Australian Bobath Training Association

Welcome to the The Australian Bobath Training Association inc. (ABTA) home page. The ABTA has been formed to promote the teaching of the Bobath Concept in adult neurological rehabilitation. The members of ABTA are all members of IBITA, the International Bobath Instructors Training Association. Membership is open to qualified Bobath tutors and therapists who have been accepted into a tutor training programme.

Bobath Courses

If you or your group wish to hold a course, please contact the ABTA chairperson Janet Stevens.  The members of the ABTA meet regularly to allocate course tutors and further develop Bobath courses in Australia and neighbouring countries.

Courses 2017

Inaugural ABTA Conference

The Bobath concept: Translating Neuroscience into Clinical practice; featuring keynote speaker Senior IBITA instructor Mary Lynch Ellerington on the Cerebellum. A program of presentations on current research into the Bobath Concept, and relevant Neuroscience, will follow.

The date: Sunday February 18th, 2018!
Venue: St Vincents’ Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy
Conference fee: $200

After nearly 30 years involvement with Bobath training in Australia, this will be Mary’s final trip to Australia – so don’t miss out!

Book your tickets now!

Mary Lynch Ellerington Advanced Bobath courses – expressions of interest now open!

While here, Mary will be teaching two Advanced Bobath courses on Recovery of reach, grasp and dexterity:

Call for Abstracts!

This inaugural conference will bring together clinicians and researchers to reflect on and develop new directions in research and clinical practice. We invite abstracts relating to this theme in the following formats:

  • 30 minute presentations presenting an overview of research or clinical practice.
  • 15 minute oral presentations on specific research activities or case presentations.
  • Poster presentations.

Closing date for submissions is 30th October 2017. For further information or to submit an abstract, please contact Kim Brock.

News Just In

Congratulations to Kim Brock who has recently qualified as an IBITA Advanced Bobath Instructor, Australia’s second Advanced Course Instructor.

Bobath Tutors

There are five qualified Bobath tutors and 6 tutor trainees in the group currently. A brief CV of each member is available in the About Us section.