Normal Reception Desk service now resumed

We are delighted to say that, after the challenges of the last couple of weeks, our Reception Desk is now fully-staffed and normal service has resumed.

Many thanks for bearing with us at this difficult time. At Keith James Physiotherapy we always endeavour to give you the highest level of customer service, and we apologise if you have experienced any inconvenience.

Temporary disruption to normal Reception Desk service

Unfortunately we are experiencing some disruption to our normal Reception Desk service due to staff sickness. This may mean that your phone calls and emails take a little longer to get answered. Please accept our apologies. We hope that normal service will resume as soon as possible.

Job Opportunities for Physiotherapist Roles at KJP

Due to an increase in patient numbers and an increase to our opening hours, we are looking to recruit self-employed Physiotherapists to join our busy, friendly practice. We are a long established MSK clinic with an ethos of providing patient orientated physiotherapy with good manual skills and targeted rehabilitation. We have a spacious and airy clinic with 5 treatment rooms and a comprehensive rehabilitation gym.

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic individuals who, ideally, are 3+ years qualified, with experience of private practice. They should be clinically competent, have good manual and people skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

Hours can be flexible, as we are currently looking to fill 2-3 roles on a full time/part time/6-month maternity cover basis. There is also the option to work some evenings and the occasional Saturday.

This is a great opportunity to progress your career at a well-established clinic. Keith James Physiotherapy has been one of Bristol’s leading providers of Physiotherapy services for 30 years.

How to apply

If you are interested or would like to find out more, please email/send your CV with a covering letter to our Practice Manager:

You are welcome to call us on 0117 3306820 to discuss this or any other questions you may have further.

We look forward to hearing from you!

New Gift Vouchers for Massage Therapy now available

We are delighted to announce that our new Gift Vouchers for Massage Therapy are now available to purchase. Each voucher entitles the recipient to a 40 minute Sports Massage at our clinic. Vouchers cost £40 each and can be purchased by calling into the clinic, emailing us at or by giving us a call on (0117) 330 6820.

Massage is a fantastic gift. Our Massage Therapists, Kirstie and Kate, take the time to understand what it is that each patient is looking to gain from their massage appointment. For some, the emphasis is on reducing tension and promoting relaxation. For others, massage is an important aspect of an exercise programme and can be used to prepare for, or recover from, a sporting event. Other patients use massage to help them to seek relief from aches, pains and injuries.

Whatever the reason for having a massage, your recipient will be so pleased to receive a Massage Therapy Gift Voucher from Keith James Physiotherapy.

Changes to COVID procedures: temperature checks no longer required

Following the guidance released from the government on 5th August 2021  and current guidance on safe and mandatory practice from our professional bodies, we will no longer be carrying out temperature checks for staff, patients and visitors to our clinic.

However, all staff will continue to use PPE, and we request that all patients and visitors continue to wear a face covering when visiting the clinic.

Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any queries about this. Many thanks for your continued understanding.

Keeping our patients and staff safe

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

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call on (0117) 330 6820.

Updated Coronavirus Advice for Patients (July 2021)

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: for more information.

Celebrating 30 years of Keith James Physiotherapy

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 to book online.

May Bank Holiday Closing

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.