Ilene Sperling MA, CCC

Zero Balancing

"Live Life in Balance"

Movement Potential

Zero Balancing is a body work approach that was developed in the 1970's by Dr. Fritz Smith, a medical doctor, osteopath and acupuncturist.

Dr. Smith noticed that the skeletal system has an energy that runs through it and this energy relates to gravity or forces that are put on our bodies by our environment. When the body is mobile and joints and bones are free of limitations, we can move easily, with freedom and lack of discomfort.

When there are restrictions or tension in our bones and joints, the limitations may affect motor coordination, posture and balance. When joints and bones are free of limitations, movements can occur more easily with improved coordination and efficiency.

For infants, children and young adults with movement, balance and coordination disorders, moving throughout the environment is stressful and difficult. The effort to balance and move throughout the day may cause bones and joints to develop structural limitations.

The gentle touch of Zero Balancing helps to relieve these structural restrictions or tension held within the bones and joints. This helps the body to be free to move. Movement, balance and coordination can then occur in a more efficient way allowing for improved functional skills in the areas of PT, OT and Speech/Feeding.

Benefits of Zero Balancing:

  • Increases feeling of health and well-being
  • Reduces pain and discomfort
  • Enhances stability and balance
  • Allows for improved and freer movement
  • Allows for sense of connection, peace and happiness
  • Releases physical, mental and emotional tension
  • Provides support through gentle touch for transition, transformation and change
  • Improves concentration and focusing
  • Improves mental clarity
Movement Potential

How can Zero Balancing help improve motor skills and coordination:

Zero Balancing focuses on key joints of our skeletal system that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. Gentle, skilled touch is used to release restrictions or limitations held within the bones and joints of the body. Allowing the body to conduct forces of gravity efficiently through the skeletal system helps to improve movement, balance and coordination.

Zero Balancing is helpful for infants, children or adults who demonstrate motor, balance or coordination disorders. This approach is gentle, yet effective in helping release limitations in the body that may affect motor coordination and posture.