The Bobath concept is a type of physical treatment and an approach to neurological rehabilitation, which aims to improve mobility in patients with damage to their central nervous system. It can be effectively applied in the treatment of patients with neurological conditions such as stroke patients with a one-sided paralysis.The Bobath concept is a neurodevelopmental and non-standardized approach as it responds to the individual patient and addresses his neurological conditions and movement control problems. Thus, it is a personalized approach, guided by the therapist but in consultation with the patient, to develop and deliver targeted exercises suited to the needs and goals of the individual. Recognizing all patients’ potential for enhanced function, the treatment aims to ensure a better life-quality and the return to a self-reliant and independent life-style.
Another goal of applying the Bobath concept is to promote a conscious experience of the body, body awareness and sensitivity to movement.