for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation services
with all the necessary COVID-19 safety measures in place.
Lindsey graduated from the University of Salford with a BSc in Sports Rehabilitation and a PG in Strength and Conditioning. During her degree she gained experience in the USA working with Physical Therapists and Orthopaedic Consultants at the Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation, along with working as an Athletic Trainer with Division II Collegiate Sports Teams. Lindsey has experience in private clinical practice and working with Northern Ballet Theatre, Macclesfield Rugby Club, Fylde Ice Hockey, Dancers and Olympic GB Swimmers. Lindsey also worked with the Defence Medical Services looking after injured military personnel for two years, as well as work with the Australian Physio and Pilates Institute in Wimbledon. Lindsey has been a full member and an Officer on the Executive Committee for the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). BASRaT hold an accredited voluntary register through the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for health and social care, set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. Sports Rehabilitation is formally recognised as a health care occupation. Lindsey is a highly experienced Pilates teacher having practiced for over 15 years in Balanced Body, Classical and APPI styles. Lindsey completed both her Matwork and Equipment training to Level 4 with APPI. Lindsey’s sporting history involves being a former Team GB member, National and International Medalist in Ice Dance. Lindsey has had the privilege to work alongside Olympic Champions performing in many shows across the globe including ‘Dancing on ice’ in Holland and Belgium. Through her experience as a figure skater Lindsey has always had a huge interest in the body and health, fitness and movement. Lindsey’s specialist areas are in antenatal and postnatal care and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
I’ve always had problems with lower back pain due to spending most of my career in an office slumped over a computer or out and about behind a steering wheel. With the addition of flat feet and getting older it was all conspiring against me. Having thrown money at the problem, I’d tried lots of other options including physio and podiatry but nothing was helping. Pilates had been mentioned but I’d always thought of it as a bit girly and too gentle. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have private one to one sessions that I really enjoy, which certainly aren’t girly and in a nice way more often than not you certainly feel it the next day. Lindsey has been fantastic, she understood me and my challenges straight away and quickly got to the nub of my problems. Building up my core, strengthening my back and legs has really got me to a good place. So whilst there’s no magic cure my challenges are certainly manageable and I’ve been able to go running again and take long country walks. There are lots of people out there who ‘do pilates’ – I think Lindsey is unique, having a warm personality, good sense of humour, lots of patience plus exceptional technical skills and knowledge – she’s very much on your side and only wants the best outcome for you. Highly recommended.Colin D: Lymm
I had my son nine years ago. I tried to get back to running after a year but sustained various weird injuries. I went to see various physios but my hip and back were having none of it. I had just about given up thinking well I’m probably just past it then. Elite Physio was recommended to me. Susanna has been amazing. Worked around all my various injuries as well as strengthened my core, and I am pleased to say I am finally running again! I never thought I would see the day! I have a new lease of life! 🙌 I feel better than ever before. Consistency has been the key - visiting every week just for 30 mins ensured I stayed on track and it was fresh in my mind for the week ahead. Thank you so much Susanna!Vicky H: Bowdon
I went to see Susana with a irritating niggly shoulder / arm pain that had developed over sometime, and not through a sudden injury. It was really beginning to affect my daily life, I was struggling with my regular yoga classes, and got to the point of not being able to sleep on my right hand side, and my neck was beginning to suffer as well. Susana was very professional, asked lots of questions and did a thorough examination, and even videoed me, so that she was able to show to me exactly what the problem was, and explain what could be done about it. She then showed me some exercises and gave me a really excellent ( if somewhat painful) neck massage. That night I was able to sleep on my side without pain. Although I know there no quick fixes, I feel I am on track for a full recovery if I do my exercises and go back for follow up appointments with Susana.Amanda E: Bowdon
After practicing yoga for most of my life, I was a little reticent about starting Pilates. When I got a back injury I decided to give Pilates a go. Lindsey is so thorough it’s like a physio session, excellent workout and one on one personal attention. It’s changed the way I practice yoga, the way I train in the gym and my general posture. Aerial Pilates is so much fun, reformer is the hardest isolation exercise you can do and the mat work is the best I’ve tried. Well done Lindsey and the team.Lyndsey H: Hale
When I started coming I had issues with my hips and knees, to the point where I struggled to kneel down or walk long distances. Three months later I’m pain free and have even started running. At first the Pilates machines looked pretty scary, but they are actually amazing and really enhance the sessions. The classes are great, they are small so the instructors really get to know your individual limitations. They push you but never beyond what you can do. It’s great being able to do a little more everytime, I was so excited the first time I touched my toes from straight legs! I couldn’t recommend enough.Sam H: Timperley
I've been getting treatment and pilates one to one for a combination of postural issues relating to an operation and accupational factors. My condition has improved hugely and we are now focussed on how to get back to sports at the level I aspire to whilst avoiding risk of future injury. The coaching style is great including many tip-bits of info outside if the paid for sessions via text and WhatsApp. I really feel I'm developing an understanding of my body and establishing a toolkit to manage it independently.Matt A: Bowdon
After a few months of Pilates I am not not only noticing an improvement in the specific pain I had but also in day to day movement. I no longer feel stiff after a days gardening or after a long walk. The atmosphere in the small classes is relaxed and informal and Lindsey and her team always have time to answer individual queries. I can highly recommend Pilates and Elite Physio and Therapy.Lucy S: Lymm
My daughter has been going to Susanna as she suffers from back pain due to her having scoliosis . Susanna worked through specific exercises with my daughter, using the good range or equipment available. Also she gives her an exercise plan to do at home, in between sessions, so as to make her stronger and more flexible. Additionally Susanna did some massage, manipulation and light acupuncture to help relieve the muscle tension. Susanna is always very professional and makes my daughter feel very at ease.Yvonne H: Hale
“My back pain got steadily worse over 2 years until I could no longer train or run, soon even sitting or lying in bed hurt. I was told I was ‘just getting old’! Lindsey took me back to basics and gradually re-educated my movement. In just a few weeks the difference was amazing. I got stronger and more flexible so quickly – Lindsey has converted me to Pilates!”Christine A: Cheshire
I first started sessions at Clinic Equilibrium, firstly with Lindsey, then Susanna, following a complicated pregnancy and subsequent Caesarian section. Months later, I was unfit and a pre existing back condition had flared up causing me great discomfort. Lindsey & Susanna spent the time assessing my back, general strength and fitness and understanding my lifestyle. A few months on, I am now stronger, fitter and living without pain. Susanna’s combination of massage therapy, tailored pilates and personalised home exercise plan has made a significant, positive impact on my life. I’m still working to get to where I want to be, but with Susanna’s expertise , I believe I will get there!Lynne F: Ashton-upon-Mersey