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The service and the experience working with Donna was remarkable, after a serious cycling accident 4 years ago, recurring shoulder/neck problems have been he order of the day. But Donna has a remarkable knowledge of matters and techniques that a Physiotherapist can apply and do. Search no more, just pick up phone, make the call, set the appointment and improvement will follow.

Edwin Sands
 
 
I have had 2 sets of injuries which Donna of Blue Sky has helped me with. In each case the results have been excellent and Donna herself has proved to be a very professional and caring therapist. I would recommend her without reservation.

Malcolm Shorney
 
 
I cannot speak more highly of Donna and her team at Blue Sky. I have seen at least 15 different private physios after trying to recover from a complicated and serious accident over the years. Not one came close to the knowledge and expertise donna has shown. She has taken me from being unable to sit down and having uncontrollable nerve issues and muscles spasms to being back to all my sports (MTB surfing and climbing), being able to sit down and live a normal life again. I cannot explain how life changing meeting donna has been. No one else including the NHS had a clue what to do, but donna put her knowledge to the test and has done me proud. Blue sky are the only physios you should go see.

Robin Lewis
 
 
I worked with Sean on a foot issue and some related knee and hip mobility issues. I’m a longtime endurance athlete and have worked with many health professionals in the US and the UK. Sean was one of the finest I have ever worked with—he’s extremely thorough and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him!

Caleb
 
 
I have had recent (and ongoing) treatment from Donna for a back injury. She has been professional, understanding and highly knowledgable and has provided very effective treatment. I am convinced that this treatment has significantly speeded up my recovery.

Impressive and highly recommended.

Jo Cullen
 
 
Blue sky physio have been brilliant! I had an initial consultation with Donna then have worked with Charlie since. I've experienced a fair amount of sports physiotherapists in my time and I can say that my experience here has been thorough and effective. Thanks team!

Bex G
 
 
I’m a 17 year old boy and I’m taking my A levels at the end of May. 6 months ago I suffered a tibial plateau fracture leaving me with massive pain and worrying about stages of recovery. I started seeing Donna around a month ago at Blue Sky Physio and my progression in recovery has been unbelievable. I’ve gone from 2 crutches to fully weight bearing within space of a month. She is very kind and considerate and has a real interest in every patient she sees. Couldn’t recommend her enough!

Finn Greaves
 
 
Have had quite a few years with back pain from slipped disc and seen various physios and other specialists. Donna was referred by my consultant and she has done wonders! Back pain virtually gone in around 4 weeks and now working with Charlie on strengthening my core. Thanks Donna.

Jonathan Reynolds
 
 
Had a very frustrating year with back spasms, Donna has nearly fixed me in six weeks. Explained her diagnosis clearly, and told me what I needed to do. Back playing golf again, two first places and one runner up, in a fortnight, I'm a fan! Thanks Donna.

Andrew Burns
 
 
I have known and used Donna's professional service as a physiotherapist for many years now and she is most definitely the best there is. She has predominantly treated me for ongoing chronic back problems as a result of my nursing profession, but more recently knee rehabilitation following an ACL reconstruction. Her expertise and attention to detail is second to none. It is not just her expertise as a physiotherapist, but her empathy and holistic approach to treating each individual always ensures the best possible outcome . I would highly recommend (and do so on a regular basis) using Blue Sky - you will not be disappointed.

Jenny Incledon
 
 
Extraordinary quality of work from Donna Sanderson built on experience helping England rugby through to world titles and teaching GPs to diagnosis problems better.

Tom Walmsley
 
 
I was recommended Donna after I had the result of my MRI scan. Her expertise in explaining what I have to do and how it will help with my back problems, has given the confidence to commit 100% to exercise plan she has given me. It has only been two months but I am already feeling the benefits. Donna has my total commitment and with her support and detailed explanation of the purpose of each new exercise I know I'll be playing golf again before the summer.

Kevin Haskins
 
 
Donna was an excellent physio! I contacted Blue Sky Sports Physio towards the end of my rehab for ACL reconstruction. She assessed the level I was at with my knee in the first session and then gave me great sessions each week which progressed nicely. I saw excellent results and gained muscle and stability quickly. Towards the end, Donna introduced sport specific exercises which gave me more confidence on my knee so I could start playing again. I would definitely recommend Blue Sky Sports Physio- Donna was lovely, the facilities were great and I felt very supported in my rehab.

Miranda Nicholes
 
 
Donna was recommended to me by a consultant and a personal trainer for my back problems which I have had for 15 years. I had chronic back pain which prevented me from sleeping and exercising. Within 6 weeks of seeing Donna I have had the first pain free days I've had for years and am able to exercise more freely. I could not recommend anyone more highly. Very personable, very professional and reasonably priced.

Antony Walsh
 
 
I can’t recommend BlueSkySport Physio highly enough. Donna is simply one of the best physiotherapist in Bristol. She has helped me and my family with various injuries over a number of years. Donna has outstanding knowledge, but also talent for healing and for helping people. I’ve also recently met Charlie Samuel who specializes in rehabilitation programs. The advice and exercises I’ve been given by both Donna and Charlie are already making a huge difference and I’m almost pain free for the first time in months. I have no hesitation in recommending the clinic to anyone who needs a professional and effective treatment for any musculoskeletal problems. Thank you so much!

Elena Yates
 
 
I have been using Blue Sky for the past decade following 3 knee surgeries, 2 of which include ACL reconstructions. Over this period I have got to know the staff incredibly well, not only are they kind, personable people, their professionalism and dedication to helping their clients recover from injuries always exceeds my expectations. I am about to undergo another ACL reconstruction and have no doubt Blue Sky will deliver for me as they have done many times before. Thank you for all you have done for me. I would highly recommend Blue Sky to anyone seeking all types of physio treatment.

Chris Incledon
 
 
I've been visiting Donna at Blue Sky for almost 15 years. Most of my rehab has been as a result of serious rugby injuries (including knee and shoulder reconstructions). On both occasions, Donna's expert guidance and encouragement has resulted in full recoveries over and above the surgeons expectations. Having given up the rugby, I continue to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle, all of which may not have been possible without Donna's help. We have recommended friends and family to use Donna following injuries or niggles and she never manages to disappoint. If you have any sporting or everyday injuries I would highly recommend using Blue Sky Physio. I wouldn't turn to anyone else.

Charles Inks
 
 
I cannot recommend Donna and Blue Sky Physio enough!

I had been to many physios and osteopaths over the years but it was only when I started working with Donna that the root of my back problems were identified. Very quickly, Donna isolated the area, symptoms and gave a prognosis that was so precise I wondered how everyone else had missed it for so long!

Donna's care is second to none and one feels in safe and secure hands. Her range of scope for treatment is extensive - it's no wonder she has worked at such a high level in her field. I feel very fortunate that Donna has this private practice that can heal professional and non-professional sports players alike.

I literally tell anyone with any body pain to visit Donna - not only is she warm, welcoming and puts you at ease immediately, she is extremely good at her job!

Rachel Adams
 
 
Thank you Donna for all your help with getting me back to running, I thought my running days were over at 58 but with advice and strengthening exercises and the odd painful sports massage, I am gradually getting there. Learned so much and how important stretching is to keep everything in line etc.

Tracey Heal
 
 
Donna Sanderson-Hull and her Blue Sky team are superb general and sports physio therapy professionals who we can’t recommend highly enough. We are a family of 2 late fifties parents and two late twenties rugby playing sons. Over many years Donna and her Blue Sky team have helped our family recover brilliantly from injuries, surgeries, fitness niggles and general lifestyle problems that show physical symptoms. Donna’s holistic and investigative approach always digs down to the causal problems and often they aren’t what you thought they were! Great physio follows on which is normally a combination of hands on therapy, any technics they benefit the process and very importantly some home work to get you into symptom free and proactive shape! Not just great results but really nice, genuine people who put your wellness in front of money like many other clinics may do. My advice from 59 years of sports and general injuries, try Donna and her team first before you engage with Chiro’s, Osteo’s, Reflexologists etc, etc! Keep up the great work Donna!

Mark Appleby
 
 
Thankfully I was introduced to Donna after 10 months of sciatic pain,strong pain killers and MRI scans all of which did nothing to improve my condition. At my first session Donna diagnosed my pain source to be wasted leg and hip muscles, resulting in a very painful piriformis muscle. After only three visits, following the exercises suggested, which I did I was able to see a light at the end of my pain tunnel by a reduction in my pain level. I am able to drive again albeit it is still uncomfortable but is reducing week by week as my muscle build up increases. I have every confidence that the recovery program and advise I have received will lead to a full pain free recovery. Thank you Donna. Don't suffer as I did give Donna and her team a call.

Alan Boulter
 
 
Donna takes a holistic approach to your care and explains clearly what she is doing and how best you can improve your own condition. I owe so much to Donna and my only regret is that I didn’t seek her out sooner.

Nikki Ball
 
 
I received some treatment last September which was of the highest quality and made such a positive impact on my life I wanted to give some feedback.

Essentially I just wanted to thank Donna Sanderson-Hall for the treatment I received. She was so warm, friendly and very personable. I'd seen a couple of people before coming to see Donna and was so pleased when she identified my problem straight away, over the course of six weeks she gave me 1st class treatment which meant I was soon on the mend. I received such a professional service, it couldn't have been better.

Obviously having suffered the injury for quite a while this was a great relief, more than that though it meant I was able to go on holiday and enjoy the surfing trip I had planned. This meant so much to me as I'd been looking forward to the trip all year. I wasn't fully fit when I left for holiday, however, she recommended the right exercises and stretches, as well as medication, to ensure that my healing continued whilst I was away.
Thank you so much Donna, I'll recommending you to all,

Richard
 
 
Hi Donna, Just a note to thank you for you help last year with my shoulder. The work we did beforehand meant the joint was much stronger than previously, and will help with the recovery. It is nearly four weeks post-op now and I have my first visit to the physio at Weston General on Monday, we’ll see how that goes! I only have 8 sessions there, so will probably get back in touch to continue the work you began. The shoulder is still sore, and weak, but I hope that after a few more months it will be much improved.

After we visited Mr Crowther he referred me through the NHS for a scan (arthroscope). He was satisfied there was a bigger problem with the shoulder as you thought. After the scan we decided an operation was the best way forward. This January he performed the surgery and stapled the superior labrum back in place. Apart from some osteophytes there was no other damage to the tissue but he thought the labrum was being caught in the joint at times causing the pain. He left the bones alone for the moment since they are not causing any problems yet. (but possibly in the future) These are probably the result of playing contact sports.

So many thanks for your help in the beginning, I am sure that it has meant the area was better prepared for the surgery the before. I am still using the exercises for the good shoulder. Once again thank you for all the help, I would recommend your work to anyone struggling with an injury.

Jim B.
 
 
I have been helped with many injuries over the years from blue sky.The care was very comprehensive. Extraordinary quality of work from Donna Sanderson built on experience helping England rugby through to world titles and teaching GPs to diagnosis problems better. She will constantly focuses on the main injury while taking everything else into consideration too. I also had my insoles in my trainers sorted by Ace Feet in motion organised by Donna.

Tom Walmsley
 
 
Excellent. Donna has overseen my re-hab. following spinal surgery 12 months ago with a view to getting back to playing sport. Donna is very analytical as well as knowledgeable and takes great care designing and reviewing a gym program to complement my physio. sessions. She even re-modelled my golf swing to prevent re-injuring the lower back. I`m back on the golf course and gradually re-introducing racquet sports. Daily exercises at home and the gym plus monthly maintenance with Donna keeps me fit and well. Thanks - I highly recommend Donna (and the rest of the team).

Peter Latham
 
 
When I first came to see Donna I was feeling very low. I was suffering from acute pain in my lower back and hip which was becoming unbearable. Doctors and consultants didn't know what to do to help. I was no longer able to do the things I loved: walk far, dance or even get up my hill to the shops. I was worn out due to lack of sleep and didn't know what to do. Donna assessed me in detail and pinpointed the exact area of the problem. My first treatment gave me a lot of relief and I realised she was very special. I returned for more sessions and gradually started to improve. She suggested exercises to strengthen my weak muscles and recommended that I do hydrotherapy to maintain the progress. All this I do regularly and have continued to benefit from this along with top up sessions from Donna. I would highly recommend her professionalism and her common sense approach. She is extremely knowledgeable and excellent at her job. I was previously on a down-hill trajectory but now feel that life has opened up for me again.

Sarah Barlow
 
 
I don't know what state I'd be in now if I hadn't found Donna at Bluesky 4 years ago. After years of trying to find the answers for all my back & hip pain, I cant thank her enough for finding out what was really wrong with me and helping me through surgery and beyond . She has amazing knowledge & professionalism yet is kind and caring as well.

Caroline Burrowson
 
 
Can run, can swim, can train hard! All down to Claire and Donna who are just magnificent! Why didn't I see them sooner?? Thorough, professional, kind, so knowledgeable and excellent results. Thank you!

Anoo Jain
 
 
I have been treated by Donna and the rest of her professional team for over 15 years, they provide fantastic care and will get you moving again before you know it. Can't recommend them enough.

Neil Mander
 




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