Current references

Contemporary Bobath Concept Publications



Raine et al eds (2009). Bobath concept.  Theory & clinical practice in neurological rehabilitation.  (First ed.). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Gjelsvik, B. E. B. (2008). The Bobath Concept in Adult Neurology. New York: Thieme.



Brock, K., Haase, G., Rothacher, G., & Cotton, S. (2011). Does physiotherapy based on the Bobath concept, in conjunction with a task practice, achieve greater improvement in walking ability in people with stroke compared to physiotherapy focused on structured task practice alone?: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 25(10), 903-912.

Cott, C., Vaughan-Graham, J., & Brunton, K. (2011). When will the evidence catch up with clinical practice. Letter to the Editor. Physiotherapy Canada, 63(3), 387-390.

Huseyinsinoglu, B. E., Ozdincler, A. R., & Krespi, Y. (2012). Bobath Concept versus constraint-induced movement therapy to improve arm functional recovery in stroke patients: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26(8), 705-715.

International Bobath Instructors Training Association, I. (2008). Theoretical Assumptions and Clinical Practice  Retrieved October 29, 2012, from

Kollen, B. J., Lennon, S., Lyons, B., Wheatley-Smith, L., Scheper, M., Buurke, J. H., . . . Kwakkel, G. (2009). The Effectiveness of the Bobath Concept in Stroke Rehabilitation:  what is the evidence? Stroke, 40, e89-e97.

Levin, M. F., & Panturin, E. (2011). Sensorimotor integration for functional recovery and the Bobath approach. Motor Control, 15(2), 285-301.

ØYgard, K., HæStad, H., & JØRgensen, L. (2011). Physiotherapy, based on the Bobath concept, may influence the gait pattern in persons with limb-girdle muscle dystrophy: A multiple case series study. Physiotherapy Research International, 16(1), 20-31.

Raine, S. (2006). Defining the Bobath concept using the Delphi technique. Physiotherapy Research International, 11, 4-13.

Raine, S. (2007b). The current theoretical assumptions of the Bobath concept as determined by the members of BBTA. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 23(3), 137-152.

Vaughan-Graham, J., Eustace, C., Brock, K., Swain, E., & Irwin-Carruthers, S. (2009). The Bobath concept in contemporary clinical practice. (Grand Rounds)(Report). Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 16(1), 57-68.


Revised  2013