Paul O’Connell (MSC, BSC, HCPC, MCSP)
Paul is a physiotherapist with two decades of clinical expertise. He has worked right across the UK, from North Yorkshire and London to Hampshire and Dorset. Sports medicine is one of his areas of special interest: he has worked both on the touchline and in sports injuries clinics, and now lectures on the Sports Therapy programme at Bournemouth University. Having spent several years managing physiotherapy and health assessment teams in two key Nuffield Health hospitals, Paul also has an extensive understanding of orthopaedic surgery. Born and bred on the edge of the beautiful New Forest, he loves being active and out in the fresh air. He enjoys cycling, golfing – and running around after his young family.
LOUISE O’CONNELL (BSC, BCP LEVEL 3 MATWORK)
AARON COODE (BSc, MSc, DC, DNS Sport)
He is a father to three boys, keen cyclist and runner and has a passion for water sports including surfing, surf lifesaving and he races outrigger canoes and stand-up paddleboards.
SAMANTHA (SAM) MEEHAN-VANDIKE, LEVEL 4
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST
She has a wide set of skills and can treat pre and post surgery clients, help with pain management or even stress related conditions.
When Samantha’s not helping bodies feel better, you will find her swimming, biking and hiking the beach, rivers and forests of Dorset with her husband and 2 children in tow.
NATHAN NOBEL, LEVEL 4
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST
Nathan has a passion to help people. Having had some of his own obstacles in earlier years he is keen to prove that anything is possible! He wants to keep learning with an admiration for improvement and adding to his qualifications.
In addition to his sports massage therapy, Nathan enjoys treating ankle injuries, knee injuries, and headaches. He is also trained in Kinesio taping and immobilisation strapping.
Outside work, Nathan enjoys hiking, exploring, and eating! You may also hear him singing on open mic nights locally.
STEVE HARD (BSc, MSc, HCPC, MCSP)
With a keen interest in Sports Medicine he utilises his skills to design and administer treatment and rehabilitation plans. He is a father of 3 teenage children, has a love for music and wine, and is regularly in the gym to keep fit.
Diana is recognised locally as a knowledgeable and very experienced instructor and will be leading our Women’s Yoga class providing supportive menopause yoga practice designed for women going through the perimenopause and menopause.
Julia has been practicing Yoga for many years, starting her training with the British Wheel of Yoga teacher in 2001, and is passionate about teaching yoga. She started teacher training with Wendy Haring, in 2001, and completed in 2005 with The British Wheel of Yoga. This gave Julia an incredible foundation to build on and she continues to explore different styles and enjoy the mix and benefits that yoga gives and brings freshness into her teaching.
Everyone is welcome to Julia’s classes and she encourages all ages and abilities to try yoga and keep forever young. Yoga has been and continues to be, a source of inspiration in every part of her life.
HAZEL MILLS(BCP LEVEL 4 MATWORK)
She worked at the Anglo European Chiropractic Clinic in the rehabilitation gym where she worked with neck and back patients and sports related injuries, all of which complimented her previous training and Pilates teaching. Hazel believes Pilates is a great form of exercise for everybody providing benefits for all individuals.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
A highly experienced strength and conditioning coach, Jack Phillips is currently Head of Performance at Bryanston School. He works closely with physiotherapists to assist in the rehabilitation of the pupils. He also works with aspiring youth athletes on a 1-1 and small group basis, ranging from netball, swimming, rugby, volleyball and hockey. Through his evidence and research-based coaching, he has helped many young athletes to achieve and fulfil their full potential.
At the clinic, Jack runs our Strength & Conditioning classes, teaching clients who are coming to the end of physiotherapy and rehabilitation after injury the correct techniques for weight training and improving strength, enabling them to progress in their training.
Alex started Pilates many years ago now at the recommendation of her chiropractor at the time as she was suffering from constant neck and back ache due to her posture. He advised Alex that he could keep treating her, or she could fix the underlying issue herself and this information came like a breath of fresh air. She knew she needed to take action to correct her posture which would eliminate her pain. He suggested Pilates so she gave it a try, and has never looked back.
Years later, Alex decided that she needed a career change and her wonderful Pilates teacher at the time encouraged her to train to become a Pilates teacher. She trained for over a year under Suzanne Scott and her team at the Scott Studio in Somerset to gain her Pilates Foundation accredited Mat work Qualification in Dec 2011.
After the birth of her daughter in 2013, Alex realised that her post-baby body needed something more than ‘normal’ Pilates. She couldn’t find the person she needed, so she became that person and studied under Jenny Burrell of Burrell Education and qualified in Advanced Modern Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore & Functional Exercise Programming. She loves working with postnatal mums (with babies of all ages).
Alex has since developed a love for Barre classes and now teaches the fantastic and biomechanically sound Bootybarre™. In 2018 she further developed her skills to teach the Pilates reformer with Body Control Pilates.
Her main interests and goals for her clients is to increase their body awareness by learning to correct movement patterns that they can use in their everyday lives, helping to combat aches and pains from work, motherhood and travel.