Jennifer Lavin
BSc Hons Physiotherapy
Clinical Pilates Instructor

Overview

Jennifer Graduated from Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 2004 with a first class Hons Degree in Physiotherapy. After qualifying she completed her junior rotations in a variety of clinical settings before specialising in Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedics. As a Senior Physiotherapist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, she gained a wealth of experience in both trauma and elective orthopaedics as well as a varied outpatient caseload. 

In 2009 Jennifer started her training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI)  and began leading clinical Pilates classes for staff members at the hospital and at a Private Clinic. Over the years Jennifer has continued her professional development with the APPI completing further courses in small equipment, ante and post-natal qualifications as well as attending the annual APPI on tour dates. She is currently undertaking a further qualification to teach BARRE Pilates. 

After relocating to Buncrana in 2015 with her young family, Jennifer has brought her clinical Pilates classes to the local community. 

As a Chartered Physiotherapist with over 10 years clinical service in the NHS, Jennifer has gained vast experience of a range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions which allows her to adjust and modify her classes, choosing the most effective Pilates exercises for individuals and helping to ensure that each person attending gets the maximum benefit from the class. Jennifer strives to provide enjoyable varied clinical Pilates classes in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Jen has also experience of working in the private clinical setting from 2008 – 2011.

Change happens through movement and movement heals

– Joseph Pilates, the founder of the Pilates method

Experience

  • Chartered Physiotherapist Manchester Royal Infirmary 2004-2015
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor 2009-present
  • Altrincham Physiotherapy and Pilates Clinic 2008- 2011

What People Say about Jennifer

Aine
Love my Pilates classes with Jen. I’ve taken Pilates with various instructors and would definitely recommend Jen. It doesn’t matter what level you’re at as she covers all levels. During the online classes during lockdown you would think Jen could see you, as soon as you lost position her voice kicked in correcting you. As Jen is also a Chartered Physiotherapist she really caters for all needs and will advise you according to your ability, definitely the best!!
Helena
I first started working with Jen on a 1 to 1 basis 7 weeks after my baby was born via C section after 6 months of severe CPD. With Jens extensive knowledge of womens health I could see improvements quickly and recovery was faster than with my previous sections. I then moved on to attended twice weekly classes and over time I could really feel my strength improving. I suffer from chronic pain and I can honestly say there are days I am only able to get about because of exercises Jen has taught me to use. Her open and bubbly personality means she gets to know all those at her classes and is extremely adapt at tailoring each exercise for an individual even in a busy class. It has never been more important to look after our health both physical and mental and this amazing lady goes a long way with both.
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