About Us

Welcome to The Bobath Centre, the home of Bobath Therapy. We’re proud to be a dedicated team, empowering individuals of all ages living with cerebral palsy (CP) to achieve their goals and lead fulfilling lives. Through our National Training Centre, we're passionate about sharing our knowledge and skills with therapists, equipping them with the tools they need to make a positive impact in the lives of those with CP.

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What is the Bobath Approach?

Our experienced therapists are highly trained in the Bobath Concept. We look at everyday activities, like walking, talking, eating, playing, and cooking. We dive deep into what challenges you may face and figure out ways to make activities easier and more efficient. Our goal is to find practical solutions that help you make things happen smoothly.

When it comes to working with children, we are understanding, family-focused, and holistic. Families know their children best, so we team up with you to create a powerhouse duo!

By getting to know you and finding out what you want to achieve we then personalise activities to match the goals we set together. We also love having families actively involved in sessions! In fact, we encourage the whole family and your local team to join in on the fun.

The Bobath Centre, is a warm and friendly environment. We’re here to support you every step of the way, for life. So, how about booking a Welcome Session and make that first step?

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Bobath’s History

It’s incredible to think that the Bobath Concept has been around for nearly seven decades. More remarkable is that our journey started even earlier. Back in the late 1940s, people started to understand the requirement for rehabilitation and treatments specifically tailored for those with neurological disabilities. That realisation sparked numerous concepts, including our very own Bobath Approach.

We have many reasons to thank our founders, Berta Bobath and Dr Karel Bobath. They poured their hearts and energy into developing something so truly special, that it is still going strong today. In fact, it’s one of the most widely used approaches when it comes to treating neurological disabilities.

We’re proud to continue their legacy.

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Bobath Today

Since the Bobath Concept was first developed, our therapy has constantly evolved, keeping pace with modern challenges and opportunities. What hasn’t changed is our family and individual-centred approach.

We’ve created an environment where you and your loved ones are at the very core of everything we do and, because our therapy is totally trauma-informed, we take the time to really understand you and your unique needs.

Our therapists are not only experts who specialise in treating people with cerebral palsy day in and day out, they’re also dedicated to making that individual connection and providing the high quality care you deserve.

Our purpose-fitted National Training Centre in Watford is the perfect training environment for healthcare professionals, SENCOs, and anyone who wishes to improve their skills around cerebral palsy. Working hand-in-hand with standard NHS care, we add that extra touch of expertise to help manage cerebral palsy for people of all ages.

We are here for you, every step of the way, throughout your life – from babyhood, to teenage years and into adulthood and senior years. Supporting CP. For life.