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A Focused Approach to Movement 

Out of necessity to help her globally delayed child, Michelle Turner created a special movement therapy (Movement Lesson™) that helps special children and adults throughout the world. Movement Lesson utilizes a unique combination of gentle touch and purposeful movement through the principles of counterbalance and rotation to create an individualized and profoundly effective therapy session. Michelle Turner is a movement specialist, who has developed her gentle touch therapy over the past decade. Movement Lesson™ is an alternative to chiropractic manipulations.  It is non-invasive and very gentle.  Movement Lesson™ is about working with the human body through movement and touch, stimulating the skeletal system to move more efficiently and allowing the opportunity for the brain to process and learn. This method offers lessons to facilitate function and reduce/eliminate pain. The application of a gentle touch applied with rotation allows a system to act and feel as if they are doing the movement. This method of gentle touch creates neuropathways within minutes of application.

Movement Lesson, LLC is located in Peoria, Arizona and is dedicated to helping children and adults achieve increased mobility, pain relief and optimal health since 2009. 

During a typical Adult Movement Lesson™, the client does not remove any articles of clothing (other than shoes and glasses) and there are no written assessments. Clients are never to experience discomfort during a session and are asked to inform me of any discomfort so that I can redirect them into a more appropriate positioning for optimal results. The session lasts for one hour that is broken up into 20 minute increments where the client is lying down on their right side, left side, and back.  This allows the spine, pelvis and chest cavity to be worked on for functional movement and time for the feet and head to be worked on as well. Please see the following video for an example: http://www.movementlesson.com/spine---movement-lesson.html

During a typical Pediatric Movement Lesson™, the child does not remove any articles of clothing and there are no written assessments.  During a session, infants, toddlers and children quickly learn possibilities in movement that they would have never achieved on their own. A Movement Lesson™ initiates, stimulates and enforces developmental movement patterns.  Unlike adults, children do not typically have any interest in lying down, so they are encouraged to continue playing and interacting with their parents and toys. It’s during this time that I work and assist with the play to create and enforce successful milestones. The parent is shown the gentleness of the touch and is asked to inform me if the child needs to be feed, take a break for personal needs or is uncomfortable in any manner, so that I can redirect them into a more appropriate positioning for optimal results. Please see the following video for an example:  http://www.movementlesson.com/changing-development.html

Due to the limited number of practices specializing in children with severe developmental delays, Movement Lesson, LLC is fully booked several months out with an ever growing waitlist of potential clients.  In order to meet this growing demand, a membership site for parents, caretakers and professionals was launched over two years ago: www.babymovementlesson.com.  This site currently has approximately 900 instructional videos and weekly class recordings.  In addition, Turner has recently released a book entitled ‘Newborn Movement Assessment’. This is the first guide with step-by-step instructions on how to enhance your baby’s development. More information regarding these principles can be found at www.MovementLesson.com, www.NewbornMovementAssessment.com, and www.youtube.com/user/movementlesson,

Turner holds a specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Illustration with a minor in Architecture from Syracuse University. She is very active in her community and has been involved with numerous programs such as: Jumpstart, Prestart, More Than Words by Fern Sussman at SARRC (Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center), Baby Program, Summer Program and PreSchool at FBC (Foundation for the Blind), Working with Children with Special Needs, Vitality, Sensuality and Youthfulness, in the 2007 training at the Anat Baniel Method Center. Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) Level One - Primitive Reflexes and ADD/ADHD, Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) Level Two - Emotions and Inner Leadership 2012, Cranial Rhythms. Owner or Movement Lesson LLC, Movement Integration Specialist & Educator. Author of the Newborn Movement Assessment www.newbornmovementassessment.com. Turner creates/maintains all her own websites, blogs, videos and YouTube Channels.   

Please call for a personal appointment
             (602) 909-2565       
Movement Lesson LLC

Medical Building III

13260 94th Drive, Suite 205
(Less than 1 mile west of the 101) 
Peoria, AZ 85381 

​​Movement Lesson LLC
Michelle M. Turner
Movement Integration Specialist, Educator and Author