Business Owner & Clinical Lead
Helen is the founder of Corefitphysio. She graduated from the University of East London with the first class degree in Physiotherapy.
In South Africa, before moving to London, she enjoyed a career as a principal professional contemporary dancer, choreographer and dance teacher in Port Elisabeth, South Africa, she owned a studio offering dance, Pilates & yoga.
In London prior to her degree she gained experience as a physio-assistant, personal trainer, studio co-ordinator & exercise instructor. After graduating Helen continued her training with the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute (APPI) & has been involved in Pilates and musculoskeletal physiotherapy ever since, fulfilling various roles in the private sector across London. Helen enjoys her role as clinical lead at her practice in Westcott, and nowadays in addition to her clinical hours busies herself with new teacher training & business management.
Helen enjoys practicing Pilates & yoga, has a strong appreciation for the arts & loves being in water. She finds it hard to resist cart-wheeling down sand dunes.
Helen specialises in digital marketing and event management & is responsible for the coordination of day to day activities for the Corefitphysio practice in Westcott. It is her role to ensure that our clients are comfortable & happy with the service delivered beyond their experience with our practitioners.
Away from the practice, Helen works with a number of businesses, building & maintaining their websites & social media presence. Previously Helen spent 15 years with a local charity, where she initially led major fundraising events and managed their database before developing their websites.
Kelly specialises in Operations Management and is responsible for client accounts for Corefitphysio. It is her role to ensure that all client accounts are correct and kept up to date.
Previously Kelly spent 12 years with a defence company, where she ran several high-profile projects in partnership with the Ministry Of Defence,
She lives in the village and enjoys dog walks, spending time with her family and reading.
Reformer Pilates Instructor
Arion is a clinical Pilates instructor that has over 8 years’ experience delivering Physiotherapy in Brazil. This incorporated Hydrotherapy and Reformer Pilates. The knowledge and expertise he brings to the Team at Corefitphysio is a great asset.
He studied a 5 year degree in Physiotherapy at Unifeso, Teresoplis, Brazil. He also trained as a Pilates instructor including the large equipment we use at the clinic and is as a Sports Massage Therapist. At this moment in time he is transferring his Physiotherapy qualifications to be registered with the Health Care Professionals Council here in the UK.
He has also most recently worked as a Physiotherapist at the Environmental Ministry of Brazil and volunteered as a forestry firefighter!
In his spare time Arion enjoys practicing Yoga and Pilates and spending time with his young family.
After graduating from the University of East Anglia with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Miranda completed her junior rotation before taking a senior post, specialising in neurology. She worked in inpatients & community rehabilitation before joining heads up! In Dorking. There she treated a range of neurological conditions and gained experience in working with people with balance & vestibular problems.
Miranda has completed her advanced Bobath training & has continued with her post-graduate professional development, by training in clinical pilates.
Rachelle studied her first degree in psychology at Keele University. It was there that she realised a passion for promoting physical health and mental well-being through exercise. She went on to study physiotherapy at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2009.
Rachelle has worked at St Georges NHS University hospital. She has gained experience in a variety of disciplines before specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients. Her specialist areas include orthopaedics, women’s health and hand therapy.
Rachelle has completed her APPI Pilates training and has found it particularly useful for treating and preventing injury.
In her spare time, you can find her down at the stables and riding her horse.
Serji graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and subsequently worked within the NHS. She has always had a keen interest in sport and fitness, from team sports, to regularly attending the gym. She loves walking and running, and has completed the New York and Edinburgh Marathons.
In recent years, she has developed a great appreciation for the health benefits of Pilates and completed her Level 3 Diploma with JPilates. She has a special interest in pre and post natal exercise and is in the process of completing the Level 3 Award in Pre and Post Natal Training.
Serji is extremely passionate about fitness and health and has a genuine desire to help people to live healthier and happier lives.
Tara qualified with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from Brunel University in 2004, having previously completed degree in Human Biology from Loughborough University. She has worked within the NHS for 10 years where she worked in musculoskeletal outpatients, providing hydrotherapy (lead clinician), acupuncture, triage clinics, Clinical pilates classes, and rehabilitation programmes for both acute and chronic injuries.
Tara has worked exclusively in private practice since 2014 and has a keen interest in sporting injuries. She has worked with elite rowers, swimmers, rugby players and runners, returning them to sporting fitness. Tara is qualified in acupuncture, sports massage (ITEC level 4) and is trained in APPI pilates. Personally, she has medalled twice at a national level in lightweight rowing and has a strong swimming and running background.
Tara has completed Corefitphysio’s intensive and comprehensive inhouse pilates training involving a month of internship.
When she is not working Tara can be found chasing glory with the Elmbridge Phoenix Masters swimming club, or cycling running along the Thames river paths.
Womens Health Physiotherapist
Gemma Pilkington is a specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist skilled in helping restore health and happiness back into women’s lives. With almost 20 years experience in clinical practise, 16 in pelvic health, she has helped countless patients return to their optimum health and wellbeing.
Gemma is focused on helping women recover their postpartum health, treating the often-embarrassing symptoms of prolapse and incontinence and easing the devastating effects of pelvic and sexual dysfunction or pain.
Sports Massage Therapist
Grant qualified in 2006 from the prestigious Raworth holistic and sports therapy college in Dorking. Grant has worked in private clinics and around the Surrey Hills areas since.
With over 10 years working in sports massage therapy, Grant has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. Coupled with the position of 1st Team ‘Physio’ for local semi-professional football team ‘Dorking Wanderers’. He is proficient in treating every kind of sports and none sports-related injury issues.
Clinical Pilates Instructor
A former Great Britain trampolinist, Emma has competed all over the world in various events including the Australian Youth Olympic Festival, World Age Games and European Championships.
She studied Sport and Exercise Science at University where she gained advanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Shortly after completing her BSc Hons degree, Emma decided to follow her childhood dream of becoming a Stunt Woman and is registered with The British Stunt Register. Emma is using her APPI training as a Pilates Instructor and is qualified as a REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer. Over the last six years Pilates has contributed significantly to her competitive career and she has long realised its value for keeping strong and fit as well as for tackling injuries.