If you want to gain new skills with children with cerebral palsy or have an interest in this area, the Bobath Centre can train you.
We offer a wide range of introductory, advanced and bespoke courses.
Most courses take place at the Bobath Centre in north London.
Basic Bobath Foundation Course (Autumn Split 2019)
Participants will gain a comprehensive insight into the Bobath approach and advance their clinical assessment and treatment skills with children with cerebral palsy through interactive sessions held over eight weeks that will deepen knowledge of neuroscience, child development, classification, problem solving and communication whilst enhancing and developing hands-on skills. This is a fundamental course for therapists working with children with cerebral palsy who strive for the very best standards of treatment and management in their day to day work.
Breathing in Children who have Cerebral Palsy
This five day course has particular relevance for physiotherapists and speech and language therapists who would like to deepen their understanding of the effects that cerebral palsy has in breathing in children who have different presentations and wish to gain insight into how treatment can be adapted to improve aspects of the child’s activity.
Childhood Hemiplegia Course
This course will enable therapists to deepen their understanding and identify the different presentations of hemiplegia in childhood. The course provides the opportunity for therapists to explore this topic in depth, develop their knowledge of assessment, principles of treatment and treatment ideas, through a combination of demonstrations, video analysis and discussion.
Introducing the CHALLENGE for Ambulatory Children and Youth who have Cerebral Palsy
This one day interactive workshop will focus on expanding participants’ thinking and enhancing clinical skills in assessment of advanced motor skills (Challenge) of children and youth who have cerebral palsy. The workshop is led by Dr Virginia Wright of Holland Bloorview and combines lectures, group discussion as well as viewing and scoring of sample training videos and participation of live administration of the Challenge. An additional one-off workshop is available on 22 June for a small group of therapists to consolidate skills. If booked with the Quality FM workshop, a £60 discount will be applied.
Introducing the QUALITY FM for Ambulatory Children and Youth who have Cerebral Palsy
This two day workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn how to administer and score the Quality FM, a standardised measure of the quality of gross motor skills. Therapists will develop their ability to identify key areas to address in therapy to further improve function and quality of movement. The workshop is led by Virginia Wright of Holland Bloorview and combines lectures, group discussion and view and scoring of sample videos.
Managing Cerebral Palsy in Adolescence and Transition into Adult Life
This course will highlight the changes that take place through adolescence, how these changes may affect young people with cerebral palsy and focuses on treatment and management strategies appropriate for adolescents and young adults during their transition into adult life. The course will enable therapists to develop their skills in reviewing the specific factors that impact on the activity and participation of adolescents with cerebral palsy and explore therapeutic management.
Meal Time Assistants Course
This one day course will explore factors contributing to and discuss health issues related to long term feeding difficulties in children with cerebral palsy. The sessions will be illustrated with the use of video and will be accompanied by comprehensive literature.
Therapy Assistants Course
This two day course will introduce assistants to the Bobath approach and enable them to develop their skills and work more effectively with children with cerebral palsy. Participants will gain insight into the different presentations, how function may be affected, learn some principles of treatment and see how Bobath therapists apply their skills to activities such as play and communication through observation of demonstrations and discussion.