After working for years as a gardener, and having had three children, I assumed that bad posture and a niggling lower back pain was a way of life. I had this pain for years before joining my friends on a Pilates course, tempted by the coffee afterwards! In just a few months my posture had improved and the pain that I had been experiencing had all but vanished. This meant I could continue to pursue all the sports activities I loved such as running, cycling, playing tennis and skiing, pain free and with a stronger, more flexible body.
Several years later I decided to train to become a Pilates teacher in order to share my knowledge and passion of Pilates to help others move freely and without pain. I am a fully certified APPI Pilates Matwork Pilates Instructor. The APPI method is widely used by the NHS for rehabilitation, in elite sport to build athletes’ strength and endurance, and by many professional dance companies, including the English National Ballet.
APPI is founded on Joseph Pilates’ original exercises and updated with the latest research in physiotherapy. Teaching is safe and highly effective. As well as helping build strength and fitness, APPI Pilates can help with injury prevention and management. www.appihealthgroup.com
LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN TEACHING PILATES
CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING REFORMER, LISA BRADSHAW, ACADEMY FOR TEACHERS
APPI (AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY PILATES INSTITUTE) FULLY CERTIFIED MATWORK PILATES TEACHER NOVEMBER 2020
CPD COURSES :
Pilates for Spinal Surgery, APPI 2019
Hip Replacement Workshop, Alan Herdman 2019
Hip pathologies and Pilates Workshop, Brent Anderson 2020
Pilates reformer for joint replacement, APPI, June 2020
I work as a Complimentary Therapist in Pilates at the Saxon Clinic, Milton Keynes. I work with post-operative patients after joint replacements and back surgery. I also work at Enliven Health Physiotherapy, in Milton Keynes, teaching weekly Pilates classes on the Reformer, to beginners and intermediate clients.