Monthly Archives: April 2015

Galant Reflex: The Postural Response to Stroking the Lumbar Flank

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The Galant reflex (or Galant’s infantile reflex, named after the Russian neurologist Johann Susman Galant) is commonly observed in newborns and is said to fade between the ages of four and six months. It helps rule out brain damage at birth. Elicit Galant’s reflex by holding the newborn in a face down posture or laying them […]

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