Christine Barber MSc MCSP DSA(CSP) - Director, Physiotherapist, Senior Bobath Tutor
Chris has developed an international reputation in both paediatric and adult neurodevelopmental conditions.
She joined the Bobath Centre in 1981 training under the founders, Dr Karel and Berta Bobath. She qualified as a paediatric tutor in 1985 and senior tutor in 1989 and qualified as a Adult Neurology tutor in 1987.
She was awarded an MSc in Physiotherapy in 1995. Chris has been Director since 2003. Chris is a member of the Chartered Institute of Physiotherapy and was awarded their Distinguished Service Award in 2001 in recognition of her contribution to the treatment and wellbeing of people with cerebral palsy.
She has taught Bobath courses around the world and is a regular contributor at conferences and workshops on Cerebral Palsy, Childhood Disability and Neurology. She leads the UK Bobath Tutor Training Programme.
Memberships: Chartered Institute of Physiotherapy, British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists, European Bobath Tutors' Association, International Bobath Instructors' and Tutors' Association.
Chris sits on the trustee board of Bobath Wales and is an advisor to the Paralympics GB team.
Marie Stanley MCSP PCE - Physiotherapist, Bobath Tutor
Marie quailfied as a physiotherapist in 2000 and began working at the Centre in 2002, qualifying as a Bobath tutor in 2014.
As well as treating children she teaches on Bobath Foundation and Introductory courses and assists tutors with clinical practice on other courses.
Memberships: Chartered Institute of Physiotherapy, British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists, European Bobath Tutors' Association
Special interests in cerebral palsy from birth to adolescence and taking Bobath into the community.
Yolly Broek MRCSLT - Speech & Language Therapist, Bobath Tutor
Yolly qualified as a Speech & Language therapist in 1991 in Amsterdam.
She also teaches on the Bobath Foundation course and SLT related courses at the Centre.
Memberships: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Special interests in Cerebral Palsy, Dysphagia and AAC
Rajkumar Rajan MCSP PCE - Physiotherapist, Bobath Tutor
Raj qualified as a physiotherapist in 1996 and completed an MSc in Fitness and Exercise Rehabilitation in 2001, in South India. He completed the Bobath Foundation course in spring 2001.
Raj has been working as a physiotherapist at the Bobath Centre since 2004 treating both children and adults. In addition to his clinical role, Raj teaches on the Bobath foundation course and assists other tutors in clinical practice. Raj’s special interests are child development and early intervention; neuroscience, biomechanics, orthotics and outcome measures.
Memberships: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Health and Care Professions Council.
Athena Logothetis MBAOT PGDip - Occupational Therapist, Bobath Tutor in training
Athena qualified as an occupational therapist in 2004 and joined the Bobath Centre in 2011. She is currently studying for a PGCE Higher Education as part of her training to become a Bobath tutor.
She jointly published An occupational therapy practice initiative using the Bobath Concept: a collaborative partnership with higher education in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, in 2013. Her special interests are in vision and visual perception, particularly cerebral visual impairment.
Memberships: Health Professions Council; British Association of Occupational Therapists; World Federation of Occupational Therapists; College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section - Children Young People and Families; British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists; Sensory Integration Network.
Athena sits on the NICE Guidelines Development Group for Cerebral Palsy which was published in January 2017.
Helen Foale MCSP - Physiotherapist
Helen qualified as a physiotherapist in 2000 and was specialising in paediatrics by 2002. She took the Bobath foundation course in 2008 and joined the team 2011.
She has spoken at the British Association of Bobath Tutors annual meeting and contributed to the BABTT journal.
Memberships: Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP)
Helen has a special interest in gait analysis and early intervention.