Pete Tang BSc (Hons) MCSP

Director and Lead Chartered Physiotherapist

Pete’s Clinics
Monday – Thursday AM

Tuesday and Wednesday PM/Evening

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 and treatment.

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 is either watching his daughter play football, walking his dog or shooting arrows at the local archery club.

Liz Brown MSc MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Liz’s Clinics
Monday & Wednesday 12-8;  Thursday 8-1 & Friday 8-4

Liz has worked as a ski instructor in Switzerland and France for 4 years and uses her specialist knowledge of the biomechanics of the body to get you to where you want to be.

Whether it’s a marathon, ironman challenge or simply helping you move more efficiently, with less pain, Liz can help. Having worked with Aussie rules football players for 2 years, Liz is up to scratch on impact sports and a vast range of injuries.

As well as specialist taping and medical dry needling, she is trained in women’s health physiotherapy for pregnant or post-partum ladies, with a pilates-style, individualised approach to rehab.

Anh Waite BSc Hons MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Anh’s Clinics
Monday & Thursday 10an – 7.00pm Saturday 9-12

Anh qualified from the University of Manchester in 2000.  She has a huge amount of experience having worked initially in the NHS for 5 years, in occupational health settings and extensively in private practice both in the UK and abroad.  She is trained in Pilates and Acupuncture and combines these skills with her manual therapy and exercise prescription.

Anh actually worked for the clinic in the past from 2012-2016 before leaving to work in Dubai.  She has now returned after 4 years away and jumped at the chance to work for the clinic again.

We are delighted to have Anh back, bring her years of experience.  Whilst in Dubai she worked in a Private clinic as well as work with several rugby teams.  Anh’s return will certainly delight her former clients with her friendly conversation and fierce determination to help solve their problem.  Back living in the UK she enjoys time with her husband and 2 children, cycling and in recent months has also taken up weight lifting.

David Mercy Grad Dip Phys MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

David’s Clinic

Monday Morning, Tues & Thur Afternoon & Evening,  and all day Friday

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.

Dan Kerton BSc

Sports Massage Therapist

Strength, Conditionaing and Rehabilitation

Dan’s Clinics

Monday & Tuesday 12 -8 pm; Wednesday 8 – 4pm; Thursday 9 – 5pm

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 himself as a sports massage therapist and to broaden his experience and use an evidence based approach in his clinical practice.  These skills enable him to choose specific treatments for the clients needs rather than just a generic one size fits all massage. He is able to  combine as myofascial release, PNF stretching and complex trigger point release techniques to help with specific needs as well as the use of sports massage in order to aid the rehabilitation for certain injuries.

Dan also 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.

Zoe Sturmey

Sports Massage Therapist

Advanced Level 4 Personal Trainer

Zoe’s Clinics

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8am – 2pm

Thursday 1-8pm

Zoe qualified as a personal trainer in 2001.  She undertook further training to become a sports massage therapist in 2004. Since then she has been worked closely with clients integrating sports massage therapy techniques and advanced personal training concepts to get the best outcome for each individual client.

She thrives on helping people to overcome challenges and problems they may face, whether physical or emotional and understands how closely the two are linked.

As an experienced sports massage therapist and advanced personal trainer, Zoe’s understanding of the body’s biomechanics and its impact on our daily movement patterns enables her to specialise in the management of soft tissue injuries, postural correction, injury prevention.  She has particular interests in rehabilitation, exercise for lower back pain in addition to weight loss and strength and conditioning.

She has worked in a variety of clinical and health & fitness environments, which include physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics, major health clubs and independent gyms.  Her clinical and technical support experience in orthopaedic theatres has also provided her with invaluable insight of operations enabling her to draw on a larger pool of knowledge to best inform clinical and treatments.

Outside of her working life she enjoys keeping fit and strong with her own training. She teaches spin, is a keen equestrian and loves to travel and experience as much of the world as possible, making memories with friends and family along the way.

Liz Guest

Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist

Liz Guests Clinics

Wednesday and Thursday evenings

Liz Guest

Liz began working in the health and fitness industry as a gym instructor and personal trainer. Due to getting various injuries herself and wanting to understand more about preventing these from happening she was keen to progress further and trained as a sports massage therapist.  During 2019 Liz worked as part of our events team providing post race massages for runners and triahletes at local races.  Liz gained her level 4 certification in November 2019 giving her a greater depth and scope of knowledge and we are delighted to have her working in clinic now as part of our therapy team.

Outside of work Liz has always been involved in a variety of sports, competing in athletics and high jump a when she was younger. She is a now a keen runner and enjoys getting outside and finding some trails. More recently she has started doing yoga to help with flexibility.

Sarah Peters

Reception Manager

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. She 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…”

Matt Williams SMT Dip

Strength & Conditioning Coach, Compex Advanced Trainer

Matt’s Coaching

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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  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 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 to improve your lifting technique or structured programming, then contact Matt.

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.