Rob Patterson established The Cherington Practice in Bristol in 1998 to create a home for fulfilling his vision for diagnostic excellence, integrated and holistic care, and specialist physiotherapy.

As Rob already had an established reputation in the city, the increasing volume of patients soon necessitated a move from its original home in Westbury-on-Trym to larger premises. In 2002 The Cherington Practice moved to its current location in an old doctor’s surgery in Henleaze.

From our beginnings we have stayed true to our core beliefs that:
  • Accurate diagnosis is the foundation for successful treatment
  • People are unique, therefore treatment programmes should be tailored and individual
  • A great clinical team is essential for the skill base needed to treat a wide range of conditions
  • Care is best delivered in a warm, comfortable and friendly environment

(Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Centre of Excellence)

The Cherington Practice is also home to TOSCOE® (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Centre of Excellence).
TOSCOE® was founded in 2014 in response to the growing realisation that people with a disabling arm condition were going undiagnosed and were not receiving appropriate care in the UK.

“I have worked with Rob Patterson since 1996, when he was a pioneer Extended-Scope Physiotherapist in the orthopaedic service at the famous Frenchay Hospital. Rob was picked for this role because he was already an outstanding physiotherapist. He went on to spend years working alongside consultants, perfecting his diagnostic skills until they easily surpassed those of even the most senior registrars in the clinics.”

Dr Gareth Greenslade
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Senior Clinical Lecturer (University of Bristol)
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