Bobath/Vojta Therapist
Castillo Morales

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Movement + Development

Children's Practice in Kilchberg
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  I place great importance on a holistic approach to therapy.

The goals of pediatric physiotherapy

Improving or maintaining the quality of life of the infants, children or youths being treated

Promoting independence

Working on the prerequisites for their reintroduction into everyday life after illness or injury

Supporting and promoting sensomotor development

Reducing or resolving respiratory problems, cardiovascular problems and musculoskeletal problems

Individual diagnosis and customization of therapeutic aids

Information and support for parents and carers, and advice for interacting with their babies, children and adolescents

Diagnosis of children of all age groups and advice for parents and carers



A physiotherapy concept developed by Karel Bobath (neurologist) and Bertha Bobath (physical therapist) based on neurophysiological foundations.

Bobath therapy can be used to treat babies, children and adults of all ages - from infants with a slight development delay, up to children with severe mixed cerebral palsey. The treatment can begin as early as the day of birth.

This technique exploits our ability to learn new things and to record them in the brain, in order to fully tap into the patient's potential for sensomotor development.

With precise analysis of movement, the therapy uses the natural initiative and curiosity of children, and is designed to be as playful as possible.

Parents are also given individual advice on handling their child. For infants, this includes lying them down, carrying, turning, dressing and undressing, wrapping and feeding. For children with more serious support needs, in addition to contracture prevention (maintenance of joint mobility), I provide advice on using therapeutic aids, such as walking supports, orthotics, standing trainers, transfers into and out of the wheelchair, wheelchair training.

The goal of this holistic form of therapy is for the child to become as independent as possible.

Neurodevelopmental Therapy with the Bobath method
Areas of application:
Developmental delays, coordination and balance issues, congenital or acquired brain damage, corporal and sensory perception disturbances, dystonia (hypo or hypertonia), muscular disorders.

Our nervous system allows us to move, feel, see, hear, speak, balance, and much more. Is your child unable to hold their body or move as is expected at their age? Is your child not developing through the steps of lying, turning, crawling, sitting, and walking? Then they would benefit from assistance and support.

With the Bobath Concept, which is based on neurophysiological foundations, and is distinguished by a holistic approach to therapy, learning of posture and movement is promoted in a targeted way through creating conditions which make it possible for the child to try out strategies and to develop. Stimuli such as touching and being touched, moving and being moved, but also hearing, seeing, smelling and tasting all play a role in the learning process.

The treatment mirrors everyday situations and incorporates elements of play. (If necessary, everyday objects or toys are employed to support the child, and serve as stimulus for independent movement and activities.)

You can find out more about this therapy here:


Developed between 1950 and 1970 by the Czech neurologist Václav Vojta, this therapy is focused on the early diagnosis and treatment of postural and movement disorders, primarily in infants. It is based on the activation of spontaneous movement patterns through targeted pressure on reflex zones, and is used to treat babies, children and adults of all ages with a broad range of conditions, such as:

Cerebral palsy
Spinal scoliosis
Hip dysplasia and luxations
Central coordination problems in infancy
Stroke, multiple sclerosis
and more

In Vojta Therapy, the therapist administers targeted pressure to defined zones on the body in a patient who is in a prone, supine or lateral position. In everyone-regardless of age-such stimuli lead automatically and involuntarily to a number of movement complexes.


Mouth and Eating Therapy using the techniques of Dr. Castillo Morales
Orofacial Regulation Therapy (O.R.T.)

Areas of Application:
Sensomotor dysfunction in the facial region, mouth and throat; sucking, chewing and swallowing issues, speech impediments, and treatment of newborns with drinking difficulties.

When treating problems in the orofacial region, the possible existence of broader problems should always be considered. The skull sits on the spine, which sits on the pelvis, and everything is connected by muscles, tendons and bands. In order to be able to achieve maximum results from the treatment, I work together with doctors, speech therapists and orthodontists in an interdisciplinary way.