which effect body function and mobility.  Being a seven week old naive practitioner, I am slowly seeing cold lasers as a compliment to facilitating the body to receive an even more beneficial impact of ABR.
       Simply, primitive reflexes are automatic responses of infants to elements of their environment which are essential for survival.  These reflexes, when integrated in the first months of growth, lead to the development of muscle tone, motor skills, sensory integration and cognition.  When these primary reflexes remain active and dominant, difficulties emerge.  In children who experienced birth brain injuries, these reflexes are never integrated.  Reflexes which were integrated can later re-activate in cases of anoxia (near drowning), brain trauma, toxins, etc. and impede healing as they remain dominant and not integrated.
        Primitive reflexes (ie. the Moro, Babinski, Asymetric Tonic Reflex, etc) originate in the brain stem...the area responsible for survival.  The body, under stress, acts from the brain stem and cannot access the prefrontal cortex where information is analyzed.  Hence, children and adults with brain assaults can re-activate these reflexes and develop issues of a lack of mobility and function, lack of control of bodily function, speech delay etc.  So, is there a way to re-integrate these reflexes to facilitate the healing process?   Possibly....
        For the past seven weeks, I have begun to add about 45 minutes a day of cold laser treatment and reflex integration protocols.  Adam used to startle easily (Moro and Fear Paralysis Reflexes), eats pureed foods and drinks well, but doesn't suck through a straw (Babkin and grasping reflexes), and so on.  Well, changes are happening and it's often hard to distinguish the root of the change (ABR vs. QRI).  I have noticed that Adam is losing much of his startle reflex; he frequently looks to the side to find me instead of fixating on the tv; his knees are looking like knees (not tree limbs) and there is much more flexion in each knee independently.  This is the beginning and its preliminary and subtly exciting.
        Cold lasers have been around for awhile (for ABR fans, a Russian development).  Simply, amplified   light at certain frequencies transmits energy (quantum physics) to penetrate to deeper body layers...the light is cold so there is no chance of harm unless you shine it in the eyes.  QRI (Quantum Reflex Integration) uses a cold laser and targets certain acupuncture or trigger points which facilitate integration of primitive reflexes.  There are differing protocols for each reflex.
        I have seen change, but it's early.  My Happy Holidays! wish is that this procedure will eliminate some  of the reflexes which could interfere with Adam's body's receptivity of ABR therapy.  As another non-invasive adjunct,  it will do no harm and has the potential for much good.  So far I'm impressed and little in this life, other than my family, impresses me much.  I will update as I really get involved deeper.
         Warmest wishes for the holiday season which is a particularly conflicted time for parents of kids with disabilities.
          Stay tuned for my post holiday blog, Angels and Demons......


  1. philip would like to know more about this therapy and how it is helping adam , whether is it a good choice to use with isa . we are really struggling with rigidity . we still do ABR but i honestly see no better quality of life . well yes she is growing with a healthy body which we have ABR to thank for , but it is making daily managemnt a lot harder. i carry isa for transporation around the house , how do you do it when yor child is became taller than you . despite years of ABR and postive changes in her body her pelvis is not yet ready for the bend to allow sitting position so her meals are on my lap . before it was fun , now i cannot keep all her spastic body on me , she keeps pulling and sliding and i get mad , and she gets sad , and i feel bad , and we are both miserable . i have no special transportation , so our outing are with her on my lap and dad driving , so you can imagine how draining this could be . her dys are spent lying on a mat on the floor hooked to ABR machine or receiving ABR therapy ( ball rolling ,pumping..),picked up to drink or eat than back on the floor .
    it is getting a bit depressing for her and me .i look in her eyes and i see sadness often . yes she still have this beautiful bright smile like adam's smile but i could see a sad child behind her smile . and the communicator we looked for and dreamed about , she really wanted one , we still couldn't find it .I am not sure why i am writing all this here when it is suppose to be a comment for your post . i hope we can talk more and pray you've got some advice for us . merry christmas. Viviane

  2. I'm new to your blog through Claire and I'm looking forward to reading more about your beautiful son and family.

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