Susie Higgins

Physiotherapist Assistant Chartered Physiotherapist (U.K.) Certified Body Control Pilates Instructor Pilates Method Alliance Member

Pilates Instructor

cert. Bodycontrol Pilates (UK) Instructor; cert. Schroth Therapist; cert. PMA Instructor; Licensed Ron Fletcher Instructor; cert. Pre and Postnatal Pilates Instructor; Certified Pilates Instructor; Pilates For Children; Physiotherapy Assistant (Canada); Chartered Physiotherapist (Germany, UK); Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK); BSc Physiotherapy conversion degree from physiotherapy diploma in 2011; IADMS and Healthy Dancer Canada member

Susie has been teaching movement and Pilates for 20+ years. Initially starting her professional life in 1989 as a fully certified Chartered Physiotherapist, her first encounter with Pilates was in 1999. Susie was so convinced of the perfect marriage between Physiotherapy and Pilates that in 2001 she completed her first Pilates Instructor certification through Body Control Pilates (UK) in matwork and reformer. Along the way Susie has certified in comprehensive equipment Pilates through Balanced Body, became a licensed Ron Fletcher Instructor and certified Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) Instructor as well as Pre and Postnatal Instructor.

In 2018 Susie went to the Asklepios Katharina Schroth Klinik in Germany to train as a Schroth Therapist for scoliosis-specific treatment. The Schroth method is one of the most recognized and effective evidence-based forms of physical therapy treatment for spinal deformities.

Susie is actively involved with the dance community developing and teaching dance-specific strength and conditioning programs for dancers and dance students (ages 9-18 years) and has presented at regional and international dance conferences.

Susie welcomes any client, “every body”, from those wanting general fitness Pilates to those with specific orthopaedic or neurological rehabilitation needs. Susie’s teaching style is creative, her classes are fun, and there is always something new to learn or focus on. With her keen eye and critical thinking skills, Susie ensures her teaching adapts to each client’s specific needs. A firm believer in practising what you preach, Susie takes regular private classes herself and stays up to date by taking workshops and attending conferences.

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