Reviews

Jon Block


I was introduced to Pierre by an osteopath who I went to see about back pain I was suffering from after long bike rides. She had identified that I had some imbalances in my posture - for example: one hip higher than the other - and she thought that Pierre's might be able to help me. At my first consultation with Pierre he delved into other issues I was troubled with... this was quite a long list! I had a sore wrist from a fall two years ago that was still weak and painful when gardening or playing the piano, I  regularly experienced neck pain from reading and using my smartphone, and sometimes I experienced pain in the arch of my foot when walking longer distances.


What I liked about Pierre is that he approached all of these issues holistically. He undertook a thorough assessment of my posture, movement and musculoskeletal tension and strength. He was then able to identify some significant imbalances in my system that had probably developed over years of misuse (ie. sedentary lifestyle, limited exercise and poor posture). 


Across the first three months we worked on addressing the basics and after about 6-8 weeks (of following his exercise programme 2-3 times a week) I noticed very significant improvements - I was able to do gardening or go on bike rides without back pain, the pain in my neck has gone, and I have even started to be able to play the piano again without wrist pain. I am so impressed with the results I am planning to continue the programme for longer.


I would recommend Pierre to anyone with chronic musculoskeletal issues that don't seem to go away or always hover in the background ready to come back. I wasn't aware how connected all these issues were and I am very happy to feel like I am on the mend and getting stronger for the first time in years.

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Lee Gibson

HS2 Handback Engineer Hitachi

I suffered with problems with my back for several years now and what made it worse was having 2 road traffic accidents back in 2019 within one week, which both involved cars hitting me in the rear and me sustaining whiplash injuries to my neck.

 

I was experiencing a lot of chronic pain in my neck especially when turning it, which was impacting my work and day to day life. Through Pierre’s program we were able to get it pain free and with full range of motion very quickly.


In truth the reason I ended up coming to Pierre was that I was sick of paying a lot of money for regular osteopathic or physio treatment that was just giving me short term relief.

 

I find myself now near enough pain free, with also a lot more energy which has led to a tremendous benefit to my health and state of mind.

 

I would recommend Pierre to anyone suffering with any back or posture problems, he is very clear and knowledgeable in his guidance about diet exercise and lifestyle.

 

I have seen Osteopath’s and physio’s for years and spent thousands of pounds and they have not really dealt with my problem!

 

I have been going to see Pierre for the last 4 months twice a week and I believe I am 90% on my way to a full recovery and almost pain free with utilising Pierre’s techniques on movement diet and lifestyle. I continue to exercise with him and improve my movement ability, and functional strength.

A big benefit since joining the program is that Pierre provides you with information on your corrective techniques, health, diet and lifestyle that he provides in a folder, so as you can always revert back to. 

Flore Vignaux

Marketing, Women's Activewear

"Pierre taught me so much about my body and how to improve my posture. I lead a much healthier lifestyle thanks to him. I'd recommend him to any one looking to improve their gut health, posture, and general health and wellbeing."

Jan Hliněný

Psychologist & Farmer

I visited Pierre to get rid of pain, but I have received much more. I feel more in touch with my body and also with the people around me. 

Before I met Pierre, I was pushing hard at the gym while constantly experiencing pain and discomfort during and after such training. Every time I progressed with weights, pain would stop me from the next scheduled session, skipping the gym for 10 days only to start at the very beginning again. I was demotivated and sad. What the point of training when it brings me pain and no progress?


Looking back, it was Pierre’s interest in my goal in life, what I like to do and what makes me happy, that made me stick do his program. Every time Pierre would make a suggestion, he would explain how it is going to help me live my dream. Moreover, using callipers and assessments to measure my body has impressed my logical mind and gave me orientation other than my max deadlift. 


All of this made me comply with Pierre’s program. All the stretching and mobility work, which I haven’t done very often before, has quickly improved my range of motion. The first change was how I felt directly after training. I had energy to do productive things, I was fun to be around. Before I used to just eat and go to bed, because I did not have the energy to do anything else. Quickly I was completely pain-free in my regular life and I could slowly start lifting weight as I was feeling ready. Pierre was watching every set and gave me cues to improve my technique. 


Before I would do only squats and deadlifts, now I was introduced to a huge variety of movement, which made me fall in love with training again after all these years. 


I visited Pierre to get rid of pain, but I have received much more. I feel more in touch with my body and also with the people around me. 

Sam Gebreselassie

Management Consultant

"Thanks so much Pierre for all the work you've done. I've learned more more about my body and posture than I ever thought I would. Pierre's knowledge on posture, nutrition, gut health, stress management, and corrective exercise comes together to create the kind of program that will get you the life changing results you've been looking for."

Jai Patel

Drummer, The Raven Age

"I throughly recommend that people suffering with any pains or ailments work with him. "

"I had a great session with Pierre last week in which he took me through a full postural assessment. As we progressed through each section of the assessment he clearly explained how to do each exercise, the reasons why we were doing them and also how they helped me. He highlighted many areas I needed to improve and after working on them at home I already feel much better. I can tell that Pierre is extremely knowledgeable and with him also being great at getting information across in a way that anyone can understand I throughly recommend that people suffering with any pains or ailments work with him. He will help you massively and change your whole quality of life for the better."

Geoff Higginson, PhD

Alexander Technique Teacher

"If you want to strengthen your back and improve your posture I highly recommend him. It is a very rewarding process."

Pierre wrote me a corrective program to improve my posture. He did lots of assessments and measurements and explained to me the areas I need to work on to see a real improvement. 

He showed me excellent corrective mobilisations, stretches, and corrective exercises that don’t take too long yet are very effective. My back is stronger, I’m strengthening my core, and feel like it’s making a real difference. 

I must say I am extremely impressed not only by his understanding of anatomy and physiology but the way he can apply his knowledge by determining which exercises are appropriate. 

My upper back is stronger and my shoulders are much freer now. Pierre really does practice what he preaches and has a strong back and an excellent posture. If you want to strengthen your back and improve your posture I highly recommend him. It is a very rewarding process.

Saskia Deliss

Art PR

"I found Pierre’s assessment extremely useful and feel much more in tune with my body, especially my breathing. Would definitely recommend, especially if you have any back pain."