1. The Bobath Concept: Developments and Current Theoretical Underpinning

  1. Sue Raine Clinical Lead Physiotherapist1,
  2. Linzi Meadows Clinical Director2 and
  3. Mary Lynch-Ellerington Fellow Senior Bobath Instructor3
  1. Sue Raine Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Published Online: 2 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314601.ch1

Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

How to Cite

Raine, S. (2009) The Bobath Concept: Developments and Current Theoretical Underpinning, in Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation (eds S. Raine, L. Meadows and M. Lynch-Ellerington), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314601.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Walkergate Park for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, UK

  2. 2

    Manchester Neurotherapy Centre, Neurological Teaching Centre, UK

  3. 3

    Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK

Author Information

  1. Walkergate Park for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170413

Online ISBN: 9781444314601

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Keywords:

  • Bobath Concept - developments and current theoretical underpinning;
  • Bobath Concept - commonly used of approaches;
  • Bobath concept - theory and clinical practice in neurological rehabilitation;
  • systems approach to motor control - current theory underpinning Bobath Concept;
  • systems approach theory to motor control - foundation for underlying principles of assessment;
  • cortical representation areas - modification by sensory input, experience and learning;
  • upper motor neurone (UMN) syndrome - dyscontrol characteristics associated with lesions;
  • Bobath Concept - developed as a living concept;
  • Bobath Concept treatment - ‘change of functional outcome’;
  • constraint-induced movement therapy and motor mental imagery - as part of patient's home programme

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The founders and development of the Bobath Concept

  • Current theory underpinning the Bobath Concept

  • Systems approach to motor control

  • Clinical application of the theory underpinning the Bobath Concept

  • Summary

  • References