What to do while application of Bobath Approach?


What to do while application of  Bobath Approach? The abnormal patterns must be stopped not so much by modifying the sensory input, but by giving back to the patient the lost or undeveloped control over his out put in developmental sequence. The basic patterns of posture & movement, the righting reaction & equilibrium responses are elicitedContinue reading “What to do while application of Bobath Approach?”

The law of shunting reaction & Application of shunting rule in treatment: Bobath Approach


The law of shunting reaction A phenomenon of efferent inflow being short-circuited either temporarily (the athetoid patient) or more permanently (the spastic patient) into patterns of abnormal co ordination released from higher inhibitory control. A patient with abnormal motor out put who moves abnormally in response to motivation & normal sensory inputs will still onlyContinue reading “The law of shunting reaction & Application of shunting rule in treatment: Bobath Approach”

Neurophysiological Assumption underlying of Bobath approach


Neurophysiological Assumption underlying of Bobath approach  Sensation of movement are learned, not movement per se  Basic postural & movement patterns are learned which are later elaborated on to become functional skills. Every skilled activity takes place against a background of basic patterns of postural control, righting, equilibrium & other protective reaction, reach, grasp & release. WhenContinue reading “Neurophysiological Assumption underlying of Bobath approach”

Principles of Bobath Approach


BOBATH APPROACH K. Bobath & B. Bobath developed treatment designed to increase normal movement patterns in children with cerebral palsy & adult with acquired hemiplegia. Their treatment focuses on restoring normal movements & eliminating abnormal movements.  Bobath principles The goal of the treatment to retrain normal movement responses on the patient’s hemiplegic side. The therapistContinue reading “Principles of Bobath Approach”

All patients showing Type A lesion on initial ASIA scale assessment are not complete cord injury


Most of the cases of spinal cord injury on initial assessment will show no motor or sensory control and no sacral sparing and we classify them under Type A lesion: complete cord injury. As we consider it as TYPE A complete cord injury our rehabilitation approach changes drastically. We start assuming that this is completeContinue reading “All patients showing Type A lesion on initial ASIA scale assessment are not complete cord injury”

USE OF DUPATTA/CHUNARI AS A GAIT BELT IN GAIT TRAINING IN HEMIPLEGICS AND BALANCE DISORDERS


Goal is to Prevent the fall during training and walking. While doing gait training of hemiplegics and patients with balance disorders, they are at high risk of  loss of balance and fall. During imbalance and fall we tend hold the upper limb of patients or trunk. this can lead to injury to upper limb or sometimeContinue reading “USE OF DUPATTA/CHUNARI AS A GAIT BELT IN GAIT TRAINING IN HEMIPLEGICS AND BALANCE DISORDERS”

Workshop Motor Relearning program for stroke Rehabilitation organized by Indian Association of Physiotherapy Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad Branch on 27th &28th November 2010, at Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy 2010.


Workshop Motor Relearning program for stroke Rehabilitationon  organized by Indian Association of Physiotherapy Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad Branch on 27th &28th November 2010, at Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy 2010. Course instructor Dr. Gajanan Bhalerao (PT) Master of Physiotherapy (Neurosciences) Associate Professor, Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy HOD Physiotherapy Department Shivajinagar, Pune for details of workshop click here MRPContinue reading “Workshop Motor Relearning program for stroke Rehabilitation organized by Indian Association of Physiotherapy Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad Branch on 27th &28th November 2010, at Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy 2010.”