Our Therapists

Ben Conway

Ben is a highly qualified Sports Rehabilitation Specialist. His expertises lie in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation along with deep tissue sports massage. He is especially passionate about functional strength and movement which is why he is a great fit here at Starks Fitness.

Ben’s interests away from work include football, cricket, cycling and running. He also finds time to look after North Bristol Rugby Club with their pitchside needs.

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Richard Bricknell

Richard has 30 years of experience in Physiotherapy after qualifying in 1995 and also completing a masters in manipulative physiotherapy in Perth, Western Australia.

Since his training Richard has worked in many different areas including Professional Cricket at Essex Cricket Club, worked with many elite athletes in several different sports from Golf to Cycling. He has special interest is Shoulder Injuries and founded the Bristol Shoulder Clinic as well as currently becoming an expert in Cranial-Sacral Therapy.

Richard is a keen sportsman himself, previously playing Rugby for Bristol as well as a keen golfer and tennis player.

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Olivia Daniell

Olivia is Daniell 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.

Olivia is a registered member of the ISRM.

For more information and bookings, contact Olivia directly via:

Email – olivia@bristolsofttissuetherapy.com

Website – www.bristolsofttissuetherapy.com

Mobile – 07875 283722

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Danny Brown

Danny has had a clinic in Bristol city centre for over 6 years and has been with Starks since 2018; basing himself within a gym ensures you make the connection between the mechanism of injury and understand that exercise and retraining is the best way to rehabilitate. Danny’s philosophy is a mix of application of evidence based practice and doing what works. This means getting to know you and your aims and needs as well as the specifics of your problems.

If needed Danny is happy to refer you to one of our personal trainers to ensure you get the best and most relevant solution to your problem.

Danny is a keen climber and trail runner and has worked extensively with athletes from many disciplines. Go to his website for more information dbphysiobristol.com



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Chris Kay

Chris is a fully qualified Sports Rehabilitator who specialises in lower limb injuries and movement re-education. He is an expert in biomechanical and functional movement analysis, along with rehabilitation and sports massage. Having worked with many international and national athletes over the years he looks forward to working with you at Starks no matter what your athletic level is.

He is also a guest lecturer at UWE and assists with movement re-education courses in the UK. His sporting background is in rugby and running but also represented the county at cricket.

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