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.


Josie Barlow

I have been working as a physiotherapist for 7 years now, choosing to specialise in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions which I am passionate about. 

In 2020, I gained a diploma  in musculoskeletal medicine and I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. 

I completed my APPI training in 2018 and 2019.

  I love teaching Pilates and enjoy seeing the benefits it can bring. I use the principles of Pilates in my physiotherapy practice, helping everyone to lead more active lifestyles.

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Karen Steele

I qualified in 1997 and have gained lots of experience working in the NHS and the private sector. Majority of my working time has been in musculoskeletal. I gained a Post-graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2020 and have completed all 3 stages of the APPI Matwork series.

I have been teaching pilates over the past year and really enjoy seeing the improvement that people make. I look forward to helping people on their pilates journey, and hopefully you will feel the many benefits of pilates that I have found.

 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.

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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.