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Your initial 45-minute appointment involves an assessment and treatment. We assess your pain and symptoms to determine the cause of these symptoms, then recommend a treatment plan for you and begin this treatment. Follow-up appointments are 30 minutes. Your physiotherapist will advise how many appointments you will need but you can stop treatment at any time.

  • Non Member

    Initial Assessment - 45 minutes / Follow Up - 30 minutes
  • Members

    Initial Assessment - 45 minutes / Follow Up - 30 minutes

Why choose Nuffield Health Bristol North Fitness & Wellbeing Gym for your physiotherapy treatment?

Our Bristol North Fitness & Wellbeing Gym offers patients private physiotherapy rooms, as well as access to a fully equipped gym with high quality rehabilitation equipment and exercise studios.

We host a team of physiotherapists with many years of experience and we are able to offer the high standards of care. Our facilities and knowledge of rehabilitation mean we are able to ensure our patients make a full recovery and a safe return to work, sports and hobbies.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a profession whose aim is to encourage and support the return to normal following illness, surgery, disease or trauma. It can be effective in the treatment of a range of muscle, joint and nerve conditions.

Physiotherapists use a wide range of techniques such as manual therapy and exercise prescription to maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.

We can offer expertise in upper limb and hand rehabilitation, pain management programmes and post-surgical recovery. Many of our therapists are also trained in Pilates, Acupuncture and Joint Manipulation, carrying out thorough biomechanical assessments to enhance and optimize function.

We have strong links with many orthopaedic consultants and have an excellent track record in the rehabilitation of upper and lower limb sports injuries. In addition we can offer pre and post natal treatment and advice as well as vertigo and balance rehabilitation with our vestibular specialist.

How are Nuffield Health different to other physiotherapy clinics?

  • Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym members in Bristol North receive a 20% discount off their physiotherapy treatment
  • Free gym trial available during your physiotherapy treatment
  • Recently had orthopaedic surgery with Nuffield Health? Join our Recovery Plus Programme in Bristol North and receive 3 months free gym membership
  • After completing your course of treatment you can start a guided gym program for three months to enhance your recovery, all included within your surgical package
  • We us clients can book their initial appointment online
  • All our physiotherapists are highly qualified and members of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Carrie Higgs Physiotherapist About

Carrie Higgs


How can I help you improve your health?

I graduated from the University of the West of England in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree and then spent 6 years working within the NHS where I did my core physiotherapy rotations before specialising in musculoskeletal conditions.

I have a real passion towards treating sports injuries and have previously spent two seasons working with a number a football clubs including Bristol City Academy Football Club where I provided pitch side first aid and physiotherapy cover. I also have a keen interest in manual therapy techniques and I am currently working towards a Master’s degree in Manual Therapy at Coventry University, which I aim to complete in the next year.

My experience has enabled me to complete advanced physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques to allow clients to make a full recovery. I am a friendly person that enjoys all sports and loves spending time with family and friends.

My Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist
  • Acupuncturist registered with the Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Pilates Matwork 1 and 2 with The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute
Bristol North Physiotherapy

Hunts Ground Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8HN

01179 749740

Opening times: Monday: 09:30 - 13:30–18:30 - 20:00;
Tuesday : 08:30–16:30;
Wednesday: 13:00–16:30;
Thursday: 08:00–17:00;
Friday: 08:00–17:30