The Bobath concept describes an approach developed in the 1940’s by Dr Karel Bobath and Mrs Berta Bobath. It is a well-known treatment intervention for people with neurological conditions and is widely used and well respected in countries worldwide.

It is based on the therapist’s understanding of normal movement and their ability, through their handling of a patient, to give them the sensation of movement in order to assist appropriate restructuring of the nervous system to regain movement and function.

The physiotherapists at Bristol neurohysio have extensive experience of using Bobath techniques in rehabilitation and management of various neurological conditions.

If you would like to know more about this then you may find the following website useful:

Some kind words

Our daughter’s renal failure means that she is delayed with standing and walking at 2 and half years of age. We first started seeing Jules a few months back for an intense block of physiotherapy to build the strength and skills needed for her to eventually stand and walk.  It was really important that the physiotherapist specialised in paediatrics and could work alongside the NHS physiotherapists we also see. Jules immediately put us at ease with her friendly and professional approach and has built a good, trusting relationship with our daughter.  She uses play as a way to get our daughter to engage with the therapy.  Our daughter has really enjoyed all her physio sessions to date and we have seen a notable improvement in her movement.  She has begun to pull herself up and can climb up small steps as well as shuffle down stairs in a controlled manner!

Ms S, Bristol