Content Analysis of the Brunnstrom/ Bobath
Well this article used to be here free in PDF form and I was able to read it - http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a713795658
And another comparison study of Motor Relearning Program vs. Bobath:
This was my response to a PT blogging about using clinical experience vs. evidence. NDT has wonderful clincal experience but is not supported by the evidence.
From Tonis' blog
I'll give you my take on NDT(neuro Development treatment - the Bobath approach). My OT was trained in it and if you look at what I acheived with it you would say that it worked. I however think that any clinical experience with it hasn't split out the spontaneous recovery of the penumbra from what can be acheived with the therapy. Now that I have done lots more reading I prefer the Brunnstrom theory vs Bobath. The reason behind that is that NDT requires a therapist standing next to you telling you NO all the time. Brunnstrom allows you to use any movement possible. As a patient it is much more satisfying to be congratulated on some movement rather than constantly being told that what I am doing is wrong. And since I am now on the do-it-yourself model I am not going to be telling myself, No you are using muscles you are not supposed to. If it doesn't look good I will change it later whenever I neuroplastically get the dead brain functions moved.
And here is Peter Levines take on NDT: