Willow Brook Clinic – Meet the team
The Willow Brook Clinic offer:
- Sports injury rehabilitation
- Post operative rehabilitation
- Sports and remedial massage
- Podiatry (chiropody) including toe nail surgery
- Acupuncture and Dry Needling
- Kinesio Taping
The clinic has purpose-built treatment rooms that are fully equipped to provide the best health care we can offer. Our team of experienced practitioners and support staff are patient-centred and focus on your needs as a priority.
You can make an appointment by calling 01454 625 201 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or why not drop in to meet Karen, our practice manager for more info when you are next at the Willow Brook Centre.
Meet the Team:
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.
Registered member of the General Chiropractic Council
I first became interested in Chiropractic after receiving treatment for back pain and headaches as a teenager.
I graduated with distinction from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth with a Masters of Chiropractic degree. I have a special interest in pre- and post-natal care, helping to relieve and prevent many of the problems that can arise both during and after pregnancy. My other interests also include sports injuries and rehabilitation and in the past I have worked closely with a number of rugby teams, providing treatment both on and off the pitch.
I enjoy treating each patient as a whole, helping them to get out of pain and stay that way through a combination of treatment, lifestyle advice and rehabilitative exercises.
I graduated in 2006 from Kings College London with Bsc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and since graduating I have had a keen interest in musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries. I have gained experience in this area while working for the NHS in Bristol and within a private practice in Dursley. I enjoy rugby and have combined this with my physiotherapy working at numerous rugby clubs in the area. Outside of work I can be found either on a boat sailing or on my mountain bike cycling.
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 coach and a special advisor to Mountain Training UK on injury prevention.
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.
Outside of work I climb and more recently took up running middle distance with half-marathons under my belt and a marathon in my sights.
I graduated in 2008 from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Durban, South Africa. I have worked in both public and private hospital settings. I worked in a sports outpatient clinic until I started my own private practice in 2012. I joined the team at Willow Brook Clinic having moved to England in 2016. I have a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions as well as Pilates. I have completed a post graduate qualification in orthopaedic manipulative therapy. Outside of work I enjoy socialising with friends and exploring the lovely attractions that England has to offer.
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 10 years, working with specialist regional centers, stroke units and privately. Currently I split my time between neurology and neuropsychiatry. Outside of work I take care of my three children.
I am a trained clinician for Bioness and Odstock Medical assessments and outreach clinics for functional electrical stimulation 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.
Member of the Complementary Therapists and Health Association.
I am a Massage Therapist with over 15 years professional experience.
Offering Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage, I often integrate aspects of all these types of massage into a treatment. A massage may include stretching, mobilisation, acupressure or trigger point work, dependant on your needs at the time.
With my knowledge and experience I am able to structure and offer a comprehensive treatment plan for my clients so whether you require a massage for a specific muscle related problem or just want to chill out and relax, I am able to help.
I am a fully insured member of the Complementary Therapist and Health Association following their code of practice and the high professional standards they expect from their members.
I’ve gained qualifications in both the UK and Thailand and regularly attend workshops and courses aiming to integrate new learning into my practice.
Dip. Itec. IPTI
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.
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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 socialising with friends, travelling and I am also a keen skier.
Moira de Groot
Foot Health Practitioner
Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners
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.
When I am not working as a Foot Health Practitioner, I enjoy spending time excising, being outdoors and, when I get the chance, I like a good book. I am wife to Craig and mother to Erin and Paige.
Laura Jane Woodward
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