The Spinal Galant Reflex

The Spinal Galant Reflex assists the baby during delivery when moving down the birth canal.  It may not be integrated when there is a Caesarean section birth or very rapid vaginal birth process.  The Spinal Galant Reflex improves muscle tone along the spine.  It is important for the development of the Amphibian Reflex, and when not integrated, the Spinal Galant can cause clumsiness in the lower part of the body and tension in the legs.  In school, this reflex shows when the child is restless and moving around a lot, especially when sitting in a chair.

Some symptoms of a nonintegrated Spinal Galant Reflex

  • Prefers to wear loose clothing

  • Fidgety when sitting or being held; general restlessness; extreme ticklishness

  • Attention and concentration difficulties; can be seen as being hyperactive

  • Bedwetting past the age of 5; intestinal challenges

  • Scoliosis or fixations the spine

The Spinal Galant reflex position. Stroking down the side of the spine with a pen or a finger will cause someone with an active spinal galant to turn to the side that was stimulated, or to flinch or feel discomfort.

The Spinal Galant reflex position. Stroking down the side of the spine with a pen or a finger will cause someone with an active spinal galant to turn to the side that was stimulated, or to flinch or feel discomfort.