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 into the Superintendent Physiotherapist post 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 currently the Honorary Chair of the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology (ACPIN). 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
Reji Abraham BSc MCSP
Specialist Neuro Physiotherapist
Reji has been working with Morrello since 2010 and has developed an expertise in working with people in nursing or residential home settings. He has extensive knowledge and experience of working with challenging clients but also working in a patients home or other community settings. Reji has a keen interest in new emerging technology in rehabilitation and is further developing his skills at Morrello Clinic with the NeuroFit programmes
Hayley Davis MSc MCSP
At Morrello Clinic, Hayley works as Specialist Neuro Physiotherapist. Since graduation, she has focussed on specialising in neuro rehabilitation but also has extensive experience in Amputee rehabilitation gained through many years working at Rookwood Hospital. Wales' Specialist Rehabilitation Centre.
Hayey completed her Master of Science in neuro physiotherapy at Plymouth 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 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)
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.
Plays a crucial role at Morrello Clinic and leads the clinic support team. She often is the first point of contact for people making email or telephone enquiries. She has had a long ambition to work with people after SCI, ABI or neurological conditions. At Morrello Clinic she has been trained in the PD Warrior programme. Out of clinic, she is a supporter of the Ospreys wheelchair rugby team and travels with the players to support them when they play their games.
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 and has following his rehabilitation 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.
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Enquire about the Cardiff, Chepstow and Newport based Parkinsons Warrior Programme at Morrello Clinic.
PD Warrior is a proven exercise routine specifically designed for people with PD. It is supported by new NICE guidance (NG71) released July 2017 which promotes`early intensive exercise intervention. This programme is actively promoted by Parkinson's UK
Morrello Clinic is the local accredited and licensed facility delivering the proven PDWarrior programme in Newport, Cardiff and Chepstow known as "PD Warrior South East Wales"