Physiotherapy and Pilates
Experienced physiotherapist based in Guildford.
Change happens through movement and movement heals
Joseph H Pilates
Pilates is a full body exercise programme developed in the 1920’s onwards by Joseph Pilates. Born in Germany in 1883, Joseph travelled to England as a boxer and body builder but when the First World War broke out he was interned in a camp on the Isle of Mann. Here he used his exercise knowledge to help people recover in the infirmary. After the war he moved to New York and set up his Pilates Studio and soon developed a reputation for helping ballet dancers return to performance after injury. Pilates remains very popular with dancers, elite sport persons, weekend runners and cyclists and helps those recovering from injury.
My area of physiotherapy expertise is working with people with neurological disorders and general rehabilitation. I offer home visits within a 5- mile radius of Guildford. Please contact me directly to discuss your situation.
Physio led Pilates Classes
What is Physiotherapy led Pilates?
I use my physiotherapy knowledge and extensive experience to customise the exercises and have had people with joint replacements, generalised arthritis, lower back pain, osteoporosis, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue syndrome in my classes over the years.
I qualified as a Physiotherapist from St Marys Hospital in 1992 and worked in the NHS for 10 years, specialising in neurology and rehabilitation. I completed a Masters degree in 2005 and then joined the teaching staff at the University of East London and became a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy.
In 2012, I moved to Guildford with my family and have held a variety of jobs including working in private practice and Expert Witness work. Since 2015, I have been the Lead Physiotherapist for the Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis. I manage a fabulous team of Physiotherapists and Gym Instructors and together we support people living with MS, providing much needed physio and exercise classes.
I first heard of Pilates in 1998, when one of my patients told me about the exercises he was doing. I booked a class that evening and instantly loved the way that the class made me feel lengthened and more relaxed. Ever since then, I have continued attending different Pilates classes, trying different teachers and different styles of the exercise form. I formalised my training in 2018 with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. I really enjoy how I can transfer all my specialist rehabilitation skills to a Pilates class and love using the classes to educate my participants and hopefully enthuse them with a love of movement.