About us Our people Our Staff Therapies Team Kiran Chiluveru Therapies & Service Manager I graduated from Chester University with a Master’s degree in Cardio Vascular Rehabilitation having previously studied a Bachelors of Physiotherapy in India. I am trained in pilates and acupuncture and have been working for the Centre since 2010. My responsibilities are to lead and direct the Therapy and Services Team to deliver a comprehensive operational service at the Centre. I am also involved in treating and helping members with neurological conditions and assisting with their mobility, and improving their function and quality of living. I am here to listen and help the members and Carers if they have any concerns - my door is always open. I also manage the referrals from our Access to Exercise programme. I am a keen yoga enthusiast, and love to cook in my spare time. You can contact me at [email protected] Eleanor Milosevic Neurological Physiotherapist My aim here at the Centre is to support individuals in managing their condition and deliver patient centred care in line with their goals. I hope to motivate members by delivering group exercise classes that focus on weaker areas: challenging strength, core, balance and flexibility. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, singing and painting/mindfulness. As part of our Sport England project, I am interested in your opinions of access to exercise. I am a friendly, reliable face and am here to answer with any queries you may have. You can contact me at [email protected] Connor Flynn Neurological Physiotherapist My main role is to deliver 1:1 and group physiotherapy for members of the Centre. I am here to help you work towards your goals and to maintain/improve your wellbeing as much as possible! I will also be helping with referrals and in delivering physiotherapy sessions as part of our Access to Exercise programme. I graduated from Cumbria University with a Physiotherapy Master’s degree. I have a background of personal training and sports massage therapy and I ran my own business for over 5 years up in Newcastle. In my spare time I love exploring the outdoors for climbing spots, practicing gymnastics, slacklining and exploring movement. You can contact me at [email protected] or just grab me for a chat if I’m free! Carol Parsons Therapy Assistant I help with your in-Centre and online therapy sessions. I have worked as a Therapy Assistant at the Countess of Chester working with medical and stroke rehab patients and most recently in the Community working with patients with long-term conditions. I also have experience in teaching chair based classes to the Chester Arthritis Association and aqua aerobics. In my spare time, I am a keen and enthusiastic Master athlete who has competed at National level in the disciplines of x country, road and track. I also enjoy spending time with my family and enjoy watching them play football at the weekend and going for long walks. I am very friendly and approachable. You can contact me at [email protected] Santi Bouzas Gym Instructor I handle all your fitness needs. In the accessible gym we focus on strength and conditioning, cardiovascular activities, circuit training, boxing and functional training. Pop by anytime for a taster or email me on [email protected] Sam Wheeler Counsellor I am a qualified Counsellor with a Diploma in Person Centred counselling. I have qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), couples counselling and counselling supervision. I am an accredited counsellor and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have worked with children, young people and adults throughout my career in various settings of private and charity organisations. Outside of work I enjoy watching films and being in my garden. You can contact me at [email protected] Ian Howie Tai Chi Instructor Ian formed, Wirral Tai Chi and Qigong, in 2009 with the aim of bringing this health training to the region. He brings his vast experience to his sessions at the Centre and is experienced at adapting the exercise to the needs of our members. Jacqueline Butler (Jaya) Yoga Instructor Jaya is (a RN) trained in traditional Integral Hatha Yoga in the USA and India. Her Yoga class is tailored specifically to meet the needs of our members, and all levels are welcome, whether you use a wheelchair or have independent mobility. Classes also include breathing practices and deep relaxation.