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Clinical Pilates

As a Physiotherapist, I am particularly interested in clinical care and rehabilitation. As such, I teach a type of Pilates known as Clinical Pilates, and am an Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute certified clinical Pilates matwork instructor. Clinical Pilates is based on the original moves created by Joseph Pilates during the First World War, and has been adapted and made safe for a clinical population. The Pilates method is a mind-body centering technique, which focuses on the strengthening of the deep core muscles that support the spine and pelvis. In addition to this it is used to mobilise the spine, and correct muscle imbalance throughout the body. I often use Pilates as part of my Physiotherapy treatment and as a rehabilitation tool for clients, but this does not mean you need to have an injury to benefit. Pilates has been shown to offer prevention from injury, and helps with maintenance of good posture and body alignment.  This means that Pilates is safe for you, whatever your injury, condition, or concern.  

Please contact me for further information and the current class timetable.

Pilates Matwork Classes

I teach Pilates matwork classes of varying levels of difficulty, from beginners to more advanced in the beautiful studio at Sherbourne Lodge Wellbeing. In addition to this I teach specialist classes for pre and postnatal women. These classes contain no more than 6 people in the studio setting (or 8 people when in the virtual studio on Zoom).  Male clients are welcome too!

Pilates One to One

Prior to joining classes, all potential class attendees need to have a Pilates one to one. This is an opportunity for me to assess your posture and body alignment, assess how you move, teach you the Pilates basics, and ensure you are ready for the class. Some clients prefer the individual attention and never join a class! 

Pilates Small Groups

Pilates small group sessions are also available. These can be groups of two or three people who are happy or would like to do their Pilates together. This is ideal for groups of friends or family members. It is possible for me to run small group sessions in your home (if deemed suitable). A small additional travel fee may be charged.


What clients are saying

Thank you so much for a great (virtual) class tonight. I seem to be tight everywhere at the moment, so it was very much needed. I felt so much better afterwards,

Mrs R - Suffolk

Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute Affiliation


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Pilates Equipment

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