Developing Core Stability for Efficient Locomotion. The Bobath concept. An Advanced Bobath course (IBITA certified)
This is an advanced level course providing an opportunity for in-depth exploration of the theoretical and clinical link between core control and locomotion. The role of the corticoreticulospinal system and central pattern generators as key aspects of postural control and locomotion will be discussed, including the role of ‘Body- Weight Support Treadmill Training’ in the development of core control and the locomotor pattern. This is a clinical course underpinned by the evidence-base of locomotion and the critical role of the trunk and proximal girdles in anticipatory postural control. The course participant will have ample opportunity to explore, and develop, their theoretical knowledge base and clinical skills through the utilization of daily patient treatment sessions, patient demonstrations, lectures, guided discussion and practical sessions.
- To gain an increased understanding of the role of the corticoreticulospinal system in the development of core control and its impact upon the locomotor pattern.
- To develop an improved understanding of the interactive nature of core control and locomotion.
- To develop one’s clinical skill in the critical assessment of the neurologically impaired individual, with respect to core control and locomotion.
- To explore a variety of interventions to facilitate improved performance in human locomotion.
- To develop an improved understanding of both the descending and afferent influences on the production of pattern generated stepping.
- To gain an improved understanding of the role of Body-Weight Support Treadmill Training, in the development of core control, and the locomotor pattern.
Course Length: 5-days, 35 contact hours