Postural Alignment Specialist
Heal Your Pain
Postural Alignment Classes with Caroline

I run 4 Postural Alignment Classes each week (up to 18 people)

from the Tavistock Community Sports Centre


Monday evenings 5pm - 6pm
Tuesday evenings 6pm - 7pm
Wednesday evenings 6pm - 7pm
Saturday mornings 10am - 11am

My Postural Alignment Classes, run out of Tavistock Community Sports Centre and with the Secondary School, have become very successful working with a variety of people who are athletes, office workers and varied occupations.

Ages range from teenagers to elderly people, who all find a great benefit from more flexibility, balance and a straighter body.

The amazing thing with the Egoscue method that I use, is that the individual can feel the difference in their own body. This allows them to ask for specific parts of their body to be worked on, those that need more flexibilityy or getting rid of stiffness after training.

I have had clients running marathons and cycling long distances that can't believe how quickly their body has recovered since taking part in my classes. You don't need to be in pain, but to be able to increase your range of movement is fantastic.

I moved to Devon in April 2015 and started working in Tavistock Sports Community Centre in May that year. I did four free classes to see what the uptake would be like - this has grown so well that I now run three classes a week. At first, I only wanted to have ten people in each class, as I like to watch how everyone is doing, but now I’m working with up to fourteen. Some people come to all three classes each week!

I work with over five hundred exercises, so that I can vary the class depending what’s required that session and below you can read testimonials from very different people who attend the classes.

The classes have led me working with year ten and eleven in the school attached to the Sports Centre. This is a great challenge, as the girls hate PE and there are thirty pupils! But I am up for any challenge and the PE teachers are really pleased as most get involved, I will get them all... ;)

My rehab side is on a one to one basis; again my results have been so fabulous as I'm so passionate in helping people achieve their goals, whether it's getting out to walk their dog or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

 


I also run two other classes a week


from the Meldon Village Hall, Okehampton EX20 4LU
Monday evenings 7.30pm - 8.30pm


from the Meadwell Village Hall, Kelly Lifton PL16 0HJ
Thursday evenings 6.45pm - 7.45pm


I work individually with One to Ones

So please check out this page too!

I am taking Small Classes at 3 Abbey Place, Tavistock PL19 0AB in the day time.

Please check out my Facebook page for each week dates and times or call me to reserve your place as limited.

Small Postural Alignment Classes at 3 Abbey Place, Tavistock PL19 0AB

Sally (Devon)

I am thrilled. Caroline with her Egoscue exercises have helped me get into postural alignment. I have been hunched over for a few decades. It took four sessions over a period of six months. I am in my sixty's and my hunchedness was affecting my health. Well done Caroline, many thanks.

Paul Turner - Ex Royal Marine

Hi Caroline. I just wanted to update and thank you. I'm very much on the mend and things are improving daily. I'm continuing with the exercises they've become a bit of a habit! Looking back, I realise that two physios made the wrong diagnosis of what was causing my leg pain, you on the other hand got it right. As the healing has taken place, the pain has gone from my ankle and thigh and is very much in my bum and now feels muscular which is what it was! It's been almost two months now and I think it'll be another month before full recovery. Apart from broken bones, I've never sustained an injury that has taken so long to heal, been so incapacitating and painful! I've learnt something over the last couple of months that's for sure! I just wish I knew what the cause had been!!

So once again thank you so much. I'll be recommending you to anyone who is in need of "straightening" out. One final thing... your no nonsense approach and sense of humour are great!!

Bex Phillips

Had a fantastic afternoon with Caroline on Tuesday. A thorough but friendly approach. Far more creeks and clicks than I expected, but some absolute revolations with regards to my gait and posture. Relieved to discover the problems are fixable, as an ex pro dancer thought I had battered my body beyond repair! My personal exercise plan is achievable and clearly described. Can't wait to see/feel the results.

Claire Bruff

I walked into Caroline's office like The Hunchback of Notre Dame, my neck was more seized than the outdoor tap on an icy day, I was wonkier than Willy Wonkier and my knees and ankle were as stiff as a board after I was in the saddle for longer than five minutes. After our first session I had movement back in my neck and I was standing straighter. Caroline gave me a set of exercises to do everyday and after a few days I attempted a longer ride with no pain. I went back to Caroline after a couple of weeks where I got a new set of exercises to work to. I'm pleased to say that I'm no longer wonky in the saddle and I attempted a 5hr ride over hill and vale and can safely say, I had no pain at all in my knees and ankle. I'd highly recommend going to see Caroline if you have any aches and pains. She is very good at helping you relax, she's professional, knows her stuff and she copes well with hairy legs!

Laura Lewis

I walked into my first class on crutches and now I am so much stronger and in much less pain thanks to Caroline. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which means I dislocate multiple times a day as well as other symptoms. I have tried everything to help but nothing has worked until now. One on one sessions with Caroline and group classes have been amazing (good fun too!). My condition is degenerative so there is no cure but this feels as close as I could get to that. Please give this class a try regardless of your ability. You won't regret it!

Sue Jerrett

For many years I have suffered with aches and pains (shoulders, neck and headaches) and had to have a hip replacement 6 years ago at the age of 49 and was told then that I would probably need the other one doing within 10 years, but I was determined that I wouldn'T and I would do all I could to strengthen my skeleton and muscles, as I was told my pelvis was out of alignment and that had caused the uneven wear in my hip joints.

I continued to do Pilates which did help, but then Caroline Clarke came into my life at my local sports centre and I am now pain free… it’s amazing. I go to 3 classes a week with Caroline and I also had a One to One assessment with her to pinpoint my problems and she then created a personal exercise programme to help me realign and I try and do this most days at home. I feel so much better and I have no aches and pains and the pain I was getting in my 'old' hip has completely gone and I know now which small exercises I need to do to correct any twinges that I may get and it really does work.

Caroline is a very attentive and caring teacher and she has a band of regulars, like myself, who attend the weekly classes. For us, it is not just the exercises to correct our posture that keeps us going back, but Caroline’s great personality that has us all laughing and discussing all manner of topics and really is a tonic for the mind as well as the body.

I have recommended Caroline to friends and colleagues who suffer with joint pain and I know that several like me feel we have at last found the answer after many years of searching!

Caroline also works with students at our local senior school and with people from all walks of life including service personnel who are in need of rehabilitation.

Caroline is an inspiration to us all.

Helen Dickinson

Initially, I was a little sceptical of how a static class could be beneficial to my running performance. I have been a runner for many years and have completed over 30 10ks, over 15 half marathons and 2 full marathons and continue to run approximately 12 miles a week. Last October, I did the Amsterdam half marathon and delighted in having no joint pain or muscle stiffness during or following the event – for the first time in years. Prior to this, the only thing that had changed in my training schedule was the addition of postural alignment classes. I now enjoy a significantly improved range of movement and flexibility when running and attending circuit sessions.

I am a total convert to the benefits that postural alignment affords through precise working of specific joints and muscle groups and heightened awareness of participants to their bodies’ specific needs.

James Carr, Manager, Tavistock Community Sports Centre

Caroline joined us as an Instructor at the Sports Centre in June 2015 delivering her class Postural Alignment.

The class has been well received by our members and is one of our most popular classes, with us running three classes a week and more often than not they are all fully booked.

Our members consist of a vast number of people of all different ages, abilities and fitness levels. The class helps members who are in pain or have a specific issue but as well it improves the all-round fitness an stability of other members who have no injury concerns.

As the Sports Centre Manager I would highly recommend the class for your employees, as it will certainly improve their fitness in other ways than just the usual fitness programmes people undertake.