The specificity of psychomotrocity is to consider the pathology of a patient both on physical and psychic levels, to get the patient's case in its entirely, with its possibilities and difficulties and to pay a specific attention to psycho-physical manifestations of the pathology.
The psycho-motor examination, through a number of exercises adapted to the age and pathology of the patient, allows t

  • The evaluation of difficulties as well as possibilities by placing them within the evolution of the pathology.
  • To assess the relationship the patients have with their relatives.

The psycho-motor examination can give an estimation of the overall physical activities and expressions based on :

  • coordinations
  • balance
  • muscle tone
  • knowledge and consciousness of the body. The body schema.
  • Space time structuring. Laterality.
  • Graphical Gesture
  • the relation of the body to its environment and to unusual situations.

The psycho-motor therapist has to deal with diverse manifestations of the pathologies: perinatal, postnatal, neurological, sensory, psychosomatic, geriatric, psychiatric.
These different manifestations can be seen as :

  • visual motor disorders
  • practical disorders
  • tone-emotional disorders
  • knowledge and consciousness of the body, body schema and body image disorders.
  • Space-time orientation disorders
  • behavioral disorders
  • personality disorders.

Re-education can be provided through relaxation, gesture education, body or art expression, rhythm activities, games, balancing and coordinating using diverse means like water for example.