QUALIFICATIONS: Chartered Physiotherapist, CSP, HCPC, Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage.
Lorien was converted to Pilates very early! In fact as an eleven year old while studying at the Royal Ballet School it was part of his daily routine. He credits it with giving him not only control and strength but also improving his kinaesthetic awareness. After seven years of classical training Lorien graduated and spent the next fifteen years travelling the world dancing with companies such as the Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, K-Ballet and finished his career dancing as a Principal with the English Youth Ballet.
Having been inspired by the great Physiotherapists he worked with during his professional career as a Ballet dancer, it was always his plan to utlise that hard won physical knowledge and retrain as a Physiotherapist. Upon retirement Lorien successfully completed a Physiotherapy degree at St George’s University in London graduating in 2015. Wanting to pass on the knowledge that he had acquired to dancers he dived into work in private practice. For the next three years he managed all manor of musculoskeletal injuries. During this time he also volunteered as a Physiotherapist on the endurance charity event the Virgin Strive Challenge. Here he put his skills to good use helping the participants complete the gruelling journey from the O2 Arena to the top of the Matterhorn all by human power. As a self confessed Physio nerd he expanded his existing knowledge attending specialist training in Sacro-iliac dysfunction, advanced clinical reasoning for the shoulder and holds a Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy. Wanting to stay connected to the dance world he also finds time to be the resident Physiotherapist for the Alexander Whitley Dance Company. Though Lorien has been teaching Pilates for many years he has recently completed the training for the Polestar Comprehensive Course. He also provides Physiotherapy informed strength and conditioning for dancers and teaches a weekly open ballet class at Central Nights.
In his down time he loves trying new sports, plays guitar badly and drinks way too much coffee. He is threatening to sign up for an Ironman to fight fast approaching middle age.