Osteopathy may help ease yours pains or aches and you may further benefit through exercise or movement therapy. Recent NICE guidance supports manual therapy along with exercises as best care for low back pain and sciatica – see https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng59/chapter/Recommendations#non-invasive-treatments-for-low-back-pain-and-sciatica. Yoga and Pilates classes, for example, are extremely popular as you will feel the benefits and can take control of some of your own own rehabilitation.

Gail, at Osteopathy at the Mews, has practised yoga and Pilates for many years. Stretches and strengthening exercises from these are frequently used, in addition to the osteopathic treatment, to help your recovery. She is a trained Pilates teacher using the rehab-focused APPI method.


Even if you have no Pilates experience there will be a beneficial exercise for you.

Pilates sessions

Your osteopathic appointment may include Pilates exercises to improve your recovery.  If you would like your clinic session to be solely focussed on Pilates then please let Gail know.

Matwork classes run in Alfriston on Thursdays:


9am –       Improvers
10am –     Beginners
530pm –   Improvers
630pm  –  Intermediate

The classes focus on strengthening and stretching the body as well as breathing and centering to calm the mind. You should start to feel more flexible and more confident with movement after a few classes. In addition to this your bone density and muscle mass should improve – boosting your overall well-being.

Please contact me on 07710 701 273 to discuss the classes or go to the Contact Us page of the website https://www.osteopathyatthemews.com/contact-us/

I will need to speak to you before you join a class to ensure suitability and safety. There is also a health-screening form that must be completed prior to attendance.