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.
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, where she graduated.
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.
Charlotte qualified with a BSC (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Coventry University in 2004. She then went on to work within the NHS for 10 years, where she specialised in a variety of areas including Hydrotherapy, A&E, Women’s Health, Orthopaedics and Chronic Pain. Over the last 4 years, Charlotte has been working at a private hospital in Wimbledon. Here she used her skills in Manual therapy, Pilates, Acupuncture and Hydrotherapy to treat a wide range of patients from those in Chronic Pain to those with sporting injuries, and to women in Pregnancy and Postnatally. Charlotte enjoys all areas of musculoskeletal Physiotherapy but has a keen interest in lower limb rehabilitation after having had 2 ACL reconstructions herself. Charlotte is looking forward to helping clients at Corefitpysio reach their goals with reformer Pilates. Outside of work Charlotte enjoys keeping fit and particularly enjoys yoga and playing tennis.
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.
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.
Hydrotherm Massage Therapist
Samantha has been trained to deliver Hydrotherm massage and has many years of experience in the field. As well as delivering Hyrdrotherm massage Samantha is also a personal trainer so is fully equipped to provide the best treatment for your needs.
Hydrotherm massage consists of two cushions, filled with warm water and heated to about 38°C. You lie on top of the cushion and do not have to turn over. It keeps your muscles warm and supple during treatment. It keeps your spine supported and in perfect alignment. You do not have to use a face hole as you lie supine at all times and the therapist massages between you and the cushion. Lying on the front can be uncomfortable and problematic for those with mobility issues or long term health conditions, but Hydrotherm is the answer where traditional massage is not possible.