Patricia has worked as a physio for nearly 10 years, amassing a vast array of experience. She spent five years working for the North Bristol NHS trust before moving to the private sector. Specialising in musculo-skeletal outpatients and orthopaedics, Patricia worked at BUPA Hospital Southampton prior to commencing a post as Regiment physio at a Ministry of Defence base in Hampshire. Here she gained a wealth of experience in both occupational injuries, and both acute and chronic sports related injuries.
Patricia spent almost 3 years working at the Jonathan Webb Clinic Bristol, where she gained excellent exposure to orthopaedic and sports injury patients, from elite athletes to the older clients, as well as young, developing athletes.
She is currently the club physio at Old Colstonians RFC providing match day physiotherapy and medical support.
Nina has a passion for sport and keeping fit. She qualified as a physiotherapist from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1999. Nina has been treating sport and musculoskeletal injuries in the private sector since then.
Nina also has a special interest in Occupational Health and Ergonomics, she conducts desk workstation and manual handling assessments, and risk assessments. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics. Nina is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM). Nina is currently working towards her Silver Level Accreditation within the ACPSM. Nina is lead clinician for TASS, EIS and High Performance Squad athletes at Bristol University.
Nina has been a dedicated rock climber since 2000, and she has been treating rock climbing related injuries ever since. She has treated, climbed and worked with some of Britain's elite rock climbers. Nina has written articles in CLIMB magazine, as well as, teaches an Injury Prevention Module on Neil Gresham’s Materclass Workshops and Courses.
As a native Canadian, Nina has extensive experience in winter sports such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, and figure skating. Nina also was a competitive swimmer growing up in Canada.
Nina has a special interest in injury prevention amongst school age children and females in sport. As a physiotherapist, Nina strives to inspire and motivate patients recovering from injury.
Penny graduated from the University of the West of England in 2000. In addition to her Physiotherapy qualifications, Penny also holds a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University, and is a BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) accredited interdisciplinary sport scientist. She also holds personal training, coaching and strength and conditioning qualifications.
After initially working in the NHS, Penny pursued a career in elite sport, by becoming the Head Physiotherapist to the British water polo teams. Following this, she became the Academy Physiotherapist at Bristol Rugby Club, before become the First Team Physiotherapist (2007 - 2009).
A former international swimmer and British Record holder herself, Penny continues to work with the British swimming teams, traveling around the world as part of the medical staff. Penny also has experience of working for British Volleyball and currently also works with England Rugby.
Penny draws on a vast amount of knowledge and experience due to her combined physiotherapy and sports science knowledge making her a valuable addition to the team.
Claire combines extensive knowledge of injury assessment and treatment and passion for physical activity and sports rehabilitation to her patients, treating patients of all levels and ages.
Claire qualified as a physio at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 1995, and completed an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at Cardiff University in 2011. Claire has vast experience in the public and private sector in Brisbane, Sydney and United Kingdom. She works closely with UK Athletics coaches, elite tennis players and the University's High Performance Squad , and has worked previously worked with the English Rugby Football Union, Queensland Rugby Union, England Hockey (South West) and Australian Premiership football teams. She also has a strong interest in orthopaedic rehabilitation, developed through work with leading surgeons in Australia, London and Bristol.
She recently completed her MSc dissertation relating to physical activity and exercise in women.
Charlie qualified as a physiotherapist in 2001 followed by an MSC in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2008. After working in the NHS for a number of years she moved to concentrate on being a specialised Musculosketal physiotherapist within a sports medicine clinic. She currently holds the honorary position of Deputy Chief Physiotherapist for British University and Colleges Sports (BUCS).