We are an organisation of IBITA registered Bobath tutors in the UK specialising in the assessment and treatment of adults with neurological impairment using the Bobath concept.
All BBTA tutors are HCPC registered Chartered Physiotherapists working in either the National Health Service or private practice. At BBTA our focus is on the teaching of the Bobath concept to qualified physiotherapists and occupational therapists and the training of new tutors.
Members of BBTA comply with the bye-laws, rule and regulations of the International Bobath Instructor Training Association (IBITA).
What is Bobath?
The Bobath concept is a problem solving approach to the assessment and treatment of individuals with disturbances of function, movement and postural control due to a lesion of the central nervous system. This approach to rehabilitation of originated in the work of Berta and Karel Bobath and has evolved over more than half a century.
The rationale for current practice is based upon present day knowledge of motor control, motor learning and neural plasticity, as well as on knowledge of biomechanics.
The Purpose of BBTA
Optimise the activity and well being of adults with neurological impairment through improving therapeutic intervention using The Bobath concept. By running structured modular courses at differing levels, including theoretical, practical and patient centred components aimed at developing the assessment and treatment skills of the participants.
Maintain and improve the standards of BBTA recognised courses. Through continuous evaluation of all aspects of course content, teaching methodology and organisation and by implementing appropriate change where necessary.
Facilitate personal and professional development of all members.Through organising regular meetings and educational programmes. Mechanisms in place include peer group review, personal development plans and mentorship.
Promote the development of The Bobath concept related to adults with neurological impairment. Through promoting clinical effectiveness and encouraging research and publications, so providing a resource for information relating to The Bobath concept.
Formulate and carry out a training programme for physiotherapists and occupational therapists to become future members of BBTA.
By providing training modules/workshops, assistantships on courses and peer group support to enable trainees to reach the level of qualification.