85437 - Introduction to the Concept Bobath (IM)

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student acquires knowledge of basic neurophysiological principles of the Bobath concept related to tone modulation and functional recovery guide activities. He acquires skills through simulated activities of postural passages and trunk and limb activities for subjects with stroke diagnoses.

Course contents

The Bobath concept is a problem solving approach to evaluating and treating people with motion, postural, and function disorders, caused by a central nervous system injury. The rationale for its application is rooted in current neuroscientific knowledge of motor control, motor learning, neural and muscular plasticity and current biomechanical knowledge.
Course Content:
- promote the evidence based approach based on an up-to-date literature
- provide useful elements for the observation and evaluation of the neurological patient
- provide useful elements to the treatment of the neurological patient
- support the discussion and discussion between participants and lecturers and train clinical reasoning


Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation. Sue Raine, Linzi Meadows, Mary Lynch-Ellerington. Wiley-Blackwell. 2009
The Bobath concept in adult neurology. Gjelsvik BE, Syre L. 2016
Approche thérapeutique Neuro-Environnementale
Après une lésion cérébrale. Gerber, Michèle H. 2014
Principles of Neuroscience. Kandel E.R., Schwartz J.H.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons
Interact learning in small groups

Assessment methods

The exam consists of a practical test on the clinical reasoning of the bobath concept and on the implementation of specific maneuvers on a model. The assessment, which consists of a suitability, is carried out during the entire elective.

Teaching tools

handouts and slides

Office hours

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