The Osteopathic Practice

Jane O'Connor & Associates

Julia Edwards

Physiotherapist & Pilates

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 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. 

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.

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.