QUALIFICATIONS: MSc Physiotherapy, Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Rehabilitation, BSc Health Psychology
Sophie 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 alongside teaching Pilates.
Sophie was first introduced to Pilates a few years ago, following a complex shoulder injury that she herself suffered. She intermittently attended classes however always felt that something was missing. As a sufferer of postural-related spinal 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. It is suitable for relieving musculoskeletal pain, injury prevention, rehabilitation post injury or surgery 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.
Having previously graduated with a BSc in Health Psychology, and with experience working in the mental health field, she retains a keen interest in mental 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.
She enjoys keeping up to date with current research and attending training courses and specialist talks. She is member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registered on the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is also trained as a family mediator so has a keen interest in conflict resolution.
Sophie has previously competed in Lacrosse and Netball to a high level. Whilst her competitive team sport days are behind her, she tries to keep fit and active with running, functional strength training and Pilates. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends and travelling, but mostly obsessing over her adorable Russian Blue Cats: TC & Blue!