Primitive Reflexes & Rhythmic Movement Training (RMTi)

What are Primitive Reflexes?


We are all born with primitive reflexes that are meant to 'do their job' then go away (integrate). If this is not the case they can act as a barrier to learning, sensory processing, physical development / coordination and emotional maturity.

What is Rhythmic Movement Training?


Rhythmic Movement Training or RMTi uses small rhythmic movements that address any unintegrated reflexes resulting in everyday tasks becoming easier leading to a happier home, school or work life.

Who can Rhythmic Movement Training help?


Everyone! But we see particularly big changes in individuals living with Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Parkinson's, Anxiety, Anger, and general difficulties with reading & writing.  Get in touch to find out how brain & body boost can help.

What are Primitive Reflexes?

Check out this short video about Primitive Reflexes and how they affect us

Purpose & Impact of Primitive Reflexes How RMTI works

Check out this short video to learn more

Free 15 minute phone consultations...

...a great way to find out more about Primitive Reflexes & Rhythmic Movement Training


First Consultation £65* Discount available for appointments within school hours *Optional extra £30 for comprehensive report


Follow up consultations £50 for 45 minutes Discount available for appointments within school hours


One to One Services


Initial Consultation

At brain & body boost in Huddersfield, I offer a one hour initial consultation to run through some information about primitive reflexes and rhythmic movement training (RMTI) along with completing some simple assessments to identify retained primitive reflexes, and for clients to complete a questionnaire. Towards the end of the session I will show clients a few RMTi movements to practice at home before our next consultation.  The movements should be done daily (ideally) and should take no more than a few minutes to start with.


Follow Up Consultations

Approximately 4 weeks after the initial consultation, we meet again to catch up on any changes since we last met and any benefits from the movements and then review the rhythmic movements given.  We then look at some additional movements to address the retained reflexes and any other useful strategies and tools.  This consultation lasts around 45 minutes. 


Growth Work & Report

After each consultation I will provide a Growth Work summary (movements to practice at home) as a reminder of the movements we have done in the consultation.  After the initial consultation, I can provide a full report detailing my findings from the assessment for an additional £30.


e-mail or phone to book

brain & body boost

17 Fieldhouse Drive, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5BY

07823 538789


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11:00 – 15:00

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RMTi for School Readiness Workshop 9th & 10th May 2020

The Workshop


  This workshop covers: 

The role of Infant Reflexes in the developmental process, together with what happens if these reflexes are still causing challenges

 How to identify when primitive reflexes are not integrated

Rhythmic Movements to integrate the reflexes

Activities & games to introduce movements to children

Developing your own playful activities & games to incorporate to make sure children are ready to fully participate in learning

The Students


    Open to parents, classroom / SEN / preschool teachers, sports coaches, childcare workers, nursery workers & anyone wishing to learn about Rhythmic Movement Training

Kate Rigby is mother to two lovely young boys one of whom happens to have Down Syndrome. She came across RMT in her path to help her sons, but also found it made a massive positive change to her own life. She works 1-1 with children and adults and loves helping them deal with the challenges they are facing including autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, anxiety, anger, difficulties with concentration & focus, problems learning to read & write, and general learning delays.




 Investment: £300 for 2 days

including manual & light refreshments

Lunch is not provided

For more information on Rhythmic Movements visit:

For further details on the workshop please contact:

Kate Rigby 


Essentials of RMTI

3 hour workshop: In house option available

  • What is Rhythmic Movement Training (RMTi)?
  • What are reflexes and why are they important? 
  • What types of behaviours are commonly associated with retained reflexes? 
  • What do babies teach us about movement and reflex integration? 
  • What passive & active Rhythmic Movements can be used to begin integrating reflexes? 

The delegates

Suitable for parents, classroom / SEN / preschool teachers, sports coaches, childcare workers, nursery workers & anyone wishing to learn about Rhythmic Movement Training

Investment: £70 per delegate including manual




"He is like a different child Kate!! He does the infinity exercise and the original exercises completely off his own back now if he gets stressed! He can talk to me when he realises he is getting stressed but they are so few and far between!!" Quote from Mum of a 9 year old boy with suspected high functioning autism


“We are also doing OT and SLT and I think the combination is working very well, but I do think the biggest change is from the growth work you have given us.” Quote from Mum of a 4 year old boy with autism & dyspraxia

"I can't quite believe how much these exercises have changed my 6 year old daughter [after 2 sessions]…She is a changed person when it comes to being scared" Quote from Mum of a 6 year old girl living with anxiety