Welcome To Rise Physiotherapy
Being based out of Redpoint Bristol Climbing Centre means RISE Physiotherapy is perfectly placed to meet the rehabilitation and therapy needs of Bristol’s rock climbing and adventure sports community.
MEET THE TEAM
Senior MSK Physiotherapist & Personal Trainer
Tony has dedicated 8 years to developing his expertise as an MSK Specialist Physiotherapist. He has an array of experience across the board, working within both sports, private and NHS physiotherapy settings, including mentoring and training Student and Junior Physiotherapists.
EQUIPMENT AND MATWORK INSTRUCTOR - PPRC / ALAN HERDMAN
Gabrielle discovered Pilates a decade after undergoing corrective surgery for scoliosis in her late teens. Despite having always been a sporty and active individual, she often felt stiff in her back and somewhat limited in her physical abilities after the surgery. Upon discovering Pilates, this completely changed, leaving her feeling stronger and more agile than at any point during her twenties!
George has 8 years of MSK experience working within a variety of settings. He works as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within the NHS treating patients with acute and chronic conditions as well as post-operative rehabilitation.
Jack Farmer is our resident sports massage practitioner. We are proud to have him on board for his expert manual skills in deep tissue, sports massage, swedish massage and muscle energy techniques.
Kate is a qualified yoga teacher and a lecturer for yoga training programs. She is also trained in acupuncture and sports massage. Kate brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to managing all musculoskeletal conditions and postnatal rehab. She also has a specialist interest in breathing mechanics and teaching people skills in relaxation.
Stott Pilates Advanced Matwork Instructor
Stefani directs our Pilates offering at RISE. A highly experienced instructor she gained her skills working in a variety of clinics, studios and private settings, and has now realised her dream of leading her own studio as a Pilates Reformer and Equipment instructor.
Pilates Equipment Instructor
Tom came to Pilates after struggling with back problems for several years. It made such a difference to his physical and mental wellbeing that in 2017 he decided to undertake a comprehensive teacher training programme with the Physiotherapy and Pilates Rehabilitation Centre in Clevedon, North Somerset.
Trys has spent over 7 years working in musculoskeletal settings including the military, private, NHS and fracture clinics. More recently, Trys has been working in an extended NHS role, advancing his skills in diagnostics, medical imaging and injection therapy. He effectively combines this to provide a client specific focus to the rehabilitation of all MSK injuries.
Chloe’s classes are a fusion of understanding our need for mobility, strength and flexibility for a functional body, alongside the vast philosophical teachings of Yoga encouraging a feeling of spiritual well-being to bring about holistic health and happiness. She brings energy, joy and a thoughtful approach to each class with the goal of sending you away feeling lighter and lifted. She has over 10years of teaching experience which includes teaching yoga and meditation to the Women’s GB hockey squad, supporting the NHS with meditation classes during lockdown, hosting retreats and wellness events in the UK and Europe, and she is trained in sound meditation and TCM as well as hatha, vinyasa, yin, yoga therapy and children’s yoga.
RESTORE AND REBALANCE
WITH reformer PILATES..
Do you want to feel energised, powerful and confident within yourself? Rise Physiotherapy and Pilates is a company born out of a passion for health, movement,strength and a sense that there is nothing more important than being at your best.
“I started seeing Simon due to a finger injury a few years ago. He was very quick to diagnose what wrong and gave me a great rehab plan! Since then I have seen him for pretty much any niggle I have- finger, knee, you name it! It’s great because Simon understands how important climbing and moving is to me- being in the GB Climbing Team being able to train is pretty important! So all his rehab and recovery still involved some form of training so I could get back to full strength ASAP! Could not recommend highly enough!
– Rhoslyn Frugtniet – IFSC World Cup Climber.
Charlie was really friendly, helpful and reassuring, and the exercises she gave me have fully solved my back problem! Absolutely great.
His unlimited psych for sport, exercise and rehab always spurred me on to complete all my exercises which was a key part of my recovery. All injured climbers should just book in with him now as you’ll be climbing hard again sooner if you do!
– Ponder Stibbons
Amazing session! Sarah answered loads of questions I had and helped me to integrate some exercises into my yoga practice so I have a solid way of moving forward and rehabilitating my body
I highly recommend Simon and the Rise team for both climbing and running related physio for either injury or performance reasons