6. The Control of Locomotion

  1. Sue Raine Clinical Lead Physiotherapist2,
  2. Linzi Meadows Clinical Director3 and
  3. Mary Lynch-Ellerington Fellow Senior Bobath Instructor4
  1. Ann Holland Clinical Specialist (Physiotherapy)1 and
  2. Mary Lynch-Ellerington Fellow Senior Bobath Instructor4

Published Online: 2 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314601.ch6

Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

How to Cite

Holland, A. and Lynch-Ellerington, M. (2009) The Control of Locomotion, 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.ch6

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

    National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queens Square, London, UK

  2. 4

    Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 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:

  • control of locomotion;
  • walking - goals for patients with neurological conditions;
  • pattern of human locomotion - unique and gait determinants;
  • essential requirements for locomotion;
  • ideation of goal of walking and creation of initial postural set;
  • cortical control of gait initiation and gait cycle;
  • role of foot as source of sensory input;
  • single leg stance and activation of foot;
  • quantitative gait analysis;
  • bipedal locomotion - limbs moving in symmetrical alternating relationship

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Key aspects of bipedalism

  • The gait cycle

  • Use of body weight support treadmill training in the Bobath Concept

  • Assistive devices

  • Outcome measures

  • Summary

  • References