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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
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
I have been training regularly with Debbie for two years — both for strength and overall fitness. I have found her to be extremely knowledgeable and attentive. She is continually adapting and customizing workouts so I can keep improving my fitness levels, and she pushes me to stay motivated.
A Satisfied Client
Can we have some more stars to add please?? Debbie is very brilliant, very dedicated, very caring, very patient (has to be for me) listens and responds, and takes care of you in a wonderful way. I can feel and do things now that were unimaginable just a short few months ago, and she is directly responsible for making my life a lot better that it was prior to doing her classes. She’s also really lovely and personable, and she makes it an enjoyable thing to do, even when it hurts just a bit.
-Paul Donoughue, client