Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Penny Porter Physiotherapy new web site

Penny Porter Physiotherapy
The Penny Porter Physiotherapy Centre 
Its now over 18 months since we opened The Penny Porter Physiotherapy Centre in Bristol and we have a new web site at www.physiotherapyinbristol.co.uk. Please feel free to have a good look at the site and tell us what you think.
All our physiotherapists are busy helping patients with a whole range of conditions, with extensive use being made of the treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pool and rehab gymnasium.
We have Pilates classes several evenings each week, and sports massage is proving very popular.
We are also using the endless pool for swim stroke analysis, with above and below the water cameras, a service that is proving very popular with triathletes and competitive swimmers. The pool is also used by baby swim schools.

Another year gone, and what a year it's been

Sophie Valerie
Sophie Valerie
So much for my pledge to keep this blog up to date! Another year has flown by and so much has happened. The Penny Porter Physiotherapy Centre in Bristol goes from strength to strength, but the most important news is that I am now a mother.
Sophie Valerie was born on the 26th January and she is an absolute angel. (Even when she screams at night).
She is a big girl, but with Pete at about 6 ft 5, and me at 6 ft our offspring were never going to be short.
She is easily the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Up and Running!

www.pennyporter.co.ukAfter several years of not using this blog, I have finally decided that it is time to get it up and running again!

The past few years have been exciting and incredibly busy.  I have travelled the world working for British Swimming, England Rugby and the British Olympic Association, and have now opened my own Physiotherapy and Aquatic Fitness Clinic, complete with Hydrotherapy Pool, 4 Treatment Rooms and swim lab!  We have some amazing staff working at the clinic.  All of the physiotherapists are ACPSEM accredited, and we are able to offer world class physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, sports massage, acupuncture, gait analysis, pilates and nordic walking, as well as swimming lessons and analysis for all ages and ability.

This year is already looking busy - I have been selected to go to the World University Games, being held in Kazan, Russia, as part of the British Team, and will also be heading out to Denver to the Nations Cup, with England Rugby in July.

I will try to keep this blog up to date from now on, and will also add features that I think will be of interest.


Tuesday, 21 August 2007


10:40 - 05 July 2007
A Clifton physiotherapist swam away with eight gold medals in an international competition for health workers.Penny Porter became the first British female swimmer to win all of the top awards in the World Medical Health Games in Agadir, Morocco, last week.The former international swimmer, who became British record holder for the 50m butterfly in 1995, was competing in the medical and health profession's version of the Olympics.Penny, 29, was up against other former competitive swimmers from across the world.She had won a couple of gold medals in the past but this was the first time she swept the board, winning the 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 100m breaststroke, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle and the 4x50m freestyle relay, and was amazed to do so well because she'd barely trained.Penny is a physiotherapist at Bristol Rugby Club and a consultant for the British Swimming Team.She also runs her own aquatic and fitness consultancy at Clifton College, where she teaches people of all abilities to swim and specialises in exercise for health.Last year she created a fitness booklet and DVD to show people how to exercise safely.Penny was in Kenya for the Safari Sevens rugby event before she set off to Agadir so had limited time to train.Penny was able to take part in the medical games thanks to sponsorship by Cambridge Health and Weight Plan.Penny said: "I was quite amazed as I stopped swimming professionally in 2002 and my times have become much slower since then."I haven't been doing so much training since then, and there were some quite good swimmers at the competition."Penny has also been selected as physiotherapist for the Great Britain swimming team for the European Championships which take place in Antwerp from July 15 to 23.