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I found my calling through Movement Therapy

 
I have practised Pilates and Yoga from a young age because of neck problems.
 

My neck problems did not come out of nowhere; I was very unlucky to be born with a neck condition called torticollis, which created a persistent pull on my head to one side. It cannot be resolved surgically.
 
Even more worryingly, my eyes stopped working together because of a weakness in one eye muscle after an illness, which caused me to constantly tilt my head to see better and to avoid double vision.

When I was a teenager doctors noticed a degree of scoliosis. I was sent to do "rehabilitative gymnastics", as it was referred to in Russia in those days.  It is physiotherapeutic Pilates. 

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I loved the precision and discipline of the exercises but I did not fully comprehend the importance of it on my body until much later.
 
I went through the next three decades of my life being lopsided and looking at people with a head tilt, just to see better. I was told that operating on my deviant eye was too risky as the deviation was so great.
 
This continued to increase my twists - until it became unbearable. I had to have eye surgery, and I did it at the age of 32.
Overnight, my vision improved massively and my head stopped tilting quite so much. It was certainly a risk that was worth taking.

I regained confidence and my life changed.

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BOOM.

But I was not fixed; I suffered serious pelvic problems during my first pregnancy.

This turned my life upside down. I was in a lot of pain for two years and at times was suicidal. Physiotherapy, massage and chiropractic did not fix me. I am grateful to the many people who assisted me during these tough years but it was clear that I was "no easy fix". This experience made me rethink everything.

Initially, I got back on my feet with the help of targeted Pilates therapy. This set me on to a journey of self-discovery looking for answers as to why my body was working the way it was.

My second pregnancy was amazing and pain free.

But this was not enough;  I was still fairly wonky.

As I went down the exciting rabbit-hole of learning how our body really works and responds to life's demands, it sparked a deepening interest in movement therapy and led to me retraining in Pilates Therapy.

After that, I added applied neurology with NeuroKinetic Therapy®, functional anatomy with Immaculate Dissection, restorative movement with Restore Your Core®, and pelvic floor rehabilitation work with Hypopressives
®.
 
I am on a perpetual journey, continuously seeking out new ways to better help my clients.

And now I have developed my own method of teaching Movement Therapy, drawing on Pilates, Pilates Therapy, Yoga, somatic movement modalities and much more.

In addition, I am adding emotional health into the mix.  I have recently trained in emotional release work with Integrated Eye Movement Therapy, and am currently training in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

Personally I am feeling much, much better after all these years, so I live it. I truly 100% believe that these tools have helped me at a very deep level and will therefore help others.

Take control . Move better . Move Beyond

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