Other Tools Used
The Listening Program
The Listening Program® is a valuable tool used at Vitae Health for people exhibiting a wide range of needs. These needs may include (but not exclusively) the following:
- Sensory Processing Issues
- Auditory Processing Issues
- Learning Difficulties
- Poor Attention and Concentration
- Behavioural Problems
- Balance and Co-ordination Issues
- Speech and Language Issues
- Challenged Social Skills
- Reading Problems
- Poor Memory
The Listening Program® is psychoacoustically modified classical music which stimulates and trains the brain to process sound more effectively. The Listening Program® is based on the work of ear, nose and throat physician, Alfred Tomatis, MD and other respected leaders in this field.
The Listening Program®, together with Neurologically-Based Chiropractic, at Vitae Health, has profound impact on moving the brain from a disorganised to a more organized state.
Your feet are a vital part of your body in that they are continually sending signals to your brain in response to gravity. With these signals your brain is then able to adapt and change things to suit the environment around you.
If there is a poor connection between your foot and your brain (your foot-brain connection) due to abnormal patterns within your nervous system, your brain will lose the fine control of the feet that they need. This will result in a disruption to the 3 arches of your foot leading to excessive muscle tension in the feet, legs and hips. The more muscle tension, the more fatigue in the body and the lower your energy levels become.
Foot Levelers (TM) are custom-made shoe inserts designed to stabilise your feet and restore the arches within your feet. They are not a rigid orthotic, rather they are a soft stabiliser aimed at restoring your foot-brain connection and the 3 arches in your feet.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback
While the rhythmic beating of the heart at rest was once believed to be monotonously regular, we now know that the rhythm of a healthy heart under resting conditions is actually surprisingly irregular. (1)
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measurement of these naturally occurring, beat-to-beat changes in heart rate.
This variability occurs as the result of your respiration (breathing). As you breathe in your heart should begin to beat a little faster, and with breathing out your heart rate will slow down. This is under the fine control of your brain and nervous system, and can be called the heart-brain connection.
If your nervous system is not functioning at its best there may be a disturbance in this vital heart-brain connection and poor heart rate variability will result. This can set the heart up for serious conditions including angina and even heart attacks.
Heart rate variability retraining will allow you to monitor your heart rate and respiration rate on a computer screen, giving you feedback as to the co-ordination between them. By adjusting your breathing patterns you will notice changes in your heart rate and will find when you have created and are maintaining a good heart-brain connection. This will help you tremendously during times of stress to be better in control of your body response.
Heart rate variability retraining gives your nervous system more healthy input throughout your day, creating good patterns in your nervous system and body. This adds value to your adjustments and maximises the rate at which your nervous system will improve.