DeveloBaby Back Dominance
Online Physical Therapy exercise program for babies from 8 weeks with back dominance, “skydiver” posture or flat back of the head. DeveloBaby Back Dominance contains specific and prioritized exercises illustrated with pictures and videos so that they can be easily implemented in daily family life.
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This online course is for your baby who shows signs of back dominance, can’t get out of the skydiver position on their own or has a flat back of the head. All exercises are based on current professional standards and are based on physical therapy, i.e. muscle strength training to restore a healthy muscular balance. Therefore, you can safely use these exercises regardless of whether your baby has mild or pronounced back dominance symptoms.
Back dominance is not a medical diagnosis, is not dangerous for your baby and is not a sign that something is seriously wrong in the long run. However, it is a functional diagnosis that can challenge motor development due to a muscular imbalance. This imbalance occurs because the extensor muscles in the back of your baby’s body are stronger than the flexor and rotator muscles in the front. For proper and natural motor development, this should ideally be the other way around. Back dominance therefore slows down your baby’s ability to discover rotational movement patterns, which are fundamental to rolling, pivoting, commando crawling and crawling. In fact, our entire stabilizing muscle system depends on strong rotational muscles.
All exercises are thoroughly described, in order of priority, and are illustrated with pictures and videos so you can be sure of how to do them. When I update any content based on new research results, you will have immediate access to it, when you log back in, so you will always have access to the latest knowledge.
If you have any further questions about the program or are unsure about anything, please send me a message (maybe attach a short video of your child) via my Instagram @develobaby or by email at email@example.com.
Note: if your baby has no back dominance, I recommend that you consider the alternative program DeveloBaby Tummy Time.
The most common signs of back dominance?
- The baby overextends the back and neck, e.g. when they are held close in a hug or during breastfeeding.
- The baby rolls (tips over) from tummy to back early and involuntarily.
- Flat head in the middle of the skull (brachycephaly). Often, back dominant babies prefer to sleep with their head in a central position.
- The baby has difficulty with tummy time and quickly becomes tired and restless when lying on their tummy.
- The baby does “The Skydiver” in the prone position. They lift their arms up and extend them backwards.
- The baby often lifts the bottom up in the supine position and may push themselves back.
- When sitting, the baby will extend the arms back opening the chest and bringing the shoulder blades together.
- The baby likes to stand up from an early age (<6 months).
- The baby rolls from back to tummy with an overextended neck.
- The baby does straight sit-ups from the supine position.
- Later in development, babies with back dominance will often use what’s called a “centered belly crawl” using both arms and legs at the same time (without crossing movements). Here I would recommend my “Develobaby-Crawl” exercise program, which also has a strong focus on rotational activation.
- Many babies who belly crawl without cross movements will later sit themselves up and bum scoot forward in a centered movement.
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All content on DeveloBaby.com is based on recognized professional standards in Denmark, and you can expect them to be in line with the advice you receive in the public health system. If you find that your child has pronounced sleep or motor challenges, or that there is a lack of effect from the general exercises, I recommend that you make an appointment with me, either in person or online, so that I can customize the program for your child. If your child is unwell, please always contact your health care provider or physician. Read full disclaimer…