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Our physiotherapists are all highly skilled clinicians with years of experience working in NHS, Private and Sports Physiotherapy settings.
Anyone can benefit from sports massage, not just athletes. Emotional, work-related and postural stress can all be relieved through massage techniques.
Headed by the southwest’s leading climbing physiotherapist, Simon Carley-Smith, our team has specialist training and un-matched experience dealing with climbing injuries.
We practice western medical acupuncture as a targeted and highly effective way of combatting persistent and chronic pain.
Pilates strengthens and conditions the body in an even way, paying particular attention to core strength, flexibility and balance to protect the back and surrounding joints.
RISE is now open for face to face appointments where appropriate, but we are still offering a hugely valuable, specialist virtual rehab service.
Our physiotherapists are all highly skilled clinicians with years of experience working in NHS, Private and Sports Physiotherapy settings. We have a real passion for bringing up lower levels of fitness and confidence, from pre and post-natal rehabilitation and returning to running and fitness post pregnancy, to rebuilding peoples’ strength and capacity after surgery. We also have particular expertise in rock climbing and endurance running.
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.
Specialist MSK, Sports & Climbing Physiotherapist
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.
Sports Massage Therapist
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.
Specialist MSK Physiotherapist, Anatomy Trainer and Yoga TeacheR
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.
Specialist Climbing and Sports Physiotherapist
Sarah Hammer is a new and hugely valuable addition to our team at Rise. She has a great depth of experience across elite sports physiotherapy, private practice and in NHS musculoskeletal and orthopaedics clinics.
Specialist Climbing and Sports Physiotherapist
Simon is a highly experienced specialist physiotherapist, practicing at the highest clinical levels in both sports and NHS Physiotherapy. He is a founder and Director of RISE and leads the clinical team.
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.
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.
“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