After several rounds of knee cartilage and ligament surgery and many years of inadequate post-operative physio and unsuccessful remedial treatments I went to see Debra. She developed a carefully tailored and progressive plan to improve my posture, balance, upper body strength and undo several years of unhelpful physical adaptations that were causing collateral back, hip shoulder and gait problems. I unhesitatingly recommend her personal considered and effective approach which combined with obvious expertise and empathy has significantly improved my personal comfort and physical condition.
After suffering a stroke some years ago, I was still struggling to walk correctly and move my arm smoothly. Through Debra’s work on me I can walk without a limp. My arm is an ongoing process; Debra’s soft tissue work and Pilates has made it feel more comfortable. All our work has given me the confidence and the knowledge I can be better. Without Debra’s work I wold have struggled enormously. Now I don’t!
On the advice of a leading London spine consultant I was recommended to take up Pilates for core stability correction. Through her vast knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the appropriate, graduated exercises to improve my problem, Debra has given me a ‘new’ body!
I have seen Debra for over 9 years for Pilates. And in that time she has strengthened my legs and body. It is also re-assuring that she is an Osteopath and I can turn to her for treatment when necessary.
I cannot recommend Debra highly enough – her knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of the human body is excellent. She really helped me regain strength and mobility following surgery for breast cancer.
After a shoulder injury Debra was able to get me pain-free with complete movement within 6 weeks.
I look forward to my regular Pilates sessions with Debra. She selects the programme of exercises based on my physical needs and ability level and carefully monitors how I’m doing – adapting the sessions accordingly. More than that, doing Pilates with Debra helped me through a difficult time (following bereavement) getting me to open up my breathing again and leading to better sleep.
Retired Local Govt Officer