rebalance wave Rebalance Physiotherapy specialises in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain conditions in dancers and performing artists of all ages and abilities.

about

Rebalance was founded by Chartered Physiotherapist Lucie Rayner in 2012 and provides a professional, friendly service to performers in order to help them reach their optimum levels of health, fitness and performance.

Lucie initially completed her Sport Science degree and Post Graduate teaching qualification at Loughborough University. She then gained a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy and worked in the NHS, school and private sector before founding Rebalance Physiotherapy. She has been practicing the Pilates Method for over 15 years and gained her teaching qualification through The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Although she manages clients from all walks of life, her area of expertise is working with Performing Artists, particularly dancers, musicians and musical theatre performers. In 2020, she completed an MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at University College London which further enhanced her knowledge and skills in this field. She also became an assessing clinician for The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), which provides specialist health support for the performing arts industry.

"My job satisfaction comes from building trust with clients and sharing their experience as they recover, progress and achieve their goals. I love working with performing artists to rehabilitate as well as optimise performance. I draw on knowledge gained from all my experience in sport science, health and movement therapy to deliver effective results."

values

  • To constantly pursue growth and learning
  • To treat people with respect, kindness and dignity
  • To strive for excellence and maintain high professional standards
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physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals who specialise in human movement. They are skilled clinicians who use a variety of techniques to promote healing and restore a person’s movement and function following injury or illness. They have obtained a degree in Physiotherapy at University where they undergo training in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional body representing Physiotherapists and members adhere to a Code of Conduct aimed to ensure high quality of care and standards.

Professional and amateur performing artists face unique physical and psychological challenges in the pursuit of excellence. They strive to achieve an elite level of performance which can place significant demands on the body, often leading to injury. Rebalance Physiotherapy offers the necessary skills and experience in the clinical management of performers, whether they have sustained an acute injury or have been suffering with a persistent pain/chronic condition.

At Rebalance, Lucie will carry out a full and detailed assessment in order establish a clinical diagnosis and identify factors which contributed to the injury process. She will explain the nature of the problem to you clearly and discuss an appropriate treatment plan with you, which considers your goals, lifestyle, health and activities. This could include:

  • Education and Advice
  • Exercise and Movement Therapy
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Behavioural Modification
  • Proprioception and Balance training
  • Laryngeal/Vocal Physiotherapy
  • Breathing techniques
  • Manual therapy
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pilates

The Pilates Method is a unique way of exercising designed to develop body awareness, healthy postural alignment, strength, stability and flexibility. It focuses on the quality of the movement, with each exercise performed with control, fluidity and precision to reduce energy expenditure and strain on the body.

Pilates has become widely recognized as an effective tool for performing artists to improve technique, prevent injury, enhance performance and rehabilitate. Many aspects of training, choreography and performance involve repetitive patterns of movement or the overuse of specific muscle groups which can lead to muscle imbalance and associated injuries. Pilates can help restore balance, develop resilience and help a performer effectively manage the demands of performance.

The Rebalance Studio is equipped with high specification Pilates equipment imported from US-based Balanced Body Inc. including the Allegro Reformer, Trapeze Table (Cadillac), Exo Split Pedal Chair and many other smaller pieces.

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information

Lucie Rayner is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP), PhysioFirst and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is a fully certified Mat/Equipment Pilates Teacher and has an enhanced DBS Certificate. In addition, Lucie is an assessing clinician for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) which offers free clinics for performing arts professionals. She also specialises in Vocal/Laryngeal Physiotherapy and is a qualified Vocal Health First Aider

See below for up to date information about clinical services.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Consultations:
Initial Assessment (60mins): £80
Follow-up Appointment (45mins): £60
Follow-up Rehabilitation (60mins): £75

Please note: I am currently fully booked and unable to take on new patients. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email Lucie@rebalancephysio.com

Professional and student performing artists can book a free Physiotherapy Assessment with me through The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)
https://www.bapam.org.uk/performing-arts-medicine-clinics/
Call BAPAM on 020 8167 4775 to book

 

Workshops

BAPAM Community Drop-In - Core Strength for Performing Artists: 12 July 2022 @ 3-4.15pm

This session aims to explore the truth and dispel the myths about core stability from a physiotherapist's perspective. The practical component aims to energise and strengthen the deep postural muscles which make up the core.

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maintaining-your-healthy-career-core-stability-for-performing-artists-tickets-337181818897

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