Meet the Team
The therapy team at Bristol Physio are all highly qualified and extremely experienced. All of our physiotherapists are chartered and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). We are registered and recognised by all major health insurance companies. Each Physiotherapist has at least 7 years post graduate experience, so you can be assured that you will be seen by experienced practitioners. Our regular training sessions and continuing professional development (CPD) course attendance ensures that we are up to date with the latest clinical research.
Our team at Bristol Physio also includes Massage Therapists and Sport Therapists who are able to offer Sports and Remedial Massage, injury diagnosis and rehabilitation sessions. We also have appointments available with our foot and ankle biomechanical specialist podiatrist, who is an expert in gait analysis and foot & ankle problems, both complex and simple.
To find out more about each of our Physiotherapists and other members of the team take a look at our profiles below.
Tony is a clinical specialist in the NHS in Musculoskeletal Medicine and a consultant physio for the Jitsu Foundation, taking an active role in injury prevention and reduction. With over 15 years' experience, he offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of problems. He is qualified in acupuncture & injection therapy, an ultrasonographer and a prescriber and is a physiotherapy tutor…
Andy has a passion for learning the latest and best physiotherapy treatment plans. He is qualified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation, Acupuncture, Clinical Pilates, Dynamic Tape Application, Joint Mobilisations and Manipulations. Andy has also recently completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He has also just returned from the Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018 with a silver medal...
- Practice Manager
A dedicated and compassionate professional, Marlon brings with him a wealth of experience with a strong background in Finance and Administration. Marlon has been employed with various NHS trust including SecAmb (Southeast coast Ambulance Service), UHB (University Hospitals Bristol) and NHS England. A keen traveller, Marlon also enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing in his spare time.
Susie graduated with a BSc (Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010 and began work in London where she gained valuable experience in the NHS. This included rotations in stroke and neurosurgery, community rehabilitation, cardiorespiratory, and orthopaedics before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Susie gained most of her experience at The Royal London which is one of London’s major trauma centres...
- Biomechanical Podiatrist
Michael graduated in 2001 with an honours degree in Podiatry from Glasgow Caledonian University. Gaining a position with Selby and York PCT he developed a great interest in the biomechanical aspect of podiatry and started to work closely with the specialists within the department developing his skills.
- Sports Therapist
Charlotte graduated from The University of Kent in 2015 with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Therapy. She specialises in soft tissue injuries, soft tissue techniques, trigger point therapy and rehabilitation. Charlotte has recently worked with GB Softball Men's Team at their European Championships in the Czech Republic and GB Basketball U'16 Men's Team, in preparation for their Championships. She is off to Copenhagen, Valenica and Prague this year to continue her support for these teams. Charlotte has worked closely with Ipswich Basketball Academy, Ipswich Rugby Club and Eastern County Girls Rugby. She has particular experience in helping equestrian, rugby and tri- athletes achieve their goals, including injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. She also has a keen focus on sports massage and has seven years experience in this field. Please note, as Charlotte is a Sports Therapist and this isn't recognised by the HCPC, she is unable to see patients through private health insurance.
Gemma Addison graduated from Brunel University with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2007. She spent 5 years consolidating her knowledge in a wide range of clinical settings whilst working in the NHS. Whilst in Singapore she successfully completed an advanced certificate in the management of complex musculoskeletal conditions. Gemma is a keen fitness enthusiast and has tried her hand at most sports from kickboxing to Iron man triathlons...
- Sports Massage Therapist
Esther gained her Level 4 qualification in Sports Massage Therapy in 2017. She is passionate about the body and how it works and specialises in soft tissue injuries, relieving tension and finding those unwanted niggles. Esther uses her knowledge and background in dance to help her clients understand what they can do themselves to aid recovery and prevent further injury; including stretches, exercises and correcting posture. In Esther’s practice she treats the day-to-day office worker or labourer and a variety of athletes including skiers, triathletes, Iron Man participants, marathon and ultra marathon runners, footballers, gym goers and dancers. Esther is also a ski instructor, dance teacher and enjoys staying fit with gym classes, cycling and many other sports. Please note, as Esther is a Sports Massage Therapist and this isn't recognised by the HCPC, she is unable to see patients through private health insurance.
Inga obtained a degree in BSc Physiotherapy and gained her experience in hospitals as well as in private practice as an all-round general physiotherapy practitioner. Specialising over the years in joint and muscle disorders such as; acute and chronic pain conditions, postural dysfunction, muscle imbalances & biomechanical irregularities, repetitive strain injuries, sport & non-sporting injuries, whiplash, post-surgical rehabilitation and injury rehabilitation. Inga gained a specialised post graduate qualification in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy in 2007. Born, raised and educated in South Africa, she emigrated to Bristol in 2009. Inga applies her vast knowledge and clinical reasoning skills to deliver treatments drawn from her extensive experience over the past 30 years. She encourages the client’s pro-active participation in their recovery - educating and advising so that the client can understand their own body better, self-manage and maintain their progress & recovery.
Gemma Qualified in 2011 as a Physiotherapist and is currently doing a masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine. She has been an Elite athlete herself representing Wales Athletics and Cross Country and a part of the Welsh Athletics team since the age of 16. She has worked as a team physiotherapist at a national level, as well as working in private practice for the last 8 years. Gemma has a wide variety of skill sets including Acupuncture, sport massage and manual therapy techniques, as well as a significant understanding of rehabilitation and graded loading programs for tendinopathy. Her personal journey has shaped her understanding of what it takes to rehabilitate from injury and how to optimise recovery.Working with every day office workers to elite level athletes has allowed her to fine tune and bespoke treatment options for all types of clients.
- Soft Tissue Therapist
Matt is a Soft Tissue Therapist (MISRM, MSMA) registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), with a particular interest in the interactions between mental and physical health and in the latest understandings in pain science. Matt ensures he brings the most current evidence based practices to his clients in the treatment of both acute and chronic pain and dysfunction. As a qualified ski instructor, Leader in Running Fitness and ultra-distance runner with finishes in races from 50km to 100miles, Matt finds sport key in managing his own mental health. He understands well the physical demands placed on athletes bodies - be they a 'couch to 5k' er', a weekend warrior or a seasoned pro. Matt provides soft tissue massage, METs, injury rehabilitation, K-taping and a space to help clients achieve their mobility and sporting goals. Please note, as Matt is a Soft Tissue Therapist and this isn't recognised by the HCPC, he is unable to see patients through private health insurance.