industry. Glenn was nominated for the ‘Physiotherapist of the year’ award in 2007.
In 2002, Glenn opened the first Pilates and Physiotherapy Centre in Hampstead. Glenn is currently the residing Clinical Director of the three APPI Centres in Hampstead, Wimbledon and Kensal Rise. He currently consults out of Hampstead.
Chartered Physiotherapist, MCSP, MHPC
Certified APPI Pilates Instructor
Hampstead Clinic Manager
Claire graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2006 with a degree in Physiotherapy and then went on to work in the NHS for 6years. Claire has broad experience, with particular interest and expertise in:
Lower limb biomechanics - following her experience as an international athlete, Claire has developed particular expertise in biomechanical assessment and the treatment of lower limb muscular skeletal injuries. Her physiotherapy tends to be hands on making use of massage and manual therapy techniques. Treatment programmes focus on returning the client to peak fitness as soon as possible, commonly incorporating strength and conditioning exercises. She heads up the running assessment service at APPI Hampstead using a combination of physical tests and video-analysis to identify areas for improvement and works with individuals to create a programme tailored to their individual needs.
Women's Health - Claire has considerable experience as a women's health physiotherapist and specialises in treating problems arising in the ante and post natal period. Common conditions related to this area that Claire treats are lower back pain, pelvic girdle dysfunction, pelvic pain, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and urinary dysfunction.
In addition to physiotherapy Claire is a certified APPI Pilates Instructor. Whether for the elite athlete, sedentary worker or pregnant mum Claire believes in the benefits of Pilates in improving flexibility, co-ordination and strength.
Chartered Physiotherapist, MCSP, MHPC
Emma competed as an international springboard and high-board diver from the age of thirteen incorporating her swimming and gymnastic skills. Her training involved many disciplines from Olympic bar lifting to trampolining. Her passion for Pilates began in 1991, following a debilitating lower back injury that left her unable to train. Emma graduated with Honours from the University of Bradford in 2009 with the Student of the year award and started work in private practice immediately working with any high performance athletes in Yorkshire. Emma continued to be involved with diving, treating and teaching Pilates to the City of Leeds national divers, England Development and Olympic Squad divers.
Emma studied mat-work Pilates in 2005 and reformer in 2007. Since then she has completed her Pilates equipment certification with the APPI, participated in the Xtend Barre course, qualified as a Core Fitness Roller while travelling and working around Australia in 2012 and since returning to London has continued her development in Traditional Pilates and Dynamic Reformer courses.
Emma believes that the combination of hands on physiotherapy and Pilates rehabilitation can restore correct muscle balance and movement patterns to reduce pain faster, improve posture and have a longer lasting recovery. Emma feels her own experience of pain and years of teaching has helped her to view every client individually and to re-educate their bodies and minds in a way they can utilise for life.
“Training the elite population is an absolute privilege as both a trainer and a physiotherapist. To witness elite athletes take a backward step from injury and then have them rise up over adversity to dominate at the top of their sport once again really is fulfilling”
David is a unique specialist in the fact he works both as a strength and conditioner and a physiotherapist. He has had over 8 years within the sporting industry and initially graduated from the University of Wollongong with an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise and Science. David has worked both with individuals and elite sporting teams within the industry including basketball, hockey, cricket, track and field, rugby, football, gymnastics and surfing.
After training many elite individuals at this level, injury can occur as a result of high training loads and David decided to further his knowledge in this area. He went on to study his postgraduate qualification completing his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2007. His physiotherapy experience stems from rehabilitation with the general population and with National level athletes of which he finds his greatest passion.
Post surgical injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Strength and Conditioning Programs including (strength, power, agility, flexibility, fitness)
David enjoys a variety of different sports including surfing, football, snowboarding, rockclimbing, resistance training, olympic lifting.
He also finds enjoyment from rehabilitating individuals ranging from Olympic level athletes to your average office worker as everyone has a special story to tell. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if the patient is working full time or training full time, their schedule is fundamentally based on their lifestyle and aimed at seeing them return to their true passion.
Sport has always been a part of my life and I love seeking new adventures from any walk in life. Whether that be surfing the ideal wave or lifting my personal best weight in the gym, I pride myself on getting results through hard work and discipline. I have found that disciplining yourself through consistent goal setting every day, helps drive one’s journey of successfully attaining what it is you want out of life”
Chartered Physiotherapist, MCSP, MHPC
Certified APPI Pilates Instructor
Maria is a Physiotherapist and a Pilates Instructor from Spain. She attended the Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas, USA) in 2004 and she graduated from University of Alcala de Henares Physiotherapy School (Madrid) in 2005. After graduating, Maria worked as a physiotherapist in the USA before continuing her practice in Spain. Here, she worked as part of the team for the Olympic Gymnastics squad. She has also worked alongside one of the Physiotherapists of Real Madrid Football Club. Maria then went onto to specialize in Pilates rehabilitation where she has gained valuable experience with a broad range of clientele including professional dancers and athletes.
Maria has a background in Rhythm Gymnastics, therefore her keen interest in posture analysis and refinement of movement. She is especially focused on the re education of muscles to allow maximum strength and flexibility with the least amount of unnecessary tension.
Maria enjoys running and swimming, dancing, playing the piano and traveling around the world and learning new languages.
APPI Certified Pilates Instructor
Tegan Fletcher is our expert Myotherapist from Melbourne. Myotherapy is a very unique profession here in the UK. Myo (meaning muscle) therapy is the assessment, treatment and maintenance of muscles using various techniques including massage, cupping and needling. It is important in the management of any injury and is highly beneficial alongside Physiotherapy and Pilates programs.
It is also very popular for its benefits for general well being. Tegan, studied intensively for three years in Australia to attain her degree. Since this time, she has worked throughout Melbourne, New Zealand and London in the sports and private practice settings. Her professional interests include working with acute and chronic neck and low back pain, repetitive strain injuries and during rehabilitation phase following orthopaedic surgery.
As well as possessing many unique forms of massage, as a Myotherapist, Tegan also has expertise in dry needling to reduce tension in muscles and trigger points, stretching to increase muscle length and tone, corrective exercises specific to the individual to strengthen and improve posture and cupping increases blood flow to help speed up the healing process and realign tight muscles.
Coming from Australia, Tegan like to be active and remain fit! In her time she
enjoys her own Pilates, running, playing netball as well as hitting the slopes in
winter for a bit of snowboarding!
Certified Pilates Instructor
Natalie is a Western Australian trained Physiotherapist who began her journey with movement at the mere age of 5. Having a natural affiliation with movement, she trained in many forms of dance from a young age going on to continue to train, teach and choreograph dance for many years. In 2006 she completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle and soon after began to study the Pilates method. After moving to Melbourne to study dance full time, Natalie became a Certified Rehabilitation Instructor with Polestar Pilates and this is where she began to work extensively with clients experiencing a range of musculoskeletal conditions as well with others looking to enhance performance in their chosen sports both recreationally and professionally.
Most recently Natalie moved to London where she has joined the APPI team both as a clinician and a presenter. Natalie now enjoys having the opportunity to apply both her physiotherapy and Pilates skills to a highly varied caseload at the Hampstead Clinic and also as a member of the English National Ballet Dance Medicine team.
With a real passion for precision in movement, Natalie continues as she has in the past, to study various forms movement, dance and Pilates both within and outside of the APPI syllabus to compliment the management of her clients as they move towards better movement and function in their lives.
Bsc (Physiotherapy) Hons
Chelsea graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and the Deans Scholar Award from Sydney University in 2011. Upon graduating Chelsea has worked primarily in Sports, Musculoskeletal and Pilates Clinics in Sydney where she consolidated her skills as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Prior to moving to London Chelsea also worked as an Occupational Physiotherapist involved in assessing and modifying workplaces to ensure injured workers are able to safely return to their jobs. She has also provided physio coverage to several rugby union teams, National gymnastics competitions and was fortunate enough to be the onset physiotherapist for the filming of 'Unbroken' by Angelina Jolie.
Chelsea is constantly updating her skills to ensure the best client care and has post graduate training in dry needling, the Ridgway Method, ergonomic assessments and mat and equipment Pilates. Chelsea enjoys using Pilates with her patients to not only assist them in returning to full function at sport, work and with daily activities but also to prevent injuries occurring in the first place.
Upon arriving in the UK, Chelsea is enjoying exploring the endless parks, markets and pubs of London. She stays active with running, going to the gym and playing mixed netball and touch football. A travel enthusiast, Chelsea has spent time in South America, Mexico, Asia and India and is looking forward to now being a mere 2 rather than 24 hour flight away from her next holiday.
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Paul comes from a theatre and dance background and is originally from a small town up north called Leigh where he had the classic Billy Elliot upbringing. Paul toured the country in many musicals and spent 7 years in the musical Starlight Express.
Paul has practised Pilates as part of his dance training since he was young. On leaving theatre he began teaching Pilates and discovered that he had a passion for that too! Paul is currently in his 3rd Year at University studying for a Degree in Physiotherapy.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Growing up in Perth Western Australia, Stephanie always showed a passion for singing and dancing. She was accepted in to the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where she studied music theatre and dance. In 2007 she went on to study Bachelor of music major in opera at The University of Western Australia. In 2011 She was accepted to finish her Masters of music at Queensland Conservatorium of Music respectively.
She moved to Melbourne in 2013 to pursue her career in singing and dancing. To keep up with the demands of training for auditions, shows and for injury prevention, Stephanie found her love for Pilates.
After practicing the Pilates method and a strong view in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, finally promoted the desire to become an instructor. She became mat and reformer certified teaching various group classes in between performing. After working a few years in the theatre industry Stephanie decided to follow her passion of Pilates by furthering her skills and knowledge. She wanted to learn more about the intricate Pilates technique and how it can benefit so many people in so many ways, particularly rehabilitation from injury. In 2015 Stephanie completed Diploma of Clinical Pilates at the prestigious National institute of Pilates in Melbourne. Here she fully qualified in Mat and all studio equipment with focus on special conditions and pre and postnatal women.
Contracting in a number of clinics and studios throughout Melbourne of recent times has provided a fantastic broad framework for personal growth and skill development whilst building a strong network of regular clientele.
Through her passion for dance, Stephanie has a strong interest in injury prevention, rehabilitation and management for elite athletes and dancers. She is looking forward to bringing her knowledge of movement and passion of Pilates in to her classes at APPI, showing clients how to maintain a healthy body and live pain free.
Laura graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012 with honours in a physiotherapy degree. She spent 2 years gaining a broad range of experience in the hospital setting in the NHS. Alongside this she developed her private practise, teaching extensive modified Pilates classes. She has recently moved to London to pursue a career in Paediatric physiotherapy. She enjoys Pilates and appreciates the benefits of it herself to accompany her running, cycling and swimming training. When time allows, she hopes to be able to contribute to the further development of the paediatric Pilates world at APPI.
Todd, a recent London transplant, has been teaching Pilates in San Francisco since 2007. His comprehensive Pilates course training was with BASI and the Ron Fletcher program of study.
Todd’s background in movement includes ongoing experience as a Mysore Ashtanga practitioner and teacher. In addition, Todd has expertise in soft tissue release using the A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques) methodology. Todd found this combined body of work through his own personal imbalance and rehabilitation from his days of skiing fast, crashing hard and riding an office chair as a desk jockey. Todd had to focus on proper posture, learn to avoid unhealthy movement patterns and uneven engagement or continue down a path of physical pain and suffering.
Through Todd’s own healing, the guidance of many world class teachers, and hard work he has developed the ability to give to others the gifts that have helped him remove physical blockages and approach his body’s ability to thrive in balance.
Rachael completed BSc Hons Physiotherapy in 2007 and specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy with the NHS for five years. In 2010 whilst leading a back care class in the NHS Rachael completed her training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) to become a certified Pilates instructor, including pre and post natal Pilates repertoire. Since completing the course she has integrated Pilates within her physiotherapy treatments alongside other techniques such as mobilisations and acupuncture.
She has trained in contemporary dance which has helped influence her teaching style focusing on fluidity and co-ordination. Her classes whilst challenging work on awakening and activating the deeper postural muscles with good technique and control.
Rachael has a special interests in working with pre and post natal conditions to optimise health, treating spinal and pelvic conditions. With a background in dance she is also interested in working with dancers, acrobats and hyper-mobility.
She enjoys attending adult ballet and contemporary classes to keep fit and even tried her hand at breakdancing whilst at University.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPHTY), MCSP, MHCPC
Esther graduated from Otago University (NZ) in 2009. She began working in a Private Practice specialising in Sports injuries and low back pain. On arrival to Melbourne in 2011, Esther continued working in a Private Practice setting. She completed her Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Certificate in 2012. Esther enjoys using both a hands on and rehabilitative approach with all her clients. Her interests include treating chronic low back pain, work related injuries and pre/post natal musculoskeletal conditions. Esther finds Pilates to be a great tool for both rehabilitative and preventative purposes.
When not working Esther enjoys drinking good coffee, keeping fit and exploring all the wonderful sights of London by cycle.
Since Graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013, Alice has worked in various settings including the, NHS, Private Sector and Sport. Alice’s extensive personal background in dance and gymnastics alongside her work within a musculoskeletal rehabilitation setting during her studies lead Alice to APPI, where she completed her Pilates training in 2015.
Alice enjoys teaching classes of all levels and using Pilates within the physiotherapy environment to train and correct muscular imbalances and postural issues. Her specialities include Kinesiotaping, which she uses regularly to treat a range of Physiotherapy issues.
When not at work Alice enjoys keeping fit and travelling.
Emily is a Stott-certified Pilates instructor and yoga teacher. She is fully certified in mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels, and teaches mat and Reformer classes in addition to 1:1 sessions with Pilates equipment.
Emily initially trained as a yoga instructor in 1994 at the Integral Yoga Institute in Yogaville, Virginia and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She began studying Pilates when she found that practicing Pilates regularly after the birth of her second child led to significant improvements in her physical wellbeing. Emily has also completed Triyoga’s Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training and Hypnobirthing Training with Katharine Graves. Emily has specialized in Pilates since 2011, having studied prenatal Pilates with Lynne Robinson, postnatal Pilates with Rachael Rafier, and Pilates for Scoliosis with Karena Thek.
BSc (Hons) MCSP, MHCPC, MPOGP
Megan studied physiotherapy at Brunel University and worked within the NHS for 3 years before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and Pilates. The Winter Olympics in Vancouver tempted her into spending a year in Canada, where she had lots of experience treating sports injuries...Particularly skiers, hockey players and mountain bikers!
Megan also enjoys treating pre and post natal pelvic girdle pain and specialise in women's health physiotherapy. She find this work really rewarding and goes well with teaching modified Pilates.
Travelling and living in Canada has given Megan a love for the outdoors... the mountains, countryside and sea are a regular temptation on weekends!
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Specialist Physiotherapist, BSc (Hons),
APPI Certified Pilates Instructor
Claire graduated as a Physiotherapist from Brunel University in 2007 and worked in the NHS for 6 years. During this time Claire developed a broad range of experience in numerous specialties including musculoskeletal, neurology, trauma, orthopaedics and respiratory. This has enabled Claire to holistically treat clients with varying presentations.
As a sport and exercise enthusiast Claire understands the importance of rehabilitation and has trained in APPI Pilates; she believes the combination of Physiotherapy and Pilates will undoubtedly facilitate recovery from injury. Claire currently works with Rosalyn Park FC providing Physiotherapy and pitch side care as well as integrating Pilates into the player’s rehabilitation. Claire enjoys running, skiing and cycling and loves travelling the world when she can find the time.
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Hazel graduated from the University of Otago in 2009. She has since worked in the private practice specialising in musculoskeletal injuries. Hazel has worked in clinics in Christchurch and Melbourne focusing on clinical rehabilitation for spinal, post-surgical and sports injuries. She also has an interest in postural correction, strengthening and older persons health particularly falls prevention and osteoporosis management.
Alongside her clinical practice Hazel has worked as head physiotherapist for the Sumner Rugby club (New Zealand) gaining experience in acute injury assessment, injury management and return to play for athletes.
Hazel began her Pilates training in 2012 in Australia. She was privileged to work alongside some of the best physiotherapy Pilates teachers and educators in Melbourne, gaining a good understanding of the benefits of incorporating Pilates equipment and mat work to rehabilitate her clients.
Hazel uses a range of manual therapy techniques within her treatments and is a big believer in client education and getting all clients back to pain free function and helping achieve sporting or fitness goals.
Hazel has recently moved to London from Australia. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and active by swimming, running, and Pilates. She enjoys scuba diving, cooking and travelling the world.
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ITEC level 4. MSMA.
Specialises in pregnancy massage
Steve has lived in Wimbledon for nearly 20 years. He is a qualified food scientist, running coach and sports masseur.
He studied at St Mary’s in Twickenham and was fortunate to practice on the elite athletes who train there. A keen sportsman himself he has tried (and injured himself) playing most sports and uses this experience, combined with his studies to determine the best course of action for optimizing the recovery of his clients.
Steve understands the frustration that injuries bring and his main aim is to return people to their favourite activities, be that walking the dog to running marathons in as fast a time as possible. More importantly he works with his clients to ensure that the injury is a one off rather than a repetitive one by providing them with stretches and strengthening exercises to not only aid recovery, but
Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapist
Monica qualified as a physiotherapist at Brunel University in 2000. She worked initially at West Middlesex and Kingston hospitals carrying out her Junior rotations. Following travelling to Thailand, Monica took up a Senior post of rotations at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). This was the beginning of her passion and dedication to paediatric physiotherapy.
Monica is a dedicated children's physiotherapist who has vast experience of working with children of all ages with a huge variety of conditions. She has worked as an effective team member in many multidisciplinary teams in acute and community settings.
In her 12 years at GOSH Monica worked across many specialities including Rheumatology, Neurology, Orthopaedics and Respiratory. She took up a specialised role in Chronic fatigue/ME and Mental Health in 2006. Monica then worked in Rheumatology for a year and this led to specialising in Chronic Pain for her final two years in the hospital.
Since 2015 Monica has been working in the community setting based at a Children's Therapy Clinic in her local NHS Trust. She's thriving on working closely with families with complex conditions and providing specialist therapy in clinic, their homes and in their educational setting.
In the summer of 2015 Monica embarked on her Pilates journey, after years of attending classes, and has now completed APPI Matwork 1,2 and 3. She has been teaching classes to young people in her NHS role - combining her Pilates teaching with her knowledge of complex disabilities.
Monica has a busy life, outside of work, with two young children. She and her family enjoy time on their allotment, going camping and cycling in the park. Monica also enjoys running and has successfully completed two marathons in Dublin.
Monica is really excited about working at the Wimbledon clinic and is looking forward to providing a specialist physiotherapy service for children and young people.
Bsc (Physiotherapy) Hons
Rachael graduated from Keele University in 2006 with a degree in physiotherapy. Since then she has worked within numerous NHS Trusts including a number of large teaching hospitals in London. Throughout this time she has gained experience in a variety of clinical areas including musculoskeletal, neurology, burns and rehabilitation. By experiencing many different areas she has developed a keen interest in providing a truly holistic approach to assessment and treatment.
Throughout her career Rachael has seen the benefits of exercise and how it can help people recover from and prevent injury, as well as improving strength, flexibility and a feeling of well-being. This is what led her to become trained in APPI Pilates and she believes the connection with being a physiotherapist enhances the benefit to the client due to having the specialist knowledge of the body and rehabilitation.
Outside of work her interests are yoga, horse riding, skiing, travelling and walking her dog!
APPI Certified Pilates Instructor
Jacqueline studied Physiotherapy in Australia at Monash University, graduating in 2013. She has since been working in private practice following her passion for sport and Pilates. In addition to her work at various clinics around Melbourne, Jacqueline has also worked with numerous sporting teams and athletes including Australian Rules football, football, triathlon, running, gymnastics, sailing, and has most recently been working with the Victorian State Women’s Hockey teams.
Jacqueline comes from an elite sport background herself, having been a member of the Australian Sailing Squad in 2013-2014. As such, she has a keen passion for sport based injuries and rehabilitation, preventative and functional movement training, musculoskeletal injuries and Pilates based therapy. She has continued her studies in sports physiotherapy and is working towards her Sports Masters Qualification.
In addition to sport, Jacqueline has a keen interest in women’s health, particularly pre/post natal physiotherapy, combining this with her passion for Pilates. She is also trained in Dry Needling and has completed her full APPI Pilates certification in Australia.
In her spare time Jacqueline enjoys running half-marathons, road cycling, the outdoors and travelling.
Adv. Dip. Sport, Remedial & Pregancy Massage, IRSM
Cristina has provided sports massage therapy at Harlequins Rugby Club for 2 years, working alongside the Clubs physiotherapist in providing treatment to the players.
Cristina is specialised in deep tissue, neuromuscular and Active Release Techniques.
Since undertaking her diploma in pregnancy massage Cristina has enjoyed working in the treatment of pre and post natal clients.
Cristina enjoys many sports and has played rugby for the Ladies Wimbledon Rugby Club. She believes exercising and keeping active benefit physical and mental wellbeing.