Meet the Staff

The admin team…

Sarah, Gill and Caroline do a wonderful job to keep answering your queries and fill the week between them. They are at the top of this list for a reason – the clinic simply wouldn’t run without them! You will always find one of them on the desk if you have an appointment, but occasionally there are times when they adjust their hours to accommodate evening clinics, so you’ll be speaking to an answerphone first thing in the morning. Please do leave them a message – they will get back to you as soon as they can.

Don’t forget that we also have online booking now, so if you need to book an appointment when we can’t get to the phone, you can use this service.


Charlotte Harris – physiotherapist

charlotteCHARLOTTE HARRIS is Black Pear Physio’s director. She graduated from Keele University in 2009 with a BSc(Hons) in physiotherapy. She started her career working in a local hospital and soon progressed to working with Black Pear Physio and its sister company Sun Rehabilitation. Since graduating from Keele, Charlotte has completed an MSc, an additional masters level module in ‘motor control retraining of movement dysfunction’, completed her acupuncture qualifications and attended many more manual therapy courses.

Charlotte is happy to treat a whole range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries with a variety of manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise techniques.

Charlotte’s background is with horses, having evented to international level herself, and her workload is split between human and veterinary physiotherapy. She particularly enjoys the performance management of horse riders as it combines both passions. Charlotte has a pragmatic approach to assessment and treatment and aims to achieve the best possible outcome for her patients whether the goal is to walk up the stairs or run an ultra marathon.

Charlotte has only a few clinics available at present and is due to go on maternity leave in June.


Kelly Stinton – physiotherapist

KELLY STINTON graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BSc (Hons) degree in 2012. She is currently working in occupational health and works part time with Black Pear Physio.

Although she is capable and experienced in treating a whole range of conditions, Kelly has a special interest in dance, having spent her younger years performing in London including dancing with the National Youth Ballet. She continues to develop her clinical skills through attending various courses.  She uses her experience to help better understand her client’s needs and therefore guiding them back to recovery. Kelly’s focus is very much on functional rehabilitation, matching the client’s rehabilitation to the specific demands of the activities they participate in. She uses a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, soft tissue techniques and taping alongside exercise to accomplish this.

Kelly has clinics on a Monday and Wednesday evening and a Saturday morning.


Lisa Baker – physiotherapist

LISA BAKER qualified in 2005 from University West of England and has worked in the NHS until recently making the change to private practice. She has a wide range of experience and is able to assess and treat any presentation of symptoms to determine the suitability of a range of physiotherapy techniques for each patient.

She is a credentialed McKenzie therapist, fully qualified in acupuncture and has vast experience in treating a broad range of musculoskeletal problems, including post operative anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation as well all other joints.

Lisa has been Gloucestershire’s clinical specialist in facial paralysis and temporomandibular joint disorder for past 4 years, she is ideally placed for assessing and treating a range of facial states and jaw symptoms from trauma, osteoarthritis and habitual jaw postures. She can help people manage both headaches and facial pain.

On a personal note, Lisa is another horsey lady, a former international show-jumper, winning team and individual international medals. She is therefore able to fully understand and appreciate the demands of competitive riding and is happy to see riders of all abilities.

Lisa currently has clinics on a Monday and Tuesday.

Amjad Mahmood – physiotherapist

AMJAD MAHMOOD qualified in 2007 from the University of East Anglia with an MSc in Physiotherapy. Since qualifying he has worked within the NHS. He has developed his role within the NHS to an advanced practitioner developing highly advanced diagnostic and management skills of various musculoskeletal problems including sports injuries, spinal pain and chronic pain. Amjad has a particular interest in managing sports injuries through having done a BSc degree in Sports Science and aims to provide individualised functional sport specific rehabilitation programmes.

Amjad is able to effectively diagnose problems and uses various methods of treatment including manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, functional rehabilitation and taping. He is able help clients who have failed previous rehabilitation through reassessment, providing diagnosis, treatment and organise necessary further investigations. Amjad has completed various courses including orthopaedic medicine, assessment and management of complex musculoskeletal problems and is fully qualified in acupuncture and injection therapy. Please note that Amjad is doing a refresher course for acupuncture and will not be available for acupuncture until August 2018.

Outside of work, Amjad loves to cycle and has done various cycling sportive rides, the longest being 160 miles. He is a member of various cycling clubs and enjoys providing advice, exercise techniques and strength regimes to members to improve their cycling. He is therefore able to understand the demands of cycling and is able to see clients to develop and improve their cycling.

Amjad has clinics on a Friday afternoon/evening.



Paul Childs – massage therapist

PAUL CHILDS is a massage therapist able to do all types of massage therapy including; Sports, Holistic, Swedish, Indian Head and Hot Stone. As well as this, he can can offer Kinesiology Taping to help further aid recovery/support a person’s movement. 

Paul is a keen and competitive long distance endurance runner, competing in distances from 5km to 100 miles both on the road and trail. He has qualified through good for age and championship entry into the London Marathon for the last 15 years and is hoping to go under 2 hours 40 minutes this year.

This interest in running, endurance and keeping the body healthy and mobile, led him to complete a sports massage course around nine years ago. Since then, he has worked with a variety of patients ranging from builders, office workers, athletes of all disciplines and new parents, all of whom have benefitted from massage therapy.

In addition to his clinical work, Paul has begun a role as an assistant tutor on a holistic massage course, which helps him to further develop his own learning, enabling him to give the best possible treatment and advice to his patients. Paul is also a qualified personal trainer, meaning he has the knowledge and ability to understand the effect that exercise/specific exercise plans have on the body.

Paul has clinics on a Wednesday and most Friday’s.


Stuart Nottingham – physiotherapist

sma-lX-9UFqEKMqK8LkpykjYvrytU4JbGALJb9dGfAcSTUART NOTTINGHAM no longer does private clinic work. Kelly and Charlotte have both worked extensively with Stuart but any of our physio’s are happy to see Stuart’s previous patients.