Paul Owen

After a period of intense back pain caused due to muscle spasm, the underlying cause of which was diagnosed as being weak core muscles caused by lack of exercise, poor posture and long hours working at a desk. After the initial spasm I could walk and drive only short distances before I was in significant pain. I was recommended to start Pilates to build up my core strength and Lynne was running a class in my office at the time and so I signed up.
In addition to the weekly Pilates session, I had physio on my back by Lynne. She also recommended daily, focussed strength based exercises to do. Lynne was realistic about the time it would take to get me back to ‘normal’, along with the expected effort I would need to put in, and her prediction was accurate.
The difference from where I was to where I am now has been life changing and I am back to good health again, but now mindful of the requirement to look after my core, take regular exercise and keep up with my Pilates routines. Through these techniques I’m also able to identify when I have overdone things and need to rebalance my life to better include the exercises that I have been taught. And it works.
My back feels so much stronger and currently have no pain at all. I am still doing my ‘routine’ exercises most days as I haven’t forgotten about the importance of those. I can’t thank Lynne enough for getting me to where I am. She has extremely detailed knowledge around back issues and has the skills and techniques to help. I am so very grateful for all the help and support she has given me. Thanks Lynne!