Blue Sky Consultants


Physiotherapists

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Donna Sanderson-Hull

Senior Consultant, Sports Medicine Physiotherapist and Practice Owner


Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Registered Member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of Organisation of Physio First (Organisation for Physiotherapists in Private Practice)
Member of Association of Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM)

Donna has been qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist for 25 years with a Post-graduate Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine, which she passed with distinction from Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is now a course tutor and lectures on the MSc programme.

Over her career, Donna has practised both in New Zealand and in the UK. She has worked in hospitals, private practice and for various sports teams. Donna was well known for being the Bristol Rugby Physiotherapist over for 6 seasons and was also contracted to England Rugby for 2 years in the run up to the 2003 World Cup. After 3 years working for Jonathan Webb, Donna decided to open her own practice and was based at Redwood Country Club for 8 years. The Clifton based practice is now located at the Clifton College Sports Grounds, within a personal training gym. Read more...



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Claire Reed

Senior Sports Physiotherapist


Claire is based at our Winford site. Claire qualified in 2001 from the University of London and worked at St George’s Hospital in London. She moved to the South West in 2007 working in private practice, Bristol University and then Bath University. Claire has always had a strong interest in treating and rehabilitating sport related injuries in adults and children. She also has a keen interest in reducing the risk of injuries. She completed her MSc in Sports Physiotherapy in 2009 with distinction and is a gold accredited member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Her wide-ranging sports experience includes leading the Physiotherapy team for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, and work with British Swimming, GB Rowing and both Bath Super League and England Netball Squads. She has further experience of working with elite athletes at the English Institute of Sport and Bath University. Claire also practices acupuncture, which she uses as an adjunct to her manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation skills.







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Sean Lewis

Senior Sports Physiotherapist


Since training as a Physiotherapist in Edinburgh, Sean has gained extensive experience working in the public sector in the NHS, private practice and with semi-professional Rugby and Football teams. Having recently moved to Bristol he is looking forward to utilising his knowledge of lower limb biomechanics, post-operative rehabilitation and sporting demands to help people recover from injury and return to play. Specialising in Musculoskeletal conditions, Sean is passionate about providing a first class service to help you overcome aches, pains and injuries, providing diagnosis, prognosis and structured rehab to get you better.




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Justine Waloch

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Lymphodema specialist


Justine has been committed to helping people achieve their goals as a Chartered Physiotherapist since qualifying in 1995. Her enthusiasm for helping as many people as possible has sparked an interest in a holistic approach which benefits the sporting elite as well as those struggling with chronic pain. Her ability to empathise and really feel what is going on in the tissues started over 20 years ago when she worked as a nursing assistant then in sports and therapeutic massage. Knowing she could really make a difference to peoples’ lives she studied at the highly respected University of Queensland where she learnt how to apply clinical reasoning to best practice. She has been fortunate to work and study with internationally renowned Consultants and Physiotherapists in upper limb, spinal, lower limb, foot and ankle and hypermobility rehabilitation. Acupuncture has been one of her many useful tools since 2005 and her success resulted in an invitation to teach on the British Medical Acupuncture Society Foundation Courses in 2010. Read more...







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Chris Conbeer

Senior Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor


Chris is based at our site in Winford. Chris qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of the West of England in 2000. He has worked extensively in the field of elite rugby, working at the Hong Kong rugby 7’s International Tournament for four years and touring with the Hong Kong team both as a physiotherapist and a player. Upon returning to the UK, Chris continued his rugby experience as the Head Physiotherapist for Moseley Rugby Club and the North Midlands County side. Chris enjoys using bespoke rehabilitation programmes to return his patients to their desired level of activity; be it a ‘weekend warrior’ or an elite sportsperson. Chris has worked in a variety of outpatient settings and is a qualified Pilates instructor which he incorporates into his practice on a daily basis. Read more...









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Dave Mercy

Senior Musculoskeletal and Manual Physiotherapist


Dave is based at our Clifton and Ashton clinics and it is a return to the West Country for a boy that trained in BATH over 25 years ago. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including NHS teaching hospitals where he was a Clinical Educator to students from the University of Lincoln as part of his Senior management role. Specialising in Musculo-Skeletal outpatients very early on his post graduate education includes Acupuncture, Clinical Pilates, Ergonomics, Orthopaedic Assessment and Manipulative Physiotherapy. His interest in travel means he has worked in the Southwest, Midlands, and Australia. Dave has been working in Private practice for the last two decades most recently in Harley Street and Fitzrovia in London with some Great Surgeons and Sports medicine Specialists. He has a particular interest in the management of running and tendon injuries has hung up his spikes and taekwondo belt to take up half and full marathons including a particularly hilly Madrid Marathon. Read more...










Sports Rehabilitation, Strength and Conditioning, and Massage

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Charlie Samuel

Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Specialist


As our Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Specialist, Charlie provides evidence-based care for musculoskeletal issues in professional athletes, and the general public alike. Targeting the cause as well as the issues has led his practice, reducing the chance of re-injury. Charlies' practice is strongly influenced by the notion that prevention prevails. Whilst working on alleviating pain, correcting muscular imbalances, and returning clients to activity, Charlie specialises in bio-mechanical assessments, functional exercise prescription, performance coaching, taping, and sports massage. His expertise have lead him to work with a wide range of National Representative Athletes across athletics, football, tennis hockey and rugby. Also, working with prospective athletes within Clifton Colleges Sports Scholars department to minimise, and manage injury and the return to play amongst young athletes. Read more...








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Kat Golik

Sports Masseur


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Katherine qualified as an Athletic Trainer (Sports Medicine) from Harding University (USA) in 2010, previous to this she completed a Diploma in Exercise Science and Fitness Management in 2006 from the Australian Institute of Fitness. She has specialised in Sports Massage and rehabilitation for the last 6 years, using deep tissue, FAKTR (movement) and Instrument Assisted techniques to help treat her clients. She has worked with both adolescent and adult amateur and professional athletes in various sports from baseball to triathlon. For the last 2 years she has worked privately on the WTA tour with 2 tennis players as a masseuse. Katherine not only focuses on Sports Massage but she is qualified in relaxing Swedish Full Body Massage and Pregnancy Massage. Read more...







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Paul Bunce

Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach


Paul brings over 20 years experience working as a Strength and Conditioning coach in professional sport. Paul qualified with a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) (Sports Science Degree) from Otago University and Post Graduate Diploma in Arts (Recreation and Leisure) from Victoria University. His areas of expertise lie in S+C performance training and injury rehab for team sports and individual athletes. His philosophy is primarily based on the key pillars of preparation and performance in sport. Through effective and innovative coaching and completing the basics exceptionally well, Paul implements strategies to ensure that the right training methods are in place, as well as creating independence and ownership to achieve the best outcomes possible. Read more...










Podiatry

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Tom Cooper

Sports Podiatrist


BSc (hons) SRCh MChS
Member of the Health Professions Council (HPC)
Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (MChS)

Tom graduated from the Cardiff School of Podiatry and has since quickly established himself as Senior Podiatrist at ACE- Feet in Motion.

ACE – Feet in Motion was established in 2001 to provide sports injury services using computerised foot pressure plate scanning equipment. The use of such scanners allow Tom to analyse the biomechanics of the foot whilst in motion and identify any irregularities in foot function. Such irregularities may give rise to various common injuries such as shin splints, foot, ankle, knee or hip pain. All types of corrective insoles are manufactured at our Cardiff facility, where they have state of the art CAD CAM equipment for fast effective production. Read more...



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