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  • 02/01/2010
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Graham, JV, Eustace C, Brock K, Swain E & Irwin-Curruthers (2009) The Bobath concept in contemporary clinical practice. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 16 (1)):57-68

This paper provides a clear overview of the present-day Bobath Concept. The concept was first developed in the 1950s, based on the neuroscience knowledge of the time, and the authors outline key developments in rehabilitation and neuroscience that support its theoretical development. Key aspects of clinical intervention are discussed including integration of the ICF throughout the clinical reasoning process and the creation of improved postural control for efficient task performance. The role of facilitation, the management of compensatory behaviours and the use of the 24 hour approach are also considered. This article provides a framework on which future research into the Bobath Concept can be based.