The Padovan Method

The PadovanMethod of Neuro-Functional Reorganisation (N.F.R) is a natural, holistic,
hands-on therapy. It is based on the physiological developmental stages such as rolling,
creeping, crawling, walking in order to stimulate and re-organise the Nervous System
The developmental stages are innate and comes naturally in every infant within the right
environment, and bring integration and maturation of the whole Nervous System. This is
the base for a healthy growth which facilitates the acquisition of advanced skills later in
life, such as reading, writing, walking, talking, logical thinking, and conducting
interpersonal relationships. The natural, complex and dynamic process of the nervous
system’s organisation leads to a neurological maturation.
Thus, a delay or disorder (language, motor, articulation, learning, etc.) reflects a
dysfunctional and compensatory organization of the nervous system that prevents the
individual from optimally developing their skills in motor, sensory, cognitive and social
The aim of Padovan Method is to reorganize neurological circuits responsible for various
human activities through specific stimulations In order to restore functions that are lost,
or impaired, but also to train intact functions to achieve full potential and wellbeing.

The Padovan Method is based on 5 main principles:

  • Walking, talking, thinking process elaborated
  • The Neurological Organisation
  • Observation from the natureevolution of the human being
  • Neuroplasticity (rhythm, repetition, regularity)
  • Oral functions and integration of all above elaborated by Beatriz Padovan

The Padovan Method® has proved successful in treating a number of conditions:

  • TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Disturbance of consciousness (Vegetative state, minimal conscious state)
  • CVA (Cardio Vascular Accident)
  • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Degenerative neurological diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
  • Cerebral Palsy, Autism
  • Dyspraxia, Dyslexia
  • Aphasia, Stuttering
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching during sleep)
  • TMJD (Temporal-mandibular Joint Dysfunction), Malocclusion
  • Sensory disturbance (Hypersensitivity, Hyposensitivity)
  • Acquisition of functions that were never acquired due to a developmental delay
  • To improve posture, body awareness, cognitive functions i.e. concentration, attention, memory and performance during day to day activities

The Padovan Method® is now widely used in 12 countries worldwide including Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Greece and Switzerland with about 400 Padovan therapists certified every year.


With The Padovan Method® - Training Program you will bring your carreer in healthcare to the next level by:

  • expanding your knowledge in neurofunctional reaorganisation approaches
  • increasing the number of patients in your practice by offering an alternative and innovative treatment option
  • responding to the growing market demand from UK patients currently forced to travel abroad to get treatment with the Padovan Method®
  • learning to treat a vast number of neurological, psychological and motor conditions

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