Our team of physiotherapists, massage therapists, yoga and Pilates instructors, nutritionists and exercise specialists work together to formulate the most effective treatment protocols to get you back doing what you love as quickly as possible.
Physiotherapist: Antony Causton
Rehabilitation specialist: Gabriella Rose
Massage therapist: Fiona Gilbert
Nutritionist: Jo Lewin
Pilates instructor: Simmy Collins
Alexander Technique: Sarah Barfoot
Antony Causton – MCSP, HPC, Certified GUNN IMS Practitioner
Antony is the clinic owner and lead physiotherapist at Reach Physiotherapy, Brighton. With over a decade’s worth of experience in the musculoskeletal and orthopaedic field of physiotherapy, Antony has a wealth of knowledge in treating and preventing a diverse range of injuries affecting all areas of the body. This includes nerve pain, joint and muscle pain, muscle weakness and re-education, preoperative and postoperative care, balance problems and orthotic prescription. He has worked with professional football teams, olympic athletes and 1000s of people across the globe, treating patients of all ages, abilities and activity levels.
After graduating from Brunel University, London, Antony then worked in the big city for a year providing physiotherapy to professional football players, disabled children and also set up a service within a gym in Kensington. He then moved to Vancouver, Canada to further develop his skill set practicing alongside Canada’s leading physios at the city’s most renowned clinic. There he advanced in all areas of physiotherapy including occupational rehab and sports injury management by treating Vancouver’s leading athletes and winter sports population.
Antony then returned to his beloved Brighton, where he furthered his knowledge in pre- and post-operative care; working at local private hospitals and private clinics. Being the clinic owner and lead physiotherapist at Reach Physiotherapy, Antony prides himself on providing the highest quality of care to his patients possible and will always go the extra mile to make sure his patients get back on track and are cared for. His passions are fixing people, attending courses about fixing people, music, teaching spin to keep fit, fishing in the summer sun, surfing, snowboarding and Brighton.
Gaby is a qualified Personal Trainer, Rehab Specialist and Pilates Teacher who has studied the Appi Pilates method in London as well as her GP Referral qualification with Premier Training International. Currently she is employed as a Physiotherapy Technician at the Brighton County Hospital. She specialises in working with patients completing their rehab whether they have sports injuries, back pain or are recovering from surgery. Furthermore, she supports people who simply need to improve their strength and flexibility to reduce pain and unease in the body. Drawing on various methods to help clients to reach their goals and feel empowered through movement. This technique plays a huge role in her work at the hospital producing fantastic results with her patients.
Gaby has always enjoyed and thrived on activities such as dance, yoga, running and swimming. Through her own personal experience she has come to understand that the mind and body are strongly related; she draws upon her knowledge gained from meditation courses and her yoga practice. Gaby believes that physical strength and peace of mind can have significant positive effects on how we live our lives and our general wellbeing.
Feel the healing power of movement in an intimate remedial 1:1 Pilates session for anyone who is recovering from injury or illness. The session will be gentle and restorative, working closely towards your wellbeing goals in a relaxing and healing environment. Using breath work, Pilates based exercises and stretches to reconnect, restore and re-balance the body.
Build strength to restore your body’s natural balance. If you have experienced back pain, recovering from illness or injury a 1:1 session with your goals in mind can show you the powerful benefits of exercise and movement. Get back to sport, improve your fitness and mobility!
Weekly programs are given to each client along with support and encouragement when working towards individual goals.
Fiona is a qualified Advanced Sports and Clinical Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor and specializes in injury, pain and chronic pain. Fiona has been working with people’s bodies for over 9 years and is also qualified in Traditional Thai Massage and Abdominal massage.
How can she help you?
- Alleviate aches, pains and headaches
- Relieve muscular tightness
- Tension and stress relief
- Improve mood, breathing, circulation and posture
- Restore immune system function
- Encourage efficient energy flow
Since graduating 2010, Jo has worked in a variety of public and private contexts, including the NHS, charities and private workplaces. Jo works with people of all ages and shares her passion for food and commitment to balanced, no nonsense nutrition.
Nutrition support to help you with:
- Weight loss
- Pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Energy levels and mood
- Digestive health
- Meal ideas and recipes
She currently works as a Community Nutritionist for the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership with a specialism in adult weight management and behaviour change. Jo supports adults in achieving their goals and believes in real nutrition; no fads or gimmicks, and takes a realistic approach to diet. Alongside diet, consultations with Jo will look at lifestyle factors that influence both physical and mental health such as exercise, sleep and stress.
As a member of the Association for Nutrition, Jo adheres to their Standards of Ethics, Conduct and Performance.
Jo enjoys all aspects of food; cooking, gardening, markets, restaurants, permaculture, not to mention talking, eating and regularly writes for the BBC Good Food website.
Joe’s website: www.nutrijo.co.uk
Pilates and yoga instructors
Simmy Collins – Pilates instructor
Simmy completed her Level 3 Pilates Matwork training with Body Control Pilates in London and currently working towards a level 3 Pregnancy Pilates in 2017, she has Masters degree from University of Essex (2011), after she experienced Pilates’s benefits, she decided to dedicate 2 years to training and made a total career change to become a teacher, now Simmy regularly teaches Pilates classes to everyone from 13 to 85 years olds. She feels lucky to have discovered Pilates and is even more passionate about teaching it. She loves seeing how many health benefits and how much positivity it can bring into everyone’s life.
Sarah Tilley – Yoga instructor
Sarah first came to yoga in 2002 upon the recommendation of her osteopath. From an introduction to it through the precision of the Lyengar method, Sarah found herself drawn gradually towards a stronger more dynamic practise and ultimately trained to become a teacher in 2008.
Yoga meaning Union, to draw together the mind and the body using the vehicle of the breath to do so. Whether we come to our mat with a tendency towards stiffness or flexibility through the practise we find more space physically. As we find more space within the body we find more space within the mind also. We find the gaps between our thoughts where there is peace and stillness to be found.
Ilana Kateb – Yoga instructor
Ilana was initially drawn to yoga as a way of relieving pain in her neck, shoulders and back following an injury, but it was the calming and energising effect of connecting the body with the breath that really captivated her interest.
She spent several years exploring various styles, including Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga before discovering the creative, dance-like nature of Vinyasa Flow yoga, which forms most of her practice today.
Fulfilling a long-standing desire to share the rewards of yoga with others, in 2016 she completed her 200hr teacher training with Vidya Heisel at Frog Lotus Yoga International in Spain. She now teaches regular yoga classes in Brighton and Hove, and loves to keep learning by frequently attending classes, workshops and further trainings. She enjoys teaching students of all levels to move and breathe mindfully in order to feel well in body and mind.
Sarah is a member of The Society of The Teachers of The Alexander Technique (STAT). She teaches one-to-one private lessons at Reach Physiotherapy and also runs group workshops.
Sarah believes that Alexander Technique lessons are beneficial to everyone. The technique is a psychophysical re-educationa
The Alexander Technique can help you to recognise and prevent harmful postural habits that might be causing you stress and pain. In lessons you can learn to release tension and balance body and mind. The Alexander Technique can be used to:
- Relieve Back, Neck and Joint Pain
- Reduce Muscle Tension and Stiffness
- Help with Breathing and Vocal Problems
- Improve Posture
- Develop Business and Presentation Skills
- Reduce Anxiety and Stress
- Improve Performance in Music, Drama and Sport
- Support Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Help Sufferers of Long Term Chronic Pain
- General Wellbeing
The technique is a powerful tool for personal development, self-awareness and learning new skills. Learning to use yourself better, with poised natural body alignment will help improve overall function and wellbeing. It has been found to be particularly effective in helping sufferers of lower back pain as demonstrated in a major NHS trial.
Sometimes referred to as embodied mindfulness. People of any age and ability will find the technique helps them to feel calmer and more confident. Sarah brings a friendly approach to her lessons and is always happy to answer any enquiries. She also specialises in working with performing artists and has worked with actors at Rose Bruford College and The Actors Centre in London. She also recently worked with singers at The London School of Musical Theatre and Young Musicians at Arts Educational College, London.
Please get in touch if you would like to know more about The Alexander Technique or would like to book a session