Pilates-based exercises solved my problem

I have been coming to BodyWorks for about 15 years, ever since I first went to Theresa with a painful shoulder. Pilates-based exercises solved my problem, and so after that I started attending Pilates tuition, first in the studio, then at classes and finally, starting...


"Just to let you know how much I have continued to enjoy the Sit and Stand classes.  My posture and balance are improving and I am now having very little trouble walking uphill or going upstairs......a real plus! I am looking forward to the next course."

Herniated Disc

"I contacted Bodyworks for treatment of a herniated disc and sciatica symptoms. I would highly recommend their services. Jo was fantastic - always professional, caring and thorough. The personalised therapeutic treatments and easy to follow exercise really helped my...

Physiotherapy for Back Pain

Theresa is an amazing physio with a wealth of experience and is extremely knowledgeable. Her massage techniques were really helpful in helping me with my severe back spasm. The rehab exercises she gave me were appropriate for my level which were regularly evaluated...

Sports Massage

The service and professionalism at Body Works is first class. I have used them for sports massage and Physiotherapy and on all occasions have felt the benefits. Highly recommended!!! David Cheyette

Acupuncture for headaches

Absolutely brilliant! after having a car crash and having headaches everyday Joanne Cheyette performed acupuncture on me and within two sessions the headaches had completely stopped. Very professional and friendly and put me at complete ease.

Sports Massage

I attended my appointment with Joe Lunn who welcomed me to a delightful and state of the art clinic. I was so impressed with such clean premises for my visit of my sports massage treatment. At first, I was a bit apprehensive as I had no expectations of a sports...

Interactive Online Sessions

I recently had an online initial physiotherapy assessment with Theresa Bell for a shoulder problem. I was a little unsure beforehand how beneficial this would be, having previously attended physiotherapy at Bodyworks in person. However. as the session is conducted via...

Online Physiotherapy

Having sustained a running injury just before lockdown it has been so helpful to access the Body Works Physiotherapy services online. It was really easy to book and then have a thorough and professional virtual appointment at a mutually convenient time. Using...

Back Problems During Lockdown

Having previously had physio sessions with Theresa at Bodyworks it was the obvious place to go for advice with a back problem during lockdown. I was given an appointment the same day I rang and sent an email with a link. It was very easy to access. Talking by video...

Lockdown Appointments

Theresa and I had an initial introduction session which was on a face to face; one to one basis. We planned to commence with single weekly sessions. As I cannot do a group session because the pacing doesn’t suit and I need extra support and guidance due to my...

Pilates During Lockdown

"As a result of having to self-isolate indefinitely, the loss of my weekly mat and studio classes with Theresa was more than merely disappointing; I am always full of good intentions to continue at home but self-motivation definitely dwindles over time.  What a bonus...

I have recommended Bodyworks to relations and friends.

When my shoulder became very painful, a specialist suggested that physiotherapy could help. I had several physio treatments by Theresa Bell of Bodyworks, which were beneficial. I am now 88 years old with not only an arthritic and damaged shoulder but also an arthritic...

Weekly Pilates

I first saw Theresa Bell 10 years ago for a lower back problem. She advised basic pilates exercises initially to be carried out daily at home. I have since been attending weekly pilates studio sessions for maintenance. Over the years during episodes of acute pain I...

Chronic neck problems

Chronic neck problems eased with manipulation and advised exercises. Excellent advice and help. Acute knee problem swiftly diagnosed and treated with great skill. Looking forward to continuing the battle against the ravages of time; thanks to Joseph Lunn.

A First Rate Clinic

Jo Cheyette is a knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated therapist. I have been consulting her for some time for various soft tissue ailments and via massage, ultrasound, acupuncture and exercises prescribed I have been well looked after. She is warm, approachable and...

The best practitioner I have come across

"Thanks to Theresa and Body Works I have experienced significant improvements to the various ‘challenges’ to my body since I was 80. The original physiotherapy sessions in 2012 (recommended by the shoulder consultant) helped to keep the shoulder in use and subsequent...

We are very lucky to have them on our doorstep

I am a patient and a Pilates student with Theresa. The fact that she is both a physio and a teacher of Pilates says a great deal about her approach to looking after her students and  patients and helping them to look after themselves.

I feel in very good hands when being treated by Theresa. She really knows what she’s doing and is also very intuitive and reassuring, which is as essential when being treated physically for me. I could not recommend her more highly or more confidently both as a physio and as a teacher of Pilates.

Bodyworks is a great and long established practice, and the support staff are friendly and really efficient at getting back to you about appointments.  We are very lucky to have them on our doorstep.

Linda K.

Pilates for stress and back problems

“Having been told by my GP that the strange symptoms I was experiencing as a result of a back problem were due to stress and that I should try Pilates, I contacted Theresa Bell at Body Works. I was so relieved and elated to be told on my first appointment with her that my symptoms were real and a result of the peripheral nerves becoming inflamed due to my lower back problem. I was taught some basic Pilates exercises to be carried out at least twice a day at home and within a week my symptoms had disappeared. I was also able to walk without pain using my core muscles as instructed.

I have continued to see Theresa weekly over the last two years for studio Pilates sessions and also on numerous occasions as a physiotherapist when having acute episodes of pain. She always seems to know exactly where the problem is and I always leave feeling so much better than when I arrived… and what’s more it is fun!

Thank you Theresa! One Very Happy Customer!”

Lower Back Pain

Graham, a postman, had 5 physiotherapy treatments for lower back pain. After completing his treatment he said that he would recommend Body Works for the following reasons:

“I felt nervous about physiotherapy before for I came in for the first time, but the practice was warm and friendly and Theresa was smart and reassuring. Everything was explained clearly and I was given a simple exercise programme to follow. I felt comfortable during and after each session. Theresa was able to answer any questions in an understandable manner. It helped me feel alot better, thank you.”

— Graham

Dancer’s Lower Leg and Heel Pain

Ruby aged 9 attended 4 physiotherapy sessions for longstanding lower leg and heel pain when walking and ballet dancing. After 4 treatment sessions (which included soft tissue massage, stretches, advice and exercises to improve leg alignment, strength and calf flexibility, reduce pain and improve alignment when walking and doing ballet) Ruby was discharged by Theresa as her pain was significantly better and leg biomechanics improved. She has since passed her ballet exam she was preparing for.

“When I was in the car to go to you for the first time I was really scared, but afterwards I was absolutely fine. When I got home I couldn’t wait to go back again. I will be really sad that I will not be going back again.”

— Ruby, aged 9

Pilates for Asthma

“I think many people are not aware of the importance of breathing in Pilates exercises. I have asthma, and I find the emphasis on controlled breathing very helpful, I invariably go out of the session breathing better than when I came in. When I am not well I use Pilates exercises and visualisation to help me control my breathing, and having strong core muscles and improved posture enables me to remain more active during bad spells.

The emphasis on slow, controlled movement and the relaxed atmosphere make it an ideal environment for those with breathing problems – there is no competitive spirit or pressure to “keep up”. Theresa is very aware of one’s specific difficulties and encourages everyone to work in an individual way. I have been coming to classes for over 10 years and I am convinced it has really helped me to live with my asthma.”

— Meredith Wilson

Back Pain (sciatica)

“I started Pilates to ease back pain (sciatica) and Body Works has been instrumental in helping me along the road to recovery.

Working in he studio based classes is always fun and even on one of my ” bad days” there is always something I can do. I have seen a reduction in my symptoms and an improvement in my posture and strength, I am back working full time.

I have on occasion required “hands on” physiotherapy and acupuncture – booking appointments was quick and easy, no waiting around for weeks.

Would I recommend Body Works? Absolutely! I couldn’t have done it without them. Many thanks.”

— Di Noon

Debilitating Headaches

“I suffered from debilitating headaches almost every day. The GPs eliminated “serious” illnesses. Painkillers weren’t working. I felt I was on my own.

I started to go to Body Works and immediately felt I was being taken seriously. The combination of treatment and simple exercises brought noticeable improvement. My headaches diminished week by week and by the end of the course I was feeling so much better.

My headaches have not returned and I am certainly going to keep going with those exercises.”

What Our Customers Say…