Bobath/Neurodevelopmetal therapy

The Bobath approach is a problem-solving neurodevelopmental (NDT) approach for assessing and treating children with cerebral palsy and other allied neurological conditions. It concentrates on assessment of the quality of your child’s movement, and identification of the specific reasons that may be preventing your child from doing what they want to do. It might be to reduce or increase muscle tone, improve joint mobility, or control posture. This achieved through play so every session is fun and engaging for the child.

Case Study

Lewis is 7 and has cerebral palsy which affects all four of his limbs and trunk. The bobath approach is used in his therapy sessions to reduce his tone, through handling techniques and weightbearing which then enables Lewis to access more independent movement, through correct movement patterns.

Lewis loves his sessions as all activities are carefully selected to be achievable and fun!

This is what his mum says...

"Our 7 year old son Lewis, who has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, looks forward to Kelly's visits! Kelly makes physiotherapy interesting and fun. Lewis plays his favourite games and reads stories whilst working on head control, positioning and stretches (without realising he is working hard!)"