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Old 20th April 2014, 12:31 PM
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Cool Pilates teacher (or similar) near Guildford?

Hi everyone,
Brand new in here and I'm aware I'm probably posting in the wrong place so sorry to intrude on another conversation but seeing your address as guildford I'm hoping you may be able to help?
We are looking for non surgical help and wonder if you know of a good pilates or other teacher or clinic in the local area that knows a bit about scoliosis. I think recommendation is the way forward so fingers crossed you guys can help. Thanks !
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Old 20th April 2014, 01:06 PM
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Hi Claire, welcome to SSO

I've moved your post to its own thread so that more people will see it hopefully we have members who live near to to you who can help.

I do know of an excellent physio who lives in Surrey and may be able to help you:

Kate McGowan, physiotherapist

Welcome again,
Toni xx
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Old 21st April 2014, 08:52 PM
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Hi Claire

You said Pilates 'or similar', so I wondered if you had considered the Alexander Technique? You can find out more and locate a teacher near you via their website at:

http://www.stat.org.uk/
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