We will be making an increase to the price of our Physiotherapy appointments from 1st April

On 1st April 2021 we will be making an increase to the price of our Physiotherapy appointments.

Keith James
Initial Assessment (45 minutes) £65
Follow-up appointment (40 minutes) £60

Associate Physiotherapists
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.

Getting vaccinated to keep you safe

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.

Put the Spring back in your step!

The combination of cold winter weather and a national lockdown have meant that we have been spending much more time at home recently. And when we are at home it is so easy to stop moving around as much, which can mean that we get stiff and start developing aches and pains.

But there is something about the beginning of Spring that really helps us to want to get moving and take ourselves outside. The sight of Spring flowers, a change in the weather, and a bit of welcome sunshine are the boost that we all need at this time of year.

So, if you are feeling like you want to get out there and make use of your permitted exercise time by walking, running, cycling or any other physical activity, we can help you to get the Spring back in your step.

Give us a call on (0117) 330 6820 to find out how our team of therapists can help with aches, pains and injuries and get you ready to go out and enjoy the lovely Spring weather.

Meet the newest member of the KJP team – Sara Ayala

We are delighted to introduce you to our new physiotherapist Sara Ayala, who joined the KJP team just before Christmas. Sara is from Pamplona in Spain, the city known worldwide for the “Running of the bulls” and we are so pleased that she has now decided to make Bristol her home.

Sara graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the International University of Catalonia in Barcelona in 2004. In 2005, she decided to widen her knowledge as a therapist by doing a 5-year post-graduate course in Osteopathy (from the E.O.M. in Madrid). Sara has also trained in Dry needling and DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization).

After 9 years working in Musculoskeletal, Sports and Road Traffic Accident Rehabilitation in Pamplona, Sara moved to London with her partner with the aim of learning English and sharing knowledge with other professionals from all around the world. She spent 4 years working in busy and demanding clinics in the City of London and South Kensington, where she gained a great deal of valuable experience.

Her wide range of therapeutic tools will quickly take the patient to a pain-free state. Sara believes treating the symptoms is only the first step in the rehabilitation process; tackling the problem at its root and involving the patient in their own recovery are also key factors in providing a more durable solution.

In her spare time, Sara likes running, climbing, playing tennis and also paddle tennis (a rather popular sport in Spain which combines the fun of tennis with the trickiness of being in an enclosed court).

If you would like to find out more about what Sara does or book an appointment with her, please call the clinic on (0117) 330 6820.

We are open during the current lockdown

Following the Government announcement of the third Coronavirus lockdown from 5th January 2021, we are happy to let you know that Keith James Physiotherapy is currently open for business.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists made the following announcement regarding the delivery of physiotherapy:

Healthcare services, including physiotherapy, can continue to operate across the UK following new national lockdown restrictions announced yesterday for England and Scotland

Acupuncture and Podiatry services are also available at this time.

Unfortunately, following advice from relevant professional bodies, we are unable to offer appointments for Massage Therapy during the lockdown period.

We take the safety of our patients and staff very seriously so we will be following all of the procedures in our Coronavirus policy – and asking you to do the same.

Do not come into the clinic if you have symptoms of Coronavirus (or have been in contact with someone who has the virus). Please wear a face covering at all times while you are in the clinic and use the hand sanitiser provided.

If you have any questions about your appointment at Keith James Physiotherapy, give us a call on (0117) 330 6820 or email us at reception@kjpclinics.co.uk. As you can imagine, we are busy dealing with the challenges thrown up by Coronavirus and this latest announcement, so please be patient if your call or query is not answered immediately. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

40 Minute Massage Appointments Resume on 3rd December 2020

With the news that the current lockdown is to be lifted, we are delighted to let you know that 40 minute massage appointments will resume on 3rd December 2020.

Both Kirstie and Kate are looking forward to seeing you for your massage appointment.  Kate is available on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings from 3rd December. Kirstie is available on Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 14th December.

Like all our therapists, Kirstie and Kate will be wearing full PPE and taking all the necessary precautions to minimise any risk of infection from Coronavirus.

To make an appointment or find out more about the massage therapy available at Keith James Physiotherapy, please give us a call on (0117) 330 6820.

Temporary changes to Massage Therapy appointments at Keith James Physiotherapy

We have made a number of changes to our Massage Therapy appointments for the period of the current lockdown. Kate will be available to see patients on Tuesday afternoons (1.15-4.35pm) and Thursday mornings (8.45am-12.05pm). Unfortunately Kirstie is not available during the current lockdown.

Massage appointments will be 30 minutes in duration and will cost £28 (plus £2 PPE surcharge).

In order to comply with the requirements of the massage governing bodies, all patients will be contacted by our Director and Principal Physiotherapist, Keith James before their appointment. He will have a quick chat with you to assess your circumstances and the need for massage therapy (based on the current, more stringent, guidelines).

These new arrangements will be in place from Tuesday 10th November & Tuesday 1st December (when the current lockdown ends). Normal service will resume as soon as the lockdown is lifted. Please contact the clinic on (0117) 330 6820 to make an appointment or to discuss your massage therapy appointment further.

 

We are open for business as usual

Following the Government announcement of the new 4 week lockdown, we are happy to let you know that Keith James Physiotherapy is currently open for business as usual.

Some temporary changes have been made to our Massage Therapy appointments (but these will come to an end on 3rd December when 40 minute appointments will resume).

We will be looking out for any changes in the guidance from the Government and our professional bodies, but as of now we are not being asked to close.

We take the safety of our patients and staff very seriously so we will be following all of the procedures in our Coronavirus policy – and asking you to do the same.

Do not come into the clinic if you have symptoms of Coronavirus (or have been in contact with someone who has the virus). Please wear a face covering at all times while you are in the clinic and use the hand sanitiser provided.

If you have any questions about your appointment at Keith James Physiotherapy, give us a call on (0117) 330 6820 or email us at reception@kjpclinics.co.uk. As you can imagine, we are busy dealing with the challenges thrown up by Coronavirus and this latest announcement, so please be patient if your call or query is not answered immediately. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They treat people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. Physiotherapists encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to continue to live full lives and remain mobile and independent for as long as possible.

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession. It takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical conditions such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.

Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. Physios use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as:

  • Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis)
  • Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s)
  • Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis).

At Keith James Physiotherapy, our highly skilled and experienced Physiotherapists can help you with a whole range of issues, from painful necks to troublesome ankles. They will establish the nature of your problem and devise a programme of treatment to help you to feel better. They will refer you to one of the other members of our team where necessary – such as our Podiatrist, Hand Therapists, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturist or Personal Trainer.

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists, please call (0117) 330 6820 or book online.

Welcome to our new Massage Therapist Kate Stone

We are delighted to welcome our new Massage Therapist, Kate Stone to the Keith James Physiotherapy Team. Kate graduated in 2005 with a First Class Honours in Sports Conditioning and Coaching from the University of the West of England. Her training included Sports Therapy, Massage and Sports Rehabilitation.

She went on to work in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 5 years, and then moved to the Dental Industry for the following 10 years, where she took on a number of roles supporting colleagues and training new starters.

Kate has now had the opportunity to change her career to focus on an area she has always been passionate about – Sports Therapy and Massage. She has joined the team at Keith James Physiotherapy and will be offering Sports Massage and Personal Training, while she is continuing her MSc in Sports Therapy at Gloucester University. Kate is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists.

Kate will be taking over from Racheal, who has now left Keith James Physiotherapy to begin her new and exciting career in Physiotherapy.

Kate will be working in the clinic on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. Call us on (0117) 330 6820 or visit the online booking page of our website to make your appointment.