Dr. Castillo Morales er født i provinsen Entre Rios i Argentina i 1940.
Dr. Castillo Morales koncept er udviklet til at behandle både børn og voksne med medfødt hjerneskade eller erhvervet hjerneskade.
Igennem sin karriere har han udviklet og raffineret det terapeutiske koncept
- Neuromotorisk udviklingsterapi
- Orofacial regulationsterapi
som er centreret omkring behandling af kommunikative, sensomotoriske og orofaciale dysfunktioner.
Disse 2 behandlingsformer udgør en sammenspillende enhed, da behandling i det orofaciale område forbliver ineffektivt, hvis der ikke samtidig ses på personens evne til at stabilisere kroppen og dét at holde sig opret mod tyngdekraften.
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Rodolfo Castillo Morales grew up in Argentina where he was deeply influenced by the practices of his native community. Here, he learned at a very early age to sharpen his skills of observation in the plant and animal world surrounding him. And it was also here that an ancient medical tradition, a whole way of life and a fundamental respect for life were passed on to him.
In 1968, he completed his medical studies in the medical field of rehabilitation in Madrid/Spain. For over 30 years, he has directed a rehabilitation center for children and adults in Cordoba/ Argentina.
Over the course of his career, Castillo Morales developed and refined a therapeutic concept centering on sensory-motor and orofacial conditions and which resulted in the following treatment methods:
- Neuromotor development therapy (NDT)
- Orofacial regulation therapy (ORT)
Since 1997, these two treatment methods have been unified into (and taught as) a single unit, as treatment in the orofacial area remains ineffective without taking into consideration and stabilizing the postural background.
Castillo Morales developed his sensory-motor treatment concept on the basis of many years of experience working with children afflicted by muscle hypotonia.
The treatment concept has been expanded over the years and today encompasses the following medical indications:
- Children with genetic syndromes and muscle hypotonia
- Children with slowed sensory-motor development
- Children and adults with central-motor disorders and/or multiple disabilities
- Patients with peripheral partial paralysis
- Patients with neuromuscular disorders
- Post skull-brain trauma patients and post coma patients
The therapy orients itself on the normal sensory-motor development of the child. Proprioceptive events are brought into relief via treatment techniques involving, e.g., tension, pressure and vibration, and visual-spatial orientation is used as a comportment stabilizer. As a result, the children become more alert, responsive and motivated. They process signals in their environment better, become more capable of communicating and demonstrate an increased willingness to experiment.
Much attention is given to the support function of the feet and the children are encouraged as soon as possible to assume an erect position (ideally orienting themselves on the bodies of their parents).
Devising his orofacial treatment concept, Castillo Morales drew upon his extensive professional experience in working with children with lip, jaw and palatal clefts, and with children afflicted by Down syndrome.
The concept is today applied in the treatment of patients with the most various of sensory-motor disorders in area of the face, mouth and throat. These include:
- Children with Pierre Robin syndrome
- Children with Moebius syndrome
- Patients with neurological disorders and attendant orofacial symptoms, for instance, in the case of neuromuscular disorders, cerebral palsy, skull-brain trauma and stroke.
The therapy presupposes a comprehensive knowledge of muscular processes, various muscle functions, the development of the physiological functions of the orofacial complex and of the total-body complex, as well as the interaction of these systems. It is necessary that the treatment consider conditions of emotional, communicative and social development, as well as criteria centering on the autonomous development of the child.