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Primitive Reflexes - The Galant Reflex

Last updated on Thursday, December 9 2010 by freeman45

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Test: This is also known as the trunk incurvation test.  In the video, the examiner holds the baby by the belly, with the anterior aspect of the infant's body facing the floor.  The examiner then runs a finger down the baby's back, slightly off center from the spine.  This stimulation in the paravertebral region from thoracic to lumbar area will result in the reflex.

Normal response:  The infants trunk and hips will move toward the side of their back that was stimulated with the examiner's finger.

Appears: birth

Disappears: <4 months


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