Rupert Clements – Chiropractor
Rupert graduated from the European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey with a Masters degree in Chiropractic. His first degree was in Clinical Sciences from King’s College, London and so he has a biomechanical focused approach to the care he provides. He has worked in London and Bridgwater and has been at the clinic since 2006 – so knows what he is doing. He is particularly interested in the important and under-recognized impact of hip-height inequality, connective tissue laxity and of anterior head carriage caused by poor work posture.
There are things he sees every day – many of them undiagnosed.
Rupert is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association.
Sports Injury and Sports Massage Specialists
Elly Nashat – Sports and Remedial Therapist and Pilates Instructor MISRM
Elly specialises in treating injuries and muscular pain. She qualified as a level 5 sports and remedial massage therapist in 2011 from the highly respected Massage Training School. She has continually expanded her skills into other areas of manual therapy and rehabilitation. Elly now also works part time within the NHS as a musculo-skeletal rehabilitation practitioner within an outpatient department.
Elly uses a blend of manual therapy, movement and exercise to treat a wide range of complaints and restore lasting, pain free, movement. She is also very interested in gait analysis and watching how the body moves to understand the nature of the problem.
Elly is our resident Pilates Instructor, providing group and 1:1 classes here at C1. Qualified through both STOTT and APPI with a focus on rehabilitation Elly delivers fun and varied classes, perfect for those either recovering from injury or looking to maintain and improve strength and mobility.
Luke Norland – Massage Therapist and Homepath
Luke graduated from the Bristol College of Massage in Jan 2011 and Bristol School of Thai Massage in Feb 2012. He is dedicated to helping ease acute and chronic pain, contributing to a greater all round capacity to overcome painful episodes and longstanding problems. His treatments fuse Sports Massage, Acupressure and Remedial Massage techniques to both stimulate and relax the body. Your treatment plan will include appropriate advice on posture, stretching, self-massage and core-exercises.
Luke’s first training was as a classical musician; playing the French Horn since the age of 10 and graduating from the Guildhall School of Music in 2005. Music has many parallels with the healing arts: most notably the sensitivity and awareness to ‘tune in’, the ability to learn and perfect techniques, recognise patterns and to maintain professional performance standards. His experience working as a Chef has given him an enthusiasm for understanding nutrition and the importance of digestion in maintaining health.
Ben Tolson – Sports and Remedial Massage, Acupuncture, Manipulation
With a range of skills Ben can choose the exact combination from his expertise to suit each patients precise requirements. He ensures that each patient gets the appropriate treatment for the fastest recovery choosing from acupuncture, massage, spinal manipulation and correct advice and aftercare. With over 9 years of experience he has trained with some of the best practitioners in their field from Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Acupuncturists. During that time he has successfully treated many patients with a variety of conditions using an integrative approach.
He originally trained at the Bristol School of Massage and Bodywork in 2004, and went on to complete his BSc degree in Acupuncture from the University of Kingston College of Chinese Integrated Medicine. Ben is registered with the British Acupuncture Council ensuring professional qualified safe ethical treatments.
Ben is also the co-author of Dry Needling For Manual Therapists. The book is a comprehensive and practical handbook aimed at practitioners using medical acupuncture for treating musculoskeletal (MSK) problems
Katie Breeze – Sports Therapist
Katie has been passionate about health and fitness since she was a child, though her specific interests have definitely evolved as she’s progressed through the many different stages of her life.
She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science from Loughborough University in 1997, and has subsequently pursued further training as a PT, Group Exercise Instructor and a Level 4 Sports Therapist (which in itself requires regular and ongoing CPD qualification updates).
By using all areas of her expertise, and consulting with you regarding your individual needs and objectives, she is able to create an entirely bespoke holistic programme of therapeutic care and exercise prescription, to help you achieve your goals.
At C1 she provides Sports & Remedial Therapy for individuals with a huge array of physical pain and limitation; from postural dysfunction of the desk bound worker, to the weekend warrior or those with soft tissue injuries whether they be sports related or otherwise. Treatment modalities she uses vary between treatments according to what is appropriate for the client and soft tissue dysfunction at the time. A treatment may consist of a range of assessment and techniques including; Movement Analysis, Manual Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Dry Needling Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, NeuroMuscular Facilitation and Rehab and Corrective Exercise Prescription.