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Catherine Barton, Pediatric Physiotherapist

Catherine Barton

Catherine trained at the London school of Physiotherapy and East London University, and has worked in the National Health Service (NHS) for over 30 years. She has spent most of her career working with children, having specialised in outpatient neurology at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She is Bobath trained and passionate about early intervention and postural management for complex neurological and orthopedic conditions. In recent years she has worked part-time in the rural community of Powys where she joined a community health exchange visit to Kenya in 2014. Having seen first-hand the overwhelming need for community support for children with disabilities in Kenya, she became interested in Appropriate Paper-based technology, APT. Catherine gained a master’s degree in research at the University of Chester in 2020, which involved a research project which evidenced the benefits of APT devices for children with cerebral palsy in Kenya, which was published in a peer review journal:

Barton C, Buckley J, Samia P, Williams F, Taylor SR, Lindoewood R. The efficacy of appropriate paper-based technology for Kenyan children with cerebral palsy. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2022;17(8):927-37. DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2020.1830442 DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2020.1830442

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