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What is DNS?

DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization)

Have you ever wondered what DNS is? Our amazing Physiotherapist, Sara Ayala, is eager to share more about it with you below…

“What’s great about DNS is that it can be used as a preventative measure or to avoid relapse after an injury. DNS helps us comprehend and improve our fundamental movements, allowing us to continue doing the activities we love, such as gardening, tennis, or yoga, for longer due to our newfound awareness.

As babies, we instinctively follow a specific sequence of movements, which gradually strengthens us to stand and walk. Each position and transition provide the perfect training to create excellent stability and efficient patterns, allowing us to move independently.

However, due to modern-day circumstances like sitting at a desk all day, pushing ourselves too hard at the gym, or unconsciously having uneven posture, the instinctive patterns we developed as youngsters become distorted. Over time, our stability becomes compromised, which often results in overloading other areas of our bodies (mainly in our joints), leading to injury and pain in those structures.

With the DNS method, we can pinpoint where these points of instability are and work on restoring those innate patterns and stability. As a result, your body will be more evenly loaded, and those overloaded structures will find some relief.

I’m confident that if you stick with DNS, you’ll see significant improvements, particularly if you’ve been dealing with the same injury for an extended period and it’s important to note that DNS is not a quick fix, but it’s worth every session.”

If you’re interested in learning more, please call us on 0117 330 6820 or email our admin team at [email protected]

We’ll happily pass on your queries to Sara and get you booked in.


New Yoga Classes

We are excited to announce that we have Yoga Classes at our clinic on Coldharbour Road every Tuesday from 19:00 – 20:00 (can change to a Thursday upon request).

These will be a semi-private, slow-flow class of breath and movement to stretch, strengthen, and relax. Aiding you to get into your body and out of your head.

All bodies and abilities are welcome to join as you will be guided through each posture with options and props (blocks and blankets) to support your practice.

What Style of  Yoga are we offering – you may ask?

Mallory is offering a gentle Hatha Yoga practice where we honor the roots of an ancient tradition while also focusing on improving our strength, flexibility, and mental well-being. When we connect movement and breath together we become more mindful, present and calm which in return regulates our nervous system.

Who will be teaching the class?

They will be led by the lovely Mallory Nicholson (Move with Mal) who has been practicing Yoga for the past eight years and is a certified teacher through YAP (Yoga Alliance Professionals). When she isn’t teaching a class, you can find Mallory behind the scenes managing the Keith James practice.

Please note, this is a semi-private class with a maximum of three and so booking in advance by email is required.

For all your class booking needs, passes, pricing, or queries, email Mallory at [email protected]

Will is back at our Westbury Park clinic

After providing his excellent physiotherapy service at our Clifton clinic for several months in 2023, Will Adams is now based back at our Coldharbour Road clinic in Westbury Park. To book yourself in with Will simply call us on (0117) 330 6820 or book online on our website.

Originally from Lincolnshire, Will studied in Glasgow and qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2018. He started work as an NHS rotational physiotherapist, developing skills in different specialties including Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. He then moved to Bristol and joined KJP.

Will has private experience in various MSK settings including a private clinic, working with the Scottish Hockey Masters squad and as an academy Physiotherapist for Queens Park Football Club in Glasgow. Alongside work, he has also managed to complete a diploma in Sports medicine.

In his free time, Will likes to stay active with particular interests in running, swimming, squash and skiing. He is a qualified guide runner; helping visually impaired individuals to be active, social and enjoy running.

Christmas and New Year Opening

Our clinic will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. However, you won’t have to wait long to get our usual expert physiotherapy treatment as we will be open again on the following days:

28th December – all day (appointments also available with Gareth)
29th December – from midday day (appointments available for Sports Massage with Natasha)

We are then closed on New Year’s Day (Monday 1st January).

Our clinic will be fully open again on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

We hope you have chance to have a relaxing Christmas and an enjoyable New Year. If you do find that you need the services of a physiotherapist or massage therapist, just visit our online booking page or give us a call on (0117) 330 6820 (leave a message if we are unavailable).

Janet is retiring!

After 14 years of loyal service our Reception Manager Janet Barrie is retiring from Keith James Physiotherapy. Janet has been a rock at the practice, dependable, reliable, full of fun and has done a great job!!

She has tried retiring a few times already, to which Keith has always refused her resignation.

She will be sadly missed by Keith and the team and the many 1000’s of patients Janet has welcomed into the practice.

We all wish her many happy years of healthy retirement.

Thank you and enjoy your time off!!

Price increases from 1st January 2024

We wanted to let you know that our prices for Physiotherapy and Acupuncture appointments will be going up in the New Year.

Physiotherapy appointments will rise by £5 per session.

Acupuncture appointments will change to £85 for an initial consultation and £55 for a follow-up appointment.

If you have any queries about any of our services, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected].

Many thanks
The KJP Team


You can see Keith & Camryn at our new Queen’s Road Clinic

Our new clinic at 77A Queen’s Road opened last year and we are really enjoying treating patients from this new location. Keith is joined by Associate Physiotherapist Camryn to provide the specialist physiotherapy that has been the hallmark of the Keith James Physiotherapy Clinics for the last 30 years. To find out more, or make an appointment, call our Reception team on (0117) 330 6820.

The Queen’s Road Clinic is located in the heart of the bustling Clifton Triangle area of the city (above Goatman & Batham Opticians). Appointments at this clinic are available from Mondays to Thursdays.

Our Queen’s Road Clinic focuses on Musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy which treats patients who have injuries and conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, or soft tissue areas of the body. Injuries can occur through sport or physical activity or general degeneration due to ageing. Treatments often involve a multi-dimensional approach using physical methods that not only include manipulation but also specific treatments such as electrotherapy, massage and exercises.

Some of the conditions that we treat at Keith James Physiotherapy Clinics include:

  • Ligament sprains / tears
  • Muscle strains
  • Cartilage tears
  • Arthritis
  • Pre and post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Fracture rehabilitation
  • Back pain
  • Sports injuries

To find out more, give us a call on (0117) 330 6820. Or book online on our website. We look forward to seeing you!

Is back pain stopping you from enjoying your activities?

We can help! At KJP we have over 30 years experience of helping patients with back pain.

Modern life can cause all sorts of back pain – whether it is from sitting for long periods at your desk or in the car – or from picking something up and moving awkwardly. If you find that your back pain is not settling or is worsening over a period of 2-3 weeks, and is stopping you from doing your normal activities, give us a call on (0117) 330 6820 and book in with one of our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapists.

Physiotherapists are specialists in the care of lower back pain and will be able to offer sensible advice and treatment, tailored to your needs and based on the best evidence we have. Our Physios will do a full and thorough assessment:

  • taking a detailed history of your pain,
  • details about your medical and family history of back pain

They will then do a physical assessment to see how you move and how your muscles, nerves and joints are working. They will discuss with you the options available, and the best treatment programme that fits your needs. This may include a range of options such as:

  • a home exercise programme for strength and mobility
  • advice on pain management
  • manual (hands-on) treatment

Your physiotherapist will monitor your progress with the treatment plan, and help to you get back to your normal daily life. So don’t miss out on the things you love doing. Book yourself in for an appointment and our experienced Physios will  have you back on track before you know it.

Special offer at our Queen’s Road Clinic

Tell all your family and friends! They can book a physiotherapy appointment at our Queen’s Road clinic and pay only half the usual price. Booking is easy – just call us on (0117) 330 6820 or book online here.

To celebrate the opening of our satellite clinic in the heart of Queen’s Road Clifton, we are offering new patients the chance to experience the expert physiotherapy that Keith James Physiotherapy is known for – with a 50% discount.

Our Queen’s Road clinic offers appointments in MSK physiotherapy that can treat a range of aches, pains and injuries, such as back problems, tennis elbow, shoulder and neck issues, and much more. We pride ourselves on getting you back to fitness  as quickly as possible, so that you can get on with enjoying your life.

This offer applies to new KJP patients only and runs until 31st July 2023. Half price offer is valid for your first appointment only.

To find out more about how to take advantage of this great, but time-limited offer, call our Reception Team on (0117) 330 6820.

Please note: our Queen’s Road clinic is accessed via a flight of stairs. If you are concerned that you may not be able to get up these stairs, please speak to one of our Reception Team and they will be able to advise you on how best to book yourself in.

Meet our new Acupuncturist Jane Macey

We are delighted to welcome our newest KJP team member – acupuncturist Jane Macey.

Jane was inspired to study acupuncture after her own treatment and living and working in Japan, where many of the people she encountered used acupuncture alongside traditional medicine.

Jane qualified from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 2011 where she studied the Five Element system of acupuncture. She is experienced in treating a range of conditions, from musculoskeletal and pain management to anxiety and insomnia. Jane has had additional training in fertility and pregnancy related conditions and is part of the Acupuncture for Childbirth Team (ACT) network. She also works for The Acupuncture Academy, training and supporting students through their clinical year.

If you would like to book an appointment with Jane, give us a call on (0117) 330 6820 or book online on our website.

For more information about Jane, please visit