Subject: Cerebral Palsy and Other Motor Disorders

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Publication date: 01/01/1980

ISBN: 9780521412025

Edition: 1st

Pages: 108

Neurophysiological Basis for the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy

Karel Bobath (Author)

Ways to buy

Hardback edition (complete book)


This extensively revised edition of one of the most popular of the Clinics series updates and clarifies the original work of Karel Bobath’s account of the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the motor disorders of cerebral palsy. It also highlights the advantages of very early treatment of infants before the disordered postures and movements are established. All those involved with physically handicapped children, and especially therapists, will find the book invaluable reading.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 75

Karel Bobath

Karel Bobath (Author)

Foreword David Scrutton.
Preface to second edition – Martin C. O. Bax.
1. Introduction.
2. Normal postural reflex mechanism.
3. Important aspects of normal motor co-ordination.
4. The application of normal child development to the assessment to the child with cerebral palsy.
5. Tone and posture in the assessment of cerebral palsy.
6. Tonic reflexes.
7. Types of cerebral palsy.
8. The early recognition of cerebral palsy.
9. The treatment of cerebral palsy.
10. The neurodevelopmental treatment.