David Bolwell Physiotherapy Services

About Us

David Bolwell Physiotherapy Services have extensive experience of dealing with muscle, soft tissue and joint conditions, along with sports injuries and post-surgery rehabilitation.
All of our physiotherapists have BSc (Hons) degrees and have undertaken extensive postgraduate training in advanced physiotherapy techniques. They also have many years of hands-on treatment experience. All are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Health Professional Council.

Read on to find out more about the people who make up our team, or call 02921 660 455 to make an appointment.

David Bolwell BSc (Hons)

David qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in 1998. Since then, he has gained extensive experience working within both the NHS and private sector. This experience includes the treatment of elite athletes and professional sports teams whilst working in Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC) and a local private hospital. Prior to establishing his own practice, David led a team of forty physiotherapy staff in his role as a Superintendent Physiotherapist.

David is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Mary Eggins MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Mary combines her role as a Senior Physiotherapist within our practice with her role as an extended scope practitioner (ESP) within the Cardiff and Vale NHS. Specialising in spinal conditions, she works closely with spinal consultants, assessing and triaging patient for conservative rehabilitation and arranging further investigations or surgery. The role requires advanced physiotherapy knowledge and skills.

Mary also has vast experience of treating rheumatological conditions and hand injuries. In June 2012, Mary obtained her master’s degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

Catherine Hare MSc Sprts and Exercise Medicine

After qualifying in 2004, Catherine quickly started to specialise in musculoskeletal conditions.

Catherine is about to complete her master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine and has also worked with the Welsh Netball Team and UWIC rugby squad.

Catherine is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Emma Kirby MSc Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Since qualifying in 2006, Emma has gained experience in various physiotherapy specialities both in private settings and as a senior physiotherapist in the NHS. To reinforce this knowledge, Emma has completed a master’s degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Sarah Gardner MSc Advanced Physiotherapy

Like Mary, Sarah is both a Senior Physiotherapist within our practice and an extended scope practitioner (ESP) within the Cardiff and Vale NHS. Working closely with orthopaedic consultants in the Cardiff and Vale Orthopaedic Centre (CAVOC), Sarah specialises and has been the clinical lead in lower limb rehabilitation, conditions and injuries. Her ESP role involves assessing and triaging patient for conservative rehabilitation, plus arranging further investigations or surgery.

Sarah also assisted in preparing athletes for the Commonwealth Games and is currently completing an MSc degree in Advanced Physiotherapy and a postgraduate course in Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation, including strengthening and conditioning.

Ellie Neville BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Ellie became a qualified physiotherapist in 2008. Her passion is athletics, and she has represented GB and England in the 200m and 400m events. In addition to her work within our practice, Ellie works part time with Cardiff City Academy; in the past, she has volunteered to provide sports massage at the Cardiff Half Marathon and voluntary physiotherapy support for the Australian wheelchair basketball team prior to the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships. She has also been involved with UK Athletics and the High Performance Athletics Centres in Birmingham and Loughborough.

Ellie is also a fully-qualified Sports Masseur and is qualified in Advanced Kinesio Taping.

David Lee BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Qualifying in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy, David has been involved in the NHS, private and sporting sectors. He completed his core rotations in Aneurin Bevan Health Board before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2013. In 2015, David became a static senior physiotherapist in Cardiff and Vale NHS.

With a previous degree in Sports Science, six years as a gym instructor, and a personal interest in sport, David’s CV includes working for Bridgend Town FC and rugby league club South Wales Scorpions, plus five years at Cardiff City Academy. David is also a qualified sports masseur.

Jack Knight BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Graduating from the University of Gloucestershire with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy, Jack gained experience working with Tonga’s international rugby union side during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He has also worked as part of the medical team for several Welsh Premiership rugby sides, including Bedwas RFC and Bridgend Ravens RFC, as well as Cheltenham Hockey Club. He has recently taken up the post of Lead Sports Therapist at Welsh football league team Trethomas Bluebirds.

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Our Pricing / Rates
Initial Consultation
1/2 hour
£30.00
Follow-Up Consultations
1/2 hour
£30.00

What our patients say

“I went to see David in December ’15 after being involved in a car accident. I had already been suffering with pain in my arm from a trapped nerve but after the accident it became much worse. I was taking strong painkillers, was unable to sleep and driving was becoming extremely painful.

David showed me some exercises I could do and then suggested a course of acupuncture. I was very sceptical at first but was willing to try anything to ease the pain in my arm as it was becoming almost unbearable.

The acupuncture itself didn’t hurt at all and after a few weeks of weekly ½ hour sessions I began to feel some improvement. As the treatment continued, the pain in my arm lessoned until I became completely pain free. I’ve gone from taking painkillers throughout the day and night to needing no pain relief at all. I don’t know how it works, just that it has and I’m so grateful that I’m no longer in constant pain.

David’s knowledge and expertise has worked wonders for me and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone needing physiotherapy treatment.”
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