Emma Bellairs

Registered Osteopath and Clinical Pilates Instructor

Hi I'm Emma...

I graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and practice both structural and cranial osteopathy as well as teaching clinical Pilates.  

I specialise in sport and exercise rehabilitation having gained a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Health Science from the University of Southampton prior to becoming an Osteopath. It was through my Sports Science degree that I became interested in the biomechanics of injuries and how we can use specific exercises to retrain the body to move better and heal injuries which in turn can help us to be more efficient and achieve more in our chosen sports and activities.  It was through this interest that I discovered Pilates and the benefits the Pilates Method can have in treating injuries. I went on to qualify as a Pilates instructor in 2004 and now have over 16 years of experience in teaching both group classes and one to one rehabilitative Pilates in a clinical setting. 

My continuing post graduate professional development has covered many areas of specialism including trigger point acupuncture, sports injury strapping, shockwave therapy, cranial and paediatric osteopathy and advanced osteopathic structural techniques. I am also a certified running technique coach.  

I have always enjoyed being active and it was through competing as an figure skater and later through snowboarding that I first discovered Osteopathy and how effective it was at getting me back to fitness after injuries. Although ice skating and snowboarding no longer fit into my regular sporting activities, I enjoy keeping active by running, swimming and cycling and doing as much Pilates as possible!

Emma is registered with most insurance companies including AXA, Cigna, Vitality,Aviva, Simply Health and Cigna.

Stephen Baker

Registered Osteopath

Hi I'm Steve...

I graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998. I am an experienced structural and cranial osteopath and I enjoy treating a wide range of conditions in people of all ages from new born babies, pregnant women, to Olympic athletes and older clients. I have worked full time in several clinics since graduating including one year at the Osteopathic Centre for Children previously in Harley Street, where I completed my paediatric osteopathy training. I came into osteopathy alongside a 20 year career as a kayaker having competed for Great Britain in many world championships, and through my in depth understanding of the sport I also served as osteopath to the GB Olympic Kayak Team for several years and am still heavily involved in the sport. 

My continuing post graduate professional development has covered many areas of specialism including trigger point acupuncture, cranial and paediatric osteopathy, and advanced osteopathic structural techniques. 

I truly believe keeping active is the key to staying well and as such I’m never too far away from some sporting challenge in  running, cycling, swimming, kayaking or pretty much anything else I can try. 

Steve is registered with all major insurance companies including BUPA, AXA/PPP, Aviva, WPA, Vitality, Simply Health and Cigna.

Bridget Lucas

Hi I'm Bridget...

I am qualified with the LSSM (London School of Sports Massage) in 2004, with a BTEC Level 5 Diploma, and I am a full member of the ISRM (Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage).

I also hold an ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.

Between 2009 and 2012, I undertook training to become a full KMI Practitioner (Myofascial Integration), to add postural treatment to my deep-tissue skills.

More recently, I have undertaken training in the relatively new area of Scarwork.

I am local to Teddington and previously a therapist for a number of years at the Lensbury Club in Teddington and the Hurlingham Sports club in Fulham.

Active and sporty, I have a passion for Anatomy and elite health and wellness.  I particularly enjoy unravelling a problem, getting to the ‘nub’ of the problem or persistent pain issue.

I specialise in Anatomy trains structural integration, Advanced myofascial techniques, Sports Massage and have recently trained in Scarwork.  

I have worked and trained over the years with talented and inspirational teachers in the world of bodywork and fascia to enable me to work with ‘whole’ bodies to remove pain quickly and restore optimum movement and wellbeing

Jacqs Ball

Hi I'm Jacqs...

I am a full member of the Sports Therapy Association, which means I am highly trained in manual therapies, exercise prescription and fitness training/ health and fitness. I have been involved in this industry now for 30 years!

I trained to become a Pilates reformer/matwork teacher because of low back pain. As my background had been teaching ITEC Sports Massage/Sports Therapy diplomas, it made sense to learn how to instruct, rather than just go to classes and rely on someone else’s knowledge.  Then I could take charge of my own therapeutic progression at home.  

My exposure to Pilates in a one-one setting, rather than in a big exercise class lead me to view Pilates differently. Having only experienced big fitness Pilates classes before, my “eureka moment” came after a one-one Pilates session. I was posturally assessed first, then given specific functional exercises to strengthen my back. In that moment I recognised the potential of Pilates as an effective therapy. 

My training has been across a broad spectrum: I initially trained in contemporary Pilates with Stott, I went on to complete a studio diploma delivered by an Osteopath which resonated with me, as I am training to be one, but as with the tradition of the Tide End Clinic, I have completed most of my Training with The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) in Matwork, Reformer, and studio equipment as rehabilitative Pilates is close to my heart. However, as I have worked around health clubs for many years, fitness training and studying martial arts has been a way of enjoying my life, so my experience also has been of teaching at dynamic Pilates studios. 

Most people know of mat Pilates, few know about reformer Pilates. The beauty of the Tide End Clinic is that it gives the local community access to a whole range of studio equipment with rehab knowledge, which make it unique, and for myself as an instructor, a fun and challenging environment to work in. 

THE CLINIC

Tide End Osteopathy and Pilates is a family run practice located in the heart of Teddington. We are based on Teddington High Street within the well-established Kirby Pharmacy.

The practice was established in 2007 by registered osteopaths Steve Baker and Emma Bellairs and has been expanded over the years to incorporate more clinic rooms and a fully equipped Pilates studio.