The Pure Practice Team

Sonja Bass – Director and Lead Physiotherapist BSc(Hons) MCSP HCPC Reg No. PH50621

Sonja is originally from Bath and has been a Chartered Physiotherapist since 1996. Initially aware of physiotherapy as a career through volunteering with the Bath Area Play Project in 1990 Sonja had intended to specialise in paediatrics. She spent the early years of her career in the NHS alongside a position with the Bath Rugby Academy (1996-2008). Along the way the rugby role developed into the full time position of Academy Physio. She has since spent a considerable amount of time working across a variety of professional sports. With the English Institute of Sport she spent eight years supporting multiple Team GB athletes across both summer and winter sports at the EIS multi-sport Clinic at Bath University.

Sonja spends a lot of her spare time heading to the beaches of north Cornwall (stopping off at Dart’s Farm at every opportunity!) She can often be found sweating out the days stresses at spin classes or in the gym with Dee at Strength For Endurance.

Rachel Williams - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Rachel is an experienced Chartered and HCPC registered musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has worked in both professional sport including Welsh Rugby Union & Bath Rugby. Rachel also has a role within NHS Primary Care working as a First Contact Practitioner. Rachel takes pride in helping patients through every stage of their rehabilitation journey to become resilient and free movers. Her goal is to facilitate long term health and performance through exercise.

India Allen - Rehab Assistant And Sports Massage Therapist

India offers sports massage therapy and runs group classes in strength and back rehabilitation here at The Pure Practice. India is also a personal trainer. She uses a combination of manual techniques and exercises to get the body working to the best of its abilities. Suitable for athletes and non athletes with aches and pains, India will help treat patients and get them on track to reach their performance goals.

Lydia Rose - APPI Pilates Instructor
Alexandra Poce - Business Administration

Alexandra is in charge of the finer operations at the clinic, supporting patients and colleagues in the day to day business operations. Alexandra also has a passion for well-being and is currently studying to become a

Sarah Shore - Patient Support

Sarah supports the patient journey on the clinic reception as well as
looking after marketing communications. Sarah has a background in PR working with sport governing bodies, athletes and sponsors. She’s also a keen tennis player and enjoys working at the practice, making patients feel welcome and seeing them as they go through their rehab journey.

Hannah Dawson- Practice Assistant
Daishawn Honohan MSc, BSc(Hons) Director CoachDee S&C Ltd S&C Coach

The Pure Practice offers clients the opportunity to rehabilitate from injuries on site through Coach Dee S&C.

This first class strength and conditioning service within our in house gym, was founded by Daishawn Honohan to help people recover and reach their peak performance. Dee is a former GB judo athlete and American Football player, with a BSc in Exercise Science and an MSc in Strength and Conditioning.

Dee runs the Lower Limb rehab program working on movement quality, strength and performance. He has worked in amateur to high performance sport, helping people to achieve their goals through science based training and mentoring.

Dee recognises how energy systems differ between endurance, speed and power based athletes, and refines his training programs to address the specific physiological demands of each element.

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I had my second appointment with Sonja Bass at The Pure Practice today and was again impressed by her ability to quickly assess which exercises to 'prescribe' and the short massage/pummeling that enabled me to walk home in less pain than I arrived! All of this was delivered with friendly conversation and a smile.

Linda Blackman

Absolutely fantastic service.

Julie Holt

Not only do the great people at Pure Practice repair you but also condition your body to take on the world again. - Brilliant!

Peter MOrgan 

I’ve had 2 appointments. Very professional very friendly and starting to feel the benefits. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back if needed Definitely recommend

Lee Green

Physio treatment by lovely people going very well - highly recommended

James FA

Very knowledgeable, and thorough in assessing me. Practical solutions and great follow up.

Ken Fryer

Friendly, formidably knowlegable staff, would definitely reccommend

Melanie Smith

Friendly and professional welcome and thorough examination and treatment

Martin Warren

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01225 285528

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