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Bobath concept physiotherapy

Physiotherapeutic measures for the treatment of people with neurological impairments.

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    What is Bobath Concept physiotherapy?

    The Bobath Concept, also known as Bobath Therapy or Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), is an approach to physiotherapy that was developed specifically for the treatment of people with neurological impairments such as cerebral palsy, stroke and traumatic brain injury. This approach focuses on helping patients to improve their motor skills and daily living skills through customized exercises. The main aim of Bobath therapy is to enable those affected to become more independent in everyday life.

    Bobath physiotherapy treatment

    Duration and price of manual therapy: 60 min €100 / 45 min €80 / 30 min €60
    Cash refund €40 - €80
    Preparations: No special preparations
    Duration of the results: Depending on the problem, repetition of the treatment often necessary

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    Advantages of Bobath physiotherapy

    Bobath therapy offers significant support to people with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, stroke or traumatic brain injury. This comprehensive therapy program is individually tailored to the specific needs and abilities of each patient and makes a significant contribution to improving their quality of life. For example:

    Increase in muscle function

    Bobath therapy focuses on improving muscle function. This includes strengthening weak muscles and increasing flexibility in affected areas of the body. Such an improvement can lead to increased mobility and better coordination in daily activities such as walking or grasping objects.

    Optimization of posture

    Improved posture has positive effects on general health and well-being. Through targeted posture analysis during therapy sessions, therapists can identify areas where posture needs to be improved. Targeted exercises to correct posture can effectively address these problems.

    Increase in balance

    Good balance is crucial for coping with everyday tasks without the risk of falling or losing stability. By using various balance techniques in the therapy sessions and practicing regularly outside the practice, patients can achieve improved balance. This enables them to lead a normal life, even when faced with unexpected challenges.

    Types of Bobath physiotherapy

    Bobath physiotherapy distinguishes between three central approaches: Postural Control Therapy (PCT), Movement Control Training (MCT) and Functional Reorientation Programs (FRP). Each method has its own treatment approach for neurological disorders:

    1. Posture control therapy focuses on regaining normal movement sequences through postural alignment techniques.
    2. Movement control training aims to strengthen weaker muscles by motivating patients to actively participate in exercises.
    3. Functional reorientation programs train patients to make optimal use of existing residual movements. This is done through repetitive exercises that are individually tailored to the respective condition and degree of disability in order to help them become more independent and increase their efficiency in everyday tasks.

    FAQ Bobath Concept Physiotherapy

    Frequently asked questions about Bobath Concept physiotherapy

    Bobath physiotherapy is a specialized form of physiotherapy that focuses on the rehabilitation of people with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injuries and multiple sclerosis. This method combines various techniques, including therapeutic exercises, sensory stimulation, positioning and postural management, to improve motor control, balance and coordination.

    People with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, stroke or brain trauma can be supported by Bobath physiotherapy to regain their strength and mobility.

    The time it takes for results to appear varies from person to person, with improvements sometimes being noticeable after just one session. However, some people need several sessions to make significant progress.

    Yes, Bobath therapy has been used successfully in pediatrics since the 1940s and is suitable for both children and adults with diagnosed neurological disorders or functional limitations.

    Bobath therapy exercises often focus on stretching the muscles around joints, such as the hip flexors, and encourage active movements. This helps to increase muscle strength while improving range of motion and motor skills, which are helpful for everyday activities such as getting dressed or climbing stairs.

    The frequency of sessions depends on individual needs. However, many patients usually attend once or twice a week for several weeks or months, depending on their need for support in achieving their goals.

    Yes, special equipment can be used for treatment, e.g. hand splints for patients with spasticity or paralysis, roller cushions/wedges for positioning, standing frames, walking aids, parallel bars, etc.

    As with all physiotherapy, there are potential risks, but these are usually minimal if the therapy is carried out by experienced therapists who adapt the program individually and safely.

    Many insurance plans now offer alternative treatments such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy. It is advisable to check directly with your insurer before making any decisions about care.

    Yes, in addition to Bobath, there are other methods such as neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), which focuses on improving functional movement patterns to address impairments in mobility, coordination, posture, etc.

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