The team at KR specialises in sports injuries. Kirk’s 30 years’ experience in professional cricket, football and rugby, and Dan’s experience in football means that when it comes to sports injuries, we’ve treated them all. Many of our clients are amateur athletes, competing in distance cycling and running events as well as team sports. Kirk has also worked with the Aquae Sulis swimming team based at the University of Bath and has worked at various private schools in Bath, supporting young athletes’ rehab and conditioning. Our aim is to get you match fit as quickly as possible, helping to prevent future injuries through re-education and sports-specific rehab.
Whether it’s minor surgery, or something major like a full hip or knee replacement, we can help you recover full strength and mobility quickly and effectively. Local orthopaedic surgeons refer patients to KR Physiotherapy regularly. Kirk’s own full hip replacement in 2019 means he has personal experience of managing pain and achieving successful rehab. Dan’s NHS work means he supports patients of all ages recovering from surgery.
Kirk’s experience in professional cricket (Working with England Cricket, the Indian Premier League, Birmingham Phoenix and Northamptonshire CCC) means is he has expertise in treating shoulder injuries of all kinds. Our approach at KR Physiotherapy combines a comprehensive assessment and knowledge of shoulder mechanics to support swift recovery and reduce the risk of shoulder problems in future. We are the go-to physios for a local surgeon who specialises in shoulder problems.
Tennis elbow and repetitive strain injuries affecting the wrist and hand are common. They take time to heal and should be treated with rest, offloading and careful strengthening rehab. At KR Physiotherapy we also help patients identify the root cause of the problem and work out how to avoid the problem recurring in future.
Back pain is estimated to affect a third of UK adults every year. In our experience, there is a strong correlation between pain and bad postural habits, both static and dynamic. Correcting functional movement patterns is essential to eliminate pain. The team at KR Physiotherapy has extensive experience in treating young athletes with back pain (including conditions such as scoliosis & stress fractures). The clinic has also for many years has worked closely with local spinal surgeons to treat a variety of spinal conditions such as discogenic pain, facet joint problems and arthritic conditions.
Many patients have tried everything for their back pain by the time they get to our clinic. We believe in playing the long game with pain, identifying its root cause and devising a long-term self-management plan rather than delivering quick fixes.
The clinic has built a good relationship with local hip and knee surgeons to treat a variety of conditions as well as rehabilitating patients post-surgery, treating many after hip and knee replacements, ACL surgery, meniscal repairs and osteotomy. Having had a hip replacement himself in 2019, lead physio Kirk has first-hand experience of hip pain and rehabilitation after surgery.
The team at KR also has considerable experience in treating patella-femoral pain & ITB symptoms common for runners and cyclists. Because of our close relationship with local schools, we also have expertise in treating adolescent knee conditions such as Osgood Schlatter’s.
We receive a lot of referrals from a local ankle surgeon and have experience in ankle surgery rehabilitation. Due to both physios’ experience in sport, we have real expertise in dealing with lower limb, ankle and foot conditions such as sprains, calf tears and stress fractures, commonly seen in athletes.
Patients are regularly referred to highly experienced Podiatrist Sue Barnett who works at the Human Analysis Lab (HAL) at UWE.