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Physiotherapist and Certified Pilates Instructor

MCSP, HCPC

Claire qualified as a physiotherapist in 2006.  Her focus is musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with particular interests in running-related injuries, lumbopelvic pain and Womens Health. 

After working in the NHS Claire worked as a physiotherapist at one of the worlds leading physiotherapy and pilates institutions (APPI), and managed its flagship clinic in Hampstead, London.  She has presented courses to health professionals on both pilates and Womens Health.

Claire's favoured approach in physiotherapy is to complement manual therapy with a robust and individualised exercise and rehabilitation programme to ensure recovery is maintained in the long term, and also that the client enjoys an overall improvement in their wellbeing.

Claire's areas of special interest come in part from personal experience.  She is a former international runner having competed for Great Britain at World and European Cross Country Championships.  Her approach in assisting runners is often to utilise movement analysis to understand not just the symptoms but more importantly the biomechanical causes of injury, which can then be addressed.  

Claire started developing particular expertise in Womens Health in 2008.  She is now also a mum of two.  Having faced her own post-natal challenges she is particularly rewarded by utilising her professional expertise to help other mums.

 


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Claire is an outstanding and highly professional Physiotherapist who provided me with a perfectly tailored programme that literally got me walking again. Following a sports injury that resulted in a torn calf, Claire worked with me over four months to gradually transition from crutches to learning how to walk all over again. I highly recommend Claire who impressed me greatly with her clinical knowledge, skill in creating and adapting an exercise programme that felt challenging yet manageable throughout the course of treatment, and ability to engage, support and motivate moving on to a full recovery. Truly 5/5 star service!
— Paul Raspin
My one-to-one Pilates sessions with Claire were both fun and effective! And after I had shoulder surgery I really appreciated her warm and sympathetic manner whilst administering excellent physio rehab. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
— Lesley Bailey
Claire’s assistance as a Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor was a great help to stay in shape and she was much nicer about it than my Marine Sergeant Instructors!
— Former Marine Corps Captain
As a recreational runner I have been treated and looked after by Claire for over 3 years. During this time, like many runners, I have suffered various injuries and niggles which had the potential to affect training and my race diary.

Claire’s knowledge of how to deal with running specific injuries is second to none and with her background as an elite runner herself she fully understands the intricacies of what is needed.

Claire always used her depth of experience and knowledge to provide excellent treatment in all areas. Prevention of injury and rehabilitation programmes were built upon a variety of her skills including the use of K-tape, specific and advanced strength and conditioning programmes, running gait assessment and analysis along with mat and reformer pilates sessions.

During my time with Claire, I completed many races of varying distances including the Chicago and Brighton Marathons and several multi-day running events. Claire also helped me achieve one of my lifetime running goals which was to complete the Boston Marathon.

Her holistic approach deals with the psychological and physical aspects of health and wellness and has provided me with the confidence to always move forward and progress.

I cannot recommend Claire highly enough and I know that without her help I would not have made the start line for so many races and managed the goals that I have reached over the years.

Apart from my running shoes, Claire is the most integral part of my ‘kit’.

Thank you Claire for everything!!!!
— Oli Karger