In February, the Government set out its roadmap, a step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England. As of today (19th July 2021), the Government has moved to Step 4 of this plan, meaning that most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 have been lifted (see here for more information).
However, at the present time, we at Keith James Physiotherapy feel that it is important to maintain our existing procedures in order to keep our patients and staff safe. Therefore, we will be asking you to continue to wear a mask while you are in the clinic and to wear gloves in our gym. All of our staff will continue to wear PPE and to follow the hygiene procedures that have been in pace during the pandemic.
For further information on our guidelines for patients, please visit www.keithjamesphysiotherapy.co.uk/updated-coronavirus-advice-for-patients-july-2021.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call on (0117) 330 6820.
Based on ongoing advice given from Public Health England and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, we maximise the safety of our patients and staff by operating in the following manner:
- When booking an appointment, we will ask you a brief set of medical questions.
- We ask you to arrive at your appointment time and not any earlier.
- Patients should come to their appointment alone (unless they are a child or require a carer).
- We ask that you bring with you a face mask/covering and wear it while on our premises. If you do not have a face covering, we have disposable masks available (£1 charge).
- If possible, please use your own bathroom prior to your visit. You can, of course use ours, but please notify the reception staff.
- Please use the hand sanitiser on entry to the clinic.
- Please minimise your contact with handrails and furniture.
- Please wear appropriate clothing for your appointment. Patients with upper limb issues should wear a vest top and patients with lower limb issues should wear loose fitting shorts.
To reassure you, we have changed our practice protocols to avoid patient interaction/contact:
- We have staggered our appointment times to reduce waiting room traffic.
- PPE gear is worn by all therapists.
- Patients using the gymnasium will be required to wear medical gloves (costing 50p)
- In addition to our normal cleaning protocols, staff will be cleaning all clinic areas regularly with disinfectant.
- We are staying up to date with advice and guidance on best practice.
Should you have any concerns or queries, please contact us on (0117) 330 6820 or email: email@example.com for more information.
2nd July 2021 is a special date for us. This is the date that marks 30 years of Keith James Physiotherapy.
It was back in 1991, when Keith was working as an NHS Physiotherapist at Southmead Hospital, that he was offered the opportunity to do some work at a Physiotherapy Clinic based at Redland Tennis Club. As this work developed, Keith was invited to take over the business from the previous owner and Bristol Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic became Keith James Physiotherapy.
As well as running his own Physiotherapy Clinic, Keith has also worked as Physiotherapist for two local sports teams – Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rugby.
Since 1991, the business has gone from strength to strength and, needing more space, Keith James Physiotherapy moved to the present premises on Coldharbour Road in 2001. This has enabled the development of a multidisciplinary team that includes Physiotherapists of various specialities (MSK, Neurophysiological, Respiratory, Orthopaedic), Massage Therapists and Personal Trainers, a Podiatrist, and an Acupuncturist.
Today, we take a moment to celebrate the achievements of Keith and all the colleagues who have worked with him over the last 30 years. The KJP team are always striving to deliver a great service to the many patients who come to see them with aches, pains, and injuries. We look forward to more years of providing our patients with the high standard of treatment that comes from 30 years of expertise in Physiotherapy.
If you would like to see one of our therapists, please call (0117) 330 6820 or visit www.keithjamesphysiotherapy.co.uk to book online.
We will be closed for the upcoming May Bank Holidays on Monday 3rd May and Monday 31st May. The clinic will be open as usual on Tuesday 4th May and Tuesday 1st June.
We are excited to announce that, from 12th April, our Massage Therapists will be back in action at the clinic. After 3 months of lockdown, we know that many of you will be desperate to get yourselves booked in for an appointment with Kirstie or Kate, to help relieve some of the tension, aches and pains that have built up during this time.
Kirstie will be available on Mondays (1.30-5.15pm), Thursdays (1.30-5.15pm) and Fridays (1.15-3.30pm) from 12th April.
Kate will be available on Tuesdays (1.30-4.30pm) and Wednesdays (9am-12 midday) from 19th April.
All appointments will be 40 minutes in duration and cost £40. As with all our appointments, Kirstie and Kate will be wearing PPE and will ensure that all facilities are clean and COVID-safe for your visit.
Massage is a great way to relieve tension and to help you recover from the demands that you place on your body – whether that is from the challenges of working from home, or because of your current exercise regime.
To book your appointment, call the clinic on (0117) 330 6820 or book online.
The clinic will be closed on Good Friday (2nd April) and Easter Monday (5th April). We are open as usual on all other days. We would like to wish our patients a happy and healthy Easter.
We are delighted to welcome Katherine Hills back to the KJP Physiotherapy Team. Katherine has been busy looking after her little boy Jack who was born in March 2020, but now she is ready to get back to practicing the Physiotherapy that she loves.
Katherine graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Since that time, she has been developing her skills in Physiotherapy in a number of roles in the UK and abroad. Katherine worked as Academy Physiotherapist for Hong Kong Rugby Union and worked at the Hong Kong Rugby 7s for four years in a row. She has toured all over Asia and the UAE as physiotherapist for the HKRFU Academy.
More recently, she has taken the role of Lead physiotherapist for Bishop Stortford, a semi-professional rugby team. Katherine has worked as a physiotherapist for the OCR world championships and been Physiotherapist for the Oxfam Trail Walker in Hong Kong.
Katherine completed her MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University (London) in 2018. Since then, she has worked as an MSK Physiotherapist in private practice in London and performed the role of Match Day Physiotherapist for West Ham Women’s U21 Academy.
Katherine will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9.00am – 1.45pm. To make an appointment to see her, please call the clinic on (0117) 330 6820 or book online on our website.
Did you see our clinic on BBC Points West this evening?
If you didn’t catch it, you can see the clip on our Facebook page.
Director Keith was discussing the impact of lockdown on aches, pains, and injuries. The changes in our lifestyle (such as working at kitchen tables, reduced movement, and a tendency to stay at home much more during the recent lockdown) can cause us to develop or exacerbate aches, pains and injuries.
Evidence suggests that the more quickly physiotherapy treatment is started after the initial problem develops, the faster the recovery time. Waiting weeks or months for an NHS appointment may mean that the problem is harder to resolve, so prompt action can make a real difference.
So, if you are experiencing aches, pains, or injuries, give our clinic a call on (0117) 330 6820 to make an appointment or find out more about how we can help you.
On 1st April 2021 we will be making an increase to the price of our Physiotherapy appointments.
Initial Assessment (45 minutes) £65
Follow-up appointment (40 minutes) £60
Initial Assessment (45 minutes) £55
Follow-up appointment (40 minutes) £50
From this date, there will no longer be a £2 surcharge applied to appointments.
Prices for all of our other treatments remain as listed on our website.
We take the safety of our patients and staff very seriously. So, we are delighted to let you know that all staff at Keith James Physiotherapy have received their first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine.
According to the NHS website, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should give our staff good protection from Coronavirus. However, we will still be following all the existing protocols for Coronavirus protection – and getting the follow-up dose of the vaccination in a few weeks time.
If you have any queries about our therapies and how your appointment might be affected by the current pandemic, please give the clinic a call on (0117) 330 6820.