Level 4 Pilates Instructor - Back Care specialist
Abi joined the team in Nov 2008 as Practice Manager from a background in Management and Education.
Having discovered the rehabilitative benefits of Pilates in managing her own long standing back problems, Abi chose to train and qualify as a Level 3 certified Pilates Instructor, with a particular interest in rehab / clinical applications. In June 2012 Abi qualified as a Level 4 specialist in the Exercise and Management of Low Back Pain - a new qualification designed to train specialist back care practitioners, with a high level of knowledge and skills in managing and treating back problems.
More recently Abi has trained with Carolyne Anthony, the renowned Women's Health specialist, in using Pilates to help treat pregnancy and labour related pelvic girdle pain, abdominal separation and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Abi's focus is on using modified Pilates, and functional rehab exercise, to manage pain, correct movement patterns and re-establish dynamic functional stability.
Qualifications / Training:
CYQ Level 3 Pilates Instructor 2009
Level 4 Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain (Skills Active) 2012
Pilates Applications for Pelvic Health and Dysfunction (MBodies Training with The Center for Women's Fitness / Carolyne Anthony) 2013
Healing Exercises for Diastasis Recti, C-Section and Pubic Symphasis Derangement (MBodies Training with The Center for Women's Fitness / Carolyne Anthony) 2013