The Osteopathic Practice

Jane O'Connor & Associates

Julia Edwards Physiotherapy & Pilates


Appointment Times:

Thursday PM – 2:00pm – 6:00pm

About Me

Julia Edwards

I am a physiotherapist trained in clinical Pilates.  I like to help people with pain or injury to gain an understanding of their bodies and to learn when to ease off and when to try a bit to do more. I aim to empower patients with the knowledge and the tools to manage their conditions. I love the way Pilates offers a way in for people who are not used to exercising, and the results they can achieve with it. 

I graduated from Birmingham University with a Batchelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) in 1994. I am HCPC registered. I have gained a variety of experience from over 13 years in the NHS, followed by the BMI Hospital and local private clinics, plus a couple of years in China. I specialise in treating spine and joint problems, post op rehab and pregnancy related conditions. I have helped set up chronic back pain programs and worked on Warwick University’s BEST back pain trial looking at the CBT approach to managing back pain.

I used Pilates when I was training in dance to help improve performance. A knee injury led me to discover the benefits of physiotherapy and a career in the profession. I came back to Pilates again when I suffered from pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. It seemed a logical progression to add clinical Pilates to my skills when the APPI set up their training for physiotherapists. 

I met Jane when I first set up my Pilates classes in Leamington in 2005 and have worked with her patients to help them manage their conditions through Pilates, and still have many of them attending my classes.

I am continually learning and have done many postgraduate training courses including:  APPI matwork Pilates, ante and postnatal Pilates, Pilates for osteoporosis, menopause for physiotherapists, and Trigger Point Pilates, manual therapy courses, breath coaching and massage.

When I am not treating patients or running the classes my first love is dance and the theatre, and getting outside in the sunshine

Please fill in this questionnaire and bring it with you to your first appointment.

Julie Edwards

Pilates and Rehab

Julia Edwards is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates instructor.

With over 30 years experience, I combine my training in rehab exercise, Pilates, mobilisation of nerves, soft tissues and joints, massage and trigger point release and also breath coaching to help people recover and manage their health conditions.

What I offer

  • Rehab for back, neck or joint issues
  • Rehab post surgery
  • Exercise to manage osteoporosis
  • Sports injury treatment and rehab
  • Treatment of pregnancy or postnatal pelvic pain or separation of the abdominals.
  • Stress management and treatment of hyperventilation, breath coaching

 I offer one to one to provide individually tailored programs and I also run small Pilates classes that you can progress to both in local halls and on Zoom.

What is Pilates

Pilates exercises can be performed at different levels and I will help you to exercise at the level appropriate for you. 

Pilates works to rebalance the body: strengthening the weak muscles and relaxing and lengthening the tight muscles, whilst teaching an awareness of alignment and posture.

Pilates involves relaxation, concentration and breathing control as you use flowing movements to exercise the body with an awareness of your alignment, helping to restore balance.  Initially you work to carefully isolate the postural muscles with gentle controlled movements, to help improve core and postural awareness.  As you progress you add in other muscle groups to challenge your control and build up your strength and stamina.

Benefits of Pilates

  • Improved postural awareness and alignment
  • Stronger, more flexible spine
  • Improved strength, stamina and flexibility
  • Reduction of tension and stress
  • Improved balance
  • Promoting recovery from injury 
  • Enhanced sports performance
  • Helping to restore function after surgery
  • Improved pelvic floor tone
  • Maintaining fitness in pregnancy 
  • Restoring muscle control postnatally

Pilates Class Timetable at St Mary’s

Tuesday 9.30am
Tuesday 10.30am
Tuesday 11.40am Trigger Point Pilates
Tuesday 6.30pm
Tuesday 7.30pm

Thursday 9.30am
Thursday 10.30am
Thursday 6.30pm
Thursday 7.30pm
Fri 9.30am
Fri 10.30am

Zoom Pilates Timetable

Monday 9.30am
Tuesday 11.00am
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 10.30am
Thursday 9.30am
Friday 9.30am


Jane O'Connor & Associates

Data Protection

Data protection and the storing of patient notes – a new ruling from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

It has been the Osteopathic Practice’s policy to destroy patient notes if a patient has not attended for treatment for over 12 years, and children’s notes were retained indefinitely.


The Information Commissioner’s Office (the public body responsible for ensuring data protection compliance) has informed our Osteopathic governing body that patient records must not be kept for longer than is necessary.

Osteopaths are now no longer able to keep patient notes indefinitely if a patient has not attended for treatment.
Following new Osteopathic best practice guidelines, patient records can only be kept for 8 years following their last treatment and children’s records until the child reaches 25 years of age.
If you have not attended for over 8 years you will need to fill in a new patient questionnaire if your original notes have been destroyed.

Make an Appointment

The Osteopathic Practice is easily accessible from Warwick, Coventry, Rugby and Kenilworth, so call us on 01926 335932. You don’t need to be referred by your GP unless you’re claiming back your costs under a private health scheme.