Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales provides children, from birth to 18, who have cerebral palsy with specialist Bobath therapy with the aim of improving their quality of life through increased function and wellbeing. Bobath trained physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech & language therapists work closely together and specifically tailor the therapy sessions to a child’s individual needs. The Foundation awarded Bobath with a grant of £3,909 towards purchasing a Ceiling Track Hoist for use in three of the therapy rooms. The hoist enables the children to be safely transferred from their wheelchair during therapy and the therapists have more flexibility in where they are able to move the child. The hoist can also aid children with their walking, enabling children to safely take weight through their limbs.
A Bobath team member says, “We know that the intensive therapy we provide is life-changing and can have a profound effect on the children and families who come to us”. Oliver’s Mum says, “Oliver’s therapy sessions were fantastic! For the first time since his diagnosis, I began to have real hope for Oliver’s future. I knew he was a clever boy, but after the therapy sessions I felt like I was really able to believe it because I saw how he had transformed throughout his therapy. Bobath has given me ways to help my son for this I will be eternally grateful.”