Danny Brown – Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) MCSP AACP HCPC
A climber, coach and movement specialist for over 20 years, Danny retrained as a Physiotherapist over 14 years ago. He spent 3 years in hospitals before joining the private sector.
Danny’s philosophy is a mix of pragmatic application of evidence based practice and doing what works. This means getting to know you and helping you understand not just the specifics of your pain but the underlying, contributory factors. He understands the importance of combining diet, movement and therapy to maintain overall well-being.
As a Physiotherapist Danny specialises in sporting injuries. If you have an injury Danny will almost certainly have had it and can give you the best advice to return to form.
Danny can also help with general pain, pregnancy pain and post-partum issues and stress as well as some gastrointestinal issues with massage and acupuncture.
He is a keen climber (he is a qualified Mountain Instructor and coach), trail runner as well as loving his road biking. He was previously a highly qualified canoe/kayak coach and Alpine river guide as well as competent sailor, windsurfer and equestrian.
It is safe to say he likes his outdoor pursuits.
Danny also worked with Sheffield United Football Academy for 5 years and was physio for Sheffield Hockey. He is a member of the International Rock Climbing Research Association and has written articles and presented lectures across the UK and in Europe on injury prevention.
Danny works alongside and regularly collaborates other skilled professionals at other clinics and here, at Stark’s.
Louisa Clark – Massage Therapist
ITEC diploma in Body Work. 500hrs Yoga Training RYS,IYN. NLP Couching INLPT
Louisa first became interested in massage therapy after receiving body work to correct a scoliosis of her spine. This gave her an insight into the range of practices often required to help address long and short-term musculoskeletal issues.
Louisa works by looking at your physical presentation, lifestyle, environmental factors and what components play out in your life to create the issues you are experiencing. She then uses techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial cupping, joint mobilization, stretching and deep relaxation work which she integrates specialist yoga techniques and NLP work to ensure your health and well-being is addressed in the most appropriate and effective way.
Louisa began studying over 10 years ago in India where she studied Tibetan massage. This inspiring experience led her to continue her studies at Brighton College of Classical Massage. She is a fully qualified yoga instructor and NLP practitioner and is dedicated to lifelong learning and enjoys attending regular training and workshops to develop my practice. She works very closely with the Physiotherapists and Coaches at dbphysiobristol to further developing her skills and ensure that her patients get the best possible care.
Paul Bunce – Strength & Conditioning
Paul brings over 20 years experience working as a Strength and Conditioning coach predominately in professional sport. He 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 in NZ.
His career to date displays high level experience in leading roles with Rugby Union across multiple clubs and competitions within Europe. Additional roles include, working with Olympic, Commonwealth Games athletes and National sports in GB and NZ.
Each coaching role has provided valuable experience working with dedicated athletes looking to improve their physical ability, recover from injury and achieve their sporting goals.
Paul is currently building his own private business – PJB Performance Training, where his areas of expertise lie in S+C performance training and injury rehab for team sports and individuals.
His philosophy is based on the key pillars of preparation and performance 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.
He also lectures on the University of South Wales Strength and Conditioning undergraduate and Masters course part time, enjoys time exercising, with his family and drinking high quality coffee!
Please contact Paul directly for more information;
Olivia is a qualified Soft Tissue Therapist specialised in treating those who suffer with chronic pain, muscular tension and minor injuries caused by sport, long hours at a desk or other lifestyle factors. Olivia uses a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, stretching, myofascial release and rehabilitation exercises to treat her clients.
With a background in gymnastics and dance, Olivia specialises in working with athletes, dancers and gymnasts. However, you by no means need to be “sporty” to benefit from treatment as a lot of clients are referred due to work posture issues as well as stress.
Appointments involve assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Olivia’s aim is not just to give you short term pain relief, but also to find out what is causing the pain and treat the underlying issues to re-balance the body and prevent long term problems.
As a b-girl (breakdancer) and former competitive gymnast, Olivia has always been interested in the body, movement and how to stay healthy. She understands the demands of training and the importance of keeping the body injury free. Using knowledge from her own training and previous injuries, Olivia is uniquely able to relate and empathise with her clients, bringing a well rounded and informed approach to treatment.
Olivia is especially passionate about increasing awareness of the importance of looking after our bodies and avoiding injuries in the world of competitive dance. This has lead her to provide treatments for dancers at battles and events in the UK, as well as international events including Catch the Flava and Outbreak Europe in Slovakia, where she worked with Project Breakalign.
You may have seen Olivia at local sports events including the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon/10k, Chilly Duathlon and Bristol Triathlon.
Olivia has also worked closely with One-Dance UK to create and host the UK’s first Hip Hop Health Conference “Mind the Gap” which took place in May 2017.
Given that STT is a rapidly developing field of work, Olivia attends regular CPD courses to ensure that she is up to date with the latest scientific evidence and treatment techniques to use with her treatment sessions.
Olivia is a registered member of the ISRM.
For more information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Olivia directly on +44 7875 283722