How does Bobath therapy work?

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Bobath trained therapists treat children and adults with cerebral palsy and other central nervous system conditions which affect movement control.

A problem solving approach is used to provide an individual assessment and treatment plan.

One on one treatment involves various techniques to enable the child or adult to practice motor skills or prepare for future skills. The therapy focus is to improve co-ordination of movement and posture. Through specific handling skills or modification of the environmental, more normal patterns of movement are practiced within play, providing more normal sensori-motor experience.

Functional goals will be identified by the family and child. Therapists will develop and implement strategies that can be embedded into every day activities.  Principles of  “what works” in treatment will be used to develop a programme that can be practiced at home.

The programme intensity, frequency and duration can be tailored to the families needs and financial constraints.