Miss Joy Feary MSc BSc MMACP MCSP (Principal Physiotherapist)

Consultant Physiotherapist, Pilates Master Teacher, Pilates Teacher Trainer, CORE work practitioner & Associate of Dance Teacher Association

Clinical Expertise: Spinal problems, Upper Limb problems, Shoulder Injuries, Pilates (including clinical, Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates, Post Breast Cancer), Dance

Joy qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1993 from the University of Teesside. Before co-founding Body 2 Fit she worked as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist & Manager within the NHS where she developed a reputation as being an expert clinician in the diagnosis, treatment and management of shoulder and spinal pathologies. She has lectured to physiotherapists & medical colleagues and has also contributed to several published research papers.

She completed a Masters Degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, is a member of the highly regarded Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, a member of the McKenzie Institute of Physiotherapists and also the British Elbow and Shoulder Society. Her interest in analysis of movement patterns and dysfunctions and the development of specific rehabilitative exercise programs led her to train as a Pilates Instructor with the internationally recognised Pilates Foundation. Joy is the only Pilates Foundation teacher in North East England who has trained in both matwork and studio (equipment) and one of only a few practitioners in the country who can combine her skills and knowledge as a Physiotherapist and Pilates teacher resulting in creating a unique approach to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of movement dysfunction.

Joy is also a Level III CORE work practitioner - a unique soft tissue approach which addresses the body’s connective tissue system. She has undergone specific training in relation to the application of similar techniques to those who have undergone surgical intervention following breast cancer. Joy is one of a few practitioners in the UK who is able to offer a Pilates programme designed to meet the specialist needs of breast cancer sufferers.

She is also a qualified Ballroom and Latin American Dance Instructor. It was Joy’s love of dance and fitness that originally prompted her to train as a physiotherapist. She promotes dance as a way of exercising whilst having fun.

To book an appointment or 1-2-1 session with Joy, please call on (01642) 680 680 or email info@body2fit.co.uk

 

Latest News

Body 2 Fit are delighted to launch Pre & Post Natal Yoga starting w/c 2nd February 2015.

Pre-Natal Yoga classes offer classical yoga techniques of breathing, movement and relaxation specially adapted to suit your individual needs through the different stages of pregnancy- helping you to prepare for birth and to help to get back in shape afterwards.

Post-Natal Yoga (please feel free to bring your baby along) focuses on stabilizing the pelvis, regaining overall strength and tone particularly in the pelvic floor and abdomen.

Studio One, at Body 2 Fit's Wynyard Clinic, is home to the only FULLY equipped Pilates equipment studio in the North East.

New for 2015 - We are excited to give our current and new clients the opportunity to enjoy the use of the equipment in Studio One at their own leisure, in conjunction with their current Pilates classes and / or 1-2-1 sessions.

Each client will be offered individual 1-2-1 sessions to create a personalised programme which they can use in Studio One at a time to suit their diary. There are also a range of package options available to ensure there is something to suit all needs and budgets!

A UK-wide CSP survey showed that 32% of people who have desk based work experience physical pain during working hours at least once a week. A further 65% reported back pain as the most common problem. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as back pain are one of the biggest causes of sickness absence on any given day and are estimated to cost society and employers around £7.4 billion a year!

With more and more of us having the option to work from home it's imperative to have the correct seating arrangement to reduce the risk of back pain and other associated aches and pains.

By now, just about everyone has heard of Pilates! But who is it for? And would it benefit you? In short, absolutely yes!

Pilates really is for everyone and there are a lot more people doing Pilates than you may think - people of all ages, shapes and sizes, and levels of fitness - and they are from all walks of life!