Physiotherapy and Pilates

Physiotherapy can help a variety of conditions from arthritis, ligament and tendon injuries, and muscle strains to rehabilitation following surgery. It is an effective form of treatment for back and neck pain improving movement and reducing pain.

Treatments available:

  • Joint mobilisations and manipulations
  • Massage techniques and myofascial release
  • Exercise therapy and Pilates
  • Laser, ulrasound and magnetic therapy
  • Taping techniques
  • Advise and educations


Pilates is a body conditioning method that targets the deep postural core muscles. Pilates works by building strength and stability as well as improving flexibility.
Pilates is a great method of exercise for anyone who has back or neck pain or any other join problem to improve strength and prevent further injury or re-occurence of pain.
Pilates is however not just for those with a musculoskeletal problem it is used routinely by sports clubs as a method of improving function and performance in athletes.

Lizzie has done her Pilates training through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). Group and individual classes are available.
Pilates sessions and rates
1:1                                                  30 mins      £35
Private Small class (1-3 people)         1 hour       £50 (divided by class)
Group classes (max 10 people)          1 hour       £9 per head
Classes are for a six week course block and are held at Bere Regis Village Hall, Bere Regis, Nr. Wareham, Dorset at 5.30 PM on Tuesday evenings. Classes include the use of small equipment such as theraband, Pilates balls and magic circles. 
Rider assessment

The horse and rider must work in harmony to gain an optimal performance. If as the rider you are for example very stiff or rotated in one direction this can cause problems in your horse. Physiotherapy treatment can address  these issues improving your alignment and flexibility. Rider Pilates /  Equipilates addresses muscle  imbalances  and can improve strength, co-ordination and balance which will improve riding performance.

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