WHERE THIS ALL STARTED
Men are less preventatively driven than women and many wait to the point of injury and rehab to access something like Pilates. It’s something I am passionate about changing.
I played every sport I could but my main sport was cricket, playing for Sussex Women’s County Cricket Team and in the Junior England Squad. Unfortunately a serious back injury prevented me from continuing and I lost my confidence in participating in sports. By my late teens and early 20’s, my back became really painful again and I thought that a spinal fusion was my only option. Thankfully a back surgeon told me to try Pilates. I was in pain because I wasn’t moving to protect my back – the irony! I needed to strengthen and recondition my body – It needed an MOT!
My personal experience has driven my passion for learning, furthering my knowledge in biomechanics, rehab, injury prevention and even attending human dissections courses! I have worked closely with physios, enabling me to learn hands- on. I have a keen interest in the interconnectedness of the body and how tension in one part of your body can create pain in another area. In 2018 I specialised in a fascia focussed movement method called Slings with Art of Motion Academy (AOM). I am also proud to have been part of the Educator Trainee programme for AOM, passing extensive anatomy exams with Karin Gurtner, the founder of AOM, and world-renowned Osteopath Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains.