Consultant Paediatric Physiotherapist
Virginia qualified as physiotherapist in 1981, and then worked for 15 years in a variety of NHS acute and community paediatric settings, followed by 20 years at a charity, the Bobath centre, specialising in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy, and more recently as a Clinical Lead for a community paediatric team in the NHS.
Virginia has been actively involved in training therapists in the assessment and treatment of children with cerebral palsy, and outcome measures including the Gross Motor Function Measure. She is a qualified Paediatric Bobath tutor and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. She has taught in the Bobath Centres, NHS settings throughout the UK, and also internationally, passing on her skills in developing countries.
Research interests include standardised outcome measurement and determining the efficacy of therapy. She has two Masters’ degrees: in Clinical Neuroscience and Clinical Research and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals.
01. Teaching & Training
Virginia has extensive experience using and training others in a variety of outcome measures and assessments particularly for children with cerebral palsy and allied conditions.
02. Private Children’s Physiotherapy
Virginia has extensive clinical experience from early intervention with babies, children experiencing mild developmental delay to children with very complex needs including cerebral palsy, other neurological, metabolic, genetic and neuromuscular conditions.