2. An Understanding of Functional Movement as a Basis for Clinical Reasoning

  1. Sue Raine Clinical Lead Physiotherapist2,
  2. Linzi Meadows Clinical Director3 and
  3. Mary Lynch-Ellerington Fellow Senior Bobath Instructor4
  1. Linzi Meadows Clinical Director3 and
  2. Jenny Williams Senior Physiotherapist Head1

Published Online: 2 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314601.ch2

Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

How to Cite

Meadows, L. and Williams, J. (2009) An Understanding of Functional Movement as a Basis for Clinical Reasoning, 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.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Walkergate Park for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, UK

  2. 3

    Manchester Neurotherapy Centre, Neurological Teaching Centre, UK

  3. 4

    Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Stroke and Head Injury Clinic in Warrington, UK

  2. 3

    Manchester Neurotherapy Centre, Neurological Teaching Centre, 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:

  • understanding of functional movement as basis for clinical reasoning;
  • contemporary Bobath Concept - based on systems model of motor control;
  • efficient functional movement as basis for clinical reasoning in Bobath concept;
  • normal movement versus efficient movement;
  • Bobath Concept - utilising motor control and motor learning;
  • sensorimotor information in skilled movement production;
  • afferent information in movement control;
  • framework of requirements for movement efficiency;
  • Bobath Concept use - patients maximising acquisition of postural control;
  • motor control and motor learning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Normal movement versus efficient movement

  • Compensatory strategies

  • Motor control and motor learning

  • Requirements of efficient movement

  • Summary

  • References