Courses

CBIA offers a variety of courses for qualified physiotherapists and occupational therapists across Canada. We also provide instruction for other health care workers including rehabilitation assistants and kinesiologists. All courses are related to treatment of individuals with neurological conditions.
The following flow chart outlines the order of progression thru the varying levels of courses. The application of the Bobath Concept to clinical practice is a process involving dedication, on going commitment to learning and the desire to make a positive impact upon the lives of your patients.
All courses include theoretical foundations to practice, practical sessions to develop handling and clinical reasoning skills and demonstrations/workshops with patients

2/3-day Introductory Courses

Prerequisite: Entry level qualification and college registration.
General description: These courses provide the therapist with an Introduction to the Bobath Concept. The Human Movement Course lays the foundation knowledge on which all other courses are based. The other 3-day courses are themed around a specific topic but remain at an introductory level. Although it is recommended to start with the Human Movement Course, therapists may sign up for 1 or more of these courses in any order.

15-day Basic Bobath Course. IBITA certified.

Prerequisite: Completion of a 3-day CBIA Course or an equivalent NDTA Introductory Course. It is preferred that individuals have worked with the neurological patient population for over one year.
Description: Having participated in one or more 3 day Introductory Courses the therapist keen to develop their skill set will then move onto the Basic Bobath Course. This course is a significant commitment in respect of both time and finance. It includes several classroom modules as well as an independent patient study. In addition to theory, clinical reasoning and practical sessions the Basic course offers supervised/mentored treatment sessions with a wide variety of patients. Upon completion of this course the therapist has the skill set to apply the Bobath Concept to their clinical setting.

5-day Advanced Courses. IBITA certified. (Themed)

Prerequisite: Completion of the 15-day Basic Bobath Course a minimum of 6-months prior.
Description: These courses are themed around a specific clinical focus thus enabling the therapist to deepen their skill set beyond the Basic Course level.
In addition to theory, clinical reasoning and practical sessions the Advanced course offers supervised/mentored treatment sessions with patients.
CBIA is response based to requests for Advanced Course themes

3-day Post Basic Course

Prerequsite: Completion of the 15-day Basic Bobath Course.

Description: This course offers the therapist the opportunity to deepen movement analysis, clinical reasoning and skill of facilitation. In comparison to all other courses their will be NO formal lectures

3 hour Workshops

Prerequisite: Entry level qualification and college registration.

Description: Workshops are offered based upon specific requests. If you would like a 3 hour workshop on a specific topic please contact us.

2 day Course for Health Care Workers
Prerequsite: Entry level qualification and college registration specific to professional designation.
Description: This course offers an Introduction to the Bobath Concept for a variety of Health Care Workers (RA, PTA’s, OTA’s. Nurses, Kinesiologists, Massage therapists, Recreation therapists, Speech therapists) It is a practical course that utilizes patients to apply principles of the Bobath Concept in PADL and ADL.