Optimal Align Chiropractic

Meet the Team

Dr. Bruce

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Bruce Hilligan

Bruce grew up on the beautiful coastline of South Africa in a city called Port Elizabeth. When he  was 10 years old his swimming coach noticed an imbalance in his swimming stroke. His coach suggested that Bruce be assessed by a chiropractor and sure enough his spine had been out of align. He began having regular spinal adjustments and it made the world of difference as that season he was awarded a trophy for being the top swimmer in his age group in the province. He continued to excel in swimming, water polo and surf lifesaving whilst going for regular chiropractic adjustments.

He studied Chiropractic at the Durban University of Technology, a six year Masters degree. On completion he was awarded the honorary title, Doctor of Chiropractic. In the last ten years he has practised as an associate and helped build some of the most successful practices in the UK. He has had the privilege of working with celebrities like Tom Kerridge, David Emanuel, PGA winning golf players and world champion power-lifters, to name a few.

He is certified in Chiropractic Biophysics which uses applied mathematics and mechanical engineering principles to correct spinal alignment and is the most well researched technique in chiropractic. It is a patient centred approach which means individualised patient specific treatment protocols which include mirror image spinal adjustments, mirror image postural exercises and structural rehabilitation through 3 point bending traction.

Bruce enjoys family time, fitness activities and is a rugby union fan. He is extremely  passionate about giving every person the best structural corrective Chiropractic care enabling them to achieve their Healthiest, Happiest, Highest quality life!

Holly

Practice Manager
Holly Hilligan

Holly grew up just down the road in Sandhurst, Berkshire. She has been dedicated to the Chiropractic profession since 2007 and has worked alongside many Chiropractors and Physiotherapists running the Front End and Operations.

She has a background in Psychology, Human Resources and Client Services and is passionate about delivering the best service possible in everything she does. She was awarded the United Chiropractic Association ‘Chiropractic Assistant of the Year 2017’ in the UK for her dedication to the profession. She is married to Dr Bruce and they have two children; Bonnie born in March 2018 and Hunter born in July 2020.

Holly is also training to be a Skin Therapist with special interest in Organic Facial treatments and Facial Electric treatments. She enjoys health and fitness, sunshine, holidays, good food, Malta and all things Neal’s Yard Remedies!

Katie

Chiropractic Rehab Assistant

Katie has been fascinated with the human body from a very young age and how important it is to look after it the best possible way. Growing up in Sydney, Australia and attending a sports high school she was always learning the importance of a healthy body and the huge role it plays in day to day life.

It was not until she was 15 that she completely understood that it was not just sports and exercise that could cause strain and tension on the body, It was every day life too! After starting a hairdressing apprenticeship and experiencing back and neck pain at such a young age, It was at this point she started receiving massage and chiropractic care. This opened up a whole new world to Katie and from this point she knew it was a lifestyle and not just a treat!

Fast forward a few years Katie moved to the UK and started working for a local Chiropractic and Physiotherapy company in Windsor, After running the clinic for a couple years, Katie decided it was time to start her own venture in Raynor Deep Tissue Massage. Katie took action and completed her Diploma in Raynor Massage and has now  had her mobile massage business for 2 years and has clients from all ages, sizes and sporting abilities. Katie is passionate about the human body and its ability to heal itself. She is very excited to be part of the Optimal Align Team!

Sacha

Rehab and Traction Assistant

Sacha has played sport since a very young age. Playing football for a variety of academies and representing Berkshire Rugby for three years, he had dreams of developing this further into a fulltime career. However, after experiencing different injuries ending further development in this area, he became fascinated in the rehabilitation process.

Sacha went to Brunel University London, studied Sport Science and obtained a first class honours degree. Sacha specifically enjoyed studying human anatomy and physiology. It was during this time he understood how vital exercise is to functionality and exercise can improve life.

Sacha wanted to share his knowledge and experience. Whilst studying at Brunel University Sacha trained to be a level 3 personal trainer because he enjoyed making a difference to other people’s lives too. He enjoyed helping people of all ages to meet their goals and improve their lives through exercise.

Sacha is passionate about sharing his experience and knowledge to help people of all ages and conditions to recover from injuries and ultimately help people live their life to their fullest.

Sacha enjoys being part of the Optimal Align Team making a difference to others health and ultimately their lives and he looks forward to meeting you.

Amber

Front Desk

Amber has been interested in health and fitness since she was very young. Having competed gymnastics at a regional level for most of her life she is no stranger to injuries. She spent a lot of time learning about the skeletal and muscular system also seeing physiotherapists, even contemplating becoming one herself.

Instead, though she joined British Airways to travel full time and see as much of the world as possible for a couple of years.  Now she is the newest member of the Optimal Align team and runs the front desk and has an avid interest in chiropractic care.

She maintains a very healthy lifestyle practising yoga daily and cooking nutritious meals. Her spare time is spent walking, painting, and making pottery.

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Office Hours

Mon: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Tues: 12:30pm – 7:30pm
Wed: 7:30am – 1:30pm
Thur: 12:30pm – 7:30pm
Fri: 7:30am – 12:00pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Optimal Align Chiropractic

5 Lime Square
250 South Oak Way
Reading
RG2 6UG
0118 334 2612

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