Vojta Therapy UK
Vojta Therapy UK

        Physiotherapy and Vojta Therapy                 Dr. Jose M. Sanz Mengibar


  • Vojta Therapy UK and Research: We are currently studying the effects of Vojta Therapy on the motor development of children with cerebral palsy. The study is approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the University of Murcia (1823/2018) and registered in the World Health Organization trial database: http://apps.who.int/trialsearch/Trial2.aspx?TrialID=DRKS00014775. The potential candidates are babies under 18 months of age with neurological risk, who were never treated with Vojta Therapy. Please contact us with the registration form for more information.  

  • International PhD - Doctorate in Physiotherapy.  
  • Vojta Therapist by the International Vojta Association 
  • Official Master Degree in neurological disorders
  • Postgraduate Specialist course in paediatrics
  • Basic Bobath Foundation Course
  • Training and Research in Gait Analysis Lab Kinderzentrum Munich
  • Respiratory Physiotherapy in paediatrics and adults with neurological disorders
  • Dry needling in spasticity
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Myofascial Release



           Jose started his career as physiotherapist in Madrid, supervised by one of the most important Rehabilitation Paediatric Consultant in Spain, specialized in Vojta Therapy. He has worked and collaborated in Early Intervention Centres and Neurorehabilitation Clinics in Madrid, Italy, Germany and Brasil. 

           Jose started working in the UK in 2008. After one full period in London, he now comes over on a fortnightly basis combining his work at Balance Performance with his clinical work in Madrid and his teaching training in Germany. Jose’s researching training includes an International PhD with publication in international journals.  


          Jose has wide experience treating children and adults with neurological disorders such as:


 ➢ Central motor disorders such as cerebral palsy.

➢ Peripheral or secondary motor palsies: Neural tube defects, Obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP).

➢ Genetic conditions

➢ Neuromuscular disorders

➢ Various myopathies

➢ Breathing, sucking, swallowing and chewing problems.

➢ Multiple sclerosis

➢ Stroke

➢ Spinal cord injuries 


Musculoskeletal conditions:


 ➢ Orthopaedic-postural problems.

➢ Back-spine postural disorders – misalignments (scoliosis), pain and functional limitations.

➢ Joint misalignment including Congenital Hip Dysplasia, hip subluxation, hip luxation.

➢ Postural asymmetries (torticollis, scoliosis, plagiokephaly)

➢ Deformities and range of motion restrictions

➢ Sport related injuries.


             Jose’s sport background is competition Artistic Gymnastics, grading his experience from motor disability to high-level competition at any age.


             He speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian, and can also provide therapy in German language. He is also a researcher with international cientific publications (see below) and peer reviewer for "Gait and Posture" journal. 








  • Marrades-Caballero E, Santonja-Medina C, Sanz Mengibar J, Santonja-Medina F. Neurologic music therapy in upper-limb rehabilitation in children with severe bilateral cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. In Press. Accepted Feb 2018. 


  • “Reliability and Correlation between GMFCS and Locomotion Stage according to Dr. Vojta”. III International Vojta Therapy Congress. ISBN-10: 84-695-8682-3


  • Perales López L, Sanz Mengibar JM et al. Ontogenetic development and Reflex Locomotion Therapy by Dr. Vojta as hand rehabilitation approach in an adult patient. Case Report [in Spanish]. Fisioterapia y calidad de vida 2012; 15(3).


  • 7 physiotherapy books in Spanish language, including: “50 ejercicios para tu bebé. (50 exercises for your baby)”, “50 preguntas y respuestas para padres y bebes (50 questions and answers for fathers and babies)”, “50 consejos para calmar el llanto (50 tricks to calm and stop babies crying)”, “Masaje para bebes. Ejercicios y estimulación (Massage for babies. Exercises and sensory work), “Manual de masaje” (massage handbook).


  • “Introduction to the Therapy of reflex locomotion and postural ontogenesis in the newborn's first year according to Dr. Vojta” Cadernos Pestalozzi, publicação Técnico-Científica da Associação Pestalozzi de Niteroi (Rio de Janeiro). 2007 Volume VII.


HCPC Physiotherapist: PH 100876

Therapy is available in English, Spanish, Italian and German. 

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