This is the official website of the International Association of Teachers in Basic Body Awareness Therapy, further mentioned as the IATBBAT.

The IATBBAT is established for the development, survival and improvement of BBAT within physiotherapy,  it is essential that a professional standard is sustained in order to have a unified BBAT modality. 

Physiotherapists are facing complex health challenges in the treatment of persons suffering from long-lasting musculoskeletal disorders, chronic pain, psychosomatic, and mental health problems (Higgs, Richardson, and Dahlgren, 2004). Basic Body Awareness Therapy (BBAT) is an established physiotherapy method within mental health, especially in Northern European countries. This movement awareness therapy is developed for such resource-consuming conditions bridging physical, mental, and relational health challenges. 

Today BBAT have expanded much and the needs from society with it, which makes it important for IATBBAT to see and plan for the future.

It is important to keep in mind the need of society, professional and personal views. With increasing demands for working according to an evidence-based medical model, as well as being in line with international and national policies in physiotherapy we acknowledge the importance of international cooperation and cohesion. 

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