“I first met Sarah in her Physio Clinic in October 2007, I was suffering from a prolapsed disc which caused severe sciatica down my right leg. I was told after an MRI scan & consultation with an orthopedic surgeon that I did need surgery but Iike most I was terrified at the thoughts of surgery. Sarah worked with me over the next few months on my core strengthening and flexibility, she designed a modified exercise plan which I did twice daily and that enabled me to get out of bed and face an hour drive to work and back and in the evening help me to have a pain free evening.
I eventually had the disc removed in April ’08 as the disc was so badly prolapsed that my leg went numb. I was out of the hospital bed within 12 hours of surgery and up walking, the surgeon & hospital physios said this was due to my modified pilates which had left my core so strong.
There were girls in the ward with me who had the same operation but could not get out of bed for 48 hrs and they all were in hospital for 1 or 2 days after I was discharged.
I was back with Sarah in 6 weeks after the op and 1 year later I am doing 2 classes weekly. I am back jogging, Horse Riding and recently climbed a mountain all of the things I love doing and was told I would not be able to do again.
I have no doubt that without attending Sarah and keeping my core strong, my favourite pass times would be a thing of the past. The classes are hard work but very satisfying, I find it a great way of relieving stress and we always have a laugh.”