Specialists in Cerebral Palsy

TRAINING COURSES

THERAPY ASSISTANTS COURSE

Date/Time: Wednesday 7th February 2018 — Thursday 8th February 2018

Location: Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales, Cardiff

Level: Introductory level

Course leaders:

Dawn Forbes MCSP (Bobath Clinical Expert Physiotherapist)

Rina Van der Walt MSc, MRCSLT (Consultant Speech Language Therapist Senior Bobath Tutor)

What is the Therapy Assistants Course?

This is a two day Introductory Course aimed at introducing Therapy Assistants to the Bobath Concept

and helping them to work more effectively  with children with cerebral palsy.

 Who is the course for?

 The course is suitable for Therapy Assistants (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and

Language Therapy) who have more than one year’s experience of working with children with cerebral

palsy.

Aim: To broaden the Therapy Assistant’s understanding of the Bobath Concept and its application to children with cerebral palsy.

 Objectives:

  • To familiarise participants with the Bobath approach to management of children with cerebral palsy.
  • To review the different types of cerebral palsy & explain how their atypical muscle tone, postures and movement patterns could affect their function.
  • To demonstrate Bobath principles of treatment to influence how children with different types of Cerebral Palsy perform activities (e.g. walk, play. Communicate, eat & drink).

Fee: £315.00

Interested: To sign up, please contact enrol online here.

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BOBATH INTRODUCTORY COURSE

Date/Time: Tuesday 13th March 2018 — Wednesday 14th March 2017

Location: Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales, Cardiff

Level: Introductory level

Course leaders:

Jennifer Carroll MA, MCSP, PGC(HE) (Consultant Physiotherapist and Bobath Tutor)

Dawn Forbes MCSP (Bobath Clinical Expert Physiotherapist)

Rina Van der Walt MSc, MRCSLT (Consultant Speech Language Therapist Senior Bobath Tutor)

What is the Introductory Course?

The course is designed to give course participants an insight into the use of the Bobath concept through demonstrations, discussions and lectures. Because of the introductory nature of this course, there will not be an opportunity for practical handling by course participants.

Objectives:

  • To familiarise therapists with the basic concepts that underpin the Bobath approach to treatment.
  • To demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of assessment and treatment using the Bobath approach.
  • To discuss the implications of an understanding of child development to the treatment of cerebral palsy.
  • To demonstrate the assessment and treatment of children with spastic and dyskinetic features of cerebral palsy.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Doctors who work with children with cerebral palsy or who hope to work in paediatrics in the future.

Fee: £375.00

Interested: To sign up, please contact enrol online here.