Optimising functional performance – Advancing clinical reasoning and therapeutic handling skills

Optimising functional performance-Advancing clinical reasoning and therapeutic handling skills. The Bobath concept. An Advanced Bobath course (IBITA certified)

Course description

This 5 day course is open to therapists who have successfully completed the Basic Bobath course.

Course participants complete a pre-course questionnaire in which they are able to raise areas of interest, so that the courses can be tailored towards their needs and theme.

The course consists of theoretical and practical components including movement analysis, patient demonstrations/workshops and treatment sessions (in pairs with one patient over the5 days).

Participants will develop their problem solving skills through guided workshops used to demonstrate a range of clinical reasoning models and practical treatment sessions aimed at enhancing clinical reasoning and therapeutic handling skills.

Course aims

This course facilitates participants to deepen their current experience in neurological rehabilitation developing clinical skills in the context of evidence based practice.

The overall emphasis is on treatment progression to optimise functional recovery.

The course will provide participants with the opportunity to review current evidence critically and synthesise this with their clinical practice in the context of the Bobath Concept.

Specificity of handling skills will be developed through structured analysis.

Who is this course suitable for?

Qualified Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists working in neurology.


You must have completed the Basic Bobath course.

It is recommended that at least 12 months elapse between the end of the Basic Bobath course and the start of the Advanced Bobath course.