Cerebral palsy is an incurable condition affecting muscle control & movement. Everyday actions like walking, talking, swallowing are affected. Therapy helps people make the most of their abilities.
Cerebral palsy is an incurable condition, caused by brain damage which occurs before, during or after birth. Its effects vary widely: impaired movement, visual and speech difficulties are the most common. Cerebral palsy affects one in every 500 children.
Bobath Scotland is a charity devoted to improving the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy. It was founded in 1995 by a group of parents who recognised the need for a bespoke therapy service for children with cerebral palsy in Scotland.
Everything we do is centred on the needs and goals of the person with cerebral palsy and their family or carers. Whether a person wants to be able to put their splints on independently or a mum needs help to get her child to sleep through the night, we’ll do everything we can to make it possible.
Bobath therapy combines the expertise of physiotherapy, occupational and speech & language therapy into a single holistic approach. There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but with the help of therapy, children can increase their independence and quality of life.
Bobath therapy’s aim is to improve the functional abilities of those with cerebral palsy and is tailored to individual needs.
Bobath Scotland also works closely with community therapists, classroom assistants, support workers, teachers and other people involved in day to day life, helping them to better understand a person’s individual condition and ensuring the benefits of therapy filter into everyday life.
Bobath Scotland aims to:
- improve the quality of life for children and adults with cerebral palsy.
Established: January 1995
Board members: 9
Full time staff: 8
Part time staff: 7
Phone number: 0141 352 5000
Address: Cerebral Palsy Centre Bradbury House 10 High Craighall Road Glasgow G4 9UDView charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
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