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​The Vojta Principle

The Vojta principle is a recognized neurophysiological principle of diagnosis and treatment. The Czech children’s and adult neurologist Prof. Dr. med. Vaclav Vojta (died in 2000) developed the principle. He started treating schoolchildren with cerebral palsy in the early 1950ties. Later, he began using the principle in the treatment of infants with inherited and delayed motor development levels. In 1968 he moved to West Germany, where he has been a consultant at Kinder Zentrum in Munich.

The Vojta principles are continuously under developement in the Vojta Zentrum (Munich). It is furthermore practiced in the treatment and rehabilitation of adults.

The effects:

The person's normal movement development in the first year of life is the basis for the treatment. By placing the patient in certain positions while giving pressure stimulus to the muscles, tendons or connective tissues induced, movement and muscle activity in the body are defined.

The central nerve system is affected at all levels.

Through the Vojta principle patients are stimulated to use more appropriate movement patterns, and to use muscles, partially incapacitated. Patients are experiencing other movement and coordination patterns through the exercise therapy.

  • The Vojta treatment can, among other, achieve:

  • • Physiological stretch of the spine.
    • Centering of all joints (especially hip and shoulder joints)
    • Muscle function differentiation:
    - Interaction between postural (modal) and phasic (moving) muscle, and an approximate normalization of muscle tension
    • Improvement of weather workout:
    - Expansion of the chest with an intensive respiration
    - The influence of the vegetative nervous system
    • Impact of the face area:
    - Improvement of the oral motor skills (for example, young children, who are capable of operating optimally.)
    - Coordination of chewing and swallow movement
    - Stimulation of the motor speech function
    - Coordination of eye movements (for example, when you squint)
    • Improvement of motor skills Area in differentiation of dexterity
    • Impact on foot position (for example foot drop).

    The Vojta therapy is suitable for the treatment of diseases of the nervous and muscular system and can be used for patients of all ages in neurology, pediatrics, orthopedics, internal medicine and surgery.
    For example for the treatment of Cerebral Palsy, delayed movement development, torticollis, scoliosis, peripheral paresis (paralysis), Spina Bifida, Down's syndrome, muscular disorders, pulmonary disorders, back and attitude problems, congenital mistakes (e.g., club foot) and hip errors (e.g., hip dysplasia).


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