Feldenkrais® Institute of Victoria
Centre for movement education
Sophia Buchholz

Bobath Therapy / Neuro Developmental Treatment

Bobath Therapy supports rehabilitation for those with neurological impairments. The approach originated in the work of physiotherapist Berta Bobath and her neurophysiologist husband Karel. It is regarded internationally as one of the foremost approaches to the treatment and management of neurological conditions.

Bobath Therapy focuses on motor control, motor learning, neural and muscular plasticity and biomechanics. The concept stresses the individual nature of client challenges and the need for customized treatment. A therapist collaborates with the client, family and caregivers to identify relevant and achievable goals. The aim of therapy is to improve or restore function.

In the United States, Bobath is often referred to as Neuro-Developmental Treatment.