I am fully recommended by Poole Hospital NHS Physiotherapists

About Lucy Purrier

I first discovered Pilates during my Physiotherapy degree at Kings College London in 2000, I was immediately intrigued and tried a few sessions at the Laban School of dance and movement in London. I loved it and, as someone who has had back pain for many years – partly due to my posture, partly due to lots of sitting studying (I have 2 degrees and a PGCE) I quickly found that my back did too!

After graduating with 1st Class Honors I worked in the NHS as a Physiotherapist for 16 years. First at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton where I completed my Junior Rotations in Inpatients (Medical & Surgical Wards, Intensive Care Unit, Stroke Rehabilitation and Elderly Care) and Musculoskeletal Outpatients, before moving to Poole Hospital. Here, I worked as a Senior Physiotherapist specialising in the management of musculoskeletal problems both in the Physiotherapy department and also at many GP practices in Poole.

An important part of the move to Poole was to marry my gorgeous, windsurfing husband Iain. We have since had two beautiful sons and I worked part time at Poole hospital furthering my interest in the treatment of spinal problems. I started going to Pilates Matwork classes run by APPI trained Physio specialists as part of my struggle with my postnatal recovery and also to assist my training with The APPI Health Group to become a Certified Pilates Teacher. I began my own business to teach Physio led Pilates in 2013. In 2020 during the Covid pandemic I began learning Pilates with Michael King who originally taught the founders of APPI, Glenn and Elisa Withers and in 2021 I passed the MK Pilates International Bridging course to teach the MK Pilates Method. My own training continues with courses/classes with both MK Pilates and APPI Health Group International.

My Physio and Pilates qualifications

Physiotherapy Degree 1st Bsc Hons 2000
Society of Orthopaedic Medicine diploma 2003
Credentialed McKenzie therapist in mechanical diagnosis and therapy 2007
APPI Pilates Matwork Certification Exam 2013
MK Pilates Method International Bridging Certificate 2021

My Pilates continuing professional
development

 APPI Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates
APPI Standing Pilates
APPI Pilates for Osteoporosis
APPI Neuro Pilates
APPI Pilates for Spinal Surgery
APPI Stretch Therapy
MK Pilates and Fascia
Red Cross Emergency First Aid at Work 2022
MK Pilates technique weekend mat and apparatus March 2022
APPI Pilates Conference 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
MK Pilates technique weekend mat and apparatus Sept 2022
APPI Pilates and the pelvic floor Oct 2022
APPI Pilates for Osteoporosis (updated course) Dec 2022
MK Pilates technique weekend mat and apparatus March 2023
MK Pilates members day June 2023
MK Pilates technique weekend mat and apparatus Sept 2023
APPI Pilates for the Menopause Nov 2023
MK Pilates Kickstart workshops and technique classes Jan 2024
MK Pilates technique weekend mat and apparatus March 2024

Future courses booked:
MK Pilates technique weekend mat and apparatus Sept 2024