Upcoming Courses & Training

Gain new skills and develop your knowledge in supporting people with Cerebral Palsy through our comprehensive training packages.

We have a range of courses to support your development and help you maximise the potential of people with Cerebral Palsy.

We can also tailor training courses for your individual needs – please see 'Bespoke training' below.

Please drop us an email to Training@Bobath.org.uk or give us a call on 0208 444 3355 to book on to a course

Introduction to Facilitation-2 day practical course -Course Postponed

Monday 11th- Tuesday 12th July 2022-Postponed new date to follow soon

Course price: £399

Who it is for: Physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists who want to have a deeper understanding of how to analyse and change movement on others. No prior Bobath knowledge needed or for those who have attended the Introductory Bobath Course. Helpful if they treat children with CP

Objectives of course:

  1. To provide an introduction to the Bobath Concept and the importance of improving activity for children with CP
  2. To give the course participant an understanding of the relationship between handling, task and changes in a person’s activity.
  3. To enable the course participant to practice basic handling skills on people with typical tone and movement
  4. To discuss the features of typical and atypical movement and the handling techniques and principles used to modify tone, patterns of movement and activity to improve function

Problem Solving and Handling for Activity and Participation

Tuesday 19th - Wednesday 20th July 2022

Two day practical course in the centre

Course price: £399

Tutor: Rajkumar Rajan, MCSP

This course is suitable for physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Speech & language therapists with experience of treating children of all ages with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions. It focuses on assessment and treatment based on the Bobath Concept for children with cerebral palsy. We aim to develop a problem-solving approach in participants to their assessment and treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy. The course is interactive in delivery and involves presentations, video analysis of typical and atypically developing children, practical treatment demonstrations and group work.

Introductory Bobath course to the Treatment and Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd July 2022 at the Centre 

Two day course

Course price: £399

You'll gain an overview of the transdisciplinary nature of assessment and treatment within the Bobath concept. Here we explore the classification of Cerebral Palsy and principles of treatment in a series of tutor led treatment demonstrations and discussions, supported by lectures, videos and PowerPoint presentations..  Opportunities are given for handling of other participants to understand more about typical movement and how we can influence this and apply the techniques to the treatment of children with cerebral palsy. 

This course is suitable for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech & language therapists.

Course Objectives: By the end of the two-day course, the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the basic principles that underpin the Bobath approach to treatment.
  • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of assessment and treatment using the Bobath approach.
  • Discuss the relevance of an understanding of child development to the treatment of cerebral palsy.
  • To identify the features of spastic hypertonus and dyskinesia and the principles of treatment of children with these clinical features.
  • Demonstrate safe handling on a person with typical tone and movement and understand how this can be applied to treatment of children with cerebral palsy
Winter 2022 Modular Basic Foundation Paediatric Course-Please note date changes (now called Winter not Autumn)

Block 1

7th November- 9th December 2022

Block 2

9th January 2023 - 27th January 2023 

8 week course split into 2 blocks 1st block is 5 weeks and 2nd block is 3 weeks (we are looking at running a 4 blocks of 2 weeks course in early 2023 dates to follow)

Course price: £4145

This in-depth paediatric course is for qualified occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech & language therapists who want to become Bobath trained. The course provides analyses of child development, typical movement, the different presentations of Cerebral Palsy and the Bobath concept and its application to treatment and management.

Introductory course for Speech & Language Therapists working with people with Cerebral Palsy- 2 day course- new date 3rd-4th November 2022

3rd-4th November 2022

£399.00

The SLT intro course is an introductory course for Speech & Language Therapists working with people with Cerebral Palsy. It offers up to date information on the types of Cerebral Palsy, causes, incidence and accompanying conditions as well as the opportunity to learn handling skills.

This 2 day course looks in more detail at hypertonus and dyskinesia, the Bobath concept and principles of treatment and its application to the areas speech & language therapists typically would be engaged. Each course participant will be required to bring a short video clip of someone with CP with a little bit of status and function (eating & drinking, speech, the use of AAC), which will be used to demonstrate analysis of patterns of posture and movement and their impact on the function we assess.

Introductory Bobath course to the Treatment and Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Tuesday 4th – Wednesday 5th October 2022 at the Centre please note change of dates of course as of 7th June 

Two day course

Course price: £399

You'll gain an overview of the transdisciplinary nature of assessment and treatment within the Bobath concept. Here we explore the classification of Cerebral Palsy and principles of treatment in a series of tutor led treatment demonstrations and discussions, supported by lectures, videos and PowerPoint presentations..  Opportunities are given for handling of other participants to understand more about typical movement and how we can influence this and apply the techniques to the treatment of children with cerebral palsy. 

This course is suitable for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech & language therapists.

Course Objectives: By the end of the two-day course, the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the basic principles that underpin the Bobath approach to treatment.
  • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of assessment and treatment using the Bobath approach.
  • Discuss the relevance of an understanding of child development to the treatment of cerebral palsy.
  • To identify the features of spastic hypertonus and dyskinesia and the principles of treatment of children with these clinical features.
  • Demonstrate safe handling on a person with typical tone and movement and understand how this can be applied to treatment of children with cerebral palsy

Online Therapy Assistants Course - An Introduction to the Bobath Approach to Treatment and Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Friday 14th October 2022 Practical day at the centre (Please note date changed from November to October as of 1st June)

Part 1: Three online modules on the Bobath Concept and Cerebral Palsy, to be completed in your own time and before Part 2

Part 2: Practical day at the Bobath Centre with treatment demonstrations, lectures on play and communication and practical group work

Course price: £259

This course provides an overview of what Cerebral Palsy is and how we approach treatment using the Bobath concept. We take a practical approach, looking at how the child performs their daily activities (walks, moves on the floor, talks, plays etc.) We discover what happens to their body as they do this and learn why they cannot do certain activities. You will hear lectures from a speech and language therapist who will invite you to think about play and about communication and how you can help children with Cerebral Palsy who may have difficulties in these areas.

Early Years and Communication 12th  December 2022

Half day practical

Early bird offer: £75!

Tutor: Yolanda Broek, MRCSLT

This half day course provides information on the development of communication in the first year of life, how this may be affected in children with developmental delay and what we can do to stimulate development. This  informative, practical session will give you great ideas that are easy to put into practice.

This early years communication course has been specifically created for the needs of parents, carers, teachers, au pairs and nannies and provides an all-round introduction to communication in early years ages.

Bobath Introductory Baby Course-New date added due to popular demand

Wednesday 14th - Friday 16th December 2022

Three day course

Course price: £599

This course is suitable for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech & language therapists and focuses on babies 0-24 months. Over the course we cover typical and atypical sensory-motor development, and assessment and treatment of babies using the Bobath concept. Treatment will cover therapeutic handling of babies. We recommend bringing baby dolls 20-24 inch to practise therapeutic handling. There may also be opportunities for handling babies under supervision. Teaching methods include PowerPoint presentations, video analysis, treatment demonstrations and facilitation sessions.

Bespoke training

Do you have a specific training need for just you and your team? Would you like customised training that can help you with your continuous professional development? Then look no further. We offer bespoke training packages for professionals looking to develop their skills and learn more about the Bobath approach.

Get in touch to see how we can help at training@bobath.org.uk

If you would like more information on any of the above courses, please email training@bobath.org.uk