ONLINE 1-2-1 CLIENT
"As a client from the other side of the world (in Australia!) I have absolutely loved Ellie's sessions. She is attentive, intuitive and I really feel like she's in the room with me.
Although we are across the globe, I've never felt anyone "get" my body like Ellie and she has been able to identify and work on complex postural issues simply by looking at me.
Ellie is so knowledgeable and brings together so many facets of postural theory and practical exercises.
Ellie's sessions have woken up muscles in me I have never used before and we are working towards completely changing my body's postural issues and learned dysfunctions.
I am so glad I found her!"
DIGITAL THERAPY CLIENT
"I am so happy with my first Digital Therapy menu and am eagerly looking forward to the next one.
Ellie identified the major issue (forward pitch of my torso) and prioritized this problem in my first round of exercises.
The menu came with clear videos and written instructions for each exercise as well as some personal notes for me that addressed the specific feedback she received with my Client Intake Form.
There is also so much more than just this personalized menu. I found enormous benefit from the Members Area, which guided me through some more specific "how-to's" as well as extra videos for for the body issue (hip opening) that I was working on for those days when I had a bit more time.
I am feeling more aligned, standing straighter, less back ache, and have much more strength in my hips in only 3 - 4 weeks. I can't recommend it enough, just a great program!"
DIGITAL THERAPY CLIENT
I first started running back in January 2019. I have never classed myself as particularly fit so, moving into the Autumn of my years (as Frank Sinatra sings so well), it seemed a sensible approach to give me greater mobility as I age. Fast forward to the present and I've been training for the Virgin London Marathon and have gone from running 3 miles to building towards what is a daunting 26 miles (re-scheduled for October 2020). As my mileage has increased, so has the odd niggle and pain ... call it what you will.
I've read books on it, checked out YouTube, visited Sports Physiotherapists, taken up Yoga and, sadly, resorted to pain killers, all in an attempt to get some freedom.
I was settling into the belief that I'll never be pain free because my right hip always hurts and the physios weren't sure where exactly. Now my right knee hurts and, if that isn't enough, my left shoulder too.
I realise I am becoming a sceptic and starting to believe (along with other runners) that niggles and pain are just part of the runners lot ... and I guess I'll just be another one. This isn't what I intended when I started training.
So, I'm browsing Facebook a few weeks ago and I come across Posture Ellie. I was drawn to an exercise she had posted for glutes, (oh the pain in my glutes at that point!)
I was intrigued by her methods, not that I tried them there and then (sceptic in me). I did find her website and take a look, there was a lot of information and it took me time to take it all in.
I finally emailed her and she responded with some exercise ideas on her YouTube and, from this, I finally made the decision to sign up to Digital Therapy. Honestly? It was the price that hooked me. If it didn't work (and I had my suspicions that it wouldn't) it was a small price to pay - I feel guilty for even thinking that now!
For Digital Therapy there's an online assessment which you go through (which took me about an hour) and I emailed photos of myself to Ellie.
24 hours later, I was sent my Digital Therapy Menu. It's very detailed - with how many repetitions to do, how-to videos and Ellie gives you feedback of those photos and how she interprets the results of your online test.
One whole week has gone by and I have started each day with the exercises and have interlaced some maintenance runs of 3 miles every other day into my routine.
The first couple of days were spent making sure I was doing the exercises correctly, I then settled into knowing more or less what I should be doing without having to refer to the video examples all of the time.
Slowly I have started to 'feel' changes ... and importantly, improvements to my right side! Honestly, I'm almost in utter disbelief. The sceptic in me has departed, hopefully for good.
Don't get me wrong I still have niggles, but they are improving so much so that the other day (which was Day 7 of doing the exercises ) that, half-way through my run, I realised that I had not even thought about my hip pain. The reason for this was that it was gone.
I realise now that this is a Journey. I am waking up with more movement in my limbs, more flexibility and generally less discomfort in my body.
What I want is to be able to turn up on that start line for the Marathon having replaced fear with optimism, knowing that my body will not let me down.
Finding The Egoscue Method and Posture Ellie has been a Eureka Moment and I'm sure there are more to come.
100% I recommend this to you. That saying no pain no gain is now turning round in me - no pain, ALL gain."
Digital Therapy Client
"The whole process was easy to complete and understand.
Although it did take some time to fill out the self assessment form, I really enjoyed doing the exercises as it made me realise what I found easy and what I needed to work on.
It was a really interesting process, as I learnt a lot about my posture and how I can now make changes by doing my posture exercises on a regular basis.
All the information is very well explained, with helpful tips and videos so it makes it easy to understand and do the exercises.
Thank you so much Ellie! I'm starting to feel a difference already."
online 1-2-1 Client
"I’ve had TMD/lockjaw pain for two years and, after researching Egoscue, I finally got in touch with Ellie.
My first meeting with her was in person, then 4 FaceTime sessions, all as equally valuable as the person to person.
Ellie is ideally suited to her role as an Egoscue Therapist, she is enthusiastic, warm, knowledgable and passionate about helping people with chronic pain.
It isn’t a walk in the park, or a quick fix, it takes time, commitment and a positive attitude. It can be an emotional rollercoaster with highs and lows but Ellie is always there every step of the way with good advice. It is important to keep communicating with her so that she can unravel the puzzle for you.
My body is stronger, my posture has improved and I have some pain free days.
I know I have a long way to go, but Ellie has given me the tools to continue my progress and I know her door is always open for me.
If anyone has chronic pain all I can say is get in touch with Ellie."
in-person 1-2-1 Client
"This works and has been worth every penny! I cannot believe how much better my body feels since visiting Ellie.
I have been searching for a solution to my neck, shoulder and lower back pain for the last 20 years and have tried physio, chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncture and podiatry. These have all helped for a little while, only for pain to recur or move to a new place.
Ellie is professional, knowledgable and very friendly. In my first session Ellie listened carefully to all of my aches and pains and how they impact on my daily life. She took time to show me a menu of exercises to do at home and provided a detailed plan to refer back to.
If something was too difficult or caused pain she adjusted to suit me. The exercise routines take about 20 minutes.
The results have been far better that I believed was possible. My posture looks better and my neck and shoulder pain is non existent. If there is soreness at the end of the day, I know exactly what exercises are going to relieve the discomfort.
I can stand and sit still without stiffness and back pain. I can walk up hills without getting sore hips. I will certainly be continuing the exercises.
Thank you so much Ellie!"
"Wow, what an amazing course.
Gained a lot from the two days & certainly was value for money especially considering the amount of knowledge that I took away with me.
Ellie is a true professional who really does know what she’s talking about.
The course was a real eye (and hip!) opener with plenty of practical aspects too.
I would have no hesitation recommending this course to anyone!”
"Eleanor was hired by the GLAMOUR team to present a 1 hr talk at our HQ, which was informative, engaging and interactive.
Many of my colleagues were fascinated to discover the causes behind their aches and pains and Eleanor's useful tips and exercises have helped alleviate their ailments.
I would highly recommend a corporate session with Eleanor and can't wait for many more in the future."
"Ellie is very passionate and knowledgeable about PAT.
I found her one-hour group session to be very beneficial, she made it interesting and engaging and I learnt so much in a short space of time, which I have no doubt will benefit me for years to come.
I really rate her – good find."
IN-PERSON 1-2-1 CLIENT
"I cannot recommend Ellie enough!
During my first session, I felt really listened to and she has so much knowledge and positivity that I felt really excited to carry on with my tailor made exercise routine at home.
That night I had the best nights’ sleep I had had in absolutely ages! I could feel the effects of the exercises immediately, and the benefits have continued as I have carried on with my routines, including a dramatic decrease in some long term pain and discomfort symptoms.
Not only is Ellie very professional but is a lovely person who has a fantastic outlook and it is a pleasure going for my appointments.
Thank you Ellie - you have given me the tools to improve how I feel! Through consistency with the exercises and your expertise I can now achieve things I couldn’t do before!”
DIGITAL THERAPY CLIENT
"Thank you so much for the thoughtful and detailed analysis and response.
I have consulted with other professionals over the years about my imbalances and posture and have never received such a well communicated explanation of my weaknesses and how best to address them, as well as the thinking behind the approach. I greatly appreciate and value that.
Also, love the full package you are rolling out on the website and Instagram.
Great experience on this end. I think the experience and value for what you are offering is outstanding."
ONLINE 1-2-1 CLIENT
"I'm a new client and a very happy one!
I fully recommend Ellie.
Our FaceTime consultation was full of new learning for me.
Now for the exercises in readiness fo the next touch base and expert instructions.
Thank you Ellie!"
IN-PERSON 1-2-1 CLIENT
" I have had back and neck problems for many years, potentially linked to competing in the sport of Rowing for 16 years !
In the past, I have sought treatment from Physiotherapists and Chiropractors and it has been effective for short term relief. However, I have felt that I am only a short distance from another episode and had to protect and nurse my back and neck.
I now find myself in a different place having followed Ellie’s course of treatment for a few months now. It feels like my back and neck are now on a journey of long term and sustainable improvement and I now have confidence in their condition, such that the need to protect them has reduced and will potentially disappear. I enjoy going to the gym and following the routine and the visits to Ellie to update and change the protocols. I am of the opinion that regular and committed effort to follow the plan is important and that it delivers long term positive changes.
I would recommend Ellie’s intervention to anyone !!"
"This course is a fantastic in depth overview on everything posture and movement related, whether you’re in pain, or not, curious around anatomy and physiology or just like to exercise and want to know more about how the body was designed to move this course is for you. You’ll go home with a fountain of knowledge and adaptations to support everyday normal living, pain free.
I have had treatment with Ellie already and, topping up with the course, has been fantastic bonus. I have been able to make small changes to my day to day life to help me reduce back and knee pain. I have a better awareness about my posture and it’s even carried over to my gym based workouts as well, meaning I am able to tap into muscles that were weaker and inactive before and get stronger!"
"I arranged for Ellie to come in to our offices and deliver a 2 part corporate session as part of our staff wellbeing
The first 45 minutes were dedicated to basic postural
alignment, the body’s form and function and everyday
challenges that we face. In the second session Ellie took us through some simple alignment techniques and
exercises that we could all benefit from.
Throughout this process, I found Ellie to be incredibly
professional and flexible. She is clearly very
knowledgeable in her area and has a lovely way of
delivering her message and engaging her audience.
We had such great feedback and requests for follow ups, that we have now asked Ellie to come in for one to one
sessions with our staff and are looking to arrange some
more group sessions in the near future."
IN-PERSON 1-2-1 CLIENT
"I’m amazed at the difference one session has improved my aches and pains.
Over the past few months I have barely been able to walk if I haven’t moved for a couple of hours and I have to get my joints into action, which entails a lot of hobbling for a couple of minutes.
This morning I got out of bed, got ready for work and walked the dog, it was only when I got into my car that I realised I had no pain! No pain = very exciting news.
A big thanks to Ellie for my exercises and highlighting my areas to focus on.
IN-PERSON 1-2-1/CORPORATE CLIENT
"Postural Alignment Therapy really is a life changer and I’m so glad we booked Ellie to engage with our staff here at Arena Birmingham.
Ellie’s delivery was comprehensive and inspiring.
My one to one session was a revelation and I can’t quite believe how such simple exercises have left me feeling so energised and at ease.
I have since invested in a yoga block and mat to continue with my homework and really hope we can welcome Ellie back soon.
Everyone found the day highly beneficial.
Ellie – thank you so much!"
YOGA STUDIO CLIENT
"We invited Ellie to come to lead a workshop with some of our students at Hay Yoga. I thought it would be great for us to hear about common alignment issues that cause (sometimes serious) pain, and how that pain could be rectified from very simple exercises that can help re-align us!
Ellie was very warm and welcoming to our students from the word go, she made the demonstrations and talk truly enjoyable, interesting and fun! Ellie obviously has a wealth of knowledge in PAT, so it was amazing to learn so much in just 2 hours! Time flew by so quick, we did a bit of theory, with demonstrations by Ellie, and then we all practiced exercises to feel it in or own bodies... a real practical and interactive workshop!
We all found out areas in our bodies that are slightly off balance, and some saw Ellie for individual therapy after the workshop. I've since heard Ellie has been working her magic on their pain, which was affecting their yoga practice.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and look forward to having a new group of Yogis learning about PAT with Ellie in the new year :) Thanks again Ellie, you were fab! From the Yogis at Hay Yoga."
IN-PERSON 1-2-1 CLIENT
"I first heard about the Egoscue Method on Twitter.
One of the celebs I stalk, retweeted someone saying they'd avoided major back surgery by following the Egoscue Method. Having a back problem myself (as well as knee and shoulder pain), the Tweet got my attention.
I researched Egoscue and found Ellie. I followed her Instagram for a while and found myself more and more intrigued by what she posted, so I got in touch.
At my first session, Ellie put me instantly at ease and within 10 mins she'd identified that I had a tilted and elevated pelvis on one side (and some other issues but my pelvis being the main one).
A bit about my pain, as mentioned above, my back 'went' in May 2018 by doing the simple, daily move of putting my shoes on!! (Just for context at the time I was a healthy 35 year old, so putting my shoes on really shouldn't have been a problem and nor had it ever been before)! At its worst, I couldn't even stand for more than 10 seconds without being in agonising pain. I still went to work each day (I'm self employed) but I'd be crying every morning and at night, whilst in excruciating agony on the drive to and from work. When my back started recovering towards the end of last Summer, it would occasionally flare up again over the Autumn, but I also then started to get increasing amounts of pain in my left shoulder and right knee. I thought it was all just a coincidence, but Ellie explained things really logically for me to help me understand how it was all connected.
Ellie's approach is really flexible. Depending on the pain, the clients' needs etc sessions are as regular or irregular as the client wants. This has been great for me to work around my schedule.
I've had four sessions with Ellie (one per month) and I haven't suffered any pain now for over 4 weeks. This is the longest I've gone without any pain in over a year. I'm so delighted (and shocked) by just how good I feel. What I also ought to mention is my back was so bad last year, and then my knee, that I had to stop high impact exercise completely. The movements Ellie has given me to practice have not only eradicated my pain, they have also enabled me to start my Hiit sessions again which I'm sure has contributed to how I feel, as well as contributing to my technique in Pilates too.
Don't get me wrong, it's not been a walk in the park. Some moves have been uncomfortable (not painful), so you have to be willing to put effort in and persevere, as the benefits are unlikely to be immediate, although I know some of her clients have had noticeable results after just one session.
Ellie is straight talking, friendly, and good humoured, and what I like the most is that she holds you to account. You're not going to be given a magic pill but what you will get is empathy, top knowledge and guidance on exercises to help you realign and over time reduce / remove your pain.
Whether it's a niggle or long term chronic pain you have nothing to lose by reaching out to Ellie. All you need is some motivation to do a bit of work and you'll be pain free too."
YOGA STUDIO CLIENT
" I'll start this by asking myself, "how did I not find this sooner?!"
The Egoscue Method is the most simple approach to pain management I have come across, and it is without a doubt the most effective for me.
Since my injury occurred 5 years ago, I have been through all avenues - chiropractors, osteopaths, physios, acupuncturists ... ending up with the top back & spine specialists in the Cotswolds.
Following 2 x-rays and 1 MRI scan, I was told there was nothing mechanically wrong with my back/shoulder/pelvis. Presumably this was supposed to be music to my ears as no surgery was required ... but why was I listening to this man with shooting pains through my abdomen, legs & shoulder?
I was absolutely convinced I was going to live with this pain the rest of my life and couldn't even think about starting a family.
When I first came across Ellie's Instagram - the content was very relatable and just made sense to me.
I started by attending one of Ellie's 'Introduction to PAT' workshops to see what it was all about. My pain began to subside almost immediately, so I signed up for 4 sessions.
Ellie listened to my problems and I immediately felt a real sense of passion from her. Her approach is simple - 'cause & effect' - to look for the root cause of the pain, not focusing on 'where the pain is'. Some of which were very surprising and I had never heard before!
Ellie was very clear about our goals - she was going to teach me how to manage treatment myself through our 4 appointments, I wouldn't have to rely on multiple appointments after this.
We photographed my standing position, analysed the problems and quickly got into an exercise routine that Ellie explained very clearly - making every effort to ensure I could replicate at home without expensive equipment. After the appointment, I received an email with the same list of exercises - connected to instructional videos. I have historically found 'at home' exercise routines very complicated, time consuming and all around overwhelming. This was very different indeed. I completed the whole set of exercises in 20 minutes, which I now have perfected to an easy 15 minutes. I'm thrilled at how easily I could commit to this routine - it's all down to the simplicity of The Egoscue Method.
My pain began to subside almost immediately. I had the 'weird' feelings associated with the changes in my posture (Ellie warned me of this). But I have never experienced anything so effective with such little effort, time and funds.
I began exercising at the gym again, which would historically make me so frightened of hurting myself but now I feel reassured as any twinges of pain I feel can be quickly corrected with my short exercise routine.
As my posture was changing, sometimes new areas of fatigue or aches might appear - Ellie jumped straight on it to adjust my exercises accordingly - always giving me the power to manage the pain myself. Admittedly, sometimes I have become complacent and slipped out of my regular routines. This would normally result in me panicking and jumping to the first Chiropractor appointment available - but knowing I have the tools at my disposal is all I need to get back on track.
I am soon on my final session and couldn't be happier. Well, I say happy, I would've been much happier if I had discovered this method several years before to avoid serious anxieties and nearing £3,000+ of treatment!
I can't recommend Ellie enough - what she has given me in confidence to keep my pain under control is astonishing and I am forever grateful! "
IN - PERSON 1-2-1 CLIENT
"It’s not that I couldn’t walk, but a year ago I had developed a pronounced limp, walking more than short distances had become painful and niggling pains in my hip and knee were often keeping me awake at night. Walking has always been a favourite leisure activity for me and I was loathe to accept this was the inevitable consequence of increasing age. Clearly I needed to do do something about it.
A group session with Ellie showed me that I was actually unable to stand up straight for more than 30 seconds! She also taught us a few tips on walking ‘properly’ and I immediately felt some relief when I put these into practice. Ellie seemed to have some answers so I booked some sessions.
Ellie patiently assessed the way I was standing and moving and drew up a set of exercises to start reversing many decades of bad habits. Avoidance of pain was an important factor in this, but some stretches and twinges were inevitable as muscles I didn’t know I had were coaxed into action once more. Each session involved a meticulous re-assessment and some more challenging exercises: walking became progressively more pleasurable.
Going through the exercises daily was of course tedious, but it has paid off. At a critical point in the programme I realised that if I omitted the exercises one morning, I instantly reverted to old and painful walking habits, so this was a good incentive to do them properly! Clearly they were important and working for me so I persevered.
Now, once again, I am walking with a spring in my step and enjoying long distance footpaths again.
Thank you, Ellie."
In-PERSON 1-2-1 CLIENTS
"Having had both my hips replaced by the age of 55, my reason for becoming Ellie’s client was to discover where it had all gone wrong and hopefully get my body back onto a more functional and pain-free path.
Ellie was recommended to me by my yoga teacher + others in the class, and I have not been disappointed!
I have been continually impressed by the depth and breadth of her knowledge of the human body.
Whilst my body has presented many puzzles along the way, the journey has been great fun thanks to Ellie’s indomitable spirit of positivity and optimism!
It has not been an easy journey, there is much work to be done but Ellie makes it clear from the start that commitment to self help is fundamental and ongoing - and we’ve certainly had many laughs along the way!"
"I went to see Ellie with a niggling knee injury that I couldn’t seem to get past despite changes to my normal training.
Ellie has a holistic whole body approach, she is incredibly passionate and truly provides personalised plans.
Not only am I now pain free and back training again but I have an increased awareness on how day to day modern life has such a big impact on your posture and mobility - something I hope I continue to be mindful of now and in the future."
"ABMW was incredible.
I've learnt so much and have started spotting alignment issues in others as well as myself.
I'm so much more conscience of making sure I move more, "if you don't use it, you'll lose it" really hit home.
I've already recommended the course to others and so much of the content made sense, it was almost as if it's all obvious, but we've been discouraged to think about it.
Mostly I loved Ellie's passion, enthusiasm and warmth. She made the classes really easy going and enjoyable... "
"I did not know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised at the accessible way everything was presented. The practical exercises were brilliant.
It totally changed my perspective on how the body works. Really well researched and informative.
I have been telling anyone who will listen about this course, and my knee is much less painful.
IN-PERSON 1-2-1 CLIENT
"I've been suffering chronic back/hip pain for as long as I can remember and I've tried many different avenues, with no luck or lasting pain relief whatsoever.
I spent thousands over the years on different treatments and had epidural injections (which were very expensive!) that did nothing both times. They just temporarily masked the pain and didn't look at what was causing the pain - it seems a narrow minded approach now looking back.
The whole thing was very frustrating, until I stumbled on Ellie and Posture Alignment Therapy. I can't believe I never found her sooner - I would've saved thousands and never-mind the years of debilitating pain! I know where I should've initially spent my (considerably LOT less) money.
She's very enthusiastic about pain relief (lucky for me!) I can't recommend her enough, its really opened my eyes and has got me interested in the importance of posture.
I feel like I am in control of my pain now; it's loads better than it was and is getting better everyday, I'm moving, sleeping, functioning and just living a lot better."
In-PERSON 1-2-1 CLIENT
"I have been suffering from lower back pain for some time.
This specifically came on during long dog rambles and after yoga. Yoga highlighted that I had poor alignment and thankfully I came across Posture Ellie through Soul Sanctuary Yoga.
On the first visit Ellie confirmed I had one hip elevated higher than the other. It was quite a shock to see the difference. This was highly likely to be causing my pain. I was so intrigued with Ellie’s knowledge and advice re posture realignment.
She instructed me through a set of exercises and these became my exercise menu for home.
I have seen Ellie twice now. The exercises are certainly helping with my pain and discomfort. I can’t remember the last time I got out of bed with my lower back pulling. A two hour walk up the Malvern Hills has certainly become more enjoyable.
Further I am learning to listen to my body and it’s restrictions regarding yoga poses and daily activity to prevent further injury.
Thank you Ellie. "
IN-PERSON 1-2-1 CLIENT
"Ellie was recommended to me by a good friend of mine as she didn’t want to see me struggle anymore and hoped that Ellie would be the right person to support me on my road to recovery! I made my first appointment with a completely open mind and already committed to the “journey” by turning up and meeting Ellie!
She was so welcoming and considerate of how I wanted and needed to be supported and I instantly felt at ease. I am not (and never have been) a “gym bunny” or into exercise in anyway, apart from the odd bit of yoga now and then, which means I find disciplining myself very difficult.
The individual exercises Ellie has given me I have committed to doing every day (bar two) in a whole month which has totally surprised me!I actually enjoy doing them now and they just make me feel better.
I knew I needed to make changes, as being in as much pain as I was on the daily shouldn’t be expected by anybody, at any age, let alone 34!
Correcting your posture and doing the exercises will take effort and commitment, but it’s half an hour out of my day which is actually changing my mindset and improving my mental and physical health.
I feel lucky to have some “inside knowledge” now of how I can “fix” bad habits and to be supported by such a passionate and professional person who clearly cares for her clients. It’s not an overnight cure, but I’m enjoying the process :)
What can I say? I’m sold!!"