Physiotherapist & Pilates instructor, MCSP MHCPC
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 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 Physiotherapy and Pilates rehabilitation can restore correct muscle balance and movement patterns to reduce pain faster, improve posture, decrease fear and have a lasting recovery. Emma feels her own experience of pain and years of teaching movement has helped her to view every client individually and to re-educate their bodies and minds in a way they can utilise for life. Her aim is to educate everyone to trust in their strong bodies with logical movement and progressive strengthening to calm the mind and enjoy the body.