What is Postural Control?

What is Postural Control? How does it relate to Balance?

The Bobath concept: An introduction for the Health Care Worker Assistant

A 2-day Specialty Course

Course participants will gain a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of the Bobath concept in respect of postural control & balance. The course will include lectures, human movement practical sessions, & patient treatment sessions. Course participants will have the opportunity to practice handling techniques on each other during the practical sessions.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of the course the participants shall be able to:

  • Define postural control & balance
  • Understand postural control movement strategies (anticipatory & reactive / ankle, hip, stepping strategies, UL responses)
  • Appreciate the influence of subcomponents of postural control such as the role of biomechanical restrictions, sensory strategies, movement strategies etc.
  • Understand how postural control relates to balance
  • Develop an understanding of medical reasons for falls
  • Develop an understanding of the affects of ageing & neurological pathology on falls/balance.
  • Appreciate the relevance of postural control & balance in clinical practise