I am a specialist physiotherapist and Pilates instructor with an interest and experience with hypermobility spectrum disorders, running injuries and osteoporosis.
I also see a wide variety of other conditions as part of my physiotherapist role.
I would love to help you become more confident in your body and your movement control.
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Professional Physiotherapy and Pilates, tailored to you
Specialist Physiotherapy - Spectrum Health Sandyford
I currently work with Spectrum Health, in their Sandyford Clinic.
Conditions I see and treat:
Post operative conditions
Post trauma / fracture
Wrist and hand conditions
For physiotherapy with myself, please book here: Sandyford Beacon Physiotherapy Clinic | The Physio Company
No face to face sessions running due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Online classes available now.
Lower back pain
Private (one to one) classes available on request
Please see here for current classes running.
If you have a pre existing medical condition or musculoskeletal condition that affects you exercising, you should have a 1:1 assessment with me prior to starting any classes. This is usually around 30-60 minutes long, and will involve us chatting about what is going on, looking at how you move and what affects you, and me making notes so that I can make sure you get the most out of the classes.
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*No refunds for missed classes
*Please discuss pricing with me if there is a class you know you will not be able to attend at time of booking
What if I have not done Pilates before?
I offer classes for beginners/improvers. You also have the option to book a 1:1 session here to familiarise yourself with the key elements before joining a class.
If you are joining a class for hypermobility, osteoporosis or back pain - you are required to have a 1:1 with me before you start. This means we can make sure the classes will be suitable for you.
What if I can't make one of the classes out of the 4/6?
As long as you let me know at the time of booking, I can remove the payment for that one class.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to refund payments once you have paid for the full course.
What is an initial assessment and why do you recommend it?
The initial assessment is an assessment, completed by myself, to help identify your physical strengths, weaknesses and to teach you the five key elements that will underpin the pilates classes. You will receive an electronic guide to the five key elements and some basic exercises to get you started.
If you happen to have a long term condition or pain in a certain area of the body, you must attend the assessment prior to starting to make sure the class is appropriate for you.
As per the APPI code of practice - I reserve the right to refuse a person entry to a class should I feel it is not suitable for them.
What if I'm not sure pilates is for me?
Pilates is great exercise, but it's not the only exercise you can do. Some people love it, some people don't. I would recommend looking at some online videos, chatting with people you know who have done pilates, or contacting me to discuss what is involved.
Pilates is not recommended for those undergoing medical investigations, or with severe acute pain. Acute pain is pain that has come on suddenly or as a result of recent injury. This may warrant medical attention or time to settle before restarting exercise. If you are unsure, I am happy to chat through whether it would be ok for you or not.
What about COVID-19 for in person classes?
Each participant will have to sign a disclaimer every time they attend a session. This is to ensure you understand the risk you are taking when attending a class - no matter what precautions we are taking.
As written above, I will have equipment that I provide for the class which will be sanitised and cleaned after every use. You may wish to bring your own equipment if you are more comfortable.
There will be hand sanitiser available which will need to be used by each person before and after the class. I will also have masks available should you wish to wear them during the class. Depending on national guidelines at the time of classes, masks may be mandatory unless you have a condition which prevents this.
There will be markings on the floor to maintain social distancing. There is a toilet available on the premises to wash your hands also.
Do you offer any other types of pilates?
I have completed extra pilates CPD courses and previous training in my physiotherapy roles. This means that I can offer specialised pilates for people with hypermobility spectrum disorders, people post surgery and also people who like to run!
I myself like to run a lot, and I am currently training for a half marathon, so this is an area of interest for me.
I am now running online pilates classes via Zoom - see above for details. All you need is an internet connection, a tablet/phone/computer with the Zoom app downloaded, and a mat if you have one! A small head cushion is also useful, as is any equipment (bands, squishy balls or weighted balls) to make things more challenging.