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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --In one way or another, the children at "Minds-In-Motion" are struggling with a part of their lives. Some have been diagnosed.
"Mostly we deal with ADD and ADHD children, we've had autistic children," founder, Candace Meyer said.
Other kids show up because their parents have noticed some problems.
"I do know he has attention things, and some sensory issues," Michelle Hughes explained.
After some real frustration, those parents realized that they needed to get some help.
"The traditional methods weren't working, so I began looking for things that would work," grandmother, Laura Jean Wood Perez explained.
They found exactly what they were looking for in J-town at "Minds-in-Motion." It's a place that operates with new techniques and state-of-the art machines based on therapy for the inner ear.
"As you strengthen that inner ear, the whole functionality of the child starts changing," Meyer said.
She came up with the idea after some out-of-this-world research she did about helping people with inner-ear issues. She learned NASA has certain machines and uses certain exercises that help astronauts readjust to life back on earth after their journey in space. Children at "Minds-In-Motion" now use the same machines while also performing spinning, hanging, and balancing exercises.
"As this part of the brain is strengthened, the whole processing ability of the brain and the body is actualized," Meyer said.
Parents have certainly noticed a difference.
"He's less frustrated, he can understand me when I talk to him, he's more focused," Perez said.
"It's amazing to see the growth and to see what he's willing to do now," Hughes told WDRB.
Word of the technique's success in Louisville is spreading. Meyer recently took a trip to China, where some professional golfers wanted to see if inner ear stimulation would help their games too. It illustrates the confidence that's growing world-wide in "Minds-In Motion," confidence families here in town have had for a while now.