Cerebral Palsy Scotland is raising funds for an experienced specialist therapist to join our team of Bobath trained therapists. By working collaboratively, they provide personalised care to maximise the benefits for people with cerebral palsy.
There are not enough specialist services for people with cerebral palsy in Scotland. One in every 500 births will result in a child being diagnosed with cerebral palsy. That means, every year, around 150 babies will be born in Scotland that will continue to live with this condition. There is no cure, but therapy can influence how the body develops and is the most important treatment for cerebral palsy. The lack of specialist therapists limits the support available in Scotland.
We need to employ clinical specialist physiotherapists as part of our team of Bobath therapists. Using a personalised approach, we work closely as a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring each person benefits from this combined expertise. They will undergo practical and classroom-based training to become a specialist Bobath therapist. Our objective is to enhance specialist therapeutic knowledge, ensure the sustainability of services and increase the number of people we can support.