Nikki – Pilates Instructor & Centre Owner

Following a running injury, Nikki developed an interest in how the body is affected through postural imbalances. How Pilates and Physiotherapy can support the body through strengthening and re-balancing weak areas and by loosening muscle tightness.

After she started to teach classes, she received more and more referrals from physical therapists and discovered that through developing a fully supported team around the patient approach to treatment, customers were able to reduce chronic pain and were able to return to an active life.

Nikki set up Lutterworth Pilates & Therapy Centre to create a fully integrated support service. For issues such as chronic pain and support more delicate physical problems such as continence and women’s health concerns.

Between teaching classes, Nikki can be found at the centre working on the next centre development project and has recently set up working links with Vitality Health Insurance, BUPA,  AXA PPP and MEDILINK to support the centres Chronic Back Pain Management Programme.

Juliet – Physiotherapist

With nearly 30 years’ experience treating a wide range of conditions including the following, she takes a very ‘hands-on’ approach to treatment.

                    • Sports injuries
                    • Spinal problems
                    • Everyday aches and pains

Treatment techniques include soft tissue mobilisation, trigger point release, acupuncture and ultrasound, to name but a few!

For patients who are also attending Pilates or Yoga classes, Juliet works closely with our instructors to ensure that the patient’s rehabilitation is fully supported.

Lisa – Pilates Instructor

Lisa has taught or participated in a variety of fitness classes for over 25 years; starting her step aerobics class locally in 1997 – which is where she first met Nikki.

After attending Pilates classes and loving the benefits on the body, she decided to gain her mat Pilates teaching qualification in 2017.

 

Debs – Yoga Instructor

Debs curiosity about Yoga began in her teens. It wasn’t until she fell off a horse over 20 years ago that the interest turned into a passion that also helped her return to health and get stronger, both physically and mentally.

Debs’ aim in every class is for people to understand their own body and its limitations while expanding their practice. To learn how best to use their body to minimise physical and mental stress and strain.

Debs is also a teacher of meditation and stress management, so every class should leave you feeling lighter, brighter and calmer.

 

Claire – Chinese Acupuncturist

Claire is an Acupuncture Intern, in her third and final year of gaining a Licentiate in Five Element Acupuncture.  She offers Traditional Chinese Acupuncture which is proven to help in many areas of healthcare from physical pain and mobility issues through to supporting emotional and mental well-being. 

 

 

 

Michele – Reflexologist

Michele is a Member of the Association of Reflexologists and a fully qualified and insured reflexologist, she has also furthered her training by completing part 1 of Reproflexology Training to help couples struggling with infertility issues.

Michele worked in the fitness industry for many years so is fully aware of the interactions between exercise, body and mind. It was this that led to her interest in reflexology and how, as a safe natural therapy, it can be used as part of a holistic complementary treatment to promote relaxation and balance your body for improved well-being, she has a genuine wish to help improve the well being and vitality of her clients and always aims to leave you feeling relaxed and revived.

Michele specialises in women’s health and only treats men who’ve been recommended by existing clients or are having fertility difficulties.

Catherine – Counsellor / PsychoTherapist

Cath has always been fascinated by the workings of the mind and why people react in the way that they do.  Why will one person get on with things when another will find excuses not too?  Cath volunteered with Barnardo’s Sure Start for five years, working with young adults who were carers for their parents and, often their siblings too. These young adults looked after parents with mental health issues, disabilities or addictions.  There were times when they did not go to school or did not have clean clothes to wear, as they were looking after their parents which resulted in them being bullied, branded as bad and lazy when in fact they should have been praised and supported. Yet, they felt ashamed.  Cath found that they often needed to talk, just someone to listen to them, to see them as they truly were and not as they were perceived to be. This compelled her to start training as a counsellor and psychotherapist to help people realise that it is ok to be themselves and understand their emotions.

Working in a multi-discipline practice in the heart of Leicester City Centre Cath has experience in working with abuse, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship problems.

Cath is a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and is an Individual Member of the BACP and fully GDPR compliant.