To help understand Cerebral Palsy (CP) and the impact it has on children, their carers and families our clinical team have prepared a series of short articles. We hope you find these useful and informative.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy (CP) describes a group of disorders of the development of movement and posture, which limit activity. They are caused by damage that occurred in the developing foetal or infant brain… More
What are the causes of Cerebral palsy?
There are varied causes of cerebral palsy and often several factors occur together resulting in cerebral palsy. Often the cause is never identified… More
How can CP impact on daily life?
Some or all of the following areas may be affected by Cerebral Palsy: communication, nursery and school, mobility, mealtimes, personal care and medical/therapy appointments… More
What does treatment involve?
Children attend the Bobath Centre with their parents/carers. During the first appointment the therapist will spend time getting to know the child… More
Who would benefit from Bobath treatment?
Children with cerebral palsy, children with allied neurological conditions or acquired brain injuries… More
Decision making regarding therapy input
Each child attending the Bobath Centre is unique. They will have different abilities and concerns and the therapy they receive will be designed to fit their specific needs… More
What is the current evidence that Bobath therapy is effective?
Reviews of research about Bobath (NDT) Therapy have shown that receiving NDT or a combination of NDT and other intervention led to better performance than children receiving other services … More
Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by damage to the brain and children may experience accompanying impairments. The type and extent of these will vary from person to person and may present more of a challenge than movement difficulties for some children… More
What is the role of the Bobath Concept in the treatment of CP?
What we can do today to modify what happens tomorrow and enable optimal functioning for the present and future.
The Bobath Concept helps us analyse the child’s present level of activity and participation – what the child’s activity and activity limitations are… More