Physio-led Clinical Pilates in Balham
What is Physio-led Clinical Pilates?
Clinical Pilates is taught by one of our highly qualified Pilates trained Physiotherapists. We offer group mat or reformer classes alongside private 1:1 Clinical Pilates sessions. Your session can include a variety of Pilates equipment including using the Mat and Reformer and is completed tailored to you. Clinical Pilates can used in accompaniment with other treatment and rehabilitation if advised, please check with your practitioner if you are in treatment.
Who is it for?
Clinical Pilates is a great option if you are suffering from a specific injury, chronic condition or any other pathologies as your sessions will be completely tailored to you based on your initial assessment. Your Physiotherapist will guide you through each exercise safely to aid your rehabilitation and work towards your goals
If you are injury free and would like to join a regular Pilates class taught by a Pilates teacher rather than a Physiotherapist, visit our Pilates Class Timetable where you can book a variety of Private Pilates, Reformer and Group mat classes.
How to start
Clinical Pilates Assessment:
Prior to any Clinical Pilates classes or private sessions you will need to be assessed by one of our Physiotherapists. During this 45 minute appointment your Physiotherapist will perform a full assessment and take a thorough medical history so they know exactly what to work on and take into account any injuries, conditions or pathologies. During this assessment you can discuss your goals and aims, your Physiotherapist will then advise the best plan for you.
Private Clinical Pilates Follow-ups:
We offer 30, 45 and 60 minute follow-ups. If your Physiotherapist has advised 4+ follow-ups, you can purchase a package of 4 follow-ups to receive a 10% discount. These follow-ups will be 1:1 and bookable via appointment only. Call reception to book this appointment.
Clinical Pilates Group Classes:
You can also book into any of our group clinical Pilates classes. We offer a mat based or reformer based class, all taught by a specialist Physiotherapist. You can purchase a single class or we offer both 6 or 12 class passed which offer a discount on each class. Contact reception to book your class.
Looking for Pilates classes?
If you are injury free and would like to join a regular Pilates class taught by a Pilates teacher rather than a Physiotherapist, click below where you can book a variety of Private Pilates, Reformer and Group mat classes.
ANNE KENG MCSP LEAD PHYSIO
- Doctor of Physiotherapy (hons)
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (hons)
- APPI Clinical Pilates – Equipment (Level 1)
- Lower Limb Rehab Specialist
Anne originally hails from Canada but she lived the bay side dream in Australia for five years before moving to London in 2018. She graduated as a Doctor of Physiotherapy with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2016 and relocated to London to further her adventures.
She has worked in private practice since graduating, treating a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. She was the team physiotherapist for a National Premier League soccer team as well as an Aussie-rules football team.
Anne has a special interest in treating sports and lower limb injuries, particularly the knee after having torn both ACL’s herself. She completed working a season in Japan as a snow sports physiotherapist.
Anne has a holistic approach to treatment and uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. She is committed to developing rapport and trust with clients and enjoys promoting a collaborative approach to help them through their rehabilitation and achieve their personal health and fitness goals.
Anne is an avid traveler and is keen to explore all of London’s sights on her bike! She enjoys staying active by playing basketball and climbing the occasional mountain or ten.
HANNAH SHANKS MCSP Senior Physio
- Bachelor of Science in Physiology with Sports Biomedicine (Hons)
- Masters of Science in Physiotherapy
- Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
- The Mummy MOT practitioner
- APPI Fully Certified Clinical Pilates with Equipment
Senior Physiotherapist and Women’s Health Specialist
Hannah graduated with a BSc Hons in Physiology with Sports Biomedicine before completing a Masters degree in Physiotherapy from Kings College London in 2013. She is a chartered Physiotherapist with over seven years experience working in Sports and Orthopaedic medicine in a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Hannah’s underlying philosophy is ‘exercise is medicine’, whilst maintaining the traditional hands on approach. Hannah works holistically to treat the body as a whole in order to resolve pain and restore movement, strength and function. This may include a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, taping, electrotherapy, education and exercise prescription.
Since having her baby in 2017, Hannah has developed a strong interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy. She is a Mummy MOT Practitioner and is passionate about helping mums recover and achieve their goals from their 6-8 week post natal check and beyond. Having also completed her full APPI Clinical Pilates certification with equipment, Hannah frequently integrates clinical pilates to her rehabilitation programs whereby she is able to help those with musculoskeletal conditions exercise safely and effectively.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys Yoga, walking her dog and is a bit of a health and fitness fanatic! She thrives off empowering other, loves being by the sea and spending time with family and friends.
EMMA LONGLEY MCSP
- Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
- APPI Clinical Pilates – Matwork (Level 1)
Emma is a Charted Physiotherapist from the United Kingdom. She graduated in 2019 from Northumbria University.
She has worked in a busy MSK out-patient setting in an NHS for 2 & 1/2 years, treating a range of conditions including; consultant referrals, chronic pain, MSK conditions, sports injuries, etc. Although this provided her with a broad range of knowledge and skills, she is now seeking to provide higher quality care and an ability to spend more time with patients.
Emma is passionate about treating people holistically and uses a combination of exercise therapy, strength and conditioning, hands on treatment and education. Emma likes to use exercise therapy as a modality to empower others, ensuring a healthy mind and body. She has completed Pilates Matwork Level 1 training with APPI and incorporates Clinical Pilates into her treatment programmmes.
Emma has a special interest in treating chronic pain presentations as she is able to recognise the biopsychosocial factors that can influence the pain experience. She aims to get to the cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms.
Emma has recently moved to London for the career opportunities but also to enjoy the wonders of city life – exercise classes, great food & music!