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Introduction to Bobath-NDT Paediatric Course


 A 2-Day course for therapists and medical doctors interested in a Bobath overview of children with Cerebral Palsy and treatment principles.

Course Participant’s Criteria:

The participants must be qualified Therapists (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists) or medical Doctors.

Course Aim & Objectives:


To provide Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and medical Doctors with a better understanding of the clinical features and principles of treatment for children with Cerebral Palsy.


By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  •  Understand basic treatment principles that are specific to the Bobath Concept.
  • Understand key aspects of typical child development and their relevance to the treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and similar neurodevelopmental conditions.
  • Recognise characteristics commonly seen in children with spastic hypertonia and dyskinetic CP
  • Understand the role of parents in the daily management of their child.
  • Demonstrate how, with a hands-on approach, a therapist can change the alignment and the way a child moves and participates in daily life activities.
  • Explain the importance of assessing children in functional situations, as part of the clinical reasoning process to guide therapeutic intervention.
  • Use improved analysis and assessment skills to more effectively treat neurodevelopmental conditions.
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