She originally qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Birmingham in 2003 and initially worked in the NHS in a variety of Physiotherapy fields including Stroke rehabilitation, Amputees, Orthopaedics, Surgical and Medical wards and Intensive Care, before going on to specialize in the Musculoskeletal Outpatient sector.
Over the years, Alexandra has worked in a number of private practices, has become trained in Acupuncture and has gained a Masters Degree in Manual Therapy from Coventry University, in order to provide advanced management and treatment to those with musculoskeletal disorders. Since then, she has also undergone advanced training for the management of specific Women’s Health conditions and Breast Cancer rehabilitation after surgery. Alexandra has been teaching Clinical Pilates since 2008 and is a certified instructor with the APPI [Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute]. She has a special interest in the role of ‘The Core’ and how it’s weakness or altered function can impact on the rest of the body.
Alexandra believes that people require time, quality, skill and attention from their Physiotherapist and she is committed to providing these important considerations to every client she sees, with the passion and determination to not only get people better, but to help them stay better. Clients will receive treatment on a wholly individual and holistic basis, always considering every aspect of their health to get the most out of their treatment.
“I work with people of all ages with a diverse range of conditions and I take pride in delivering the highest quality of service. I strive to ensure that each client receives my time, is treated as an individual and benefits from my extensive training and clinical expertise to the utmost of my ability.”
“I can’t recommend Enliven health highly enough to any new mothers who want to start getting their pre-baby body back. After my c-section I was amazed how little strength I had but was worried about doing the wrong exercises and causing myself injury. Alex provides friendly and professional classes that have enabled me to get back into exercise safely and effectively – I have seen such a difference to my core strength already. Knowing a qualified physiotherapist is guiding me through the class is a huge benefit to me as I can trust her to ensure I am doing the right things. I wish this was about to help me recover after the birth of my first child!”
“As someone who has a history of back and various joint issues, it was refreshing to find someone who took the time to listen in order to understand how best to help me. As well as treating me for some acute problems on a few occasions, Alex has also advised on posture and Pilates based exercises to address the long standing problems I have had. After every session, I have felt considerably better and experienced more pain relief than with any other method of treatment that I have tried in the past. Guided by her expertise, I am now more confident going forward, of leading a happier, healthier, pain free life.”
“I would highly recommend Enliven Health Pilates classes. Alex is an excellent teacher and very attentive and I thoroughly enjoy her classes. I am feeling the benefits already.”
“I have recently joined Enliven Classes after my previous Pilates Teacher just “left” overnight some months ago. Alex is incredibly Professional and friendly and with also being a qualified Physio she totally and quickly understands any issues with injuries, pain and restrictions in movement. In class she pays close attention to every person and any conditions. I know Pilates helps my knee condition and I have missed not being able to do it for some months and I am so happy to have found such a great teacher so local to me. I would not hesitate to recommend Enliven Health.”
“Alex is an amazing pilates teacher. She is totally professional, understanding and the classes are not big being just 4 of us in total it was perfect. Alex is very hands on which is what we particularly like being our first ever class and not knowing any moves! My mother who is (76) and I started on the beginners course and immediately loved it. We have already booked our next course and can’t wait.”