Who we are
All therapists are encouraged to keep up-to-date with medical developments.
Steve Griffin – Physiotherapist
Steve qualified in 1997 from King’s College, University of London. Following this he worked for 3 years in a large London teaching hospital. From here Steve spent 2 years in Australia and New Zealand, working in private practice and especially with sports injuries. Academically Steve has completed a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Cardiff.
Steve has been the Lead Physiotherapist for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club since 2003. This has involved regular trips in the UK and also overseas. He has worked with the England Cricket Board in helping with their Elite Fast bowling programme, and latterly on the England Development under 17 programme. Working in the UK, India and South Africa. As well as cricket Steve was the physiotherapist to the GB disabled ski team at the Winter Paralympics 2006 in Turin.Steve enjoys treating all injuries and conditions and rehabilitating people back to full function and beyond. Clients appreciate his pragmatic approach to provide varied and individualised treatment plans. He looks forward to rehabilitating you through your injuries, niggles and imbalances.
Ally Piper (nee Gurney) – Sports Massage Therapist
Ally is one of our Sports Massage therapists. She graduated in July 2014 from The University of West England with a first class honours degree in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and is now in the process of completing her Physiotherapy degree.
She has a passion for helping people reach the peak of their performance through the working of soft tissues and encouraging self-management post treatment. This may involve a relaxing, post exercise massage, or more specific working to lengthen tight muscles and to aid restoring range of motion.
Ally runs regular clinics on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Chris Powell - PhysiotherapistChris qualified with a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy from Coventry University in 2014 and gained his early professional experience through the NHS, working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist for the Wye Valley Trust in Herefordshire. Since late 2015 Chris has complemented his NHS work with private practice and providing sports physiotherapy for amateur Cricket, Rugby Union and American Football teams in the south west.
Following recent experience supporting the England Cricket Board development programme physiotherapists in the performance profiling of elite young cricketers and the ECB U17 ‘Super Fours’ tournament, Chris has now joined the Gloucestershire CCC therapy team for the 2016 season. As a keen sportsman (who himself represented GCCC U19 and 2nd XI) Chris naturally enjoys the challenges associated with treating sports injuries, but his interests in manual therapy, massage and exercise allow him to lead people from all walks of life back to full health and wellbeing.
Pete Raistrick - Physiotherapist
Pete graduated from the University of the West of England in 2009.Since then he has worked within the NHS at both the BRI and also in Dorset and built a great enthusiasm for improving the mechanics of movement. Pete has just completed his certification in JEMS – which looks at the way we move – described as ‘the science and art of the way we move’. This has given Pete great insight and knowledge into treating the cause of issues not just the effects – ultimately meaning long term relief from symptoms and improve movement performance.
Pete is an active runner and enjoys being outdoors. Prior to life as a physio Pete worked as a Building Surveyor before wanting the challenge of working with dynamic buildings in the form of the human body
Angie Cameron – Pilates Instructor
Angie is one of our Pilates Instructors running our Monday evening classes. She graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Physiotherapy in 2013. Her personal interest in dance led her to explore Pilates for performance and health and wellbeing. She commenced her Pilates instructor training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institute (APPI) and is qualified as an APPI Certified Pilates matwork instructor.
Jo Nissenbaum – Sports Massage Therapist
Jo is one of our Sports Massage therapists. She is in her final year of Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation degree at the University of the West of England. Jo is also working towards the internationally recognised National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) and has a passion for human movement and strength. This aids her understanding of the importance of ‘maintaining’ the machine.
Jo runs regular clinics on a Monday evening.