Course information
Introductory Module 1: Human movement analysis as a basis of clinical intervention
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Course description:

This two day module is designed to introduce participants to the concept of movement analysis in the assessment and treatment of adults with neurological or neuromuscular dysfunction

The module consists of a theoretical introduction to movement analysis, practical sessions, and a patient demonstration

Course aims

To discuss movement analysis based on The Bobath Concept

To explore and enhance skills of observation, analysis and facilitation in a neurologically intact subject

To link the evidence base and clinical practice

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

Describe key components relating to the analysis of positions / postural sets (sitting / standing) and movement sequences (sit to stand to sit)

Identify key characteristics of efficient movement performance and recognise potential causes for lack of efficiency

Understand the wide postural and tonal variations in the normal adult population

Demonstrate efficient handling skills to facilitate movement from one postural set to another (sit to stand to sit)

Apply knowledge of movement analysis to the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological dysfunction

Who is this course suitable for?

Qualified Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists working in neurology


Applicants must be a qualifed PT or OT

How to apply

If you would like to apply for an Introductory Module please contact the course organiser directly as these modules are not organised by us directly

Contact details of the course organiser can be found by going to the Course Schedule page of our website and then clicking on the dates of the course you would like to attend. This will automatically provide you with the course organiser contact details

Suggested reading

Graham JV, Eustace C, Brock K, Swain E, Irwin-Carruthers S. (2009) The Bobath concept in contemporary clinical practice. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 16:57-68

Horak FB. (2006) Postural orientation and equilibrium: what do we need to know about neural control of balance to prevent falls? Age and Aging 35(S2): ii7-ii11

International Bobath Instructors Training Association (2008) Theoretical assumptions and clinical practice pdf document

Organising a course

Introductory modules can be arranged with individual tutors. If interested please contact the BBTA office via

Introductory modules usually run with 18-20 participants. Use the following resources to help you organise your course: