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The Bobath Centre's Christmas Appeal

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The Bobath Centres Christmas Appeal

Some readers may be familiar with the National Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre and may have attended for treatment themselves or attended with a family member receiving treatment. I know that some of my clients and their families have attended the centre in the past.

For those unfamiliar with the centre, it is self-described as ‘the home of Bobath Therapy’. The Bobath concept was originally developed by Dr Karel Bobath and his wife, Berta Bobath (who was a physiotherapist). They initially created a method of rehabilitation and therapy in 1948 and their concept evolved into the Bobath approach, which is used at the centre today, and ‘has been highly influential in introducing developmental movement concepts into treating various conditions, and for movement learning in various fields’. 

The Bobath Centre’s mission is ‘to empower people with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions to build their skills and knowledge to enrich their lives’. They offer a vast array of services ranging from treatment for babies to adults. Their therapists also tailor the services and create unique treatment plans based on the Bobath approach.

The centre has recently launched its Christmas appeal to help them give more people the chance to reach their full potential. They supported 200 children last year. Children like Dylan:

"When three year-old Dylan came to The Bobath Centre he already had great support from his family, friends, nursery and physio. After some sessions with our Bobath Therapy Team Dylan began to turn pages in his favourite book using his right hand, and said ‘more’, for the first time.  It’s moments like that, when children find their sparkle, that make The Bobath Centre so special.  We think every child with cerebral palsy deserves to sparkle. With your help, we can make that happen".

Find out more about the Bobath Christmas appeal.

If you are looking to make any donation at Christmas this year, then please consider the National Bobath Cerebral Palsy Centre.