Pete Tang BSc (Hons) MCSP

Director and Lead Chartered Physiotherapist

Pete’s Clinics
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Physio- Pete Tang

Pete qualified from Keele University in 1999 with First class honors in Physiotherapy. His career began working for the North Bristol NHS Trust where he specialized in the treatment of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries. In late 2001 he took up a post at the BUPA Hospital Bristol where he was employed as a Senior Physiotherapist, later progressing to Physio Team Leader and ultimately Physiotherapy Manager.

In June 2004 Pete began working as a Private Physiotherapist. He worked in a variety of settings including continued work for BUPA Hospitals (now Spire Hospital Bristol), The Jonathan Webb Clinic and other Private Clinics. In 2007 Pete established The Physio Clinic Bristol at Riverside Leisure Club.  His success as a Private Therapist had given him the confidence to think bigger and take his treatment principles to a bigger audience.  His goal is to provide a team of therapists to provide expert assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to the local  community and to meet the ever increasing demand for fast access, high quality Physiotherapy.

The Physio Clinic Bristol is now a multi practitioner Physiotherapy and Sports Performance practice including Physiotherapists, Sports Massage Therapists, Strength and Conditioning Coaches and Sports Therapists.  Pete continues to have a clinical case load specialising in Lower Limb disorders (especially running related problems), Shoulder problems and Lower Back Pain.  He retains close working relationships with prominent orthopaedic consultants and local GP’s.

In addition to his clinical case load he is mentoring and training the team, building the range and quality of services that the clinic provides, as well as running the practice to build on its reputation and success as the Clinic of choice for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and long term Movement Health and wellness.

Outside of work Pete enjoys keeping fit through cycling and running having completed several Sportives on the bike and his biggest successes to date are, the Bristol Half Marathon and Newport Marathon.  When he’s not cycling or running he’s either watching his daughter play football for Bradley Stoke Youth FC or shooting arrows at the local archery club.

Nikki Jefferies BSc (Hons) MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Nikki’s Clinics
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thurdsays and Fridays.

Nikki, like so many others in the clinic, started work in the fitness industry working as a fitness professional/personal trainer both in the U.K and in Dubai.  She decided on a career change which built on her existing knowledge and went on to study Physiotherapy at Cardiff University.  She qualified in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.

Since qualifying Nikki has worked within the NHS gaining a wide range of experience in the musculoskeletal field.  She has also developed post graduate experience in acupuncture and dry needling which she uses to treat soft tissue problems.

Nikki is a keen believer in a preventive approach to treating her patients’ musculoskeletal problems and she has undertaken a postgraduate course in movement control which she uses extensively in her assessment and treatment.

Outside of work, Nikki is a keen crossfitter and knows first- hand the demands exercise places on the body.  She regularly treats her fellow crossfitters and is keen to use her skills in injury prevention and keep people training for longer.

Rachael Hazlett PGDip BSc (Hons) MMACP MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Rachael’s Clinics
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Rachael graduated with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy from Oxford Brookes University.  She has worked across a variety of settings including Private Practice, NHS outpatients and GP Clinics.  She has recently completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy at The University of Birmingham, allowing her membership to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).  Other training and qualifications include acupuncture, Pilates, Movement Control, Orthopaedics and Biomechanics.  She likes to run a varied clinic of all types of injuries to help keep her experience broad and chooses a treatment pathway specific to the needs of each patient.  She has worked with National and International athletes competing in dressage, eventing, gymnastics, cycling, running, triathlon, hockey and squash.

Rachael’s personal sporting background includes equestrian eventing, swimming, tetrathlon and modern pentathlon.  She is currently focusing on her own movement health and strength training in the gym.

David Mercy Grad Dip Phys MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

David’s Clinic

Monday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM and Frome Valley Medical Centre

David qualified from Bath School of Physiotherapy in 1990 and has over 25 years of clinical experience. The last 20 years have been dedicated to the treatment of Musculo-Skeletal disorders such as spinal pain, sports injuries and orthopaedic medicine. His post graduate training includes Clinical Pilates, Orthopaedic medicine and spinal manipulation and the study of movement and Kinetic Control Theory.

David has travelled the country and around the world, working as far away as the Australian outback and closer to home in Harley Street in London. He has taken charge of an NHS Physiotherapy department and been a Clinical Educator to Physiotherapy students at local Universities.

David recently returned to the West Country and back to his roots. He currently spends most of his time in clinic but occasionally travels to various office and workplaces around Bristol to carry out ergonomic office assessments.

When not at work he is back on his bike and also clocking up the running miles with one eye on the Bristol half marathon and his PB. He also has a fine collection of chilli plants thanks to the West Country sun and air.

Sian Thomas BSc (Hons)

Chartered Physiotherapist

Sian’s Clinic

Thursday Evening

Sian qualified from the University of the West of England in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in Physiotherapy. Since qualifying Sian has worked within the NHS across a variety of different specialities gaining a wide range of experience within both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Outside of work, Sian has gained diplomas in sports massage and both kinesiology and traditional taping methods to further develop her treatment options.

Sian joined the clinic in 2019 to further develop her skills within an area in which she has a particular passion and interest for. She has clinical experience of treating musculoskeletal conditions, post-operative orthopaedic surgery and a wide range of other long term conditions. Sian’s main focus of treatment is strengthening, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries.

Sian also has a keen interest in research and has recently had an article published in a peer reviewed journal regarding the impact of osteoarthritis.

Outside of work, Sian enjoys an active lifestyle of cycling, yoga and going to the gym.

She is looking at undertaking further courses in acupuncture and dry needling in the near future.

Matt Williams SMT Dip

Level 4 Therapist – Sports Massage, Strength & Conditioning, Movement & Compex Trainer

Lead: Sports Performance Team

Matt’s Clinics

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Matt has worked in the health & fitness industry for since the age of 16, gaining a vast amount of knowledge and experience. As a keen sportsman himself, he has played various sports from Rugby & Ice Hockey through to Badminton and Gymnastics with several at County standard.

During his career Matt has worked for the NHS as a Technical Rehabilitation Instructor assisting in the delivery of rehabilitation to a wide range of patients following orthopaedic surgery. At the higher level, he has worked with Bristol Rugby as a Sports Massage Therapist and also Bristol University working with their elite athlete programs. His background gives him a fantastic knowledge and understanding of athletes and what they need to perform but also knowledge of injury, rehabilitation and work within a multidisciplinary team.

Matt joined in the clinic in 2010 to further develop and enhance the clinics rehabilitation program and range of services available to sports people looking to achieve more and perform to top standards. His range of expertise includes Sports and Deep Tissue Massage, Strength & Conditioning Coaching, Compex (Neuro-muscular Electrical Stimulation), Movement Trainer, Sports Specific Speed, Agility and Power workouts and exercises management for low back pain sufferers.

Matt is keen on professional development and is always attending courses and workshops to further his knowledge and build on his skills set.

If you are looking for end stage rehabilitation to return to sport or looking to up your performance to be the best it can be, Matt Williams is the therapist to see.

Hannah Davies BSc (Hons)

Sports Rehabilitation

Hannah’s Clinics

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday AM

Hannah graduated from the University of the West of England with BSC (Hons) in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation. During her studies she completed placements at Old Reds Rugby Club and The Bristol Running School. In her third year she was offered a football (‘soccer’) scholarship by a college in America to study Athletic Training.  After a fantastic year studying and playing football in America she returned to the UK to complete her final year of Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation.

She started her career as a Rehabilitation and Massage Therapist at a private clinic in Wiltshire. During her time there she worked as part of a team dedicated to improving the health and movement of people with a variety of needs. As well as working with patients in the clinic she also undertook post graduate training in Pilates, Myofascial release and Hot Stone Massage.

Hannah joined the Physio Clinic in 2017 bringing her skill set of Massage, Pilates and Rehabilitation to complement the existing team.  Hannah now leads our Pilates Clinic, helping clients improve their core stability and understanding of Pilates.  Hannah has also undertaken post graduate training in running analysis and re-education of running form and is a valuable addition to our sports performance team.

Outside of work Hannah is still very much involved in football and currently plays for Keynsham Town LFC in the Women’s Premier League.

Jane Kennedy

Sports Massage Therapist

Jane’s Clinics

Tuesday Evenings & Wednesday Mornings

Jane’s journey to massage started in the world of dance and was brought to the fore by a career ending injury.

A classically trained dancer, who studied for a BA(Hons) in the Art and Teaching of Ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance, Jane spent 3 years in London studying with some of the finest teachers in the UK. Upon graduation from the University of Durham, she continued to teach and study for 16 years, working with dancers of all levels and ages.

Jane ended up having major foot and ankle surgery in Summer 2018 which made her reassess her ongoing career. During her time as a dancer, she had suffered with many injuries and decided to use this experience to help others and to provide a therapist who understands the frustrations and limitations of injury.

She studied for her Level 3 and 4 massage therapy qualifications with Dawn Morse and Core Elements in Swindon and hopes to continue her studies at UWE in the coming years.

Jane is very interested in continuing professional development and continues to attend courses and workshops to extend her knowledge and skill set.

In her time as a therapist she has worked with marathon runners, triathletes, cricketers, dancers and rugby players. She volunteers regularly at Gloucester Rugby helping to supply treatment to the first team and academy players

Dan Kerton

Sports Massage Therapist

Dan’s Clinics

Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning & Saturday Morning

Dan graduated with a 2:1 honours degree in sports conditioning, rehabilitation and massage from Cardiff metropolitan university in 2019. He has worked with various sports teams during this process with the most recent being part of Cardiff metropolitan men’s football team helping with their europa league preparations.

Dan recently completed a level 5 itec Sports Massage Qualification in order to improve myself as a sports massage therapist and to broaden my experience and use and evidence based approach in my practice in order to allow myself to choose specific treatments for the clients needs (such as myofascial release, PNF stretching and complex trigger point release techniques).

Dan has an increased interest in the use of sports massage in order to aid the rehabilitation for certain injuries.

Dan currently head up the clinics events work. Where we work with triathletes and runners. This has allowed him to work further with some of the individuals who take part in these events to allow them to recover better but also improve their movement to try to reduce those little niggles that affect their performance.

Outside of the clinic he plays football locally as well as having a keen interest in strength training.

Sarah Peters

Reception and Customer Service Administrator

Sarah joined the team in February 2018 to support the growing team of therapists and assist with the ever increasing administration associated with a busy practice. Sarah decided to return to a forwards facing customer service roll after running a successful driving school for many years.  She has proven herself to be a valuable asset to the clinic, and has a great understanding of the roles of all the therapists in the team, as well as the complexities of helping run a busy clinic.  If you have any questions about the services that we offer, Sarah and our team are here to answer them.

Liz Parker

Reception and Customer Service Administrator

Liz has  been married for over 30 years  and is also a mother and grandmother.

Before Liz started work here at the Physio Clinic in January 2019,   Liz worked at Natwest Bank for 21 years.

Her role  at The Physio Clinic is reception/admin front of house. Liz  love working with our clients in a customer facing role and  giving  first class service.  She work opposite shift patterns to Sarah.

“The staff here are like a big family, they welcomed myself on board and have taught/shown me the different job roles the staff here undertake, as Physiotherapy, Sports Massages, Strength & Conditioning , Pilates , and more…”

John Wood

Run/Swim/Triathlon Coach

John has been working with The Physio Clinic Bristol as a Run/Swim/Triathlon Coach since 2012.  His swim coaching career started 15 years ago and 5 years ago he added Triathlon & running coaching to his skill set.  Having competed at International level in swimming and triathlon John understands the importance of good coaching and the impact it can have on performance. Over the years he has had great results with his clients- from those learning to swim, improving their technique through to outdoor lake/sea events.

He has worked with clubs, groups and individuals of all standards and has extremely good communication skills to get his teaching points across.

“I enjoy teaching people to swim for rehab and overcoming fear of the water, all the way up to fine tuning strokes to swimming quicker”

In addition to his swim coaching he also coaches running technique and supports local triathlon clubs coaching track sessions.  As an International level triathlon John also uses his experience to help structure training plans for multi event competitions.

For more information or to request a call back from John contact the main clinic and let us know what help you are looking for.