Physiotherapy sessions are available in person, and virtually.
COVID restrictions have now eased in healthcare settings, with the wearing of facemasks optional. Please be aware that I will continue to wear PPE currently, to wind down stock and maintain as low a level of risk as possible during close contact treatment and massage sessions, as per government advice for close contact scenarios. Please do not attend an in-person session if you feel unwell and/or present with COVID symptoms, as detailed here.
I am able to treat the majority of sprains, strains & injuries, or even those problematic aches and pains that you just can’t pinpoint how they started, plus also specialise in working with women during times of hormonal flux; primarily pre-and post-natally and peri to post menopause, helping you to achieve living live to the full and feeling well doing it.
You can find more information about Physiotherapy appointments here
I thoroughly enjoy teaching Pilates both in small groups and on an individual basis, and have a strong reputation for teaching intuitively whilst ensuring a great workout is had. Pilates classes are very popular and have continued to be so throughout the COVID pandemic, attracting attendees from out of area and even overseas!
Pre-recorded classes. Watch, pause, and watch again as often as you want to, at your own pace. New classes released each week
In person classes. Join me for a fully integrative and responsive class suitable for your level of expertise and benefit from the additional social interaction, plus experience the tailored approach I adopt to ensure you’re working at the right level and in the right way. You can attend once a week or opt for the unlimited package, giving you access to as many weekly classes as you like. Beginners classes available
mix & match You may enjoy the social aspect and accountability of in-person classes, but relish the opportunity to continue your pilates exercises in the comfort of your own home more than once a week. Opt for a mixture of pre-recorded and in-person classes to get the best of both worlds, and ensure you get the best possible workout, or sign up for 1:1 sessions for focused attention
Please email with any queries, or to book your place. You will be sent via email a health screen/consent form to complete online prior to commencing a class, and some additional booking information. Small equipment is available to purchase to add diversity to your workouts. Feel free to ask me about my recommendations; small equipment is my ultimate favourite thing!
Small Groups and Workplace Pilates
30 to 60 minute Corporate sessions at your work premises are available, and are being offered more frequently by employers as part of employee wellbeing and health. For more information contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish for a more individualised approach. I also offer 1:1 and small sessions for up to four people on a 30 or 60 minute basis (see FAQs for more details).
Massage & Accupuncture
Massage is beneficial whether you are training for an event or just want some TLC and ‘me’ time. The release of happy hormones (endorphins) and reduction in stress hormones (cortisol) achieved through massage promotes relaxation and muscle recovery, with benefits to athletes up to two weeks after an event/training session.
30-minute and 60-minute sessions are available, with a focus on myofascial release, which is a deeper, more lasting massage without the discomfort of a traditional sports massage.
Acupuncture can be very useful as an adjunct to treat joint or muscle pain, and can have a significant, and sustained effect on pain which occurs immediately after treatment or develops over following hours or days. Effects are usually cumulative, building up over several treatments, with disposable, sterile needles inserted into specific points around the problem area, or on occasion some distance away from the area being treated. This can be utilised within a treatment session, where appropriate, for an additional small charge of £5.
I am fully qualified in Western Scientific Acupuncture and use it regularly as an adjunct within sessions, especially for pain and/or muscle tightness where indicated.
I also offer an Acupressure workshop for pregnant women and their birthing partner, where you will learn easy specific non-invasive techniques to progress an efficient labour, and promote natural pain relief. The workshop is designed for last month of pregnancy (from week 36).
Most people have a reasonably good idea of what a healthy diet looks like. The problem is more likely that our ideas of a ‘good diet’ is based on bad science, and that science has developed and moved on.
Like many others, my interest in nutrition developed as a result of my own health struggles, and I consider it an expansion of my Women’s Health qualifications and expertise. After struggling to shift extra weight after the birth of my second child, and developing perimenopause symptoms, I started to wonder why things that had worked for me in the past, weren’t having the same effect anymore. Sound familiar?
After delving into the nutrition world to seek my own answers, it was a natural progression to formalising a qualification as a Nutrition Coach, after which I undertook an honest review of my own eating habits. It didn’t take much; simple sustainable changes to how I approached food have led to eradicated and/or much improved menopause symptoms, over 10kg weight loss, and a much happier me!
My approach to nutrition is inclusion over exclusion; food should be enjoyable; after all, it’s a major part of life! Nutrition coaching provides support and guidance to bridge the gap between where you are now, and where you’d like to be. I utilise a bespoke evidence-based approach to support health and wellbeing, from generalised guidance, through to personalised meal plans, I offer real life solutions to good health through nutrition.
I have a developed interest in midlife women, and can help with the following health issues:
• Weight loss
• Hormone balance (including perimenopause/menopause symptoms)
• Event/sports nutrition
• Stress & energy
• Digestive issues & bloating
• Difficulty sleeping
• Mood swings
• Skin problems
and menHaving undertaken advanced training in Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and working in that field for nearly a decade, I have developed a special interest in all things hormonal in more recent years, particularly in midlife, which includes perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. My focus is how our hormones impact on how well we feel as a woman at this stage of life, whilst often balancing all the things that we do.
I am a qualified Women’s Wellness Coach, and adopt a holistic approach to hormonal balance, integrating the four pillars of sleep, stress management, nutrition, and purposeful movement. My practice is grounded in evidence based research, and my scientific Physiotherapy background, as well as my personal experiences of being an ‘older’ mum, transitioning straight into perimenopause following the birth of my second baby.
Much can be achieved through lifestyle choices & changes, and its impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Every woman is different, and every experience is different, so the first thing is to understand your current experience of any symptoms, and goals you wish to achieve. It might be as simple as having a good night’s sleep, or delve more into physical, mental, cognitive, or emotional wellbeing.
I also run a free online Women’s Wellness Group, called Managing Midlife, where my aim is to empower midlife and menopausal women to live well, through evidence based information and lifestyle tips. I regularly present to various groups, health colleagues, organisations and businesses around Women’s Wellness topics and Menopause; be in touch if you’d like to discuss this further
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO LIVE WELL
M33 Menopause Support Group
Once a month, I facilitate a not-for-profit support group to talk all things perimenopause, menopause & beyond.
Learn how to manage symptoms, hear from expert guest speakers, and share experiences, in a supportive, safe environment.
Refreshments included. Free parking.
Not in M33? No problem, this group is available to anyone local, feel free to join us, or else try the Managing Midlife group online ( link above) if you’re further afield.
No need to book, just come along
Core Restore Online
Core Restore just got even better!
Due to increased demand we have developed our offerings so that we can offer a full range of online services, as well as our amazing one to one sessions.
Become a monthly or annual member to explore health & wellbeing content delving further into specific topics (such as spine health, pelvic floor, stress, nutrition and more…), which includes videos to assist with your health and/or fitness, and bonus content like recommended recipes, or top tips. There’s even a Pilates only membership where you can access over 150 classes from the comfort of your own home, from 10 – 60 minutes duration.
Or opt for one of our stand-alone online courses. Each course has a focus on a specific area that we have developed due to demand, and will give you lifetime access to videos and all support material.
Take a look to find out more.
Here you’ll find online options around specific topics which you can purchase and access straight away to optimise your knowledge, health & wellbeing independently. Please note, no refunds or exchanges are available on these products due to the nature of instant access and downloadable content. However, if you have any queries, please do be in touch
What People Are Saying
“You have that rare quality of being entirely yourself whilst being thoroughly professional. You are delightful and special Cath, and you manage to make your clients feel that way too!”
“I’ve been working virtually with Cath (on ZOOM) for hormone balancing nutrition and physio and she’s been fantastic throughout. Can’t recommend her highly enough! Thanks for all your knowledge, support and kindness Cath”
“I just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying your pre-recorded classes. They are quite challenging, which is a good thing, and also really detailed. I’m getting so much out of them. It’s great that you can keep going back to them”