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Clinical Pilates

Essi has studied with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and she is now offering rehabilitation Pilates classes on a 1:1 basis. Pilates is a form of exercise to improve posture, muscle tone, flexibility and proprioception. It is particularly useful to those suffering with ongoing aches and pains.

Pilates is a form of exercise created by Joseph Pilates. He was born with poor health and dedicated his life to improving his physical health. He believed that bad lifestyle, posture and breathing has its roots in poor health. Therefore, Pilates teaches you to control your muscles through mind, build a stronger body to support you and become more aware of breathing. You will learn to gain complete control of your body. 

Pilates classes follow a principle of mobility, flexibility, strength and perfect movement patterns through a series of exercises. Pilates is for those who want to improve postural strength or who need help to recover from injuries / pain.

Everyone is unique, this is why an initial assessment is essential to tailor a unique program to help you as well as to track progression. All movements are modified for your needs and you can be 100% sure that you are doing the exercise correctly. If you are in pain, this can be easily taken in to account as we will aim to improve your pain, pathology and function.

Pilates can speed up your recovery process or it can work as a preventative exercise for pain. Here at SW19 Osteopaths, Pilates classes are taught by an Osteopath specifically trained in injury rehabilitation, who assesses and understands each individual's body.

Conditions Pilates can help:

Lower back pain / lumbago
Neck pain
Shoulder pain
Headaches
Discogenic pain
Sciatica / Neuropathic pain

Over the last 6 months Lara has effectively used the Emmett Technique to eliminate my persistent lower back pain as well as foot and heel pain. She has also been able to relieve stress and tension from my neck and shoulders. The relief, as a result of her treatments, is immediate and long-lasting. I would highly recommend her treatments.

Amanda, Wimbledon

I started seeing Lara about my sinuses, which have cleared. She has also helped me with my neck pain and digestive problems. Thank you so much Lara.

Anne, Teacher

I thought the treatment for pain in my knee was excellent. I felt I was being considered as an individual as Stephen listened to everything I said and gave a treatment appropriate to my needs. His approach was non-invasive. I began to notice an improvement in my knee after a couple of days and the pain has not recurred. To me, it felt as if each treatment enabled my body to correct itself and rebalance.

Sabine, Wimbledon

Just before Christmas, my back ‘went’. By ‘went’ I mean I could barely walk and had constant pain in my lower back and leg. I was off work and spent most of the time lying on the floor. I was treated by Stephen and Simon, both of whom have a professional but very calm manner – ideal for anyone who’s in a lot of pain. They identified muscle and sciatic nerve damage. They obviously knew what they were doing because the pain gradually started to ease, such that by the beginning of March I was back on the treadmill in the gym. Would I use SW19Osteopaths again? Definitely. Only this time I’d go sooner.

Sam B, SW19

My daughter has just played her cello for the first time in four months without experiencing pain. Stephen, we are amazed and delighted!

J. Wimbledon

I have had several treatments with Steve over the years for neck pain, back pain and under active thyroid. Steve has natural healing hands as well as a bank of experience and knowledge, which enhance his effectiveness. He is a very skilled practitioner both sensitive and subtle with powerful results; I have completely recovered from these conditions.

Chrissie C Streatham

I damaged my knee in a motorcycle accident and have had trouble with it ever since. I work in the building trade and have to keep fit and active. Stephen has managed my knee and other associated problems, and without his skill I would not have been able to continue with my job. He has even enabled me to go skiing, although this was against his better judgment! If you are looking for an experienced osteopath, then you need look no further; his skill is unrivalled.

Dave D, Wallington

Lara’s thoughtful, gentle, confident and knowledgeable approach results in the most expert therapeutic massage one could hope to receive. The outcome is therefore a very holistic one in which specific discomforts have been eased with and overall relaxation achieved at the same time. 


Helen, Colliers Wood

Following a breech caesarean birth, Max developed a tendency to turn his head to one side, and he developed a visibly flattened side of head. We were fortunate enough to know Steve's expertise in paediatric osteopathy and it was clear to see how passionate and informed he was regarding treatments and possible outcomes. Throughout the non-invasive treatment we felt totally at ease with Steve, as did Max who fell asleep! I would highly recommend Steve. We are extremely grateful for his time, care and attention to detail.

Andreas, Bex and Max. Raynes Park

I rate Stephen very highly and would recommend him to anyone.

Jonathan M