CRAIG DE GROOT
Registered member of the General Chiropractic Council
I trained as a Chiropractor in Durban, South Africa, completing my studies in 1998.
In South Africa I worked in the professional sports field as part of multidisciplinary health care teams and in a busy private practice. After emigrating to England in 1999, I have continued to work in multidisciplinary clinics specializing in musculo-skeletal and orthopaedic dysfunctions. I am a certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner and a certified Graston Technique soft tissue practitioner. My Chiropractic philosophy is based on integrating the physical, emotional and chemical well-being of the body to attain maximum health status. I have a special interest in treating spinal dysfunction, chronic neck pain and headaches.
Weekends see me playing or watching sport and spending time with my family.
I worked as a sports coach prior to retraining as a Physiotherapist at Sheffield Hallam University in 2006. On graduation I spent 2 years in hospitals working in Burns and Plastics and in hand rehabilitation as well as one year in thoracic surgery intensive care. I have worked alongside Premiership footballers at Sheffield United Football Academy and with elite amateurs at Sheffield Hockey Club. My special interest is climbing and I am a professional Mountain Instructor as well as a National Development coach. I advise climbing teams and individuals on injury prevention and coaching best practice.
I have post-graduate qualification in Acupuncture and am accredited with the Acupuncture Association of Charted Physiotherapists. I have also trained in manipulation techniques and use these where necessary.
As well as climbing, I enjoy road biking and running with my labrador, Ben.
Specialist Hand Physiotherapist
Since graduating from Kings College London in 2006 I have specialised in hand injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. I have worked in the NHS, private practice and with local sports teams. Over the last 7 years I have specialised in hand conditions and rehabilitation. In the NHS I am team lead and clinical specialist Hand Physiotherapist in the regional reconstructive and plastic surgery hand and upper limb service at Southmead Hospital major trauma centre. I can treat all hand conditions whether following injury or overuse. I also treat hand conditions following surgery and can help manage hand pain due to wear and tear of the joints.
MSc, DIP.MSK. MED.,MCSP,MAACP
Reynold has over 20 years experience as a Physiotherapist in musculo-skeletal and Orthopaedic settings. He has completed post graduate courses in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Acupuncture and Taping.
Reynold is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at the University of the West of England and enjoys private practice when not at UWE.
Specialist Physiotherapy for Stroke and Neurological Conditions
I qualified in 1995 with a B(Phys) Hons from Birmingham University. I have worked in Leicester, America, Oxford and Wiltshire before I moved to the Bristol area. I have specialized in neurological conditions for over 15 years, working with specialist regional centers, stroke units and privately. I aim to provide a holistic approach to facilitate patients to reach their goals. Outside of work I take care of my three children, labrador and enjoy running..
I am a trained clinician for Bioness and Odstock Medical and provide assessments and outreach clinics for functional electrical stimulation (FES) for the lower limb and upper limb. I am also a provider of Saebo.
Treatments available at Willow Brook Clinic include: neurological rehabilitation; gait/balance re-education; exercise programmes; advice and training to carers; functional electrical stimulation.
BSc (Hons) MChS
I graduated from Durham School of Podiatric Medicine in 2001 with an honours degree in Podiatry. My working life started in the private sector, where I worked in a small clinic in Bath for 3 years, before moving to the NHS. First with Kennet and North Wiltshire PCT, and then with Bristol North PCT. During my time within the NHS my work diversified to hospital based placements alongside community visits in GP practices and domiciliary care (home visits).
In 2006 I became self employed and I am currently based within the Willow Brook Clinic. When not working I enjoy my family time and socialising with friends.
MOIRA DE GROOT
Foot Health Practitioner
I have always been interested in health and well-being and I have always wanted to help other people. With an ageing population, many people suffering with obesity and a general lack of foot health professionals, my calling was to help people with their feet. I am delighted to have qualified through the College of Foot Health Professionals in Blackheath, the only Foot Health Practitioner course recognised by the Professional Standards Authority. I have been trained in all elements of foot care and look forward to helping you and your feet.
I first became interested in massage therapy after receiving body work to correct a scoliosis of my spine. I work holistically by looking at your physical presentation, lifestyle, environmental factors and what components play out in your life to create the issues you are experiencing. I then draw upon massage techniques such as deep tissue, myofascial cupping, joint mobilization, stretching and deep relaxation in my treatment protocols. In addition, I am a yoga teacher and NLP coach making my treatments more integrated.
I work very closely with the Chiropractors and Physiotherapists at Willow Brook Clinic, further developing my skills and ensuring that my patients get the best possible care.
At Willow Brook Clinic I offer massage, one to one Yoga and NLP coaching. I am happy to answer any questions regarding treatments.
I have achieved a dipolma in holistic/remedial massage, hot stone therapy and in sports massage. My qualifications also incorporate a professional conduct and business awareness module.
Since qualifying I have managed a successful career running a busy clinic from a leisure centre, my home and visiting corporate companies. I now work at Willow Brook Clinic and am available at a variety of times for massage appointments.
In my spare time I enjoy a busy family life and keeping fit.
I am fascinated by the ‘mechanics’ of the body and how everything is connected. I qualified as a Massage Therapy practitioner with the Massage Training Institute in 2015.
Working within clinics, health spas and workplaces, I have developed a holistic approach, consulting with my clients about lifestyle factors that could be contributing to their issues, such as physical activities, emotional factors, ergonomics and environment. I adapt the depth and pressure of the massage to the level appropriate for each client - as with everything, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.
When I’m not massaging, you’ll find me drinking coffee, out walking in the countryside, and teaching Martial Arts.
"Karen joined Willow Brook Clinic when we opened in 2009. The easiest way to explain what Karen does is to say that she is the thread that holds our whole clinic together. With so many different disciplines at Willow Brook Clinic there are a lot of demands for a practice manager to fulfill - Karen knows what to do every single time!"