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on 17 Jul 2020 by Joan P | Occupation: Retired

I am a 76 yrs. grey wrinkly. 21 yrs. ago I developed a walking problem after post viral fatigue. I was off-work for 5 mos.; the first 2 mos., mainly in bed. This problem initially was intermittent, then slowly progressed to using a cane. I looked like a puppet with a string cut, as I walked in a lopsided fashion. I even secured a disability parking permit; – BUT, I had no pain !
Later I developed a prolapsed disc with significant pain. I had a successful decompression op., but the lopsided puppet persisted, ho hum !
I decided to take-up swimming again to regain fitness, eventually doing a mile 2X weekly. in early 2009 I could not swim a stroke. Any action that involved even a minor movement of my head back, stabbed pain in my lower back !
My daughters suggested that I should consider reformer pilates. After researching options, Applied Pilates stood head & shoulders above the rest. Little did I know I had hit the jackpot !
I started in Oct. 2009, 2X weekly. After 1 ½ years the interfacet joint pain was history. After another 1 ½ years, the lopsided puppet could run, jump, skip & dance ! I was simply & quite joyfully NORMAL. Patience, persistence, Teejay & now Susan was my recipe for success.
Now 10 1½ yrs on came Covid 19 & Lockdown. After 4 weeks of being housebound, the lopsided puppet is doing an encore.
Roll on the restart of pilates, July 27th 2020 !

Take charge of your health!

on 23 Feb 2020 by Brian Attwood | Occupation: Editorial Director

Have had treatment variously for what had been recurring lower back pain, a shoulder injury and sports-related oedema. The combination of Teejay’s treatment and Susan’s pilates sessions did the trick for me, fixing the first two and enabling me to keep the latter under control. What I liked was having an informed physiological explanation of what the problems and solutions were during both treatment and exercise, so I could understand the benefits of doing them. It’s a grown-up approach that encourages you take charge of your health, backed up by expertise.

Amazing Osteolates Therapy!

on 23 Jan 2020 by Sarah Mitchell | Occupation: HR Manager

When I was diagnosed with a slipped disc and severe pain in my lower back, I saw a physio and a doctor. They both said i should consider injections as the pain wasn’t getting better and the physio sessions weren’t helping. Thankfully I decided I needed a 2nd opinion before I went for injections. Thanks to Teejay, i didn’t need to have injections and my back is almost free from pain! He seemed to know how to treat the problem and what i needed to do. Thank you for your support Teejay.

Managing Scoliosis

on 18 Jan 2020 by Lisa Hunjan | Occupation: Business Consultant

I have scoliosis so have a level of back pain every day, but after a car accident it was really bad – Teejay was the only person to treat me where for a little while after, I had no pain. I now see him every time my scoliosis gets bad – his awareness of which parts of my back to treat, his technique and the equipment he uses is superb. He knows his stuff, you don’t feel anything is rushed and he genuinely makes a difference to how I feel. I would 100% recommend him without hesitation.

Fantastic Service

on 3 Jun 2019 by Linda Philips | Occupation: Speech & Language Therapist

When I started, I had considerable back pain on a daily basis. Weekly sessions have helped me to build strength and flexibility which has significantly enhanced my quality of life. Susan has guided me through the exercises making sure that they are carried out correctly. I have done mat pilates in the past but the reformers make all the difference. Highly recommended!

Excellent Decision

on 6 Mar 2019 by Julie Root | Occupation: Beauty Therapist

Best decision I ever made, was reaching out to Teejay & Susan at Applied Pilates. I’ve suffered for 30yrs on and off with back trouble, every year or so having a course of treatment elsewhere to ease things up but never quite fixing it. Now nearly 3yrs later and one hour Reformer Pilates session a week, I have had the occasional twinge but nothing seizes my up like before. Friendly classes of up to 6 people, and everyone is doing their own programme. And the unexpected bonus is my body shape has change too, I’m trimmer because my core is stronger.

Give it a go

on 23 Feb 2019 by Rohini | Occupation: Dentist

Having enjoyed running for many years I started experiencing pain in my knees and inside legs. Having seen 3 other different specialists nothing really helped and I stopped running. After starting Applied Pilates slowly I have got back to running without the pains and definitely feel stronger for it. I was unsure at first but I am glad I started the reformer sessions. Most of my family see Teejay and Susan and are grateful for all their help and support.

Mobile Again!

on 18 Feb 2019 by Hilary Smith | Occupation: Retired

I have suffered for over 20 years with lower back pain but just after Christmas my back went into spasm and I couldn’t even get out of bed. I was recommended to TeeJay and after a couple of sessions I was more mobile than I had been in years. I cannot thank him enough – he knew exactly what the problem was and how to treat it.

I would urge anyone to give it a try

on 23 Nov 2018 by Lynn | Occupation: Retired

After my doctor and physiotherapist tried and failed to alleviate my lower back pain and sciatica, a friend recommended Applied Pilates.  I knew things would only get worse if I did nothing so I called Susan and, having told her about my problems, I explained that I was in my sixties, overweight and had done no serious exercise since I left school fifty years ago.  I thought she would tell me she couldn’t help, but I was so wrong!  She and Teejay have made me very welcome and designed a series of exercises to help me.  I have been attending classes for a year now and I am amazed at the results.  After a few months, the back pain was gone.  I am a lot stronger now;  my posture and balance have also improved and everyday tasks have become much easier.  For someone who doesn’t ‘do’ exercise, I look forward to each of Susan’s classes and really enjoy it.  I would urge anyone to give it a try.

I’m well at last!

on 7 Mar 2018 by Paul | Occupation: Electrician

Having had trouble, well all sorts of trouble with nerve pain in my back (sciatica ) my neck arms, fingers, knees and feet for 20 years (I know, l’m a walking nightmare), I can finally say I’m so pleased and relieved to have found this studio. Over the years I’ve seen consultant after consultant, Physios Osteopaths, Alexanders, you name it I’ve been there handed over the cash. Well, I can finally and genuinely say I’m so relieved to have found a place that has improved my situation greatly. It’s hard work but I enjoy the effort and believe in putting in and getting out ! I’m not perfect, crikey but I’m so much better and I’m more positive about my body and how to look after it! Thank you very much Susan & Teejay.