What is the Bobath Concept all about?

The Bobath Concept is defined as:

“a problem solving approach to the assessment and treatment of individuals with disturbances of function, movement and postural control due to a lesion of the central nervous system”

In other words, it is a treatment approach that we use daily with our patients to improve their quality of movement and maximise their ability to function in day-to-day activities. As an established approach used in our Practice, Lucy was keen to find out more about it. Over the past few months she has attended three weekend courses with the British Bobath Tutors Association (BBTA). She has completed modules on “What is Normal Movement?” and “The Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Neurological Conditions: Parts A and B”.

The courses gave Lucy an introduction to the concept of movement analysis, leading onto the assessment and treatment of adults with neurological or neuromuscular dysfunction. Through the three courses, and plenty of in-house support and opportunity to refine her skills, Lucy has developed her competence in observation and her ability to analyse posture and movement. She has also increased her skills in facilitation of movement and therapeutic handling to improve alignment and activate for greater postural control, stability and efficient movement.

Lucy thoroughly enjoyed her time on the courses, the opportunity to learn and improve her skills, and to meet her peers working in Neurology in a variety of settings. Lucy looks forward to using the new techniques she has learnt during treatment sessions with her patients.

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