Meet the Team

Find out more about who will be taking care of you

Matt Comfort

Director & Chartered Physiotherapist

Matt is a fully Chartered, Physiotherapist with over 10 years of experience and the proud owner of Comfort Health. He has vast experience working in private practice and previous experience working within professional sports and as part of the teaching staff at the UWE. Matt uses an effective combination of hands-on Physiotherapy and Massage techniques along side acupuncture/dry needling and well designed specific rehab programmes to ensure the best outcome for the client.

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Taylor Gibney

Chartered Physiotherapist

Taylor is a fully Chartered Physiotherapist registered with the CSP and HCPC. She has a wealth of experience treating MSK related injuries, osteoarthritis and return to sport rehabilitation. She uses a combination of skills including massage, manual therapy, dry needling and exercise prescription to restore function and reduce pain for her patients, each treatment is tailored to her clients specific needs and goals. Taylor has a special interest in working with athletes, seniors in the community, and pre and postnatal women.

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Dan Dawe

Chartered Physiotherapist

Dan is a fully Chartered, experienced Physiotherapist registered with the CSP and HCPC. Dan has a real passion for sports; having competed in many triathlons including the National Triathlon Championships. His passion for sports have helped him further develop his knowledge in biomechanics and injury prevention. Applying this knowledge with great hands on skills, Dan provides a brilliant service to all his clients. Dan is our running specialist and provides running-specific Physio and gait analysis.

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Emily Nelmes

Chartered Physiotherapist

Emily is a fully Chartered Physiotherapist registered with the CSP and HCPC. She has experience working with a multitude of MSK conditions and is also a Level 3 Personal Trainer and Nutritional Advisor.  She has a holistic approach to treatment and combines her knowledge as a physiotherapist with her strength and conditioning background. Her main focus being the restoration of function and minimising pain. She works to enhance the quality of life, health and wellbeing of her patients.

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Pete Minaeian

Chartered Physiotherapist

Pete is a fully Chartered, experienced Physiotherapist registered with the CSP and HCPC, he also has a degree in Sports and Exercise Therapy. He has a wealth of experience working in the NHS as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and prior to this as a Sports Massage Therapist in the UK and Australia with a wide range of professional sports teams.

His practice is focused on helping people manage and overcome pain and injury in order to achieve their personal goals and get back to doing what is important to them.

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Alice Billerey

Sports Massage Therapist & Yoga Teacher

Alice holds a BTEC Level 5 diploma in Sport Massage & Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy, and is a registered member of the SMA. She uses a number of soft tissue and neuromuscular techniques in her treatments, which can help to promote the body’s innate ability to heal, relieve pain and restore optimal range of motion.

Alice is also a Yoga Teacher at Comfort Health she runs 1-2-1 sessions as well as small group classes. She has been practicing yoga since 2011 and trained as a teacher with Yoga London.

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Ellen Hodgson

Massage Therapist

Ellen is a fully qualified Massage Therapist, with vast experience specialising in Swedish/Holistic Massage, pre and post natal Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Cupping and soon to be offering Sports Massage and medical Acupuncture. She is a fully registered member of the FHT.

Ellen is interested in the link between the mind and body and believes that massage goes beyond an hour of relaxation and feels the benefits ripple into our long term wellbeing.

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Katharine Shaw

Massage Therapist

Katharine is a fully qualified Massage Therapist and member of the FHT. She specialises in Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Swedish and Hot Stone Massage.

Her approach promotes a calm and relaxing environment and each appointment is client centered, meaning her treatments are always tailored to meet the requirements of the individual.

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Ben Tolson

Sports Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist

Ben originally trained at the Bristol School of Massage and Bodywork and has Bachelor of Science degree in Acupuncture from the University of Kingston. He is also registered with the British Acupuncture Council.

Ben has taken post graduate courses in numerous areas, including; sports injuries, trigger point therapy, fertility and digestive complaints. He started his career as a Sports Massage Therapist which has given him a broad range of experience in treating musculoskeletal pain. His advanced knowledge of anatomy and injuries helps to address problems quickly.

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Zoe Macpherson

Sports Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist

Zoe has a BTEC Level 5 diploma in Sport Massage & Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy, and is a registered member of the MTI and CNHC. She is also qualified in Holistic Massage, Medical Acupuncture, Myofascial Release and Scar Therapy.

She uses a variety of soft tissue techniques, myofascial release and breathwork, to reduce discomfort and support the body to heal and return to optimal function. Zoe’s approach is to look at restrictions throughout the whole body and each treatment is tailored specifically to her client.

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Kitty Glass

Chartered Physiotherapist

Kitty is taking a break from Comfort Health whilst she completes a ski season in France, she will be back with us in Spring 2024.

Kitty is a fully Chartered, experienced Physiotherapist registered with the CSP and HCPC. Kitty has worked in a wide range of specialties as a physiotherapist within the NHS, including musculoskeletal outpatients, women’s health, trauma and orthopaedics.

Kitty’s commitment to a person-centred approach allows her to ensure that every one of her clients is holistically assessed, and treatment is tailored to their specific needs and goals.

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