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"Chronic Pain" Testimonials

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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.

My former self back again!

on 12 Jul 2017 by Jayne | Occupation: Hairdresser

After a long 3 day labour 13 years ago my beautiful daughter was born but unfortunately my coccyx got so damaged that I could not sit for longer than 10 minutes at a time, the pain was awful, with damaged ligaments and nerves. I also had a prolapsed disc in my spine and was again in agony and could not do any of my normal activities for 3 months. So I started at Applied Pilates with Susan and Teejay after them both being highly recommended. My life has changed so much…..I can now sit without being in pain and my normal activities have all resumed without being in pain. After having steroid injections every year for 12 years into my coccyx and spine I’ve not had to have anymore and hopefully shall never need another ever again thanks to my weekly Pilates workout. A huge thank you to the lovely and very clever Susan and Teejay! My former self is back again! X

Back pain gone!

on 17 Nov 2016 by Eleanor | Occupation: Senior Buying Manager

After back surgery to remove a prolapsed disc I was still experiencing intermittent back pain 2 yrs later despite regular osteopath visits. I was recommended to clinical pilates and wish I had known about it years ago. My back pain has disappeared thanks to Teejay and Susan who have been supportive and fantastic teachers. My core strength has improved massively, back pain has been cured and now take weekly classes to maintain my well being. The classes are small and friendly and very welcoming. I can’t recommend the Applied Pilates too highly, excellent results and feel like I have a new lease of life.

Why didn’t I start years ago!

on 27 Oct 2016 by Natalie | Occupation: Actuary

After years of physios telling me “Pilates, pilates, pilates!” to help my back, I finally listened and started coming to group sessions with Teejay and Susan. After just 4 short months I have seen a noticeable improvement in my strength and have considerably less discomfort in my lower back. I find that many of the techniques I am learning are starting to become instinctive in my everyday life and this is making a big difference.

I thoroughly enjoy the group sessions – there is a relaxed, friendly atmosphere that is warm and welcoming, and it is also inspiring to watch those who are more advanced and know what I might be able to do one day!

I wish I had started years ago – thanks Teejay and Susan!

I hate exercise!

on 5 Feb 2015 by Arianne | Occupation: Designer

Following years of pain and 2 operations on a prolapsed disc, I started Teejay’s Pilates classes about 2 years ago with a programme of exercises tailored to my specific problem. Over that period my back health has improved significantly along with the quality of my life. I hate any form of exercise but this is one class I would not want to give up!