Anne Burr

I have thirty years experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist and currently work as a Specialist  Physiotherapist in Musculo Skeletal Disorders.

Anne has successfully achieved full Matwork Certification  with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute in 2013 and is offering access to this wealth of experience through a series of pilates courses directed specifically at people who have episodes of neck, back or limb pain.

Anne has undertaken extensive further training including:

Appi Pilates in Pregnancy

Appi Pilates for Runners

Appi Pilates and Neurology

APPI Pilates based exercise programme for Children and Young People

In 2016 Anne also attended the National Appi Conference

lead by Appi founder Glen Withers.

Anne has run Pilates by Physiotherapy for 7 years. It currently has over 20 classes running each week with Four experienced Chartered Physiotherapists.

In addition she has been joined by Jo Bolton an experienced Yoga teacher.

Jo Bolton

Yoga teacher

I trained to teach with the North East institute of Iyengar Yoga nearly 20 years ago. Iyengar yoga offers a very precise, yet fluid and creative form of yoga. I'm always looking for new inspiration, and have regular classes with senior Iyengar teachers as well as  enjoying influences from other teachers such as Donna Farhi and Buddhist meditation practises.

Moya Gallagher 

I have 33 years experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the  NHS.

For the last 12 years I have worked as a specialist in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. 

 I have completed Part 1 & 2 of the APPI Matwork courses.

 I recenty attended the APPI Pilates and Neurology course. This  highlighted the important effect pilates has on the principles of  motor learning and postural control.

 I love teaching Pilates as I find using the Pilates principles really helps people progress and feel better both physically and mentally. 

Rachael Bullock 

I have been working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist since qualifying as a physio in January 2019.

I've practiced pilates myself for a number of years and have found that it really helps me to connect better with my body, and it is also a great way to unwind!

Having completed my APPI Matwork 1,2 and 3 training in early 2019, I am looking forward to helping others enjoy the benefits of pilates as I have done over the years.

 Rachel Smith

I have 15 years experience as a Physiotherapist working with musculoskeletal conditions.

 I have recently taken up the position of Specialist Physiotherapist in Musculo Skeletal Disorders.

In 2011 I completed my masters in Advanced Clinical Practice which focused on exercise therapy for treating back pain.

I have been doing Pilates for a number of years and personally noticed great benefits, particularly during and after pregnancies.

 

I completed my APPI training in 2015 and have really enjoyed teaching Pilates since then. 

 

It's great to see people enjoying something that has such positive physical benefits.

Shirley Bustard

I have 30 years experience working as a specialist women's health physiotherapist, listening to and treating women. I am a full member of POGP, Pelvic Obstetric Gynaecological Physiotherapy, the professional network achieved by completing the post graduate certificate. I have kept up to date with the latest research and skills by attending courses including POGP pelvic floor examination and Pilates in women's health. My MSc included research into pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. I have led birth preparation classes with exercise and relaxation.

 

I recently went to the physiotherapy world congress in Geneva where I took part in a 'sport and  the pelvic floor' course led by Kari Bø, world renowned researcher into pelvic floor dysfunction. I have completed Jilly Bond's 'Happy Bladder' course also this year.

 

I am really passionate about my chosen  specialty and aim to get the best outcome for each woman.  The most rewarding part of my job is seeing women achieve their goals  and a better quality of life.

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