Morrello Clinic employs expert, committed and experienced staff. Learn more about some of them here.
Jakko Brouwers MSc MCSP
Clinical Expert Neuro Physiotherapist
Jakko Trained in the Netherlands and worked in Germany and Austria specialising in Neuro rehabilitation before starting work in the NHS in 1998. Since then he has worked in Community settings and Specialist Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury units in Bristol and Bath. In 2002 he was appointed Superintendent Physiotherapist at Rookwood Hospital. Rookwood is the Welsh Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Specialist Neuro Rehablitation Unit. Here he was in charge of the SCI, Specialist Neuro and Amputee rehabilitation physiotherapy service. In 2005 he completed a MSc in Neuroscience physiotherapy at Cardiff University. Jakko has been extensively involved in neurosciences in Wales as the therapy lead for neurosciences in Wales. Since 2009 Jakko has been working with Morrello as a neurorehabilitation Specialist. He has worked as medico-legal expert and teaches nationally and internationally. He left his NHS employment in 2014 to concentrate on his voluntary work with ACPIN and the Morrello's Marvels Paracycling Club as well as further developing Morrello Clinic.
Jakko is a Trustee of the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology (ACPIN) and a Board member of the International Neurological Physiotherapy Association (INPA). He is also the founder and Chair of the Morrello's Marvels Para Cycling club which is British Cycling affiliated.
Sam Miggins BSc MCSP
Clinical Specialist SCI Physiotherapist
Throughout her working career, Sam has had a desire to specialise in SCI rehabilitation. Untill recently, she was the Clinical Lead physiotherapist at Wales' national Spinal Cord Injury Centre based at Rookwood Hospital. Here, she build 17 years experience working with SCI.
Since 2012 Sam has been working with Morrello as Clinical Specialist SCI Physiotherapist. She oversees the SCI treatment programmes of clients with Morrello. Sam also has a background of Case management which she still undertakes from time to time.
Sarah Harling BSc MCSP
Clinical Specialist Neuro Physiotherapist
Sarah has been working with Morrello since 2013 and has developed an expertise in working with Stroke survivors. She has extensive knowledge of Saebo Arm rehabilitation methods as she runs Arm rehabilitation groups at Morrello. She further is very experienced in Gait and Balance rehabilitation and is developing her skills with FES in our clinic.
Sarah is an accredited PD Warrior instructor and has been teaching PD Warrior to other health care workers.
Renee Brouwers MSc MCSP
Clinical Specialist Paediatric Neuro Physiotherapist
Renee is leading the childrens services delivered through Morrello Mini. Through her MSc in peadatric physiotherpay at Cardiff University and high level clinical practice, she has build an extensive reputation at regional and national level for being a leader in the treatment of Cerebral Palsey and Hemiplegia.
At Morrello Clinic she works part time alongside other her other work commitments for a childrens charity in Wales
Dr Allison Cooper PhD MSc MCSP
Clinical Specialist Neuro Physiotherapist
Allison has been working with Morrello since 2018 and has developed an expertise in working with people with Stroke and other neurological conditions through research and extensive clinical practice. She has additional skills in assessment of people with Vestibular problems (Balance and Dizzyness)
Jon Duffin BSc MCSP
Specialist Neuro Physiotherapist
Jon has most recently joined our team. He has previously worked at the Welsh Specialist Neuro Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Centre at Rookwood Hospital before moving to Kuala Lumpur where he worked for 7 years in a large private Hospital and headed up the neuro rehabilitation team. He has now returned to the UK and is completing his MSc in neuroscience physiotherapy at Sheffield University.
Sarah Alexander BSc MCSP
Specialist Neuro Physiotherapist
Sarah has been working with Morrello since 2015 and has developed an expertise in working with people with ABI through her work in regional and national rehabilitation services. She has additional skills and expertise in hydrotherapy which she can undertake in a local leisure centre gym or at a patients home.
Dr Praveen Kumar PhD MSc MCSP
Consultant Neuro Physiotherapist
Praveen Kumar is a Senior Lecturer at University West of England (UWE), Bristol. He completed his PhD at UWE in 2012.
His area of expertise is Neurological Rehabilitation, Motor control and Learning, Therapeutic and Manual Handling, Diagnostic Ultrasound (shoulder region)
Praveen's research interests are in the assessment and management of upper limb broblems in people following Stroke.
As an external consultant, Praveen holds a monthly Shoulder Clinic at Morrello where he completes assessment and treatment of post stroke shoulder pain using Ultrasound Diagnostics to identify the cause of pain and direct accurate treatment modalities.
Claire Crew-Gee, MRCSLT, MHCPC, MASLTIP, BA
Expert Speech and Language Therapist
Is an experienced Speech and Language Therapist with excellent interpersonal and team leadership skills, relevant specialist clinical experience and expertise in communication changes that occur
following adult traumatic and acquired brain injury (TBI/ABI). She has worked as Practice Supervisor for a team of Speech Language Therapists working in neurological rehabilitation, and currently
combines part time NHS work with independent practice and is a volunteer with the Re Voice choir for people with aphasia in Bristol.
Company Director-Talk Rehab
Dr Sajida Javaid
Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr Javaid holds a monthly spasticity and pain mamangement clinic at Morrello Clinic where patients can receive expert review of their neurological condition as well as injections with Botulinium Toxin (Botox) or pain relief medications.
Dr Javaid requires a referral from a GP for commencing treatment
Dr Yu Gu
MD, BSc Hons, PhD, MBAcC
Acupuncturist accredited by the British Acupuncture Council, Tui Na (Chinese Therapeutic Massage), Paediatric Therapeutic Massage
Dr Yu Gu obtained a Bachelor's degree in medicine in 2000 and a Master Degree of Acupuncture in Chinese Medicine in 2003. She moved to the UK where she competed her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen in 2007. In 2019, she completed a 3.5 year study at the UK College of Integrated Chinese Medicine with her second BSc.
Dr Yu Gu has a special interest in Parkinsons disease and other neurological conditions. She has expertise in the treatment of children and adults.
Ned Bramley BSc
Ned holds a degree in Psychology from swansea University and has been working with Morrello Clinic since 2018 as receptionist and administrator. He is the friendly voice on the phone, the fast fingers responding to emails and first contact when people come to Morrello Clinic. From time to time, Ned may help patients setting up with their exercise and support their exercise routines.
Specialist Neuro Physiotherapy Technician
Leanne has been working with Morrello since 2014 and has developed an expertise in working with people with ABI and SCI. Prior to starting work at Morrello, Leanne developed her expertise through her work at the Welsh Specialist SCI and Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Rookwood Hospital, where she still works part time.
She has a wide range of experience and skills but holds additional skills and qualifications in taking people into hydrotherapy following injury and work on community mobility.
Stroke Survivor and author of "At a Stroke, a new direction new horizons"
Level 2 instructor
Gary has been a patient at Morrello
Following his rehabilitation, he has completed college and work based training to become a personal trainer for people who want to have support with their exercises as part of or following their rehabilitation.