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A centre dedicated to physical and mental health rehabilitation

Amputees Angina Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Back Pain Brain Injury Cancer C.O.P.D Depression Diabetes Heart Disease Hypertension Joint Replacement Knee Pain Lupus (Sle) Multiple Sclerosis Neck Pain Osteoarthritis Parkinson’s Poor Mobility Rehabilitation Rheumatism Stress Stroke Vascular Disease Weight Problems Amputees Angina Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Back Pain Brain Injury Cancer C.O.P.D Depression Diabetes Heart Disease Hypertension Joint Replacement Knee Pain Lupus (Sle) Multiple Sclerosis Neck Pain Osteoarthritis Parkinson’s Poor Mobility Rehabilitation Rheumatism Stress Stroke Vascular Disease Weight Problems Amputees Angina Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Back Pain Brain Injury Cancer C.O.P.D Depression Diabetes Heart Disease Hypertension Joint Replacement Knee Pain Lupus (Sle) Multiple Sclerosis Neck Pain Osteoarthritis Parkinson’s Poor Mobility Rehabilitation Rheumatism Stress Stroke Vascular Disease Weight Problems Amputees Angina Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Back Pain Brain Injury Cancer C.O.P.D Depression Diabetes Heart Disease Hypertension Joint Replacement Knee Pain Lupus (Sle) Multiple Sclerosis Neck Pain Osteoarthritis Parkinson’s Poor Mobility Rehabilitation Rheumatism Stress Stroke Vascular Disease Weight Problems Amputees Angina Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Back Pain Brain Injury Cancer C.O.P.D Depression Diabetes Heart Disease Hypertension Joint Replacement Knee Pain Lupus (Sle) Multiple Sclerosis Neck Pain Osteoarthritis Parkinson’s Poor Mobility Rehabilitation Rheumatism Stress Stroke Vascular Disease Weight Problems

Effective teamwork in Rehabilitation

Our Purpose

To help people live fearlessly, supporting carers, communities & health professionals along the way.

WADGE GRZELAK

WADGE GRZELAK

Centre Director

Wadge has worked within the exercise and rehabilitation sector for 35 years and has a BSc in Sports Science. As Centre Director, Wadge oversees all activities at the Centre. He is a senior member of the Royal Society of Medicine and is the Medical Referral Consultant for The Reach for Health Centre.

Wadge has a special interest in stroke and completed a Masters module in Stroke Rehabilitation awarded by Middlesex University London and ARNI in 2015. In 2003 he was accredited by the NHS as a Willing Provider to the Health Service. Beginning mid 2018 he will be teaching trainee doctors in continuing rehabilitation care of patients following hospital discharge.

DAN MILLER

DAN MILLER

Centre Manager - Chartered Physiotherapist

Dan first came to The Reach for Health Centre in 2011 on referral following a sports injury. He quickly became a member of the centre and seeing the type of work done at Reach for Health, he decided that the concept of rehabilitation and helping others was something he wished to pursue. In fact he was so passionate about the type of therapy and help provided that he asked for a job whilst still at school and focused his further education specifically to work at The Reach for Health Centre.

In 2017 Dan achieved a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science. In 2019, Dan then achieved an MSc in Physiotherapy (pre-registration).

HARRIET CROSSLEY

HARRIET CROSSLEY

Centre Assistant Manager - Rehabilitation Coach

My career at The Reach for Health Centre started in 2015 as the Centre’s first apprentice. During the 3 years of my apprenticeship I gained the qualifications necessary to become a Rehabilitation Coach. I have since benefited from further training and gained sufficient experience to become the Diabetic and Weight Management lead. At the beginning of 2022, I was promoted to a new role as Centre Assistant Manager, which I am very proud of. I am incredibly passionate about what we do and love being part of the consistent improvement we are achieving at the Centre. Seeing the extraordinary results and outcomes that regularly happen here gives me the motivation and belief that anything is possible, facilitating that gives me most amazing feeling and inspiration.

KAREN HAYNES

KAREN HAYNES

Rehabilitation Coach

Karen has taken exercise and fitness classes all of her adult life. She became a member of The Reach for Health Centre through a recommendation of a user of the facility who thought her amputee son would benefit from the expertise at the Centre. The atmosphere and people using the Centre encouraged her to progress to become a volunteer. Not content with that, she studied for and gained a certificate as a fitness instructor in 2013. She went on, the following year, to complete her Personal Trainer qualification with an additional specialism in Older Adult Coaching and Exercise on Referral. The latter enables her to carry out general medical referrals at The Reach for Health Centre. In 2018 Karen qualified as a specialist Cancer rehabilitation coach and is the lead for Cancer patient referrals at the Centre. In addition, Karen holds a certificate in Counselling and is a British Heart Foundation HeartStart Instructor.

Karen enjoys what she terms the ‘family atmosphere’ that embodies everything we do at The Reach for Health Centre, caring not just for those who need our direct help but their carers and family members as well.

DARREN HARPER

DARREN HARPER

Rehabilitation Coach

I have been involved in the Health and Fitness Industry for 19 years. I have studied Martial Arts since 15 years of age, which has included Kung Fu and Tai Chi. I began working at The Reach For Health Centre in 2003 as an Assistant Coach focusing on Rehabilitation, Exercise and Fitness.

I take enormous pleasure in helping others and find it extremely rewarding when they achieve their goals and new levels of recovery and fitness are reached. I bring an Holistic approach to the Centre, working not only on Physical Function but Overall Well-being.

Darren is now a full Rehabilitation Coach and OTAGO instructor specialising in falls prevention.

ROSIE FODEN B.Sc (Hons)

ROSIE FODEN B.Sc (Hons)

Rehabilitation Coach

Rosie joined The Reach For Health Centre in October 2021, after completing an undergraduate degree in Health and Exercise Science at the University of Bath. This ignited her passion for exercise rehabilitation and helping to improve individuals’ quality of life through exercise.  For 11 years, Rosie competed for GB in swimming, racing in events all over the world. She has now taken a step down from elite training and is focussing on completing open water swims raising money for charity. She is excited to further her knowledge in exercise interventions to be able to make a positive impact of the lives of many people.

BECCA CUPAC B.Sc (Hons)

BECCA CUPAC B.Sc (Hons)

Rehabilitation Coach

Becca joined The Reach for Health Centre in October 2021 having recently graduated from Loughborough University with a first-class degree in sport and exercise science. Throughout her degree she specialised in behaviour change and motivation to exercise for the general population. Becca has taken part in gymnastics and cheerleading for the past 10 years, both competing and coaching. She is keen to work in an environment which makes a difference to people’s lives through the power of physical activity.

LIZ MAYO

LIZ MAYO

Administration

Liz first learned of The Reach for Health Centre when she was referred by her GP for an ankle injury. She quickly realised that the benefits of exercise helped not just physical but mental wellbeing and she became a volunteer and gym buddy.
In March 2015 Liz became an employee at The Reach for Health Centre to take over our back office administration. In addition she decided to pursue her fitness studies and she gained her Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification that year. She has also since become a British Heart Foundation HeartStart Instructor.

Today Liz splits her time between her admin duties and working with people at the centre.

Liz sums up The Reach for Health Centre:

“There is no ‘one size fits all’ here, everyone is welcome. We are a unique centre offering a highly personalised service which helps with the anxiety often felt when coming into a rehabilitation setting.”

Associations and Partnerships

The Reach for Health Centre Ltd is a registered Charity, number: 1138302.