Australian Bobath Training Association

Melissa Birnbaum


  • Recently qualified as an IBITA Basic Course Instructor, February 2024
  • Completed PhD entitled ‘Measuring lateropulsion following stroke in the clinical setting: exploring the measurement, nature and recovery of lateropulsion using Wii technologies and clinical measures’, Curtin University, 2021
  • Titled Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Neurological Physiotherapist, 2011 - present
  • Completed Master of Physiotherapy by Coursework (Neurological Physiotherapy), University of Melbourne, 2010
  • First Basic Course 2006
  • Qualified as Physiotherapist, University of Melbourne, 2004

Current Employment

Neurological Clinical Lead / Subacute Team Leader at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Future Plans

  • To publish further research in the area of lateropulsion following stroke, as well as research into the Bobath Concept
  • To teach Bobath courses