Conór Ward Chiropractor
Conór is originally from Northern Ireland where he was the eldest of 8 children. He feels becoming a chiropractor was a natural progression from taking care of his family growing up. He has been a competitive sportsman all his life and currently trains 20+ hours per week for Henley Rowing Club.
Conór thinks that many health issues could be prevented before they start. From the research he has read he has come to believe that any problem is due to poor diet, a build up of physical problems or too much emotional stress at work and home. He looks at everything from the way you walk to how you chew your food to uncover the root of your problem in order to prevent it coming back!
He has had great success with patients who suffer from headaches, disc problems and fatigue. He also enjoys treating entire families to keep them all fit and healthy.
Melanie Rogers Chiropractor
Melanie studied at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth obtaining a masters degree in Chiropractic and has enjoyed working in Northampton since graduating. Melanie moved to Bracknell in 2010 and very much looks forward to helping both existing and new clients. She thoroughly enjoys being involved in helping patients lead active, healthy lifestyles and has enjoyed much success treating a wide variety of conditions affecting patients from 0 - 90+ yrs old.
Melanie enjoys an active lifestyle, running regularly as well as having a keen interest in biking, sports injuries and research, regularly writing articles on how Chiropractic can help with a wide range of conditions.
Rebecca Brown-Hovelt Chiropractor
Dr Rebecca Brown-Hovelt graduated with a Masters Degree from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. Rebecca enjoys treating a wide spectrum of complaints from headaches and neck pain to low back pain and problems specific to pregnant women.
Concerned primarily with patient care, Rebecca finds it important to increase her patients’ knowledge of Chiropractic. She is a great advocate of keeping your spine healthy in order to enable your whole body to work at its optimum; this introduces her patients to a lifestyle philosophy within which their symptoms and pain complaints are improved. Chiropractic not only aims to solve individual and physical problems, it can also play a major role in the promotion of reduced stress and improved mental well being.
Rebecca is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the United Chiropractic Association.
Mark Spriggs Chiropractor
Local boy, Dr Mark Spriggs, was born and raised in Bracknell and attended Easthampstead Park School. It was whilst studying for his A-Levels that Mark was introduced to Chiropractic at the Bracknell Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Clinic.
Dr Mark enjoyed sports, and had a keen interest in human anatomy and physiology. This led him to look for a degree where these were key elements of his studies. Mark was introduced to Chiropractic during his last few years at school, when he accompanied his Dad one day on one ohis regular visits. The young Mark was hooked and knew that this was what he wanted to do.
Mark went on to study Chiropractic at University and graduated from the Masters of Chiropractic degree at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in South Wales.
Mark spent the first few years working his skills at clinics in Croydon and Chiswick. Today Mark has come full circle and is delighted to fulfil his ambition of helping his own community to live healthy lives. Mark has a real passion for what he does and enjoys working with his patients in helping them return to their activities, no matter what their goals are.
Dr Roddy Knight has worked in private practice for 7 years in both Australia and more recently the UK with the Halsa group. Roddy brings experience in sports science and chiropractic obtained through his undergraduate degrees at Greenwich (London, UK) and Murdoch Universities (Perth, WA) respectively. "In chiropractic I draw from knowledge and experience obtained through my various disciplines of University accredited training programs and extra studies and work experience including personal Training and sports therapies to gain best results for patients".
Roddy has also been chairman of the Australian Fabry Association, a registered charity to help people with genetic illness like Anderson Fabry disease and is also a member of the Association of Osteomyologists.
"I look forward to helping the local community in achieving their chiropractic goals to enhance life, wellness and activities of daily living above and beyond what is considered their normal, wherever possible".
Yours in health
Dr Roddy Knight
BSc Chiro, B.Chiro, BSc Fit Sci, MAO
Chairman Australian Fabry Association
Katrina Hume Physiotherapist
After graduating Katrina specialised in the rehabilitation of scoliosis and kyphosis (spinal curvatures) attending international conferences and serving on a panel to promote clinical excellence worldwide. She is a qualified Pilates instructor and runs some of the classes in Windsor.
Katrina was previously a keen gymnast and horse rider but since growing up has had to settle for the gym to maintain her health and fitness. She loves working with the chiropractors to improve clients health holistically.
Andrew Mitchell Physiotherapist
Having qualified from the University of Bradford in 2009 as a State Registered and Chartered Physiotherapist he chose to specialise in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy as a graduate.
Andy started his career with Reading Football Club where he was, and still is working with the Academy and Development Teams.
Since joining the team at our Bracknell clinic he has decided to undertake further training in Chinese Acupuncture and having completed this training, Andy has become an Accredited Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MMACP).
Andy has additional training in Pilates and Kinesiotaping having completed his first of three parts in the APPI Pilates accreditation and the first two stages of the KTA certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner Course.
Andy has experience working with many different sports teams ranging from Representative International Rugby League Teams, National League Rugby Union Teams and Premier League Academies to his own team of Thatcham RFC; he has built up a strong interest into developing his role within this field and within the clinic settings at the Halsa Group.
Michaela Smith Physiotherapist
Michaela has been working at Bracknell Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic for the past 5 years. In addition to her human physiotherapy work, Michaela is also a practising Veterinary Physiotherapist, having attained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy, the Royal Veterinary College.
Michaela also trained as a Physiotherapist Pilates Instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and holds regular classes at Bracknell Clinic.
Michaela equally enjoys both her human and animal work. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and the Health Professions Council (HPC) and a Category A member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT).
Rachael comes from a very active and outdoor background, having competed in Modern Pentathlon and Eventing from a young age.
Since graduating from Oxford Brookes university with first class honours Rachael can also boast training through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), The International College of Biomechanics (ICB), and has a level 5 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage through the Oxford School of Sports Massage (OSSM).
Rachael has a keen interest in pilates and the biomechanics of the body.
Outside of the clinic Rachael continues to be involved within the equestrian world.
Our Clinic Assistants
My greatest interests have always been within physical and mental health. I have always been very active, and took part in many competitive sports as a child up until my late teens, and am still a gym enthusiast today.
I began working with the Halsa Group as Clinic Assistant in summer 2007, whilst I was studying for my BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Since March 2012, I returned full time to the Halsa Group as Head Clinic Assistant, and I am very dedicated to looking after the operations of the Clinic, and more importantly, our clients.
I have always been interested in sport, fitness and health-playing netball and badminton for many years-and subsequently taking up long distance running for some years.
I now play bowls during the summer months both for my club and also for the County.
On my return to England in 2000 to be near my son, daughter in law and two grandchildren I was lucky enough to be offered part time employment at The Bracknell Chiropractic Clinic which had just opened.
There were two chiropractors and one physiotherapist at the time and I have watched the practice grow over the years to become what it is today-a Fantastic Wellness Clinic.!!
It has been an amazing and inspiring journey and I am very proud to have been a small part of it.
Following a 3 year full-time course of study Tracey graduated with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine. This enabled her to become a State Registered Chiropodist and member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Tracey continued her education to obtain a degree in Podiatric Medicine and Postgraduate qualifications in Sports injuries and Diabetes. Tracey has over 16 years NHS experience.