If you suffer from lower back pain, we have the perfect treatment package for you. Starting with an informal relaxed assessment to establish the root cause of the pain, we can then advise you on the appropriate therapy to relieve you of the pain and then prevent it recurring.

The type of pain that we help with is everyday aches and pains that are caused by the way you move, your lifestyle and your past. This means general lower back pain which is known in the medical world as non-specific lower back pain which includes problems that people describe as a sciatica, slipped disc, sacro-illiac problems, bulging discs, slipped discs among others.

If this is a new pain or you’ve noticed things changing with your pain or your body, then please do seek medical advice. Often medical professionals will recommend Pilates or other therapies, but  there can be other reasons for back pain so please listen to your body and seek advice. We’re happy to speak with your other therapists or doctor so that you get a joined up service.

Lower back pain is the single biggest cause of disability in the world, causing more disability than Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Asthma and Alzheimer’s combined. However, in countries where they are more physically active, it’s much less of an issue and in some languages they actually have no word for back pain. Indeed, recent publications in The Lancet emphasised physical exercise and the NHS recommends physical exercise as the treatment for lower back pain. This article is an interesting summary and further reading is available on our Blog This is why we focus on movement in our work and hence the name Complete Movement.

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Movement patterns

Movement is personal. How you move is shaped by the makeup of your body, your lifestyle and your past. Those every day aches and pains we feel are caused by unconsciously moving in an awkward way that causes pain and damage to our body.

Our Pilates coaching can help you to correct those awkward movements to discover a new, more comfortable way of moving and prevent those same pains recurring.


Pain is your brain’s way of telling you there’s danger. However, pain signals can, especially with back pain, get stuck in the “on” position. What that means is that your brain tells you there is pain even when there is no danger. This pain signal can get stuck on when, for example, you are stressed (and yes, pain itself can be a stress factor) or if you’ve had pain for a long time (then your brain forgets know how to switch the pain off).

Our Pilates coaching can help you to move using different parts of the body so that you’re doing the same movements without feeling pain.

Of course, the pain might be so strong, that even the idea of moving is stressful, in which case our Remedial massage will help the pain signals to “quieten down” before you start your Pilates Coaching.

Lower back pain can be frustrating.  It can niggle and almost become part of who you are.


Come to Complete Movement for your movement “MOT” to discover the root cause of your aches and pains.

Your Movement MOT will give you an understanding of what’s holding you back from:

Relieving your pain & prevent it recurring
Improving your strength & stamina

You’ll share relevant health and fitness history and show us how you move. At the end of the session, we’ll discuss options on next steps. Includes:
an appointment lasting approximately 50 minutes
a movement assessment (please wear suitable clothes)
guidance on the right next steps for you

Invest in yourself. Book your Movement MOT now

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What my clients say

  • “I honestly don’t know how I’d have managed these past few months without the very focused support, the absolute positivity and the overwhelming sense of empowerment that I have gained from your Pilates sessions. My heartfelt thanks.”

  • “I must say you have changed my view on Pilates completely. Despite having had back problems in the past, my exercise regime has always been rather full on and I have never really enjoyed Pilates. However, your approach has changed my view completely and I now really think about my body and posture. I also appreciate how much Pilates complements my other exercise and I wouldn’t be without it. So a big THANK YOU!”

  • "Thanks for all your help and for a fantastic session. I’ve really benefitted from your expert tuition. We were talking on Saturday about people who are gifted. I think you are one of them. You listen well and then teach me in a way that works for me. That is gifted, in my book. Thank you."

  • “I have really enjoyed the class and the understanding that it also provides regarding body mechanics and how it all works!! I find this really useful and much more beneficial than any Pilates classes I have done over the years in the past - so thank you!”

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