Claire Smith

Chartered Physiotherapist & APPI Certified Matwork Pilates Instructor

BSc Hons 2006 MCSP AACP

Claire graduated from the University of the West of England in Bristol in 2006 and went on to work at Bath Royal United Hospital for 7 years where she specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She also worked for a rugby team in her spare time gaining vital skills in acute injury management and sports rehabilitation.

Her passion for travel drew her overseas in 2013 where she lived and worked in Singapore for two years. Claire took on the role of team lead physiotherapist in a private clinic within a large hospital, where she further developed her clinical skills and expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She enjoyed treating patients from a diverse range of nationalities and backgrounds. She balanced work with play and had fun travelling to some amazing places.

She returned to the UK in 2015 and lived in London for two years, working for one of central London’s leading private physiotherapy clinics. She also became a Pilates instructor during this time and enjoys teaching classes and one to one sessions. Claire has since taken her Pilates exams at The Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute to become a ‘Certified Matwork Pilates Instructor’.

Claire was very happy to return to her beloved home town of Bristol in 2017. She is pleased to be a part of the excellent team at The Cherington Practice, upholding its high standards of care.

She enjoys treating musculoskeletal problems in adults from all walks of life, from sports injuries to arthritic aches and pains, utilising manual therapy, exercise programmes, Pilates based rehabilitation, acupuncture and taping to achieve the desired results.

Rob Patterson
Clinical Director & Consultant Orthopaedic Physiotherapist
Kate James
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Specialist
Charlotte Reeves
Chartered Physiotherapist
Antonia Hook
Chartered Physiotherapist
Claire Smith
Chartered Physiotherapist & APPI Certified Matwork Pilates Instructor
Kath Speers
Chartered Physiotherapist
Catherine Patterson
Practice Manager & Receptionist
Ally Sevier
Business & Account Manager Receptionist