Owner & Lead Clinician Paul Tompkins, (Better known as Tommo!) has a long and distinguished career within Physiotherapy. He qualified in 2000 from the University of Brighton. Following 4 years working as a Physio in the NHS at Southmead Hospital, Tommo was lucky enough to become the Head Physiotherapist at Bristol Rugby Club. During his time at the club he looked after several International players, and was proud to be associated with lots of success on the pitch, including a 3rd place finish in the Guiness Premiership.
In 2009 Tommo left rugby and moved back into the NHS as an Extended Scope Practitioner specialising in Orthopaedic triage in South Gloucestershire. It was during this time he also set up his fledgling Hanham Physiotherapy Private Practice at the end of his Garden!! During his time working as an ESP Tommo developed several advanced skills including joint injections and prescribing. His clinic has grown in the last 10 years including working extensively from Hanham Health, Ministry of Fitness Gym in Kingswood and the Somerdale Pavilion in Keynsham. Tommo has a wealth of experience in Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal medicine and Sports Injury management and this widespread knowledge allows him to treat patients in a holistic manner as well as being able to decide if and how Physiotherapy may be helpful. He has very close links with specialists both locally and nationally, and regularly receives referrals for specialist rehabilitation. Tommo has built an exceptional team of therapists and other staff, and is very excited about the move into the High Street.
Alongside his clinical work Tommo also teaches part-time at the University of the West of England on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, ensuring that his clinical knowledge remains completely up to date. He also lectures nationwide on the RFU pre-hospital trauma course. Tommo is also very proud to have a separate business providing Pitch-side trauma care to a wide variety of local football and rugby clubs. Within this, Tommo also looks after the 1st Team at Keynsham Town Ladies FC who play in the Women’s National League. In recent years Tommo also spent two seasons working as a Consultant Physiotherapist with the 1st Team at Cheltenham Town Football Club.
Away from physiotherapy Paul enjoys spending time with his wife Clair and daughter Lottie. He plays golf (badly!) He also enjoys reading and has a particular interest in military history.
Danielle BeazerPractice Manager / Personal Trainer
I’m Danielle. I’m the Manager of the clinic as well as the 121 personal trainer.
I have always been passionate about keeping fit and in the past year have decided to make it my mission to help others keep fit and motivated. I have played a wide variety of sports including football and taking great pride in keeping my knowledge up to date and relevant. Having a great passion for encouraging people to become more confident in the gym allows me to help them become the best version of themselves whilst working towards their own personal goals.
Active and healthy lifestyles are essential to improve and maintain health and wellbeing. I focus on an approach where I work with my clients in order to achieve their goals.
Hitting a brick wall myself on occasions with my own training, I understand the importance of making sessions enjoyable whilst also being challenging in order for you to progress on to becoming an overall better version of you.
BSC Hons Sports Rehabilitation
Stacy studied sports rehabilitation at the university of the west of England, she’s has a longhistory of working in healthcare having spent 10 years working in the NHS with life limited children. Prior to joining Paul Tompkins physiotherapy Stacy has spent 3 seasons working as part of the medical team at bath rugby and has also worked with a team GB track cyclist, team GB skeleton and within community sports. providing pitch side cover and rehabilitation services. Stacy will be sharing her time working at Paul Tompkins Physiotherapy and Bristol Bears Rugby.
Jess PreeceSports Massage
Hello I’m Jess, I graduated as a Sports Rehabilitator in 2014 from Bristol UWE and went on to complete 5 years at Exeter City football club with their first team implementing injury prevention strategies, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning training. To build on my 10 years’ experience in holistic and Level 4 sports massage, I have now returned to university to study for my BSc physiotherapy degree.
During my spare time whilst not studying I am a keen rower, runner and gym goer but I also love to help people get back to functional activity and recover from injury, whilst making people feel relaxed and refreshed.
Amy trained as a sports rehabilitation therapist at the University of the West of England before continuing her studies to graduate with an MSc pre-registration (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Brunel University. Since qualifying Amy has worked in two large London NHS trusts gaining experience in acute medicine, orthopaedics, respiratory, neuro, hand therapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Alongside her NHS career she has worked in academy youth football and semi-professional rugby gaining valuable experience in manual techniques and exercise prescription for rehabilitation and injury prevention.
During this time Amy has developed a passion to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has taken this exciting opportunity to work in private practice at Paul Tompkins Physiotherapy to provide expert care for a wide variety of patients.
Amy’s passion for sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation, along with her personal interests in CrossFit and triathlons and first-hand experience of the frustrations which occur from injury, has driven her to adapt a holistic approach to help clients maximise their recovery to reach their ultimate goal and prevent injuries in the future.
Elise DennerSports Rehabilitator
Since graduating as a Sport Rehabilitator, I have worked with multiple elite athletes including GB Artistic Swimmers and Strongmen, as well as working within the football industry for Bristol Rovers FC and Bristol City women’s FC. Working closely with professional athletes has led to me developing my management of acute and long-term sporting injuries as well as understanding the physical and psychological challenge any patient can experience due to their injury. I specialise in offering professional services of treatment to a range of musculoskeletal conditions and sport and exercise-related injuries. I offer musculoskeletal assessments, sport massage, exercise prescription, injury prevention alongside education of the injury/condition.
I enjoy working with each patient individually to provide effective and personalised treatment, in order for the patient to reach their specific rehabilitation goals and outcomes.
Charlie has a background in strength and conditioning, sports rehabilitation and massage before studying Physiotherapy at UWE. He is passionate about learning and graduated with two first class honours from his undergraduate degrees.
His clinical experience specialises in musculoskeletal rehabilitation working with an array of spinal, peripheral and orthopaedic conditions around Bristol, Bath and North Somerset. Currently he works full time as a specialist physiotherapist in primary care and part time with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.
Outside of a clinical setting, his enthusiasm towards learning has seen him land roles with educational platforms delivering online content for physiotherapists across the globe. He is also passionate about exercise and a frequent gym goer so understands the importance of training.
Amy Warren CSP APCP Paediatric Physiotherapist
Qualifying in 2003 Amy is an highly experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist specialising in early years, infants and babies. Amy has worked within the field of paediatric and neonatal Physiotherapy for over 15 years. Amy has also been involved in ongoing research to standardise and advance neonatal care and developmental outcome measures. Amy is trained in many neuro- developmental assessments and early intervention treatment, enabling her to work closely with children and their families to achieve joint goals.
Jon ReesHollistic Massage Therapist
Jon trained at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork (BCMB) where he developed a passion for the holistic approach. As a busy primary school teacher, Jon is no stranger to the physical and emotional stresses of modern life, and understands the importance of taking time out to relax and recuperate. He therefore wholly embraces the principles of holistic massage, working with clients to deliver individually-tailored sessions to soothe both the body and the mind. Jon enjoys keeping up to date with regular peer mentoring and ongoing professional development. He holds a Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage Therapy and is a member of the Massage Training Institute (MTI). He is fully insured, DBS checked and First Aid trained.
Dan is an experienced Physiotherapist having graduated from St Georges Medical School in 2008. Dan worked as a senior musculoskeletal clinician in the NHS before transitioning to private practice in 2014. Dan treats a wide variety of conditions with a specialist interest area in rehabilitation and youth athletes. Dan also gained a master’s degree in Sport Rehabilitation from the University of Salford in 2018.
Early in his sporting career Dan worked for Barking Rugby club as a Physiotherapist and for the last 8 years has worked as a Physiotherapist for the England Athletics team across a range of age groups from senior to junior.
Daniel believes in treatment and rehabilitation that fosters the achievement of maximum performance potential, self-control over one’s health and the ability to thrive and enjoy your pursuits at any age.
Diane (Tommos Mum)Receptionist
I have been working as a receptionist for the last 3 years. I really enjoy interacting with patients and look forward to welcoming them to the new clinic. I’ll be here to meet you when you come in and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.