About us

We provide specialist services for a range of problems, working hard to get you back to full fitness as soon as possible.

Prospect Physiotherapy is located in several locations: Bedminster, Whitchurch, Yatton and Clevedon, most of which are in GP surgeries. This means we work very closely with GPs to return you back to full fitness as soon as possible.

Physiotherapy is provided by very experienced and highly qualified physiotherapists who are registered and insured with their professional governing bodies, the chartered society of physiotherapy and the Health Professions Council.

With Prospect Physiotherapy you can expect:

  • Friendly service
  • Immediate treatment
  • Effective treatment tailored to your needs
  • Speedy return to full function
  • Evidence based treatment

We treat a wide range of conditions.

No referral is required unless your insurance company specifies otherwise.

We are recognised by most insurance companies including Bupa, AXA PPP, Aviva, WPA and Cigna.

Sue White

Chartered Physiotherapist

Director of Prospect Physiotherapy and Clinical Lead, Sue qualified in 1992 from Oswestry and North Staffordshire School of Physiotherapy. She worked in Leicester initially and then moved to Taunton Musgrove Park Hospital where she worked for 6 years, developing the rheumatology services. In 2000 she started working at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, running the acute back pain service. In 2003 she started working in private practice, but still works in Southmead hospital as an extended scope practitioner to two orthopaedic consultants who specialise in the hip and knee. This role involves ordering x-rays, blood tests, MRI scans and performimg steroid injections. She also recently worked very closely with an upper limb consultant developing her skills and knowledge base in the wrist and hand, elbow and shoulder.

Sue has undertaken post graduate courses since qualifying to develop her skills and to keep her up to date with current best practice. She is committed to providing cost effective treatment to enable patients to get back to full function as soon as possible. 

Sue has special interests in cycling injuries, neck and jaw pain, headaches and knee injuries.

In her spare time Sue enjoys cycling. She cycled from Bristol to London in March 2013 with a group of friends raising over £4000 for multiple system atrophy.

Inga Rogers

Chartered Physiotherapist

Inga obtained a degree in BSc Physiotherapy in 1977 in South Africa, emigrating to Bristol in 2007. She gained her experience in hospitals as well as in private practice as an all-round general physiotherapy practitioner and obtained a post graduate certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy in 2007.

Inga has more than 30 years of clinical experience and applies her skills and vast knowledge base to deliver the best treatment possible liasing closely with GPs when patients require further investigations.

She encourages the patient to participate in their rehabilitation programe, educating and advising so that the patient can understand their problem. This results in a speedy recovery and a future understanding of how to manage the problem should it return.

She participates regularly in CPD events and activities to further broaden her professional knowledge and skills so that current and updated best-practice skills can be delivered to her clients.

 

 

Who uses us?

GPs

Most of our clinics are based within GP surgeries so as a result we work closely with GPs on a daily basis providing our patients with a team approach which enables a quicker recovery. Your GP can refer directly to us. This means there will not be a waiting list, but immediate and effective treatment.

If for any reason treatment is not helpful we will refer you back to your GP for further investigations.

Solicitors/Medico-legal

Your solicitor can refer directly to us. If you have had an accident we can work with your solicitor to get you back to full function as soon as possible. We will assess you, provide a report to the solicitor if required, and then recommend the number of treatments you will need to get you back to normal. At the end of the treatment programme we will provide your solicitor with a discharge report. If at the end of the authorised sessions you still require more help we will write to your solicitor requesting further treatment or even investigations. The invoice will go directly to the solicitor so the cost of physiotherapy is not something you will need to worry about.

Individuals

You don’t need a referral from your GP or your insurance company, or anyone. Just book an appointment and come along. We will assess you, provide you with a diagnosis, a treatment plan, and work with you to get you back to full fitness as soon as possible. The treatment programme will be tailored to your needs.

Insurance Companies

Axa, Aviva, Bupa, Cigna, Groupama, Norwich Union, Simply Health, WPA; we are recognised by most insurance companies. If you would like to make a claim through your insurance company ask us for advice. We can guide you through the process. Usually your insurance company will tell you how many sessions you can have and what your excess is if you have one. We will invoice your insurance company directly so apart from your excess, the cost is something you will not need to worry about.

Consultants

We work closely with consultants getting you back to full fitness as soon as possible. You may be referred to us following a consultation or following surgery. We will assess and treat you. Your treatment programme will be explained to you. This will be tailored to you depending on your condition, your surgery or the sport you want to return to. If progress for whatever reason is not as quick as we would like, we will write to your consultant ensuring the best treatment is provided to you at the right time in your recovery.

The NHS

See active back programme

Local businesses

If you have a local business in the area why not contact us about special rates for your staff? We can help keep your staff at work which will be cheaper for you in the long run. Do your staff need an ergonomic assessment?

 

NHS contracts

Prospect Physiotherapy works closely with Whitchurch Health Centre to assess patients with back pain. Once assessed, if appropriate they are placed into an Active Back Programme. This is aimed to:

  • educate patients on posture and general back use
  • reduce patient fears and some psychosocial factors related to back pain
  • improve spinal mobility
  • improve back strength
  • improve patient confidence and function

Groups are limited to 10 with two physiotherapists carefully guiding and educating patients.

The course runs for eight weeks, once a week, for one hour.

Outcome measures used are TSK11 and the Oswestry and Pain Disability Questionnaire. Outcomes to date have been promising.