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"IBITA certified 15-day Basic Bobath Course: Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Neurological Conditions" is currently sold out.
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  • June 1, 2022 - November 13, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Description
This is an IBITA certified Basic Bobath Course for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, that comprises of clinical learning sessions, and a guided self-directed case report. This course utilizes lectures, practical sessions, patient demonstrations and patient treatment sessions to integrate theory and practical knowledge, with respect to the Bobath concept, in the treatment of the patient with neurological dysfunction.

Participants will be instructed in the Bobath Concept with respect to the assessment, treatment and management of adult neurological conditions. The practical application of contemporary research findings will be emphasized to promote “best practice”. Therapists will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clinical diagnoses including, CVA, ABI & iSCI, at various stages of recovery. This course has a practical emphasis to enable therapists the opportunity to develop handling skills.

Course Dates:
Module 1 (5 days): Wednesday 1 June – Sunday 5 June, 2022
Module 2 (5 days): Wednesday 22 June – Sunday 26 June, 2022
Module 3 (5 days): Wednesday 9 November – Sunday 13 November, 2022 (Note Including STAT Friday 11 November)

Libby Swain PT, MA, IBITA Advanced Course Instructor

Course Pre-requisite:
There is NO PREREQUISITE for the Basic Bobath Course. It is preferred that individuals have worked with the neurological patient population for over one year. Completion of a CBIA 2-day or 3-day Introductory Course, or an NDTA Introductory Course, is strongly recommended. Out of province participants must scan and email proof of temporary registration in the relevant province within four weeks of course start.

Vancouver Community College Directions
(Wednesday 1 June to Friday 3 June 2022; Wednesay 22 June to Friday 24 June, 2022; Wednesday 9 November to Thursday 10 November, 2022)

Neuro-Ability Rehabilitation Services Directions
(Saturday 6 June to Sunday 7 June 2022; Saturday 25 June to Sunday 26 June, 2022; Friday 11 November to Sunday 13 November, 2022)

All participants must sign a waiver and a manual handling disclosure to participate in the practical components.

Please wear appropriate clothing for undressing during practical sessions, e.g. shorts, sports bra.

A certificate cannot be issued if non-attendance to the course is > than 1 day. Also, the successful completion and submission of a self-directed case report is also required.

Lunch is not included in course fees.

CBIA Cancellation Policy:
  • A $150 cancellation fee will be charged if the participant cancels up to one month prior to course commencement.
  • If the participant cancels within one month of course commencement, a refund will only be granted (minus $150 cancellation fee) if the course place is filled by another registrant.
  • The Canadian Bobath Instructors Association reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course if a minimum number of course registrants is not met. Course registrants are responsible for their travel expenses including changes to bookings, please take the above into consideration when booking flights and/or reserving accommodation.
    CBIA reserves the right to substitute CBIA Instructors if any one of them is rendered unable to teach
COVID-19 Note:
  • Thank you for understanding that due to Covid-19, course participants need to be adaptable and prepared for the possibility of last-minute changes. Short notice course cancellation may be unavoidable. Participant costs associated with cancellation of travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the course participant.  Precautions may vary dependent upon PHO orders and college recommendations at the time of the course.
  • Everyone entering the venue must wear a respirator level mask (N95 equivalent) face mask at all times and will be required to complete a Covid-19 screen online before each day of the course.  No one may enter the venue if (1) they have Covid-19 symptoms, (2) are Covid-19 positive, (3) been in contact in the last 14 days with an individual described by (1),or (2) . Participants must also provide proof of COVID vaccination 2nd dose and booster to attend the course.
  • The course includes practical sessions, and participants shall work in pairs, wearing masks, and complying with frequent hand washing and thorough equipment cleaning.


King Edward Campus, 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5T 4V5



Vancouver Community College
1120 East 7th
Entrance on East 7th

Pay Parking available on East 7th. Street parking free but availability limited
Vancouver Community College Sky train station within easy walking distance
Bike parking at entrance
Broadway bus within easy walking distance Broadway Campus. Get directions
Please note it is NOT 1155 East Broadway but the building next to it

Course will be held in Room 4217. Signs will be posted the first day. Enter thru Main Entrance. Take Elevator to 4th floor where room 4217 is located.

There is a cafeteria in in the Broadway building for lunch or you can bring your own lunch and store it in the refrigerator on the fourth floor.

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