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At Bobath Scotland's Glasgow-based therapy centre, children and now adults from all over Scotland receive individually tailored therapy, enabling them to improve their mobility skills, communication and play, and maximise their potential.
We will contact community therapists prior to attendance at Bobath Scotland for a block of therapy, allowing us to establish progress, discuss any concerns and consider these factors when planning therapy aims.
By involving parents, carers and family members in the therapy sessions, Bobath ensures that treatment is carried over into everyday life. We aim to complement local therapy input and co-ordinate therapy aims and management. We therefore invite each client's community therapist(s), nursery and school staff and other professionals involved in tehir care to join in some of the Bobath therapy sessions.
The Bobath approach was developed by Dr Karel and Mrs Berta Bobath in the 1940s. Its aim is, through specialised techniques of handling, to improve the functional abilities of children with cerebral palsy.
Bobath therapy is effective for children with all types of cerebral palsy, regardless of their associated impairments or age. Each child's activity limitations are individually assessed by multi-disciplinary team members, who develop a therapy plan. Then, as each child's needs change, we regularly reassess the treatment.
Our highly trained therapists work with parents, carers and other professionals to fully understand the needs of each individual child and how best to fulfil them and complement local therapy input. An intensive block of Bobath therapy explores ways of encouraging more natural movement patterns and enhancing the quality of a child's everyday life.
Children with cerebral palsy under 18 years: Parents can initiate referral to Bobath Scotland by approaching their local therapy team or consultant paediatrician to refer to us. We work in close collaboration with local therapists and will contact them after we’ve received a referral, to obtain relevant information that will enable us to provide the best service. The child referral form can be downloaded here (MS Word, 748Kb)
Adults with cerebral palsy over 18 years: can contact us directly either by phone or e-mail and we will discuss with them the therapy pathways that are available to adults.
To find out more about our therapy for children and adults with cerebral palsy, speak to Anne, our Family Co-ordinator on 0141 352 5000.