Professional, friendly clinicians to help you recover

WHO WE ARE

Nicole Crewe

Nicole Crewe

Physiotherapist

Nicole Is passionate about helping people achieve their goals. From those who want to complete marathons and elite sport to those who simply want to maintain their independence.

In addition to treating general sporting injuries Nicole enjoys
supporting patients back to previous levels of mobility and allowing
patents to gain confidence to live independently or return to work.
She has previously worked with children which involved teaching
toddlers football and enjoys creating effective but fun rehabilitation
programs for them.

When not at work Nicole can be found wakeboarding, surfing or enjoying
a drink with friends.

WHY USE US?

Why choose Nicole?

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.

Evidence Based Practice

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.

Specialist Skills

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.

Why is Nicole different?

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.

Qualifications and recent Courses

Qualifications:

Bsc Physiotherapy : Plymouth University
PDDip Veterinary physiotherapy

Professional affiliations:

  • MCSP
  • HPC

Courses

  • 8th-9th July 2013 Pitch side trauma care course
  • Acupuncture foundation course
  • Ski injuries of the shoulder- Richard Sinnerton – 17th January 2013
  • ACL, meniscal and ostotomy updates – Mike Risebury/ Mark Wothersppon/ Adrian Wilson – 9th May 2013.
  • LIPUS – literature review and analysis cost effectiveness implementation guided by NICE guidelines. May 2013.
  • Advanced Reading Shoulder Course Nov 2013
  • SOC Orthopaedic, The Hip-Explained, An update of foot & ankles

If you are not 100% satisfied we offer a full refund on all physio or massages booked directly through us. We also guarantee that if you have to wait more than 10 minutes for your appointment you won’t have to pay a penny!

What is physiotherapy?

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. 

What should I wear?

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!

Do I require referral?

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.

What does an assessment involve?

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.

How much does it cost?

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

We also offer packages if you require intense physio input, perhaps to boost mobility and confidence within your home

Do I need physio or massage?

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.

How do I book?

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 info@thephysiocrew.co.uk.

Meg Borah

Meg Borah

Physiotherapist

Meg is an experienced clinician with over 9 years experience.

She has a degree in physiotherapy and has completed extensive post graduate experience including a masters.

Meg is popular for her ability make people laugh despite challenges through their recovery.

Her wealth of knowledge ensures people feel instantly at ease and can get on with their rehab straight away trusting that they are speaking with an expert.

Why choose Meg?

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.

Evidence Based Practice

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.

Specialist Skills

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 Parsons

Abbie Parsons

Massage Therapist

Abbie plays rugby for BLRFC. She is popular with clients for her sports massages and friendly, relaxed approach. When not playing rugby Abbie is studying to become a sports therapist.

Why choose Abbie?

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

Testimonial

“Loved my massage with Abbie. Her pressure was just right. I will definitely be coming back again ”

Miss M, May 2017

Specialist Skills

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 Simpson

Kamil Simpson

Physiotherapist

Kamil is the newest addition to The Physio Crew team.

She is popular among patients and has experience treating people with sports injuries in the hydro pool, and helping people get back to work.

Her skills range from treating people post operatively following rotator cuff surgery, ACL reconstruction, back operations and many more to the every day tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and repetitive strain type injuries.

When not at work she can be found riding her horse

Why choose Kamil?

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.

Conditions Treated

Kamil treats a wide range of musculoskeletal condition.

Here are the most common.

  • Nerve root irritations
  • Back pain
  • Disc Protrusions
  • Muscle spasm
  • Elbow pain – tennis elbow, golfers elbow
  • Neck pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Post operative: total knee replacement, total hip replacement, ankle surgery, shoulder surgery, back surgery, wrist surgery
  • Post fracture: rehab following ankle, arm, leg, hip fracture.
  • Pins and needles or numbness in arm or leg.
  • Thoracic pain.
  • Headaches

Specialist Skills

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.

Stuart Sievwright

Stuart Sievwright

Massage Therapist

Stuart is training to be a Physiotherapist and is qualified as a massage therapist. Having worked in the military he has good knowledge of anatomy and physiology to ensure you get effective treatment to the areas that need it most.

In the short time he has been with us he has already developed a loyal following with clients who like his straight talking nature and competent hands on skills.

Why choose Stuart?

“Comfortable, in good hands. Professional employee with good knowledge of the anatomy and physiology to perform the correct procedures”

Mr A.

Testimonial

“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

Specialist Skills

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!

BENEFITS

Flexible Clinics

We are open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and ad hoc at the weekends by request. Perfect to fit in with your busy schedule!

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High Standards of Care

All our staff under go thorough training to ensure you are receiving the highest standard of care. We are careful to select staff who care about patients and are thoughtful to make your experience unique.

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Motivational

Nicole is known for her straight talking manner and will give you the tools needed for your recovery. We can help you stick to your programme to ensure that you get long term resolution of your symptoms where possible.

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Affordable

Its not as expensive as you may think! Just £40 will get you an assessment with one of our experts to get a clear plan for your recovery. Any subsequent follow ups will be £30. Pretty cheap when you consider you would pay that for an evening meal out or an evening out drinking. Nothing in comparison with having another night without sleep or missing a game of golf due to pain! You will not to sold a plan of 10 sessions as some people will only need a couple of sessions. Normally we can get an 80% recovery within 4-6 sessions.

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Contact us today nicole@thephysiocrew.co.uk