Kay TomlinsonThrough numerous studies it has been found that body movements are generated from the ‘core’ – a combination of deep spinal muscles attaching to the spine and abdominal wall creating a ‘muscular corsette’.

When we suffer back pain, the larger outer back muscles spasm, working harder while the deeper stabilising muscles work less.  This leads to compression of joints! Osteopaths and physiotherapists treat these joint restrictions, however the deep stabilising muscles remain weak.  This is why starting a rehabilitation programme such as Pilates is essential to correct these muscular imbalances, helping to prevent reoccurrences of back pain.


The slow controlled flowing movement of Pilates primarily strengthens the ‘core’ muscles that stabilize and support the spine, realign the body and correct postural problems

Pilates in Croydon

The deep stabilising muscles activate most effectively in a neutral spinal position, important for protection of spinal discs, joints and ligaments.  This rehabilitation exercise programme focuses on optimising these load-bearing relationships, activating the correct muscles and improving muscle imbalances.

Pilates can help:
Back pain
Neck pain & Headaches
Tension & Stress
Postural problems
Stiffness & Tight muscles
And much more…


Pilates in SuttonKay Tomlinson is a qualified Pilates instructor.  After a thorough osteopathic assessment initially, looking at posture, flexibility and spinal range of motion Kay can instruct on specific exercises to help strengthen and mobilise according to your individual body needs.

Kay trained at The British College of Osteopathic Medicine and qualified in both Osteopathy and Naturopathy.  She is also qualified in modern acupuncture/ dry needling, which is used for some musculo skeletal problems. Kay will use cranial osteopathy in some treatments, especially when treating infants and babies.

Kay Tomlinson BSc Hons (Ost) Med D.O. N.D.

Small pilates classes limited to 4 people for 1 hour are available at Surrey Physio-Wallington. These small classes can reduce the risk of inaccurate and potentially injurious performance, which can sometimes be the case in larger group exercise classes.


Pilates CroydonSurrey Physio –Carshalton, Surrey

Available Monday and Thursday 2-9pm

Initial Assessment: £45  (45 mins)
Subsequent Treatment: £40  (30 mins)

Pilates 1:1: £60 (45 mins to 1 hour)

Pilates Class: £15 (1 hour)