James is a confident, personable individual who has a passion for improving posture, technique and reducing injury. Playing rugby from a young age highlighted the role of injury rehabilitation and seeing first hand its effectiveness drove James’s focus towards helping those that were injured.
James completed his Sport Rehabilitation degree from The University of Hull where he honed his skills in sports massage, manual therapy, injury assessment and rehabilitation. After experiencing pilates for the first time, the benefits were clear to James and how they could be implemented into a healthy lifestyle, improving well being. With a friendly, professional manner you can be sure that each class will be fun, sociable and focus on getting the best out of each member.
As a young boy Matt was always interested in sport. During his time in secondary school and sixth form he was always a sporty student who took all the sports classes and played for different teams. He has played football since the age of 5 and continued that throughout university and even now still plays.
Matt’s love of sport and curiosity of the injuries he had seen during participation led him to his path of studying Sports Therapy at Coventry University.
As a recent graduate of Sports Therapy at Coventry University Matt spent the last year working with a development football team within Watford FC as their sports therapist. This involved a lot of sports massage, taping, pitch side first aid and rehabilitation programs. After seeing and treating a variety of injuries and client concerns within the university clinic and pitch side it has continuously driven his passion to help others and improve their wellness, this has led him to wanting to become a member of Chilli Pilates and helping members on a new chapter of his journey.
Olafs keen interest within sports and exercise followed him all the way through school to university, however suffering with injuries along the way and attending therapy sessions on a regular basis led him to develop a passion for the human body as well as injury treatment and prevention. A knee operation in his first year at the University of Gloucestershire enhanced this desire to help people get back to their full fitness as he understood the exact frustrations that injuries can bring.
Upon completion of his degree in Sports Therapy, Olaf worked at AFC Bournemouth alongside the academy physiotherapist where he attended to many injuries and focused a lot of his attention on rehabilitation techniques. After one year at Bournemouth, Olaf decided to add a personal training element to his repertoire and completed his level 3 diploma in personal training, giving him the opportunity to take individuals from an injured state all the way to a fully fit, happy and committed, trained individual.
In April 2017, Olaf took the chance of fulfilling his dream to travel south-east Asia, returning five months later to pursue his career in the sports and exercise industry. Chilli Pilates drew him in with the offer of training on the job, adding a completely fresh and new, yet very relevant skill to the mix, whilst providing ample personal training and therapy opportunities along the way. Reformer Pilates instantly interested him with its heavy focus on posture, strength and flexibility which, combined with regular training and possible therapy will lead to a much fitter, healthier and happier life.
From a young age Prince has always taken a keen interest in various and different sports (Football, athletics, cross country, etc.). He especially excelled playing football at high levels but then suffered from a lot of injuries on his journey. Going through so much treatment and support while injured, prince gained an appreciation and interest in helping other people get better from their injuries. Therefore he went off to university and graduated with BSC hons degree in sports therapy. Prince specializes in postural assessments, correction of postural imbalances, and rehabilitation of injuries, deep tissue massages and various ranges of manual therapeutic techniques to manipulate muscles around the body.
Rachael has always had a keen interest in, and had a passion for physical activity and sport from playing any sport she could at school and being on the University Netball team and being a nationally ranked swimmer to watching and attending various sporting events. Rachael took this interest further and recently qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy. Using Pilates classes and 1 to 1 sessions she aims to help clients and members reach their goals, gain an understanding of the body and most importantly have fun through postural assessments injury rehabilitation and therapy techniques.
Having recently graduated with a sports rehabilitation degree Sam is confident in assessing and treating all injuries with a biomechanics driven method. Along the way he has worked with professional rugby clubs such as London welsh and also delivered home service therapy and sports massage.
Sam has a passion for improving people’s wellness and technique as he believes good technique and posture is the key in reducing injury. With a bubbly personality you can be sure that his classes are always fun for all but have a focus on getting the best out of every member helping them to reach their goals.
Since graduating with a 1st Class honours in Exercise, Health and Nutrition and a Masters in Sports Therapy, Anika has been practising as a Sports Therapist, specialising in musculoskeletal injuries.
From an early age Anika has had a dedicated passion for sports and wellbeing. After graduating she worked in various sports therapy clinics providing her with extensive experience in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating sporting injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
As a Member of the Society of Sports Therapists (MSST) she continues her professional development to extend her knowledge and experience. She has had the opportunity to work for various clubs and events providing 1st aid assistance and also providing successful exercise rehabilitation programs and treatment for injured athletes to assist in optimising their fitness.
In 2011 she established her own sports injury clinic here at Chilli Pilates offering a wide range of treatments, such as:
These modalities are used solely or in combination with other forms of therapy to optimize healing, recovery and improve an individual’s quality of life.
Having worked in private practice, she has been able to treat a wide range of sports individuals from many different disciplines as well as the general public, resulting in diverse clinical skills.
During her time away from the clinic and working she has a passion for football, enjoying keeping fit, travelling and enjoys being creative with various textiles projects.
What can be treated:
Muscular aches and stiffness, tendinopathy, sciatic pain, neck and back pain, sport injuries, post and pre-operative rehabilitation and ligament strains.
Treatments can help to:
Stimulate nervous system