Guest Instructors

From time to time, CBIA is privileged to have guest instructors present courses. This allows us to draw on the international Bobath community to provide the highest caliber expertise in specialized areas.

Mary Lynch-Ellerington (PT, F.C.S.P.), Senior IBITA Instructor

Mary Lynch-Ellerington (PT, F.C.S.P.), Senior IBITA Instructor, is an internationally renowned clinical educator in the Bobath concept. She teaches extensively by invitation, worldwide. Mary is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and a Senior Instructor with the International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA). She is the Clinical Leader of the British Bobath Tutors Association, leads and advises the Bobath Instructor Trainee Groups in many countries (now including UK, Portugal, Norway, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan and Argentina), and is actively involved in numerous working groups within IBITA. For over a decade Mary was an Honorary Lecturer at the Leeds Metropolitan University (UK) on the MSc course in the Bobath Concept. Mary also owns and operates a private practice in York, England.

Linzi Meadows Advanced Bobath Instructor (Grad.Dip.Phys; BSc(hons); MSc)
Linzi trained at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1982. She worked as a basic grade and then senior physiotherapist at North Manchester General Hospital before commencing work in 1985 as the Senior physiotherapist on the stroke unit at Barnes Hospital in Central Manchester.

After more than 10 years working at Barnes Hospital Linzi became a clinical specialist developing one of the first Neuro-Outreach services in the UK. Linzi qualified as a Bobath Instructor in 1997 and an Advanced Bobath Instructor in 2008. She currently works in private practice having set up the Manchester Neurotherapy Centre and Neurological Teaching Centre with a fellow Bobath instructor, Lynne Fletcher in 2003.

Linzi’s qualifications include a BSc(hons) in Healthcare and Welfare and an MSc in the Bobath Concept. She presented her Masters thesis at the WCPT congress in 2007 ‘Development of a theoretical model to outline the parameters of quality of movment used as a bais for clinical reasoning in the Bobath Concept’. Linzi co-edited the recent publication ‘ Bobath concept: Theory and clinical practice in neurological rehabilitation (Raine, S., Meadows, L. and Lynch-Ellerington, M. (EDs) (2009) “Bobath concept:Theory and clinical practice in neurological rehabilitation”. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK).

Linzi is the currently chair of the Education Committee of IBITA (International Bobath Instructor Training Association).

Debra Treloar (BSR, FCAMPT, BSc)
Deb Treloar graduated from UBC in 1979 with a Bachelors Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences. She and her husband Bill, started Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic in 1982. She completed the Advanced Diploma of Orthopaedic and Manipulative Therapy in 1984 and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. Deb taught extensively in the Canadian Manual Therapy Course system for a number of years. She developed a foot and ankle course for physiotherapists that she has continued to teach throughout Canada. In 2011, Deb received the Physiotherapy Association of BC Award for Clinical Excellence for her contribution as a clinician and furthering the clinical understanding of the foot and ankle. Deb is a guest lecturer in the Masters of Physical Therapy program at UBC.

Deb has continued to work clinically with clients with all types of problems although her practice has evolved to a large percentage of people with foot and ankle issues. She enjoys treating people of all ages and many years of coaching soccer has given her experience with adolescents. During the past five years Deb has continued her education by taking a series of Bobath courses. She enjoys applying the neurophysiology and Bobath concept to her orthopaedic patients as the paradigm involves the interrelationship of all the parts of the body.

Deb is a competitive tennis player and is active in soccer, skiing, cross country and downhill, swimming, kayaking and hiking. She loves to spend time with her family and friends and can often be found at the family retreat on Thormanby Island.