Neurodevelopmental physiotherapy, also known as the Bobath approach, was developed by physiotherapist Berta Bobath in the 1950s.
At the time, there was limited understanding of neuroscience and the brain’s capacity for recovery. The common approach to stroke treatment focused on teaching patients to compensate for paralysis by relying on their less affected side.
Bobath discovered she could help her stroke patients change their movement patterns. She set out to empower her patients to regain what was lost rather than just compensate for their losses.
Bobath’s approach, now used by skilled therapists worldwide, aims to improve movement and mobility for individuals with neurological conditions.
Through guided and facilitated movements, verbal cues, and adjustments tailored to your evolving needs and emerging skills, neurodevelopmental physiotherapy assists you to form new sensory and motor pathways. Creating these new connections within your brain, may enhance your movement and control.
At Valens Care, our physiotherapists are trained and experienced in neurodevelopmental physiotherapy. We know that the brain has a remarkable ability to learn and adapt, even after injury. Our neuro physiotherapy service aims to make your everyday tasks easier and restore your quality of life.