Clinic brings a therapy used in Europe to area
Oct., 18th, 2005
Times Leader, PA
"Dr. Richard Cohen, of Cohen Chiropractic Clinic, is practicing Vojta therapy,
also known as reflexlocomotion. It was developed in the early 1950s by a Czech
doctor named Vaclav Vojta.
The Vojta method originally was used to treat children who suffered from muscle
and coordination problems. It is based on observations Vojta made of the flow
and interaction of motor reactions in the entire body. A German, Dr. Theodor
Hellbruegge, further developed the therapy based on Vojta’s work and it is now
used throughout Europe.
As Dr. Cohen explains, Vojta involves the stimulation of certain zones in the
body for reflex muscle actions. It is unlike anything a regular chiropractic
patient may have experienced in the U.S.
“It is not a manipulation, and not an adjustment,” Cohen said. “There is no
movement of the joints, no cracking."
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Vojta Therapy History