Tuesday 26 November 2019 to Wednesday 27 November 2019

Course leader:

Marie Stanley (Physiotherapist & Bobath Tutor) The Bobath Centre

What is it?

This is a two day Introductory Course aimed at introducing Therapy Assistants to the Bobath Concept and helping them to work more effectively with children with cerebral palsy.

Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for Therapy Assistants (physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy) who have more than one year’s experience of working with children with cerebral palsy.


To broaden the Therapy Assistant’s understanding of the Bobath Concept and its application to children with cerebral palsy.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Give an overview of the Bobath Concept and how it is applied to children with cerebral palsy
  • Describe the different types of cerebral palsy, how they affect function and some principles of treatment
  • Understand how therapists working within the Bobath concept apply their skills to activities such as play and communication.

How will the course be taught?

This course will include a mix of lectures, videos, treatment demonstrations and group work, including trying some practical skills on each other.

Suitable for: 
Therapy assistants

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Interested in this course?



Brilliant course, I feel that it has increased my knowledge, skills and confidence!

The course has been very informative, I will take a lot back to put into practice in my work place.  I understand why I'm being asked to do things at work now by Bobath trained therapists and my understanding has improved greatly.

I now have a greater understanding of how my handling can be most effective and how/why we assistants have been taught to handle in different ways for individual children

The course has exceeded my expectations, it has made things that I am doing already make more sense.

I learnt a lot about CP that never occurred to me and also about the not so noticeable targets during therapy sessions (some never crossed my mind).  A very worthwhile course that has got me thinking about what I am doing and can change to improve, thanks!