Mrs Barbara Ryan

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Barbara Ryan, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, MMACP, ACPWH

Barbara is a physiotherapist who trained at the Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy, subsequently working her way through all of the various specialities, culminating in her being appointed to the role of Superintendent Physiotherapist at the Middlesex, the youngest in the country at the time.

After the birth of her first child, she went into private practice, working from home in South London. She has treated a broad spectrum of patients, the youngest being a day old and the oldest, at 101, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who she looked after for 14 years. Amongst her eclectic group of patients have been three Queens, one King, nine princes and princesses, one Prime Minister and her local refuse collectors, who frequently suffer from bad backs! In addition, she was selected to offer specialist support at the 2012 Olympic Games and in her uniquely understated way, felt ‘privileged’ to be part of such a special event.

Happily married for 34 years, with two grown up married daughters, she continues to practise and also looks after her little Grandson on a regular basis. With her wide ranging specialist experience, the Charity was delighted when Barbara agreed to further her interest in the INSPIRE Foundation, by becoming a Patron in December 2017.