I offer physical therapy and Pilates rehabilitation or a blend of both, aimed towards restoring you to the “best” you.
By combining physical rehabilitation and Pilates therapy I can offer a comprehensive treatment plan that could help alleviate your back, joint and muscle pain that may be the result of postural dysfunctions and/or injury.
Massage can be an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension and I offer a range of massage techniques to treat a variety of different conditions.
Fascia is one continuous web of connective tissue from head to toe, it wraps the body’s muscles and organs – but it can become stuck. Fascial release techniques aim to optimise the gliding and sliding function of fascia.
Adhesions caused by scars connect structures that should not be connected which can restrict mobility and organ function, and create pain. I offer scar therapy that not only helps to improve a scars’ appearance but also reduce physical dysfunction, improve bad posture, lessen restricted organ function, reduce chronic pain, reduce sensitivity or numbness caused by myofascial distortions created by scars.
Your body is a complex system of components that are all interdependent and held together by your facia. When things go wrong you often need a combination of therapies to bring you back to “you”.
My training covers multiple disciplines which can be blended together to offer you a whole-body therapy approach. I believe it is important with Physical and Pilates Therapies that I give you the skills and knowledge to be able to achieve long term self-management of your fitness and health.
For those with a specific health conditions, there are numerous benefits to manual therapy such as massage and fascial release that can help you to take charge of your health and wellbeing. The Fascia is one continuous web of connective tissue from toe to head and myofascial is fascial tissue linked with and covers the muscles. If our fascia has experienced or suffers from physical, mental or emotional traumas, then it can dry out, shorten and become tough to move.
My work with scars has taught me that I am able to affect tissue and restrictions with a well directed light touch. All of this requires a multidiscipline therapy approach of physical movement and manual therapy techniques.
My early training in the fitness industry started in 2002 as a personal trainer and then with the Pilates Institute in 2003. I wanted to focus on rehabilitation of people with injuries and movement difficulties and not just the exercise of healthy people. Working with my clients I became aware that I needed a higher level of knowledge and therefore completed a Sports Therapy degree (BSc Hons Sports Therapy) qualifying in 2011.
I progressed my Pilates training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) as world-leading experts in physiotherapy and rehabilitation-based Pilates. The APPI Pilates techniques are specifically developed for rehabilitation and adaptable physio-based exercises that can fit a wide range of individual requirements. The exercises are based on the latest research to ensure that they are safe, achievable and suitable for those with dysfunctions or injuries. From 2012 I have worked alongside physiotherapists to provide rehabilitation therapies to help clients bridge the gap from post physio back to normal daily living.
As part of my ongoing training and learning I became interested in the fascia how it wraps itself around our organs and muscles like clingfilm and how myofascial release can stretch and smooth it so your body works at its optimum level. So I attended a series of Anatomy Trains courses by Thomas Myers and James Earls. I have completed the Anatomy Trains Structure and function course and several of the structural Essentials courses.
Studying the fascia led me to Sharon Wheeler’s Scar work therapies as scarring causes a disruption to the fascia. Ive attended courses and qualified as a Scar Works Therapist and learnt how to work with all sorts of scars, to free up adhesions and to improve physical function.
As a University-Trained Sports Therapist I offer therapy that bridges that gap from after you’ve been discharged from your physiotherapist / specialist and back to normal activities. I have rehabilitated many clients after hip and knee operations, shoulder conditions like arthritis and rotator cuff, balance difficulties (falls prevention) and postural issues.
It is my aim to teach you why these exercises help you and how to perform them efficiently. You will to learn to effectively align your body, to activate deep core to support muscles, master breathing and perfect exercises.
Massage has positive psychological and physical benefits including increased blood supply, improved relaxation and increased range of movement. Physical benefits include greater flexibility and release of stress and tension in the muscle, better fluid and nutrient supply and waste transportation. While physiological benefits can reduce the discomfort and pain that may be associated with tissue stress and accumulation of waste materials. Physical receptors and released endorphins help to generate relaxation in the body.
Myofascial release involves special massage techniques that release the fascia, allowing it to glide freely over your body. The treatment incorporates massage physical movement and manual therapy techniques together.
A scar goes deeper than just what is visible on the skin – the healing process naturally forms scar tissue which contains more fibrous tissue and is functionally and structurally different from the original and surrounding tissue. Underneath the surface of the scar the underlying tissues need reconnecting and integrating back into the fascial web to promote healing and reduce adhesions created by scars.
Treatment is applied with a light touch to the scar and the tissue surrounding it. The techniques are seldom painful and seem so gentle effortless, however they often have a profound effect on the whole body.
Yanina has beengiving my wife and I Pilates lessons at home for two years. We are in our 70s with various health issues. She took the time getting to know us and then tailored specific programmes for each of us. We have no hesitation in recommending her. Yanina is sympathetic in her approach and she has helped us a lot.
Yanina has a rare talent, combined with years of experience. I believe that I owe much of my recovery from serious ill health to her patience, knowledge and suppor
I highly recommend Yanina's scar treatment to anyone looking for an alternative method to scar healing. I noticed a marked improvement from my first appointment and over a 5 week period my scars continued to reduce in size and were less red and restrictive leaving them much smoother and more pliable.
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