Sophie Howlett Clinical Pilates

Sophie Howlett
Clinical Pilates Practitioner in Reading

Sophie specialises in Myofascial Release and Pilates-based movement training, she helps ambitious people live without pain and perform at their highest level.

With over a decade of experience of hands-on work, Sophie is now in her second year of an Osteopathy degree at London School of Osteopathy.

She offers tailored hands-on and movement-based solutions to people who are ready to focus on the fine art of moving well and feeling great, her primary goal is to help you to achieve your goals.

"I love the way my skills can help people lead the lives they want to lead, doing the sports they love, training as hard as they want to and recovering from injuries as quickly as possible. I believe that a combination of treatment and rehabilitative movement are the keys to being able to move without pain.

In my own free time I enjoy running and swimming as well as doing Pilates and I like to be outdoors whenever possible."

Background & Clinical Pilates Qualifications

Training, Qualifications & Experience:

London School of Osteopathy - currently furthering my training to become an osteopath
Body Control Pilates Qualified: Beginner to Advanced Levels and Equipment Qualified
Barral Institute UK - Visceral Manipulation Techniques
Myofascial Release UK
Jing Advanced Massage Training
London School of Sports Massage Diploma Level 5
Nataliya Robinson Training Academy

Places I Have Worked:

Reflex Chiropractic Clinic, Caversham Reading
Circle Hospital, Reading
Pure Stretch Studio, Henley
Apple Physiotherapy, Bracknell

My Specialisms

Myofascial Release - Myofascial Release (MFR) is a gentle but highly effective hands-on treatment that works with your body's fascia or connective tissue system. We have planes of fascia that run from the soles of our feet to the top of our skull. If we have restrictions within that fascia, like C-section or appendix scars or poor posture and overworking muscles, the whole body and its internal systems can be compromised. True myofascial therapists use advanced skills of touch and "listening" to feel the pulls and restrictions within each individual's body. Using gentle, slow, sustained pressure they work to free these restrictions. Each treatment is truly unique. Myofascial Release treatments can lead to increased ease of movement, reduction of pain and better posture.

Pilates One to Ones - Pilates targets the body's deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out. It helps to rebalance the body and to bring it into correct alignment. Sophie offers Pilates One to Ones and group classes.

Visceral Manipulation - Visceral Manipulation is a from organ-specific myofascial release. Your organs are surrounded by viscera and tensions in or around this network of tissue and supporting ligaments can lead to restrictions in the body's vital functions, from waste elimination to poor breathing. Small, gentle visceral manipulation techniques can be used to ease these restrictions and improve function.

Sports Massage - Sophie uses deep tissue sports massage and trigger point therapy to rehabilitate sports injuries, improve flexibility, aid recovery time, increase mobility and relieve everyday stress. She treats a lot of people with back pain, neck pain and shoulder tension as well as athletes pre and post events.

Approach to Clinical Pilates & How I Work

I listen carefully to what my clients tell me and work to treat the underlying causes of their presenting issues and not just the most obvious symptoms.

I treat every client as an individual and no two treatments are the same.

We take a detailed case history and assess the body before creating a treatment plan with Pilates and/or hands-on work followed up with stretching and a detailed care plan so that a client knows how they can help themselves towards recovery or improvement between appointments.

I ask new clients with a presenting problem to try and see my regularly three times with short intervals so that we can try and effect change, from there my goal is to space treatments further apart and keep the improvements for longer each time as well as create more strategies to prevent recurrence.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Clinical Pilates In Person £95 per 45 minutes
Structural Integration In Person £95 per 45 minutes
Pilates In Person £95 per 45 minutes
Myofascial Release In Person £95 per 45 minutes