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Sitting…the new silent killer??

Sitting…the new silent killer??

Our bodies are designed for regular movement but studies are showing that even if you undertake the recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day if you spend the rest of your day sitting, it can substantially affect your mortality risk. 65% of an average person’s day is...

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How Much Exercise is Good for You?

How Much Exercise is Good for You?

In our fast-paced, fast-living society, the message that is transmitted throughout the media is that we are in the midst of an obesity epidemic. We have rising rates of lifestyle diseases such as type II diabetes, heart disease, and many cancers. This is undoubtedly...

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Demystifying Pilates – 10 Top FAQ’s

Demystifying Pilates – 10 Top FAQ’s

Demystifying Pilates - 10 Top FAQ'sThere are many misconceptions about Pilates and I often get asked questions about what it is and what it does for you. This list aims to demystify Pilates and its practice and help you to understand why it could be a perfect addition...

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Dore Health Pilates classes have a new home!

Dore Health Pilates classes have a new home!

From the 16th July I will be moving all of my classes from the Medicine Garden in Cobham to the Cobham Curve, home to Cobham Rugby Club, also in Cobham (www.thecobhamcurve.co.uk ). The classes will be held in the upstairs Covenham suite which is a lovely airy space...

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Great Teamwork - Osteopathy and Pilates!

I came to Carlo after 18 months of debilitating sacroiliac joint pain (and other associated problems) which had not improved despite trying physiotherapy, consulting an orthopaedic surgeon, having a corticosteroid injection and even trying rest. After a few osteopathic sessions with Carlo, I was starting to feel some relief and we agreed that combining pilates with osteopathic treatment would be a sensible long term approach. Carlo briefed his pilates instructor wife, Debbie who carefully crafted a series of pilates exercises designed to strengthen core muscles without irritating the sacroiliac joints. I have weekly one-to-one pilates sessions with Debbie, complete some homework exercises and see Carlo on a monthly basis. Over the last few months, Debbie and Carlo have been able to work together to reduce my pain and strengthen the surrounding muscles. I am now able to walk and do a lot more activities without undue pain! I have tried both osteopathy and pilates (separately) before but the combination offered by the Dores is much more successful. I thoroughly recommend their partnership approach

-Jackie, Client

A Combined Approach

After suffering several episodes of lower back pain since having children, this time, I went to see Carlo at the medicine garden. His practice was warm, friendly and professional. Very quickly he took me out of pain, and after two follow-up sessions, I was much more comfortable. Carlo recommended Pilates as a way to strengthen my core and avoid future episodes. Having never done any Pilates and finding it difficult to get to a class I booked a one to one session with Debbie. Initially, I intended to have a few sessions with Debbie which would enable me to get to grips with the principals and maximise any group sessions I could attend in future. However, my one to one sessions quickly became invaluable. Not only do I see and feel my body getting stronger, week-on-week, I also feel uplifted afterwards. Debbie has worked muscles I didn’t know I had (no wonder they were weak)! Over the past few months, I have gone from strength to strength and I put this down to Carlo and Debbie’s combined approach. I feel, quite literally, in safe hands.

-Lauren Fryer, Client