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A centre dedicated to physical and mental health rehabilitation
Meet the Team
To help people live fearlessly, supporting carers, communities & health professionals along the way.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
Rosie is currently studying for her masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Northampton, so will be at the Centre less often.
Owen joined The Reach for Health Centre in February 2023 after completing his placement with us throughout 2022. He is currently studying Sports Rehabilitation and Conditioning at The University of Northampton. Owen has played competitive football for around 10 years and has also helped coach younger children. His passion has always been helping others to progress in their fitness and wellbeing.
Ryan joined The Reach for Health Centre in September 2021 on placement from his University course. Ryan is currently studying Sports Rehabilitation and Conditioning at The University of Northampton. Upon finishing his placement hours Ryan decided to stay on as a volunteer and did so for 6 months. He became a member of the team in May 2022 as a part time member of staff.
Sophie is in her final year of a Sports Rehabilitation and Conditioning degree at The University of Northampton and has been volunteering at The Reach for Health Centre since November 2022. She became a permanent member of the team in August 2023, initially working 2 days per week whilst completing her degree.
Sophie is passionate about her work at the Centre and is dedicated to the health improvement of the members she works with. In working at the Centre, Sophie is looking forward to widening her knowledge in physiotherapeutic rehabilitation to further facilitate people in their recovery.
Breanna began her first degree whilst in Canada, where she originates from. Occupational Therapy was always her career choice and once she had gained her first degree in Canada she decided to move to the UK in 2019 and complete her BSc(Hons) in Occupational Therapy and progress further to complete a MSC in Advanced Occupational Therapy at The University of Northampton. Breanna also received an Academic Award for her dedication to Occupational Therapy. Breanna began an internship at The Reach for Health centre in March 2023 along with associate lecturing at the University. In July 2023 Breanna became a member of the team, initially working 3 days a week and lecturing at the University of Northampton 2 days a week.
Having been working in Para Ice Hockey from a very young age Breanna has a coaching role with the GB Women’s Para Ice Hockey Team.
Izzy graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2022 having gained a degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc. Izzy was with us for a work experience placement in the summer of 2023 and subsequently has now become a permanent member of the team.
In her spare time she plays competitive hockey which she has done for the last ten years and volunteers coaching to all ages and levels.
Izzy is looking to complete a further degree in Physiotherapy alongside being fully dedicated in helping improve the physical health of all members that she works alongside at the Centre.
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.”