International PhD - Doctorate in Physiotherapy.
Vojta Therapist by the
International Vojta Association
Official Master Degree in
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
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
Central motor disorders such as cerebral palsy.
Peripheral or secondary motor palsies: Neural tube defects, Obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP).
Breathing, sucking, swallowing and chewing problems.
Back-spine postural disorders – misalignments (scoliosis), pain and functional limitations.
misalignment including Congenital Hip Dysplasia, hip subluxation, hip luxation.
asymmetries (torticollis, scoliosis, plagiokephaly)
Deformities and range of motion restrictions
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).
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.