BSc (Hons) MSc (Chiro) DC LRCC (Sports) CCEP
Chiropractor and Clinic Director
Struggling with a long term back injury gained from sport since his teens, Simon consulted a Chiropractor in his early twenties and made an amazing recovery from years of pain. He was inspired to learn more about Chiropractic, and went on to gain a place at the University of Surrey’s European Institute of Health and Medical Science in Guildford, where he completed his second degree – a clinical Master of Science in Chiropractic.
After working in very well reputed Bristol clinics for three years Simon branched out on his own to establish the Longlevens Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic in 2005.
Simon has a strong professional background in sport, exercise and rehabilitation coupled with vast experience in treating a wide range of injuries. He has built his practice upon a reputation for sound “evidence-based” care. To each and every chiropractic patient his clinic offers an accurate diagnosis and clear understanding of what is wrong, effective treatment to start recovery, and individually tailored treatment plans to strengthen and support an injury, ensuring things stay well in the long term.
Unlike many clinics, Simon’s practice realises the importance of enabling patients to be “self-sufficient” and not reliant on constant treatment of the same problem again and again.
His professional interests include low back pain, neck pain, lower limb injuries, sports injuries, whiplash and diagnostic ultrasound. Simon treats a wide range of patients of all ages, including many National and International athletes from a wide range of sports.
At home Simon enjoys a wide range of sports such as football, rugby, volleyball and cricket. A very enthusiastic and successful golfer, Simon has competed at club, county, and regional levels with a playing handicap of two. When not in clinic he is kept busy with 2 young sons, a Newfoundland called Molly who weighs over 8 stone, and a little Pug called Poppy!
Simon is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP). He is fully licensed under the General Chiropractic Council, is a full member of the British Chiropractic Association, and also the Royal College of Chiropractors, British Chiropractic Sports Council and European Chiropractors Union. Simon is a recognised and qualified tutor on the Royal College of Chiropractor’s PRTS training scheme. He continues to further his qualifications and is currently undertaking a post-graduate course in diagnostic ultrasound.
Registered as a treatment provider with all of the main healthcare insurance companies, Simon is recognised by companies such as BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, Norwich Union, WPA, Simply Health, HSA and Standard Life, and many others. He also works with legal and insurance claims such as those made after road traffic accidents and accidents in the workplace.
MChiro, DC, LRCC (Sports), ICCSP
An Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP), Danny treats athletes at international sports events such as the Olympics and World games, and the British Athletics Masters. This enables him to bring a wide range of experience to the fore when treating both sporting and non-sport chiropractic patients with “everyday injuries” in clinic.
Danny became interested in all things musculoskeletal when he suffered a series of sports related injuries whilst playing academy level football with a professional team. With an already strong academic background in biology and chemistry, he then went on to successfully complete his Chiropractic Masters degree.
As well as using traditional Chiropractic techniques, Danny uses a variety of myofascial release techniques, stretching techniques, acupuncture and taping to achieve optimum function for patients.
Danny is also professionally trained to help pregnant patients with common problems such as back pain, pelvic pain, PGP and SPD. He uses an effective treatment method incorporating the ‘Webster technique’, that involves gentle soft tissue work on areas of discomfort around the pelvis and spine to help ease the aches and pains commonly experienced during pregnancy. This helps to mobilise the joints, and is coupled with a home care plan to make sure pregnant patients know what to do at home to help themselves as their pregnancy progresses.
Lastly, but by no means least, Danny is a keen and active sportsman whose interests include football, tennis, golf, body conditioning, fishing and surfing.
Danny is a full member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), the Royal College of Chiropractors (CoC), the British Chiropractic Sports Council (BCSC), the European Chiropractors Union (ECU) and is fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). He is recognised by many private healthcare insurance providers.
MSc (Chiro) DC LRCC
James qualified with a Masters in Chiropractic from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in 2002. Chiropractic and rehab helped James to make a good recovery from a serious road traffic accident that he suffered in 2011, so he has extensive experience of both sides of the bench – both as a practitioner and as a patient!
James and his partner are avid motor sports fans, especially motorbikes, which James has enjoyed riding. He also supports Gloucester Rugby and has successfully treated professional sports players including rugby players, throughout his career.
James has extensive experience of working with one of the UK’s most major manufacturers. Applying chiropractic to an industrial setting for employees meant that as well as treating, James was assessing production line ergonomics and workstations and advising on how to reduce repetitive strain injuries on a regular basis.
Treatment modalities that James uses include various chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Thompson, Gonstead, SOT and Activator. He uses soft tissue techniques ranging from deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling (medical acupuncture), Kinesio as well as regular taping, stretching, home exercises and ergonomic advice as appropriate.
When he is not working James is a busy and devoted dad to his baby daughter who arrived on 1st January 2015. She has turned his life upside down (in a good way!) and leaves him with little time for anything else!
James has extensive experience of successfully treating a wide range of patients from babies (including his own) to people in their late 90s, professional athletes to retiree golfers, labourers to professors. He will tailor specific treatment plans to each individual.
His chiropractic interests include applying chiropractic to in an industrial or work setting, RSI or Repetitive Strain Injury, working with sports men and women to overcome injury and enhance performance, and chronic neck pain and lower back pain.
James is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a full member of the British Chiropractic Association. He is also recognised by most private health insurance companies including Bupa and Axa.
Daniel trained and qualified at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractors. Prior to qualifying, he enjoyed a successful career in Rugby that culminated with him being selected for the Cardiff Blues Rugby Academy. His playing career was temporarily halted by a shoulder injury, until Chiropractic got him back out on the field, and then his career as a Chiropractor was born…!
Chiropractic can offer much more than care for sports injuries alone, and with a very warm, empathic and personable character, Daniel maintains a keen professional interest in treating sports injuries whilst also providing quality, effective Chiropractic care to a wide range of patients of all ages and backgrounds, with all sorts of sports and non-sports related injuries.
He uses a range of treatment methods, including spinal manipulative therapy, fascial edge tool work, soft tissue work, dry needling, and strengthening exercises to aid recovery.
Behind the scenes Dan is famous for leaving his milkshakes – sorry – protein shakes, around the clinic. He’s currently well on track to achieve his personal goals of bench pressing 100kg and squatting 130kg before then end of this year, and so he has lots of practical advice and treatment plans for those of you who regularly visit the gym (to workout, not for coffee – or milkshakes).
Whilst spending more time socialising with friends and fly fishing in the lakes of South Wales these days than out on the rugby pitch, he is still passionate about his favourite sport, and would enjoy a bit of friendly banter with you about it when you see him!
Oh, and did we mention that he swam for the A-Squad at County level too….
Wiebke, a graduate from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, has a professional interest in treating children and the elderly and a background in competitive sport. She’s a chiropractor with a fantastically diverse skillset and an approachable and empathic manner.
Originally from Germany, Wiebke completed her secondary education in Estonia before commencing her chiropractic studies in Wales. Whilst swimming competitively for her local German team she received regular treatment from a chiropractor for headaches, which improved her performance and led to her chosen career!
Wiebke speaks fluent English, German and Estonian; also some French as well as Russian and Danish at a beginner’s level. As you can tell, she has a keen interest in languages and loves to socialise and communicate. Her cheerful, relaxed nature enables her to get on well with people of all ages and all backgrounds, and she gains great personal satisfaction from helping patients get back to their best possible health.
As well as languages, Wiebke still keeps up with her swimming (though no longer competitive!) and also enjoys running and regular gym sessions.
Wiebke’s chiropractic skill set includes spinal manipulative therapy, soft tissue work, dry needling, taping, and stretching and strengthening exercises. Her experience of treating age-related conditions includes ‘wear and tear’, osteoarthritis of the hips and knees, and degenerative conditions that affect the spinal discs.
BSc (Hons) SST
Sports & Massage Therapist
Sophie graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2016 with a 2:1 (Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy and is now studying towards her Masters Degree in Sports Therapy to further enhance her skills and knowledge. Sophie is a member of the Society of Sport Therapists, and is passionate about the positive results that massage therapy can achieve.
Sophie’s enthusiasm about the benefits of massage therapy to aid recovery from injury and to enhance sporting performance is catching! Her cheerful and positive attitude enables her to quicky connect with patients to provide a tailored therapy service that achieves great results.
Her level 2 qualification in fitness instructing (gym-based exercise) is an addition skill that helps her to aid and manage the rehabilitation of sports injuries.
Sophie’s experience includes providing sports massage for the Tonga rugby team during the rugby World Cup 2015. She also provides pitch-side first aid and massage for her local home rugby union team.
Sophie has played many sports throughout her time in education, and has always had a healthy and active interest in exercise, but football has long been her main passion. From a young age she has played football and most recently she has enjoyed playing for the University of Gloucestershire football team.
James graduated from Loughborough University in 2011 with a degree in Sport Science with Management. After a successful business career in sales and recruitment, James decided to combine his people skills with his passion for athletics and the rehabilitation of injuries by becoming a Sports Massage Therapist.
It was during his time studying towards a Masters degree in Sports Therapy at the University of Gloucestershire that James was able to develop his interest in Massag Therapy as a treatment for running related injuries and also other common non –sport related injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
As a competitive athlete, James fully understands the frustrations of being injured, and is committed to helping people with sporting and non-sporting injuries back to full fitness. Injuries that he has suffered with himself, and that he has a particular interest in, include patellar tendinopathy, patellar femoral pain, pes anserine tendinopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome (aka shin splints), ITB syndrome, & plantar fasciitis.
Outside of clinic, James was a national standard middle distance athlete as a junior, competing for his county at the English Schools Track and Field Championships. He also represented Loughborough University at the British Universities Cross Country Championships. Currently he is a key member and team manager of Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletics Club competing in a variety of events and recently set a club record in the Welsh Castles Road relay.
In addition to all of that, James is a talented guitarist and songwriter! He has performed live gigs at venues around Birmingham with his indie rock band. Ask him about this when you book in!
BSc (Hons) MSMA
Kate graduated from the University of the West of England with a Sports Conditioning degree and began her career in the sports and physical education sector. She then qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist with SPS Learn through Teeside University.
A passionate and outstanding Massage Therapist who achieves excellent results, Kate enthuses about Massage and it’s many benefits, which include reducing muscle tension, restoring mobility to injured muscle tissue, maintaining flexibility of muscles and therefore mobility of the body, and helping to prevent further injury.
She is a keen and active sports woman herself who enjoys playing and coaching netball for a local Gloucestershire team. She pursues many outdoor activities such as triathalons and mountain biking and ensures that she stays active in the gym through resistance training, which aids her abilities and strength as a massage therapist. Kate possesses a seemingly endless energy, and is a driving force in the annual clinic sponsored charity events!
Kate’s professional background in education has enhanced her naturally strong communication and interpersonal skills. She is extremely well liked, and connects and communicates exceptionally well with patients of all ages, whether they are suffering from a sports or a non-sports related injury, looking simply to prevent injury, or achieve maximum levels of wellbeing, relaxation, mobility, and flexibility.
Kate is a member of the Sports Massage Association, and also holds qualifications in Pregnancy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Lifting Facial Massage, and acupuncture (dry needling). She continues to further her studies and qualifications.
Practice Manager and Clinic Director
Leah graduated from Cardiff University with Honours Degree in Business Administration in 1999. When the Clinic’s new premises on Cheltenham Road opened in February 2009, she joined husband and Chiropractor Simon Rose as Practice Manager.
Leah is responsible for all front and back office functions of the clinic, from reception and administration through to promotion and finance. She works hard to ensure that your journey through clinic is seamless, and that practitioners have the environment necessary to deliver the very highest standards of care to patients.
Before the clinic, Leah worked in Accountancy Recruitment as a Branch Manager for a leading International recruitment company. She then took a career break when her sons Edward and Thomas were born.
Leah will update you from time to time with relevant and interesting clinic newsletters, and she sends out satisfaction questionnaires to obtain accurate feedback about your experiences with us. She is always very keen to receive your testimonials by email and actively encourages the use of Google Reviews – if you have a Google Account then please leave one!
Please don’t hesitate to contact Leah on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01452 309372, with any queries or enquiries.