"I have attended both Claire’s pregnancy yoga classes and been a physio patient, and through both she has made a huge difference to my wellbeing and comfort while pregnant! Having done pregnancy yoga elsewhere, her class is by far the best mix of really effective stretches, education and relaxation I have come across. In physio, her holistic approach to assessing an issue helped me realise and correct a long established alignment issue that wasn’t directly caused by pregnancy. She is very approachable and has a great way to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. I recommend her to all my pregnant friends and those in need of physio!
“I discovered Claire during late pregnancy and am so glad I did. As a personal trainer, I was able to stay active and healthy throughout my pregnancy, but towards the end I began to suffer with lower back pain. I found Claire after searching for a local pregnancy yoga class in Walton on Thames and went to her weekly sessions throughout all of my third trimester. Her classes were relaxing but also a nice challenge so I always left feeling calm but strong. Claire was so knowledgeable and helpful when it came to offering tips for reducing my back pain - and also helped with ways to stay comfortable as I went nearly two weeks overdue! I then visited Claire after I had my son for a post-natal women’s health physio assessment and she gave me some easy and effective ways to rebuild my core and pelvic floor strength. Claire’s not only a great yoga teacher but an amazing resource for everything relating to women’s health. Highly recommend!"
"I really enjoyed yoga classes with Claire - they are calming and soothing. I felt really at peace, but at the same time also energised after every class. She always gave an option if a particular pose wasn't easy, as well as gave challenging variations for those who were up to trying something new/more difficult. I especially liked meditation part in the end of the class - a great way to relax! ."
“I loved pregnancy yoga. This was my second pregnancy and knowing what was ahead this time, with labour and the fourth trimester, I knew I wanted to be as strong as possible. The classes helped me to be much more aware of my body, improved my posture and gave me some much needed ‘me’ time before the baby arrived. The focus on pelvic floor was invaluable. I would recommend these classes without hesitation. I also visited you for a Mummy MOT after Conor was born. You gave me some specific exercises to improve my pelvic issues and thanks to those exercises, your advice and the pelvic band you recommended, I felt comfortable and ready, at 12 weeks PP to get back into exercise. It also gave me peace of mind that I was approaching activity in a way that was right for my post-labour body.”
"I absolutely love your classes! I never thought I would enjoy yoga, but oh my goodness I wish I had met you years ago! Besides getting a really good stretch every Monday evening, I take away the themed message and find I apply it all week long while driving, sitting at my desk or out running/walking. Such a great concept...I really do Move Better, Breathe Better, and am Better as a result of your classes."
I've been attending Claire's pregnancy yoga and have really enjoyed her classes. Claire is knowledgeable about my needs and the yoga has been keeping me fitter and making me aware of my changing body. I always feel better after every session and hope to keep this up after my baby is born.
“I made my first appointment with Claire a few months after the birth of my second baby. I’d been looked after by the NHS women’s health physio team as I had prolapses – the care was good but a few months on, I’d stopped doing pelvic floor exercises and the problem suddenly got worse. I was extremely upset and anxious – and with two small children to look after, travelling to the hospital for further treatment was going to be stressful and difficult to arrange'
“I needed to find care locally where I could make appointments in the evening. Claire and Bodymechanics were recommended by mums on a local Facebook group and I’ll be forever grateful that I made the appointment! From the get-go, Claire was calm, kind and positive, helping me to see the issues I faced as normal and improvable. While I’d been focussing on the pelvic floor, she immediately linked the problems I’d had to a long-standing hip issue, something that hadn’t even occurred to me but seemed completely obvious when she said it!
“From then on, I was able to concentrate on getting stronger rather than panicking that there was something wrong with me. I felt Claire was on my side and I wasn’t dealing with things on my own anymore. I was able to see progress and feel proud of myself.
“My pelvic floor has improved so much and with Claire’s advice ringing in my ears, I’ve managed to make the exercises part of my daily life. We’ve also worked on my hip issue and I’ve been able to go to her PhysioFlow yoga class – I’d always dreamed of doing yoga but had never been able to find a teacher who’d take me. It’s been a massive help. I’m now preparing for hip surgery with Claire’s guidance and am so much more aware of my body as a whole, how everything is linked together and how to look after it.
“Now I appreciate how pregnancy and childbirth affects cores and pelvic floors, stance and gait, shoulders, backs and the rest, I’m completely evangelical about women’s health physio. Women shouldn’t suffer in silence. The issues I faced after birth really knocked my confidence and asking for help was daunting, but I’m so glad I did. Claire helped me take control, smile, and feel like myself again. Thank you!”
"Claire treated my son throughout the recovery of his two knee surgeries during almost two years. During that time, she not only showed him most effective exercises to do as well as working on his posture in order to speed up his recovery.
During that time Claire also treated and resolved my back problems arising from different posture issues. She is very good at detecting the primary cause of the problem through the holistic assessment of the person and her experience. She does not focus on the pain one brings to her, but also, she tries to find the hidden cause of it.
Claire is an excellent physiotherapist and it is always a pleasure to meet her because of her caring and welcoming personality."
Ana & Federico
"Great classes concentrating on specific areas each week, with the whole body covered over the course of a couple of months. Claire applies her physiotherapy knowledge and explains how and why the movements are good for our bodies. She encourages us to try more challenging moves or just to stay with what feels comfortable on the day. The mirrors in the studio help us check positioning which is great. I’ve been attending the beginner classes for two years now and have definitely improved my strength, balance and flexibility during that time."
"I've been going to Claire's yoga class for beginners for a couple of years now. I thoroughly enjoy the classes and feel very relaxed afterwards, although my body tells me that I've worked hard. Claire brings her knowledge of physiotherapy to the classes which helps us all to better understand the reasons why we are learning certain yoga poses and how they can benefit us. The most important thing for me is Claire's teaching style - uncomplicated, encouraging and fun. Highly recommended!"
"I started attending pregnancy yoga regularly shortly after being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I found that attending put me in the right mindset to move better eat better and focus on my growing baby. I have just given birth to a healthy baby girl & in the first week of motherhood I have been grateful for all the advice Claire gave in classes regarding feeding posture & pelvic floor. It is nice to have some tips for life after labour and how best to care for yourself & baby. I would certainly recommend physio flow to any expectant mums."
"Through her mum and baby class, Claire has helped me to regain confidence in working my body since giving birth. Her approach is one of gentle challenge and, over the months, this has helped me to build up the strength I had lost to be able to get back to doing the activities that I love and managing my baby’s ever-increasing weight safely! I can’t recommend it enough!"
"I have been attending Claire’s yoga sessions now for a couple of years and the stretches and poses really help me manage my back and shoulder pain. The classes have a good balance of strenuous poses, balance poses and relaxation poses that give a good, all round approach to physical and mental health and well-being. I was completely new to yoga and have gradually been able to build up what I can do, helped by Claire giving options throughout the class to try depending on what your body feels like that day."