QUALIFICATIONS: MSc Physiotherapy, Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Rehabilitation, BSc Health Psychology
Sophie is graduated with an MSc in Physiotherapy from Brunel University. Since then she has worked in the NHS gaining a wide range of experience treating the general public to athletes, with a variety of diagnoses and conditions, including musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. Currently she works in a private practice as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist at Complete Physio, alongside teaching Clinical Pilates.
Sophie was first introduced to Pilates a few years ago. As a sufferer of postural-related pain herself, she was keen to find alternative solutions. It wasn’t until she started to attend a Polestar Pilates Comprehensive training course that things started to come together and her passion to learn more about equipment and mat Pilates commenced. Teaching equipment Pilates offers an opportunity to achieve, restore and improve physical fitness in a dynamic form that many other modes cannot offer. Sophie specialises in spinal conditions, persistent pain presentations, post injury / surgery rehabilitation and improving functional movement patterns. She feels it is a great tool for physiotherapists to help restore health and wellness. Having now completed the course she is keen to teach others her knowledge but with the benefit of a physiotherapist’s twist.
With a background working in mental health prior to retraining as a physiotherapist, she retains a keen interest in health and well-being. Polestar Pilates fits nicely with her ethos because there is large emphasis on mind-body energy systems, whilst also fusing physiotherapy and Pilates.