About us


CPteaching™ is an integral part of the CPgroup. These group of companies were established by Dr Brian Hoare in 2012 to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice for the treatment of children with cerebral palsy.


Developed by Dr Brian Hoare, the CPtoys™ app makes upper limb therapy for children with cerebral palsy a much easier, yet more targeted and effective process for both therapists and families. Combining knowledge from research and clinical experience, with advances in mobile technology, the CPtoys™ app provides individually tailored treatment programs by matching developmentally appropriate toys to specific upper limb treatment goals. In the future CPtoys™ aims to make it easier for therapists and parents to source and purchase toys.



CPtherapy™ is a private occupational therapy service specifically for children with cerebral palsy in Melbourne, Australia. In partnership with Australian Catholic University, CPtherapy™ provides a unique service that focuses on implementing the latest, high quality, evidence-based therapy with a particular emphasis on early intervention (children aged 0 to 5 years). The service is led by Dr Brian Hoare (OT) and Dr Susan Greaves (OT) who have a combined clinical experience of over 40 years in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy.

A/Prof Brian Hoare

Associate Professor Brian Hoare is an occupational therapist at CPtherapy, a specialist private practice for children with cerebral palsy in Melbourne. He also holds an Associate Professor position within the School of Occupational Therapy, LaTrobe University. Ass/Prof Hoare spent the…

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Prof Bert Steenbergen

Professor Bert Steenbergen is a full professor at the Behavioural Science Institute of the Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The focus of his work is on “perception and action problems’, including the relationship between fundamental research in disorders of motor…

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Dr Susan Greaves

Sue is the Manager, Occupational Therapy at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne where she has worked for the past 17 years. She has a strong clinical background in the field of cerebral palsy and early intervention, especially assessment and management…

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Dr Elegast Monbaliu

Elegast has been senior paediatric physical therapist (PT) since 1999 at Dominiek Savio Institute, a rehabilitation centre for children with motor disabilities (Gits, Belgium), where he is currently Staff Member Medical Service. Additionally, in 2000, he started a private practice…

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Rachel Toovey

Rachel is a physiotherapist and researcher. She has a strong interest research and clinical interest in optimising motor learning and participation, as well as prevention of the secondary consequences of physical disability. Rachel works as a physiotherapist coordinating bike skills…

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