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Vanessa Russell Reid, M.Sc.
HCPC registered Physiotherapist 
Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Certified Pilates Instructor


I'm Vanessa, I'm a physiotherapist; Pilates & Barre Instructor and I hold a master's degree in Biomechanics.

I’m passionate about movement and the incredible benefits of exercise to body and mind.


I'm originally from Brazil and gained a BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of São Carlos 20 years ago and continued my professional training with a postgraduate course in Postural and Manual Therapy during which I worked as a sports physiotherapist for the basketball and football teams of Londrina city at Clinique du Sport.

In 2006 I discovered Pilates and fell in love with it!

It was a perfect way to introduce patients to more interesting and effective exercises. 

In 2010 I gained a Masters in Biomechanics (University of São Paulo) with a dissertation in Low Back Pain and the importance of activation of core muscles to stabilise and protect the spine.

In  2011 I moved to London and joined Gordon Thompson’s Pilates studio team in South Kensington. I worked closely with him uniting my clinical knowledge with Pilates techniques.

In 2014 I had my first child and in between maternity leaves I worked for Ten Pilates, Appi and with private clients.

In 2020 l started my own studio offering you Pilates sessions with a plus making sure that you have that lovely happy feeling post workout.

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