Reflexlocomotion can play an important role in the domain of rehabilitation to improve the quality of life in children and adults with motor disorders.
Newborns and babies
The Central Nervous System is extremely adaptable. Some of the neuropathways are only functionally blocked, but they are still accessible. The abnormal movements
(substitutive patterns) are not established at this stage yet. These will appear as a result of the newborn’s attempts to communicate and interact with the environment, attempt to stay upright or
Children and teenagers
Vojta Therapy can improve the maturation process and postural control when the child is growing (e.g in Scoliosis).
Vojta Therapy can be used as a main physiotherapy treatment for any motor disorder as well as many other diseases:
- Central Coordination Disorders in newborns and babies.
- Central or primary motor disorders such as cerebral palsy.
- Peripheral or secondary motor palsies: Neural tube defects, Obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP).
- Neuromuscular diseases.
- Back-spine postural disorders and functional limitations.
- Orthopaedic problems in upper and lower limb girdles in children and adults.
- Joint misalignment including Congenital Hip Dysplasia, hip subluxation, hip luxation.
- Breathing, sucking, swallowing and chewing problems.
Adult patients with varying conditions benefit from the wide range of applications of Vojta therapy, such as:
- Misalignment of the spine (e.g. scoliosis)
- Restriction in joint range of motion e.g. limitations in the musculoskeletal system for various reasons (trauma, pain, mal-function etc.)
- Neurological disturbances/disorders e.g.
- Various myopathies
- Peripheral paralysis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord injury
- Pain conditions, residual paresis following a slipped disc, sciatica etc.
Vojta therapy is not indicated:
- During an acute fever or inflammatory process
- In certain diseases such as Osteogenesis imperfecta
- With certain cardiac diseases and myopathies
- During pregnancy