After more than 20 years in the leisure,
sport, health and fitness industry I have found real reward in helping people
get what they feel is like their lives back.
Be it helping them lose
weight, become free from pain or get their bodies ready and able for every day
After years of teaching group fitness and Personal Training I wanted
to help people even more and spent a number of years training to be come a
specialist in GP exercise referral for medical conditions. Working
with the Larkfied Leisure Centre GP referral team helping clients this way has
lead me into training more deeply into specific medical conditions which are
helped by exercise such as Low Back Pain, Diabetes and Obesity.
To add to this I have also trained in Pilates Exercise Therapy which
compliment and adds to all of the exercise referral training. This continued on
to Sports Massage Therapy which has helped me to be able to get joints
mobile faster and to aid in the healing process.
All of these Clinical and Therapeutic
training combine well to help people out of pain and with specific medical
conditions to get themselves back to their normal.
Quiet often people are unaware of just
how much their lives are affected until after we have fixed them together.
From simple tasks like being able to put socks on through to being free from
back pain and able to spend an evening cuddled up with a loved one on the sofa
to just getting a full nights sleep.
These results are why I moved in to this
field helping people get their quality of life back, and being able to then
enjoy life with friends and family.
All of the specialist trainings are
grouped here under one price as it is usually a combination of all these expertise
that allow for the greatest and sometimes fastest results.
Review Pilates Therapy for Sciatica
I suffer with severe sciatica from my right side lower
back down to my knee. I have had this for 16 years and have been taking
various pain relief on a weekly sometimes daily basis. I then started
pilates therapy with Luke, to which I can not thank him enough for. I
was unable to perform a simple squat, and my range of movement was very
limited due to the pain I would receive. I can now squat properly, have
a whole range of movement back and have not had any pain relief for my
sciatica for the last month, which after 16 years is the most amazing
feeling in the world. I have seen various different people in the
medical profession, all of which have not made the slight bit of
difference and was heading down the road of having an operation. Luke
came to my rescue, he has helped with the pain and manouverability, he
also explains everything in the most simpliest way possible, making your
"homework excersise" a lot easier. You also know why your doing what
your doing, and why I shall be doing my excersises's for the rest of my
life. He made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. I can not
recommend him enough, so thank you Luke
As with all training there will be an
initial consultation to assess and to choose course of action to be followed.
There will be a time of information gathering and discussion so we can have an
informed agreed consent on how best to test the problem and what works for both your goals and what you feel
comfortable with to achieve them. You are in control of the training and
we work together to find a way to get the desired results within your pain
The phrase "no pain No gain" is
used in these sessions. I have found my clients best and fastest results
come when there is No pain at all in the training.
You will be given homework to help you
along. Those clients that do their homework get the fastest results and
are free from pain in a shorter timescale.
Each person is an individual and we will differ in our approach to get
you to your goal.
When can I do it?
There are the
following appointment slots at Club-K, on the hour and half hour.
17:30 - 19:30
Review Pilates Therapy for Hip & Low Back Pain
I had been experiencing a niggling hip pain for a couple
of years, and it had become something I learned to live with. However,
around June 2017, and almost overnight, this became a very painful and debilitating
condition. I started to experience much sharper pain in my hip, I was
unable to bend forward to even think about attempting to touch my toes,
and sitting for more than 10 mins at work meant I was having to stand
up. At it's worst the pain was causing me to wake up each night in a lot
of discomfort - often forcing me to take pain killers. I was unable to
sleep on either side, and often the only way I could get back to sleep
was to lay on my front.
I had already been seeing a chiropractor when this
condition flared up, but he was making no real attempt to fix this
specific issue. As a result I turned to a Bupa approved physiotherapist.
I visited this physio weekly, sometimes multiple times, for a period of
around 10 weeks - and despite an initial improvement, at the end of the
10 week period I was in no better condition to when I begun, and Bupa no
longer approved further sessions.
I had reached a point where I wondered if I would ever be
rid of the condition, but I was advised by my wife to "go and see Luke".
She had been taking Luke's Pilates classes and she knew he had been
providing Pilates Therapy to many others, all with successful results. I
had nothing to lose at this point.
After the first session or two, I was not convinced that
this treatment would help, as the exercises were so gentle and light.
However, after a couple more weeks I started to see the first signs of
improvement - both in terms of less pain and increased range of motion.
Over the course of the next 6-8 weeks, I had become completely pain
free. I was sleeping through the night, and at no point was I requiring
any form of pain killer. Amazing! At the end of the Pilates Therapy
sessions with Luke, I was once again able to completely bend forward to
touch my toes, and I have even started to see an overall better
flexibility and range of motion in my legs/hips than I had experienced
for a few years.
I would recommend Luke to anyone experiencing any form of
injury or pain. He is a very knowledgeable, warm and friendly therapist,
he makes it completely clear what the plan of action is from the off
and explains all reasoning behind the exercises that he introduces. I
cannot thank him enough for the help he has given me.
What are the different conditions that
you have been trained to help with?
Pain, Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome