LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize a basic level Bobath course for adults with neurological conditions, under the auspices of the International Bobath Instructors Training Association (Ι.Β.Ι.Τ.Α.).
The course lasts 15 days and will take place in 3 parts:
1st part (Basic I) will be held on March, 27 – 31 2019
2nd part (Basic II) on June, 05 – 09 2019 and
3rd part (Basic III) on September, 18 – 22 2019
The course fee is 1.450€
An invoice will be issued by the full payment.
In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 400€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:
National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA
Beneficiary: KENTRO EPIMORFOSIS STELECHON YGEIAS OE
You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:DEPOSIT (400€) 1st/2nd/3rd INSTALLMENT (350€) PAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT (1450€)
Deadline date for registrations: March, 15 2019 (CONTINUATION OF REGISTRATIONS)
The rest amount of 1.050€ (350€ + 350€ + 350€) must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of each part of the course.
In case of course cancellation, due to «epimorfosis», the deposit will be refunded immediately.
The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.
It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).
St. Luke’s Hospital
552 36, Panorama – Thessaloniki
Phone: +302310 380000
LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.
Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 20 individuals. If candidates are more than 20 a waiting list will be kept, based on the date of the finalization of participation (date of down payment).
At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance or competence recognized by IBITA will be issued.
Printed material (handouts) will be provided.
The course is addressed exclusively to physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists graduated from TEI.
Course language will be Greek.
The Bobath concept is a problem-solving approach to the assessment and treatment of individuals with disturbances of function, movement and postural control due to a lesion of the central nervous system (IBITA 1996, Panturin 2001, Brock et al 2002, Raine 2006).
There are two levels provided for learning the method. The basic level carries out in two 5-days courses and the advanced level carries out in a 5-day course.
According to the IBITA’s course program, at the conclusion of the course the course member will be able to:
Understand the history and ongoing development of the Bobath concept.
Be able to integrate the principles of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in their evaluation and treatment of adults with hemiplegia.
Analyse and facilitate efficient postural and movement control in preparation for and during functional activity.
Understand the functional consequences of lesions of the central nervous system
Observe and analyse disturbances of movement and function, and influence these through intervention.
Utilise the principles of motor control, motor learning, neural plasticity and muscle plasticity in their approach to treatment.
Understand the relationship between assessment and treatment, and implement the ongoing process of clinical reasoning.
Adapt and apply appropriate theoretical principles of treatment to the individual patient/client within his environment.
Develop effective handling skills and incorporate them with appropriate environmental and other influences in order to regain function.
Appreciate the importance of appropriate outcome measures to support evidence-based practice.
Continue learning through critical reading, self-evaluation and sharing with others.
You could find more information on the web page: www.ibita.org
Kostas lives and works in Athens, Greece. He is mainly treating adults with movements impairments related to lesions of the central nervous system and especially stroke and multiple sclerosis. Moreover, he is dealing with myofascial dysfunction presented in a range of pathologies.
Education – Specialization
At 2003, he graduated from the Physiotherapy School of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens.
He has been awarded two Master of Sciences degrees; one from Brunel University of London (2005, MSc Neurorehabilitation) and one from the University of Athens (2011, MSc “Metabolic Bone Disorders”, Athens Medical School).
He has also attended clinical courses, such as:
• Maitland Concept (IMTA)
• PNF (IPNFA)
• Clinical Neurodynamics (NDS και NOI)
• Acupuncture (Norris Health)
• Kinematic Taping (IKTA)
• Fascial Manipulation (Stecco).
• Moreover, he has attended courses by Mark Jones, Paul Hodges, Lorimer Moseley and Angelo Maravita
After finishing his postgraduate studies in Neurorehabilitation from Brunel University in London, Kostas attended at 2008 his first Bobath course for the treatment of adults with lesions of the central nervous system. Since then he took part in Bobath Courses in Greece, England, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Portugal, while he started to be trained as a Bobath Assistant Instructor by the International Bobath Instructors Teaching Association (IBITA). IBITA is an international teaching association which provides clinical education to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists regarding the Bobath Concept. Since 2017 he is an IBITA Basic Course Instructor.
On the parallel, he developed a special interest for the role of myofascial dysfunction in terms of motor control and movement dysfunction. At 2009 he started attending courses for myofascial dysfunction by Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie – IMTT®. IMTT (imtt.ch) is a Swiss association which provides clinical education to Physiotherapists and Medical Doctors regarding the assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunctions. In 2010 after attending clinical education in Switzerland he awarded the IMTT Trigger Point Therapist certification and continued his education as an IMTT assistant instructor. In 2014 he has been awarded as an Instructor for courses of the Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie – IMTT®.
At 2015 he became an educational member of the Foot Science International Interdisciplinary group (footscienceinternational.co.nz). Foot Science is a multidisciplinary team which focus on the study of foot problems, as well as the management of these problems by the use of orthotics.
Publications – Conference Presentations
Kypriglis-Kypriotis K., Tsiringakis G., Lampropoulou S. and Nowicky A. V. (2006) Corticospinal Excitability Changes Following Functional Electrical Stimulation of the Tibialis Anterior Muscle in Healthy Humans. Proceedings of Physiological Society 1, PC18 Poster Communications.
Lampropoulou S., Tsiringakis G., Kypriglis-Kypriotis K. and Nowicky A. V. (2006) The Impact of Exercise on Performance of an Arm Flexion Force-matching-task. Proceedings of Physiological Society, 07/06 PC 50 Poster Communications.
Kypriotis K. (2007) Neuromuscular Dysfunctions in Myopathies. 17th Scientific Congress of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2008) Robotic Intervention for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity, after a Stroke. 18th Scientific Congress of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2012) The Pathway from Assessment to Treatment for the Physiotherapy Approach of Patients after Stroke. Workshop: 11th Oncologic Day. “Agios Savvas” Hospital, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2014) The Myofascial System as Source of Symptoms in Spinal Pain. 28th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2015) The Role of Sensory Input to Postural Orientation. Clinical Relation to the Bobath Concept. 3rd International Scientific Congress for Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki.
Kypriotis K., Manta Evangelia (2015) The Selective Movement of the Pelvis as part of the Postural Control and the Functional Activities in Adults. Workshop: 3rd International Scientific Congress for Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki.
Kypriotis K., Manta Evangelia (2015) The Dynamic Stabilization of the Scapula on the Rib Cage for the Movement of the hand away from the Body. Workshop: 29th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2015) The Assessment and Treatment of Adult Neurological Patients in Activity Level. 29th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2016) The Influence of Myofascial Interventions to Pain and Movement Dysfunction of the Lumbar Spine. 30th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2016) Myofascial Applications to Pain and Movement Dysfynction of the Lumbar Spine. Workshop: 30th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.
Kostas Kypriotis (2018) “Post-traumatic plasticity after cerebral stroke: Update of Physiotherapy Intervention”. 28th Annual Panhellenic Scientific Congress of PSF. Athens.
She graduated from the Physical therapy department of Thessaloniki’s university and she works as a freelancer since 2005. Her clinical experience has started very early, since she worked in a private praxis. Her interest in neurological disorders, as well as ways of managing and treating such cases, was the starting point for her subsequent professional career.
In 2007 she completed the first basic course on the ΒΟΒΑΤΗ concept for adult neurological patients, and since then she completed a series of training courses in the field of neurology, manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.
Since 2013 she has been a full member and an instructor candidate of ΙΒΙΤΑ- INTERNATIONAL BOBATH INSTRUCTORS TRAINING ASSOCIATION. It is an international association of instructors who teach the Bobath approach, which applied to patients with neurological conditions all over the world. She has taken part in courses of this specific approach in Hamburg, Florence and Lisbon. She has contributed to the spread of the concept by teaching workshops.
Simultaneously, she is an educational member of ΙΚΤΑ (International Kinematic Taping Academy) concerning the use of elastic tape with musculoskeletal, lymphatic and neurological applications. In the concept, she has contributed to the development of applications for neurological disorders.
At the same time, for the most integrated and spherical management of the patients, she has completed all the levels of Maitland Concept, while she is attending the training programme for the title of ΟΜΤ (recognized worldwide distinction by IFOMPT for manual therapy).
Her postgraduate specialization also includes courses like:
Assessment and treatment of patients with Parkinson and Multiple sclerosis. Instructor Jos Kurvers
Mobilization of the nervous system. Instructor Gerti Bucher-Dollenz
Primary headaches. Instructor Dean Watson
Manual Lymph Drainage– CDT. Instructor Hans Pritscow
The problem-solving approach to respiratory care. Instructor Alexandra Hough
Muscle energy techniques. Instructor Fred Mitchell
Explain Pain and Biologising Pain. Instructor Lorimer Moseley
Shoulder impingement and instability. Instructor Mark Jones
Michael Shacklock’s Neurodynamic Solutions (NDS) Instructor Michael Shacklock
Myofasziale Triggerpunkt Therapie (IMTT® concept) Modul 1/Modul 2 Instructor Heidi Tanno
Trigger Points, Pain and Muscle Tone. Instructor Ed Wilson
Lumbar-pelvic control (Lumbo-pelvic control) with researcher Paul Hodges
Kinematic Taping® Concept. Instructor John Langedoen
Fascial manipulation. Instructor Dr Antonio Stecco MD
Clinical Pilates – Reformer. Instructor Shari Rosenberg
Gyrokinesis. Instructor Shari Rosenberg
Presentations – Conferences
Presentation of a lecture in 3rd International Scientific Congress of Physical therapy, Thessaloniki 2015, theme: «Postural stability mechanisms and therapeutic applications within Bobath concept».
Presentation of a lecture in 29th Panehellenic Congress of Physiotherapy of Hellenic Scientific Assosiation of Physiotherapy, Athens 2015, theme: «Assessment and rehabilitation of adult neurological patients in impairment level».
Presentation of a lecture in 26th Congress of Panhellenic Assosiation of Physiotherapy, Athens 2016, theme: Physiotherapy Approach of painful shoulder in patients with Stroke: Practical applications through Bobath concept.
Workshop (Manta E., Kypriotis K.): Dynamic stability of scapula on the thorax for reaching, in neurological patients. 29th Panehellenic Congress of Physiotherapy of Hellenic Scientific Assosiation of Physiotherapy, Athens 2015
Workshop (Manta E., Kypriotis K.): Selective movement of pelvis, as a part of postural control and functional activation in adults, 3rd International Scientific Congress of Physical therapy, Thessaloniki 2015
09.30 Course procedures
11.00 Lecture: Definition and brief history of the Bobath concept
14.00 The Clinical reasoning process demonstrated with a patient (Analysis)
15.45 Reflection of the treatment
16.30 Analysis of posture and movement during function (practical work)
18.00 End of the day
08.30 Lecture: Clinical reasoning (CR) and the Model of Bobath Clinical Practice
10.45 The Clinical reasoning process demonstrated with a patient (Analysis)
12.15 Reflection patient demonstration
14.00 Analysis of posture and movement during function (practical work)
18.00 End of the day
08.30 Lecture: Neural Organization
09.30 Lecture: Postural Control (part A)
10.45 The clinical reasoning process demonstrated with a patient
12.15 Reflection patient demonstration
14.00 Postural Control (practical work)
15.45 Postural Control (practical work)
18.00 End of the day
08.30 Lecture: Postural Control (part B)
10.45 Lecture: The ICF Framework in the BC
14.00 Clinical reasoning done by the participants
18.00 End of the day
08.30 Lecture: Motor Control
10.45 Clinical treatment by the participants
12.45 Assignment of self-directed learning activities
14.00 End of the first part
The program of the rest days will be announced solely to those, who will attend the course.
You can make your own reservation declaring the name of epimorfosis.
Hotel PEFKA*** single room B&B 45 €. More information:
Tel.: +30 2310 341282 or fax: +30 2310 341035