Australian Bobath Training Association

Upcoming Courses

The following are the current upcoming courses in the Bobath concept. Further courses, including Advanced courses are being planned, so check back regularly.

PLEASE NOTE: Any queries re course enrollment should go through the given course contact. ABTA places all confirmed courses on the website, unless the course is internal to a particular health service.

For APA co-ordinated courses please see their Web site for a full list and online registration: http://members.physiotherapy.as.au/source/Meetings/apa_cMeetingProcessSearch.cfm

No courses in your area?

If you are interested in running a course in your region, or at your hospital, contact Australian Bobath Tutors Association. We can tailor a course to suit your needs. Please e-mail us for more information.

"What is Normal Movement?” Courses

These are open to all qualified physiotherapists, occupational therapists. Some courses may be OT or PT specific. Contact convener for further details.

Please note: All "What is Normal Movement" courses have a particular theme. Any of the themes qualify as a prerequisite for the Basic Bobath Course.

Dates / Location Theme Contact
29 February – 1 March 2020
Melbourne Health, RMH Campus
Optimising Shoulder Function This course is now full
14 – 15 March 2020
Caulfield Hospital
Supine to sit Chloe Bevans
4 – 5 April 2020
Thomastown, Melbourne
Gait This course is now full
2 – 3 May 2020
Caulfield Hospital
Reach and grasp This course is now full

Basic Bobath Courses

Prerequisite: Completion of “What is Normal Movement?” course.

Wherever feasible, the courses will now be run in two parts – two weeks, then a final week 2-3 months later.
NB: There is a single case design or essay component to be completed between 2nd and 3rd week of the course.

Dates Location Contact
15 – 19 & 22 – 26 November 2019
1 February – 5 February 2020
St George’s Hospital, Kew Melissa Birnbaum
3 – 10 February 2020
28 March – 3 April 2020
Waitamata, Auckland, NZ nzbobathassociation@outlook.com
15th – 19th & 22nd – 26th April 2020
1st July – 5th July 2020
Angliss Hospital, Melbourne Shae Cooke

Advanced Bobath Courses

Prerequisite: 6 months clinical experience following completion of IBITA recognized Basic Bobath Course.

Dates / Location Theme Contact
Dr Julie Vaughan Graham
1 February – 5 February, 2020
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury TBA

Other Courses

Dates / Location Theme Contact
Dr Julie Vaughan Graham
13 February – 16 February, 2020
Bobath approach to spinal cord injury Janet Stevens
Dr Julie Vaughan Graham
20 February – 23 February, 2020
Bobath approach to spinal cord injury emilie.gollan@health.qld.gov.au