Frequently asked questions

What kinds of conditions do you treat?

We specialise in treatment for people with:

  • acquired neurological conditions such as stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury (incomplete), Parkinson’s
  • neuro-developmental conditions such as cerebral palsy

Who will provide my treatment?

You will be treated by a senior therapist who is a specialist in neurology. The therapy team at the Bobath Centre includes therapists with experience of treating adults with a variety of acquired neurological conditions and cerebral palsy as a lifelong condition. As a minimum standard, our adult physiotherapists have taken a recognised three-week adult Bobath course in neurology; our current therapists are vastly more experienced. The skill mix of therapists at the Bobath Centre provides the best possible knowledge base for managing the whole spectrum of neurological conditions treated at the Centre. Our staff

What types of appointment are offered?

Two types of appointment are offered initially. More

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How do I arrange an appointment?

You will need to arrange for us to receive a referral from a doctor. More

Is it possible to have NHS funding for treatment at the Bobath Centre?

Treatment costs may be covered by the NHS if you are a permanent resident in the UK. More

Can I pay for treatment?

Yes, treatment can be self-funded. More

Will my local therapist be involved?

We are keen to liaise with local therapists. Please let us know if you would like your local therapist to be invited to accompany you to your session.

What happens about manual handling/hoisting?

There have been some changes to manual handling guidelines regarding the use of hoists which will affect some clients attending the Bobath Centre. We are legally obliged to follow manual handling guidelines which may necessitate you being hoisted by the treating therapist and your carer/s for all transfers which are not for a specific therapeutic purpose during your visit within the Bobath Centre. This is irrespective of any manual handling practices (transfers and lifting) outside the centre.
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How do I get to the Bobath Centre?

The Bobath Centre is in north London and by car is within easy reach of the M1 and North Circular Road (A406). We have a large visitors’ car park.

Travelling by public transport, East Finchley underground station (Northern line) is seven minutes’ walk and there are good local bus links. More

Do you provide accommodation?

The Bobath Centre is an out-patient centre so we do not provide accommodation. Those who cannot travel daily to the Bobath Centre will need to arrange hotel or guest house accommodation. We have a comprehensive list of local hotels, apartments and B&Bs available on request; you would need to check that any accommodation is suitable for you.

What facilities do you provide?

The Bobath Centre building is on one level and accessible throughout. We have a family kitchen with fridge-freezer and microwave, and a washer-dryer in our laundry room – facilities to make a stay away from home as easy as possible. We have two disabled access toilets and a disabled access shower. The Bobath Centre has WiFi internet access.

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