Great Teamwork - Osteopathy and Pilates!
I came to Carlo after 18 months of debilitating sacroiliac joint pain (and other associated problems) which had not improved despite trying physiotherapy, consulting an orthopaedic surgeon, having a corticosteroid injection and even trying rest. After a few osteopathic sessions with Carlo, I was starting to feel some relief and we agreed that combining pilates with osteopathic treatment would be a sensible long term approach. Carlo briefed his pilates instructor wife, Debbie who carefully crafted a series of pilates exercises designed to strengthen core muscles without
irritating the sacroiliac joints. I have weekly one-to-one pilates sessions with Debbie, complete some homework exercises and see Carlo on a monthly basis. Over the last few months, Debbie and Carlo have been able to work together to reduce my pain and strengthen the surrounding muscles. I am now able to walk and do a lot more activities without undue pain! I have tried both osteopathy and pilates (separately) before but the combination offered by the Dores is much more successful. I thoroughly recommend their partnership approach. - Jackie , Client
Pilates with Debbie
I have been doing pilates with Debbie for almost three years. I was nervous about joining a class, never having done pilates before, but found that the small class size and Debbie's excellent teaching and friendly approach made it very unthreatening. Debbie provides a challenge with every class, but is always aware of everyone's individual needs and limitations. She makes the session fun as well as invigorating."
-Julie Evans, Client
Hip trouble led me to a 6 week course of Physiotherapy and at the end of the sessions, the physio said that if I wanted to really sort myself, out, I should do Pilates. I have osteopenia and a bad neck, as well as arthritis, so it was with great relief that I discovered Debbie, who was starting a Pilates class for people with various skeletal issues. I have been in Debbie’s class for well over a year, and it has been so good for my body. I am an OAP, and working with Debbie has given me a much more positive outlook on aging.
A Combined Approach
After suffering several episodes of lower back pain since having children, this time, I went to see Carlo at the medicine garden. His practice was warm, friendly and professional. Very quickly he took me out of pain, and after two follow-up sessions, I was much more comfortable. Carlo recommended Pilates as a way to strengthen my core and avoid future episodes. Having never done any Pilates and finding it difficult to get to a class I booked a one to one session with Debbie. Initially, I intended to have a few sessions with Debbie which would enable me to get to grips with the principals and maximise any group sessions I could attend in future. However, my one to one sessions quickly became invaluable. Not only do I see and feel my body getting stronger, week-on-week, I also feel uplifted afterwards. Debbie has worked muscles I didn't know I had (no wonder they were weak)! Over the past few months, I have gone from strength to strength and I put this down to Carlo and Debbie's combined approach. I feel, quite literally, in safe hands.
-Lauren Fryer, Client
Pilates at the Medicine Garden
Debbie's Pilates class at the Medicine Garden in Cobham is the most enjoyable class I have attended for the past 12 months. I feel energised and flexible after each session. Debbie ensures that each class has new movements or a variation on previous movements, is fun and she is always at hand to help with postures. Pilates at its best.
-Jackie Schupbach, Client