Marple Physio

Specialist antenatal & postnatal Pilates classes in Stockport

Antenatal & Postnatal Pilates
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Safe exercise for during and after pregnancy.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all of our antenatal and postnatal Pilates consultations will be conducted remotely.

Our remote Pilates consultations involve us undertaking your appointment via a video link on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Rapid Implementation Guidelines have been published to allow us to use varying methods of remote contact, including WhatsApp video, FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom, so that we can begin as soon as possible.

We are happy to use whichever application you are most familiar with. Please read our remote consultation instructions for further guidance.

Remote antenatal & postnatal Pilates consultations

These begin with an interview (known as a subjective assessment), just as our physiotherapy assessments do. We take a history of your health, any conditions, pain, or injury you would like addressing, and any overall targets you would like to achieve.

We will then do an observational physical assessment looking at your natural posture and how you move. You will then be taught what your ‘core’ muscles are and how to feel them working (this is much easier than it sounds!).

A personal Pilates programme will be formulated to address your individual goals. You will be taught each exercise within the session, and then be sent an email of the exercise program to work on in between sessions. Each exercise is accompanied by written instructions and a video to remind you of the technique.

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Nicola Jackson Physiotherapist

Antenatal physiotherapy-led Pilates

With a focus on core stability, pelvic floor engagement and arm and leg strength, all under the guidance of a trained physiotherapist, antenatal and pregnancy Pilates is an excellent way to help your body cope with the changes you are experiencing and prepare it for the challenges to come.

Please get in touch for further information or to book.

Antenatal Pilates classes

Our antenatal Pilates classes are suitable women who have previously experienced PGP or SPD during pregnancy or who have any other pre-existing injuries.

Physiotherapy-led antenatal Pilates classes are an excellent way to help prevent the onset of PGP in a subsequent pregnancy, if you have experienced it with one pregnancy.

Our physiotherapist has undertaken specialist antenatal Pilates training to ensure that only exercises that are completely safe for mother and baby will be performed during our classes.

Additionally, all movements and positions can be modified as required to ensure maximum benefit and comfort whilst exercising.

A physical activity readiness form needs to be completed by you and signed by your midwife, and an induction session is required before attending classes.

Please note that if you are in your 3rd trimester (28 weeks+) and have not conducted any other form of exercise during the earlier stages of your pregnancy, unfortunately, it is not safe for you to attend classes.

Private one-to-one sessions

If you prefer, one to one physiotherapy assessment and treatment can also be provided in clinic or at your home at any point during the pregnancy or following the birth of your child.

You can book your private one to one session online or, if you would like to know more about how our specialist pilates or physiotherapy could help you, please contact us and one of our team will be happy to discuss your needs and offer further advice, without obligation.

Postnatal Pilates Classes

Immediately after giving birth, your brand new little one requires you to alternate between repetitive bending and lifting, and prolonged stationary positions whilst feeding.

Usually this is a lifestyle physiotherapists would advise against, even without the stresses your body has just experienced.

But needs must, so our physiotherapy-led postnatal Pilates classes are here to help you regain your core (abdominal, pelvic floor, and lower back) strength in a safe and gradual way.

The classes are small and perfect for anyone who needs additional support with their fitness after childbirth, whether you are managing a chronic condition or experiencing new symptoms during this challenging time, or just simply want to feel like you again.

Please note that you need to wait for six weeks after giving birth (8 weeks post caesarean) before attending our group classes. However, if your needs are more immediate (such as leaking, incontinence or having separated abdominal muscles, also known as a diastasis recti/DR or DRAM) you can attend a private one-to-one assessment and an individual physiotherapy-led Pilates session as soon as you feel able.

Pelvic floor health

Did you know you are safe to start exercising your pelvic floor muscles as soon as you have had a wee after giving birth?

If you are not 100% sure how to do this, book in for a session as soon as you can with our specialist women’s health physiotherapist (you do not need to wait for your 6-week postnatal check).

You can also receive confidential and personalised treatment for pelvic floor health and other conditions such as Diastatis Recti (DR/DRAM or separated abdominal muscles).

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Post-natal and continence physiotherapy
Nicola Jackson Physiotherapist

Nicola Jackson Chartered Physiotherapist & Joint Clinical Director
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, ACPOHE, AACP

Nicky graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007 with First Class Honours, initially working in a hospital setting before specialising in private practice in 2010 and becoming a partner at Marple Physiotherapy in 2019.

Nicky brings an exceptional, holistic approach to assessment and treatment, with specialist expertise in occupational health and ergonomics, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics.

Having conducted more than 300 workplace assessments over a wide range of industries from offices to motor component engineering plants, Nicky enjoys the challenge of observing, analysing and applying her practical approach to resolve work-based aggravated symptoms. By liaising between employee and line manager and/or HR, specific and measurable plans can be devised to assist members of staff to remain in work or aid early return to work.

Nicky has gained numerous post-graduate qualifications including manual therapy, acupuncture and in her other area of specialist knowledge, physio-led Pilates. She is a fully qualified modified Pilates instructor and Star Pro member of the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute, bringing the enhanced benefits of physiotherapy-led Pilates such as improved posture and core strength to our patients.

Nicola Jackson Chartered Physiotherapist & Joint Clinical Director
BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, ACPOHE, AACP

Nicola Jackson Physiotherapist

Nicky graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2007 with First Class Honours, initially working in a hospital setting before specialising in private practice in 2010 and becoming a partner at Marple Physiotherapy in 2019.

Nicky brings an exceptional, holistic approach to assessment and treatment, with specialist expertise in occupational health and ergonomics, and is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics.

Having conducted more than 300 workplace assessments over a wide range of industries from offices to motor component engineering plants, Nicky enjoys the challenge of observing, analysing and applying her practical approach to resolve work-based aggravated symptoms. By liaising between employee and line manager and/or HR, specific and measurable plans can be devised to assist members of staff to remain in work or aid early return to work.

Nicky has gained numerous post-graduate qualifications including manual therapy, acupuncture and in her other area of specialist knowledge, physio-led Pilates. She is a fully qualified modified Pilates instructor and Star Pro member of the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute, bringing the enhanced benefits of physiotherapy-led Pilates such as improved posture and core strength to our patients.

If you are unsure whether our physiotherapy-led modified Pilates could help you, please call us on 0161 426 0100 or email enquiries@marplephysio.com and Nicola will be happy to discuss your needs and offer her advice, without obligation.

It is advised that you do not attend modified Pilates if you are newly pregnant (less than 8 weeks if you regularly attend) or if you have just given birth (less than 6 weeks post delivery, less than 8 weeks post caesarean).

We do not recommend that you attend if you are experiencing severe pain or swelling, have severely restricted mobility, or have just had surgery. If you are currently medically unwell, you should check with a doctor before participating.

If you develop an exacerbation of your existing pain or develop a new pain during a course of classes, always let the physiotherapist know as soon as possible – it may be possible to modify the exercises further to help keep you active.

To book your consultation please complete our online booking form.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please contact us and one of our friendly team will be happy to discuss your needs, without obligation.

0161 426 0100

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the information provided by Public Health England (PHE) as well as guidance from our governing body, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Our clinic is no longer offering face to face appointments, but is open to take your calls or emails between 8am – 8pm.

We will also be offering remote/online appointments for physiotherapy, workstation assessments, Pilates, and rehab exercise program prescriptions, via a variety of ways.

We will be in touch with all our existing clients about these services, but if you would like to know more about any of our services please get in touch.

Please read our full Coronavirus Update to learn more.

Here's what our clients say.

At Marple Physio we pride ourselves on our excellent reputation. We therefore highly value the patient feedback we receive as we continually strive to improve our services.

If you are an existing client, we’d love you to leave us your feedback on your experience of our services, treatment or care.

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Fantastic service from day one. Fixed my leg injury. Really pleased with the care given. Thank you.

I have seen a few physios and a chiropractor over the past ten years and Liz is the only person who identified that I had a falling arch and not only recommended the right orthotics with a raise but also suggested some compromises so I could still wear a raise with holiday footwear. She also showed me some exercises specific to my problems (not just some print out of generic back exercises). Through her treatment, the exercises and orthotics I feel I have a long term solution for the first time in 25 years (since an accident) that has actually also fixed knee and foot pain and neck pain and headaches that I never realised were related. I would highly recommend her as someone who genuinely tries to help fix the problem not just temporarily relieve pain.

Couldn’t ask for a better team to help get me back on my feet! Liz is very patient and motivating! The reception team are extremely helpful and go above and beyond to help with any issues you may have. I am so glad I found Marple Physio to help me through a very difficult time in my life. Thank you all!

Top marks for everything. Prior to my knee replacement surgery, Liz has been working hard to get me in the best possible condition. Her expertise and her pleasant manner have made the sessions very rewarding. I would thoroughly recommend this practice in every way.

I was incredibly impressed with my treatment at Marple Physio. They took the time to listen to what the cause of the issue was and then looked at different treatments to resolve the issue. The treatment must have worked as I was able to complete the half marathon that I’d been training for (relatively) pain free, having only been able to run a few kilometres at most prior to my treatment. I have since recommended Marple Physio to a number of people.

In over 65 years I had never visited or needed to visit a Physio. That was until firstly I had a knee problem and the for the first time in my life a back problem. Both down to excessive golf. Well Elizabeth who treated me was wonderful. She identified the problems immediately and with the minimum number of visits cleared my problems. Lovely manner and would not hesitate to recommend.

Big thanks to Marple Physio for sorting out my sciatica. After months of suffering you diagnosed the cause, (tight muscle) and arranged treatment. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you!

Thoroughly satisfied with treatment. My daughter Grace had a sports problem with her foot which was extremely distressing for her. She was unable to get an urgent appointment with the lower limb specialist but was seen by the team at Marple Physio – who were fantastic. Helpful, reassuring and made some great suggestions and gave exercises which have been really beneficial. Her problem has been hard to diagnose but the help and treatment has been great and thank you for strapping Grace’s foot for a big running event. It worked and she was delighted with the strapping. I would highly recommend Marple Physio and the specific tailored treatment offered. Reception staff also very nice.

I don’t usually comment on these things but I thought I had to. The Marple team were simply wonderful. I have had lower back pain for 15 years or so and had given up hope of being pain free. Marple Physio listened very carefully to my problems. I then was put through my paces including working my feet and toes. I felt light after the first session and by week three I was nearly pain free. Magic, simply magic.

I found the service and treatment excellent. I would definitely recommend Marple Physio to others and would use them again should the need ever arise. Many Thanks.

I had a persistent calf injury and had already seen several other physios without success. I was recommended Marple Physio by a friend from Stockport Harriers. They were very accommodating when I called to book an appointment and Liz managed to diagnose and sort the calf injury in 3 sessions. I left pain free and with strict instructions to continue my stretching homework to avoid further calf issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Marple Physio are really excellent. They helped me through a complicated hip injury – adjusting treatments and exercises regularly after listening carefully to my feedback. I’ve just completed the London Marathon and it’s all thanks to Liz and the team. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.

Wonderful to find a physio who spoke to me like a person and not an idiot, clearly explained my injury and went through treatment options along with her recommendations. Would definitely recommend to anyone – especially those who like to try to understand the physiology of their problem.

Fabulous, a true assessment of what I needed and how I could achieve it, with a personally tailored plan that fitted my lifestyle and abilities.

I was referred to you from my specialist at the Alexandra Hospital. I was really pleased with my treatment and the help I was given. I have finally had treatment that works for me. Will definitely come back for help if required. Many thanks.

Unfortunately for me, I have had quite a few back problems over the past few years. Fortunately, Marple Physio is nearby and Liz and the team have done a fabulous job of unpeeling all the layers and getting to the root of the problem each time. Being treated with a combination of manipulation, acupuncture and Pilates exercises means I now have a much stronger core and I know how to keep it that way! A big thank you to you all.

I am very pleased with the fantastic treatment I received from Liz for headaches. She was very professional and friendly and I would happily recommend her to others.

Every time I came for an appointment I went away very satisfied. All the staff are very friendly and professional. I would recommend Marple Physio and they will be my first choice if I need more treatment.

After six weeks of neck and shoulder pain, it was a total relief to receive professional and expert advice with successful treatment over four sessions.

I use Marple Physio for my physio, podiatry and Pilates needs, the service has always been both professional and caring. I am greeted with a friendly welcome and I feel the treatment is continually tailored to my needs.

Elizabeth’s expert diagnosis and treatment which included massage, acupuncture and targeted Pilates exercises resolved a backache and sciatica problem I have had for several years. Many thanks to Liz and the team.

Myself and my 16 year old daughter have had to use Marple Physio several times for various injuries. The service is excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending them. The quality of care is outstanding. They are friendly team and professional and have always been able to sort out our various aches and pains. If ever I have any musculoskeletal problems, I would always go straight to Marple Physio rather than see a GP. They have a far wider and much more suitable range of care options and offer a far more thorough service than I would ever get in a 10min appointment at the GP.

I really cannot recommend this practice highly enough. After two years of chronic pain, I am finally on the road to recovery, thanks to the help of the physiotherapists at Marple Physio. I also had my first video consultation appointment with Nicky yesterday, something the practice has introduced now face to face appointments are not currently possible. I was unsure how a video consultation would work, but I found it to be extremely useful. I have been experiencing a flare up of symptoms over the last few weeks, and Nicky did a fantastic job of suggesting exercises and movements I could use to help with them. She demonstrated moves, observed how I was moving, and I feel confident I now have some new things to try, to help relieve symptoms. I would definitely recommend a video consultation, to anyone wondering if it might be helpful.