Whether you need a recent injury treated or longer standing problem assessed and diagnosed, the Therapy Team have the clinical expertise to help get you on the right path to ease your pain, restore your movement and solve your problem.
Our clinical expertise and reputation has been establised over many years. All our Physiotherapists are highly skilled professionals specializing in the accurate diagnosis of patients’ problems through systematic questioning, hands on assessment techniques, assessment tools, video analysis (where appropriate) and most importantly the overall bio-mechanics of the individual.
Our Areas of Clinical Expertise
Sports Injuries and Post-op Rehab
The Physio Clinic has gained a reputation for providing a first class service for the treatment of sports injuries and post operative orthopaedic rehabilitation. We have special interests in:
- Ligament reconstruction e.g. Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction of the knee, Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction
- Shoulder surgery including Subacromial decompression, rotator cuff repairs and shoulder stabilisation procedures
- Arthroscopy (key hole surgery) e.g. menisectomy and cartilage procedures
- Joint replacement – e.g. Uni compartment or Total Knee replacement and Hip replacements
- Spinal surgery – e.g. Lumbar Microdiscectomy or fusion
If you have had recent surgery, the chances are we know your consultant and they know us. We receive constant referrals and recommendations from Consultants and GP’s, both privately and from the NHS, and stay up to date with the latest rehabilitation protocols.
Lower Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common conditions referred for Physiotherapy. The team here at The Physio Clinic Bristol has a wealth of experience in the assessment and diagnosis of spinal pain. Following a thorough assessment we can advise you if further investigations are necessary such as an x-ray or MRI scan. However most back pain does not usually require expensive investigations.
View our FREE Back Pain advice sheet here
Recent guidelines published by NICE (the government’s health watchdog) recommends exercise, manual therapy or acupuncture for non specific lower back pain. The Physio Clinic is able to offer the wide range of services for the treatment of back pain including Manual therapy, acupuncture, individual and group exercise including Pilates. Click here to see the NICE website.
Running Related Pain
Running related pain is common. The majority of runners will experience some pain that affects them or stops them from running at some point. The range of injuries and conditions that affects runners are numerous. Common complaints are usually knee pain, achilles problems or Plantar Fasciitis. Running can affect other areas too, such as back pain, neck pain or shoulder issues.
The key to treating running injuries is to understand runners. Of course a sound understanding of anatomy and physiology is a must too!
Here at the clinic we pride ourselves on understanding runners and what makes them tick. All the team are runners from Marathon distance to casual fitness, which gives us the insight needed to truely understand our clients whether it be for:
- Injury assessment and treatment
- Video Analysis and retraining
- Pre or post event sports massage
- Strength & Conditioning programs for Iron man athletes
Tendon problems (tendonitis / tendonopathy) are one of the most common conditions we treat. The cause for the majority of tendon issues is multifactoral, but there is often a key trigger for a flair up.
At the clinic we know that careful questioning and assessment is paramount to truely understand the complexities of tendon disorders.
Regardless of what stage of injury you are in the team here can:
- Help you understand what is going on
- Provide relief from pain
- Offer a range of treatment options
We have the expertise to evaluate and treat the broad range of tendon disorders from acute tendonitis to post op tendon repair.
Individual team members also have there own areas of special interest.
Pete Tang – Physiotherapist
- Running related pain
- Sports injuries and Rehab
- Lower Back Pain
Dave Mercy – Physiotherapist
- Lower limb tendonopathy
- Work Related Upper Limb Disorders
- Orthopaedic Post op Rehab
- Running related pain
Liz Brown – Physiotherapist
- Womens Health – Pelvic Floor issues, Diastasis of the recti abdominus
- Nerve irritations of the lower or upper limb
- Post op Orthopaedic Rehab
Dan Kerton – Strength Conditioning, Rehab & Massage
- Sports and Orthopaedic Rehab
- Sports and Deep Tissue Massage
- Running Assessment and retraining
Zoe Sturmey – Rehab and Massage Therapist
- Sports Therapy
- Sports & Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports and Orthopaedic Rehab
- Strength Training
Click here to view a full profile of each therapist.
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"This was the first time visiting a sports massage, needed due to an injury to my calf. After just 1 session the improvements made have been incredible, and I am already booking more sessions in immediately. Matt Williams, who looked after me, was very friendly and extremely Knowledgeable..."
- Matt Lansdown