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"Introductory 2-day Course: The relationship of activation of the core and the limbs - The Bobath Concept" is currently sold out.
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  • November 23, 2019 - November 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Description
This is an introductory highly practical course intended for graduate physiotherapists and occupational therapists working with neurological clients who wish to explore and improve their clinical assessment and treatment skills in optimizing functional recovery underpinning locomotion. The material is presented in a dynamic and interactive manner and is relevant for therapists working in a variety of settings including acute and rehabilitation hospitals, private practice, community and long-term care settings. The material is also relevant for therapists working with non-neurological patient populations.

In client-centered care, therapists are often faced with the patient’s request to regain walking ability. This course utilizes a best practice approach that blends theoretical evidence presented in lecture format with clinical expertise thru client demonstrations and practical labs This knowledge will enable the therapist to better assist the client to achieve their goal of walking.

The majority of the course will be practical in nature providing the therapist with a skill set that will have immediate clinical application. The practical information will be taught utilizing a clinical reasoning framework and problem-based approach. There will be hands-on demonstrations and the opportunity for practice. Patient demonstrations will allow therapists to see the application of course material on individuals with neurological lesions. There will be opportunities for active discussion, peer learning and self-reflection.

The course is open to physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

The course participant will gain an understanding of:

  • Anatomy and biomechanics associated with muscle activation of the core and the limbs
  • The neurophysiology of postural control
  • An introduction to the facilitation of muscle activation
  • An introduction to the Model of Bobath Clinical Practice

Libby Swain PT, MA, IBITA Advanced Course Instructor

Schedule (15 contact hours)
Saturday November 23, 2019: 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday November 24, 2019: 09:00 – 17:00
All participants must sign a waiver and a manual handling disclosure to participate in practical component.

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 2 hours less than the course schedule.

Lunch is not included in course fees. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided during breaks.
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.



Venue Website:

675 East 17th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5V 1B5


Neuro-Ability Rehabilitation Services is located at 675 East 17th Ave on the North-West corner of Fraser St and East 17th Ave. Access is from East 17th Ave.

For clients there is FREE parking at the rear of the building on East 17th Ave.
For therapists there is free parking available on the street. Take care to read the parking signs.

Public Transit
The “#99 express bus”  stops at Fraser and Broadway
The “#8 bus”  runs along Fraser and stops at the clinic
The “#19 bus”  runs along Kingsway and stops less than 2 blocks from the clinic

We’ll provide tea/coffee and healthy snacks. You are encouraged to bring your own re-useable drink container please.
You can bring your own lunch or purchase lunch from a range of local eateries a 5-minute walk.

Best Western Uptown Plus and the Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre are the closest hotels. There are also  several Airbnb and VBRO suites in the area.