Nicole has spent the last 3 years with Phil Harris at The Newbury clinic gaining valuable experience working with both NHS patients and elite athletes. She believes in practical, honest advice to get you back to your sport as soon as possible.
Before that she spent two years at The Spire Bristol working closely with consultants such as Jonathan Webb, Jonathan Eldridge, James Murray and John Hardy. She has been lucky enough to be involved with UK Boardmasters, the special Olympics and local events.
Managing Physiowizz.co.uk gives Nicole great insight into the latest up to date evidence and the ability to network with researchers across the world. This has allowed her to build connections with other physiotherapists to continue giving the best possible treatment.
Nicole is a specialist sports physiotherapist and has a wide experience working with elite athletes ( including England Women Rugby Players) and amateur athletes. She has a special interest in the shoulder and has helped many runners manage injuries before competitions. Her own experience in sport has taught her the resilience needed and psychological impact of being out of training. This gives her the edge in helping you get back on track and expert knowledge to ensure you get the right advice and treatment. People experiencing non sporting injuries can benefit from her systematic approach without the delay of waiting for NHS treatment.
Nicole will listen to YOUR story. She will address all aspects of pain or reduce function and tailor a plan specifically for you. She will go the extra mile to offer the latest, evidence based treatments and provide you with the education of how to reduce the risk of it occurring again.
Bsc Physiotherapy : Plymouth University
PDDip Veterinary physiotherapy
Meg has thorough experience treating all musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
She boasts excellent results from helping people recover from sports injuries, back pain, knee pain, neck pain, elbow pain, ankle pain, shoulder pain as well as many other joints.
She has a loyal following of runners and cyclists where she has helped them get back to fitness for competition and win!
She also is our Neuro specialist so is competent in helping people recover following stroke, Guillian Barre Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis.
Meg has completed extensive continuing professional development. She reads papers and attends courses regular to keep up to date with the current information and treatment to ensure you are getting the best care.
Meg has a special interest and competence in neurological conditions. For those who are looking to become fitter and stronger or maintain their strength and independence following a Stroke, Motor Neurone Disease or Multiple Sclerosis the Meg can help.
At The Physio Crew we pride ourselves on giving hope to those who are going through a difficult time. Many do not realise their potential and need someone to show them how to help themselves and improve their quality of life.
Meg also has excellent skills in assisting athletes back onto the field. Her gentle, caring approach helps people who may have been suffering from long term injuries for some time.
Abbie is currently studying for her second degree as a Physiotherapist. Although she is already a competent qualified Sports Therapist she is learning the addition skills to be able to treat cardiorespiratory and neurological conditions.
Based out of the Henleaze and Fishponds branches Abbie has firsthand experience of training and competing in high level sport.
She is an excellent choice for those who have sports injuries or musculoskeletal pain and want someone who understands the mindset and high level treatment required to return to this level of sport and minimise risk of re-injury.
“I have had 2 sport massages from Abbie. She proved to be very knowledgable and provided an efficient and effective service. I would recommend her to anyone with niggly muscular aches and pains. Very personable, professional, and frequently checked if pressure used was ok.”
Mrs. H. 2017
“Very good. Abbie was great. Thank you. Will be back”
Luke B. May 2017
“Loved my massage with Abbie. Her pressure was just right. I will definitely be coming back again ”
Miss M, May 2017
Abbie is extremely popular for those who like firm pressure. As a premiership rugby player she is extremely strong and has almost completed her Sports Therapy Degree. Training and playing at Premiership level means she understands the demands of being an athlete and the pressure on staying at peak performance. She has a loyal following of customers who like her friendly, down to earth nature.
Within her degree she has studied a variety of joint mobilisations, soft tissue mobilisations and strength and conditioning modules to allow her to help people with injuries to recover.
Kamil stuck out in her interview due to the level of commitment she has to becoming a fantastic physio.
With excellent academic skills and a willingness to push herself in volunteer roles throughout her career has meant she has laid excellent foundations.
If you are looking for someone who will truly listen to your story and give expert, friendly advice then book in with Kamil.
She can quickly and accurately get to the bottom of the issue and give you the right advice, exercises and hands on treatment to get you back on track.
Whether you are a tradesman desperate to get back to work, an elderly person who needs to work on their balance and independence or weekend warrior athletes who need to complete park run weekly to feel sane then Kamil will be right for you.
Kamil treats a wide range of musculoskeletal condition.
Here are the most common.
Kamil has a great knowledge of anatomy and physiology. She has specialist skills in helping people recovery from musculoskeletal ( ie joints, nerves, muscles, ligaments, fascia) pain and helping people rehabilitate to high levels following sports injuries to minimise the risk of re injury.
“Comfortable, in good hands. Professional employee with good knowledge of the anatomy and physiology to perform the correct procedures”
“I was very happy with the session. It was the first time I had had any deep tissue work and I really noticed an improvement in my back and neck afterwards. I felt like I was treated well and made to feel very comfortable.”
Mr. S April 2017
Many people book in with Stuart because they want to benefit from his additional knowledge as a training Physiotherapist and with his experience in military fitness and rehabilitation. If you are looking for some one who can identify the area that is a problem and provide effective treatment, particularly if you have a niggling sports injury, Stuart is your man!
This is a common question. Massage is one treatment modality included within the umbrella of physiotherapy. If you have a pain from injury or a pain that has come on over time that needs assessment to get a clear diagnosis then a physiotherapy assessment is usually best. If you have general aches an pains but nil specific problem then try massage first and our team can refer you on if they feel it is appropriate.
An initial assessment usually lasts between 30-45 minutes and costs £40.
Follow ups are usually 30 minutes for £30. (£35 for insurance funded patients)
Home visits (Bristol) £60
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability. As members of the CSP, physiotherapists abide by a professional code of conduct to continue professional development and offer high standards of treatment.
It is easiest to book online at www.sportphysiotherapybristol.co.uk/online-booking.
We do not have a receptionist so calls will be answered at the end of the working day if we are with patients. You can either call on 0117 951 2328 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A detailed history will be taken which gives the physio clues about the structures involved. The mechanism of injury and pattern of pain are very important in reaching the correct diagnosis. Once we have sat down and discussed your symptoms, restrictions in every day life and pain pattern we will then look at how you move, the joints range of motion and carry out various tests to reach our diagnosis.
Throughout the assessment the physio will be gentle and ask how certain movements affect your pain. The assessment should not be painful and we will always find other ways to assess your movement if you are unable to tolerate any of the tests.
To be able to assess properly physio’s need to be able to see the area affected. If it is a shoulder problem then you may be required to remove your top. For ladies a tank top/ strappy top would be ideal to be able to see the area needed.
For back, knees and hips it is important to see the surrounding muscles therefore shorts are a great idea or sensible underwear!
Nicole/Maggie are registered with most insurance companies and also treats self funding patients. Physiotherapist are autonomous practitioners and therefore do not require a referral from a doctor for treatment. Physiotherapists are trained to recognise patterns that may be sinister in nature and can refer you to the appropriate place ie orthopaedic surgeon or GP if needed.