5. Moving Between Sitting and Standing

  1. Sue Raine Clinical Lead Physiotherapist3,
  2. Linzi Meadows Clinical Director4 and
  3. Mary Lynch-Ellerington Fellow Senior Bobath Instructor5
  1. Lynne Fletcher Clinical Director4,
  2. Catherine Cornall Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist1 and
  3. Sue Armstrong Clinical Specialist2

Published Online: 2 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314601.ch5

Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

How to Cite

Fletcher, L., Cornall, C. and Armstrong, S. (2009) Moving Between Sitting and Standing, 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.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Walkergate Park for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, UK

  2. 4

    Manchester Neurotherapy Centre, Neurological Teaching Centre, UK

  3. 5

    Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

  2. 2

    Gwent NHS Trust, UK

  3. 4

    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:

  • moving between sitting and standing;
  • Bobath Concept - independent sit to stand (STS) as essential goal for rehabilitation;
  • STS transition - integral part of normal human movement, locomotion, and reach and grasp;
  • ability to sit unsupported on backless seat - a prerequisite;
  • foot placement - with forward transfer of centre of mass (COM);
  • phases of sit to stand;
  • isometric ‘rising forces’ exerted under buttocks in preparation for seat off;
  • movements from standing to sitting;
  • patient's movement experiences - positive, safe and therapeutic;
  • effects of ageing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical considerations from the literature

  • Phases of sit to stand

  • Movements from standing to sitting

  • Effects of ageing

  • Sit to walk

  • Clinical aspects

  • Movement in functional contexts

  • Clinical example

  • References