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Rugby

Karen worked with the Senior squad at Bath Rugby - Her remit was to help make the players more robust by improving stability and movements patterns. The aim was to reduce injuries as well as improving performance. Karen put in a lot of time and effort assessing the specific needs of the individual players relative both to the sport, the position played and the postures and movement patterns of that individual. She then implemented a Pilates programme with the players, either in a one on one or one on two session. I believe that Karen's input helped to improve the players athletic performance as well as reducing their injury risk and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others wishing to improve their athletic performance.

 

Richard Mack

Head of Sports Medicine – Bath Rugby

I began working with Karen after getting referred to her. I am an elite rower on the World class START programme, training at Bath university and have had a serious injury to my back. I was slowly giving up on hope, that I was going to able to return back to rowing, after missing my second summer of racing, however after seeing Karen for the first time I new that my journey was going to continue. We focus on function movement and linking it into rowing, with a huge emphasis on core stability. Along with her positive outlook and continuing support she has enabled me to progress more in the last two months than I have been able to in a year and a half. She’s a miracle worker! 

 

Georgia Martin, world class start rower and bath university. 

https://www.britishrowing.org/gb-rowing-team/rowing-for-gb/world-class-start/

"I have known Karen for a few years now through my time as Head coach of Bath Rugby and would not hesitate to recommend her. 

 

"Karen is inspirational in what she does, has a tremendous work ethic and is a highly well-regarded character.  She has a huge knowledge within her field, is highly experienced, and quiet innovative with her coaching techniques.

 

"By combining her experience with her friendly, approachable and generous character, I have no doubt Karen will make any organisation better."

 

Mike Ford Head coach Bath Rugby

I first began working with Karen in 2014 when I sustained a back injury that forced me to sit out the competitive rowing season. Karen's focus on functional movements specific to rowing and understanding of the demands of my sport allowed me to return to training stronger and safer than before. Not only that, Karen's positive attitude and humour helped keep me sane at a difficult time. I couldn't recommend her more highly."

 

Liz Kebby-Jones

Women's Captain, Minerva Bath RC

http://minervabathrc.org.uk/site/pages/index.php

Swimming

Karen's work with our son, who is an elite swimmer and a member of the performance squad at Bath University, has been invaluable. 

 

With Karen's help he has been able to return to training following a serious back injury. We have no doubt that if he follows her advice and continues to work at the exercises she has taught him he will end up stronger and faster than before his injury. 

 

We have been very impressed with Karen's knowledge and skill and the way in which she has been able to tailor the programme to our son's sport. We have no hesitation in recommending Karen and our son intends to carry on working with her to improve his body conditioning.