For Sport 

Tri Physiotherapy has been long established in treating and preventing sports injuries.  As the name suggests, triathlon was a primary focus on set up in 2011.  However, all sports are welcome and have been helped over the years. 

Sport, exercise… fun! Whatever you want to call it, its your play time.  Your chance to unwind, feel good and keep healthy.  So when there’s an injury or niggle that’s spoiling your fun the sooner you get back to fitness the better.


We can see you whatever your sport or activity is.  We have a wealth of experience with numerous sports, but as problem solvers we can adapt your rehabilitation to suit your needs.


You also do not need to be injured to benefit from a visit to Tri Physiotherapy/Nailsea.  We can help you improve your performance by getting you faster and stronger and more importantly build your resilience to injury.


Emma Klijn has experience in working with many International Rugby Union Teams, such as Wales, Ireland, Italy and Canada as a Sports Massage Therapist. She was invited to tour South Africa with the Ladies Welsh Rugby Union Squad in 2004 followed by attending Athens 2004 Olympic Games, but declined so that she could sit her finals for her degree in Science in Health, Exercise and Sport.

Since qualifying as a Physiotherapist Emma has worked for various local teams. She previously worked with two rugby teams throughout the year. The Bristol Sonics (Rugby League) throughout the summer and Old Bristolians (Rugby Union) during the winter.

Emma currently works with Nailsea & Backwell RFC where she holds a clinic one evening per week during a training session and then attends all their matches.

Emma holds a full First Aid and Trauma Management Certificate and Defibrillator Competency Certificate. She is also qualified to suture simple, superficial wounds.




Emma has been been riding since year dot, thanks to her mother being a riding instructor!  She has owned and ridden a range of horses over the years including youngsters and problem horses and competed to Advanced level in Dressage and Novice in Eventing. She is now looking to combine her equestrian experience with her physiotherapy knowledge to help others get the best out of their horses. 

As horse riders we are all guilty of paying more attention to the horse and its imbalances and stiffness’s, but what about us? What if we are causing the horse’s imbalance or stiffness by being asymmetrical? What if the horse cannot produce medium trot, not due to its own fault but due to our inability to half halt correctly to maintain their impulsion?


Equestrian Physiotherapy, rider performance and how to improve it is fast becoming the way forward. There are several ways to help your horse by helping yourself including off the horse exercises. Equestrian specific Pilates is certainly one of the best ways to become a mindful, supple, symmetrical and effective rider.