Australian Bobath Training Association

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions visitors to this our Web site may have. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please email us your question.

What is Bobath?

"The Bobath concept is now described as an inclusive, individualized, problem solving, living concept based on a systems approach to motor control, with particular emphasis on movement analysis and motor recovery from the perspective of the integration of postural control, task performance and contribution of sensory inputs."(Vaughan-Graham et al, 2015, p804)

The Bobath (NDT) concept in adult neurological rehabilitation: what is the state of the knowledge? A scoping review. Part I: conceptual perspectives.

Vaughan-Graham J, Cott C, Wright FV. Disabil Rehabil. 2015;37(20):1793-807. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2014.985802. Epub 2015 Jul 9.

Where can I go for further reading about the Bobath Concept?

Bente Gjelsvik, a Norwegian Bobath Instructor has written: The Bobath Concept in Adult Neurology – Bente Gjelsvik & Line Syre 2016

This excellent reference book first published in 2008 is now in it’s second edition from 2016 and can be obtained from here: https://www.amazon.com/Bobath-Concept-Adult-Neurology/dp/3131454520

Bobath Concept Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation – Raine S, Meadows L, Lynch Ellerington E 2009 It was written by members of the British Bobath Tutors Association, published in 2009 and can be obtained here: https://www.amazon.com/Bobath-Concept-Clinical-Neurological-Rehabilitation/dp/1405170417

Also, have a look in our Resources section for links and references.

How can I organise a course at my place of work?

We are always looking for new venues. Please email Janet Stevens with details and she will get back to you to discuss possible arrangements.

Are the Bobath courses run by the APA?

Some of the courses are co-ordinated by the APA and some are co-ordinated by the host venue.