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17/Apr/2021

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Online Pilates with Katie

Weekly 1 hour Pilates classes run every Monday Online via zoom between 5.15-6.15pm

Katie brings 10 years of Pilates mat practice to Formula Health. She knows first-hand the benefits of Pilates and is passionate about the exercise method. On getting to know her clients, she likes to tailor sessions to what they need with an emphasis on proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. She is living a happier, healthier and more balanced life as a result of practicing Pilates.

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04/Feb/2021

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Formula Health Founder Gemma was proud to have been approached to feature at the centre of a recent national campaign by the Institute of Osteopathy to celebrate inspirational members of the Osteopathic profession whose hard work and determination have lead them to the top of their field.

Gemma’s unique story and world first achievements have been recognised across the medical world and lead to the industry body broadcasting her interview to encourage up and coming healthcare professionals to study Osteopathy and to demonstrate the wide reaching applications of this qualification.

To see the full interview click here to go to the Institute of Osteopathy website. 

Well done Gemma!!

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Institute Osteopathy

Gemma Fisher is a Human Performance Consultant Osteopath working in Formula 1

and Clinic Director of Formula Health.

Choosing osteopathy

Having always been fascinated by the human body and wanting to play an active part in helping people understand their health, studying osteopathy appeared to be a route that would satisfy an analytical mind that always sought to answer the ‘Why’ aspect of diagnoses and provide me with the tools to deliver effective, personalised healthcare.

My career path

Prior to becoming an Osteopath, I was already qualified in gym instructing and personal training but the initial role certainly presented different challenges whereby many of your clients were expected to be mechanics 90% of the time, yet perform like elite athletes for an extremely important 10%! My former work with the emergency services and advanced life support provided the skills needed to identify and respond to medical emergencies. I’d previously studied Psychology and I’m now a qualified Nutritional Therapist with a specialist interest in Nutrigenetics, all of which helped prepare me for the wide-ranging applications of this unique job role, based upon an appreciation of the human mind and body.

I was initially brought into Williams as their Human Performance Specialist after being headhunted from the driver performance programme I was working on in endurance motorsport with Aston Martin Racing. Gaining a reputation for delivering World-Recording breaking achievements in the motorsport industry now means that head-hunters from other F1 teams find me and I am deployed as a consultant to revolutionize the corporate Human Performance programs that are responsible for the Pitcrew, drivers and the wider team. Currently working for Alfa Romeo Racing F1, I split my time between the Team’s HQ in Switzerland, International Grand Prix racetracks and my clinic in the UK.

Who I work with  

Nowadays, the multidisciplinary model is fundamental to how I operate. The whole premise of the clinic I have opened in Pangbourne, Berkshire, is built upon being a centre for Integrative Medicine. Working alongside a large spectrum of Health, Fitness and Complementary Therapy experts enables a truly holistic approach to be taken to develop bespoke packages of care to meet the varying needs of each individual.

Studying osteopathy

The course not only provides you with a thorough appreciation of all systems within the body and how they are interrelated but also teaches you a mindset and a philosophy about a holistic approach to problem solving. You can go on to specialise in a particular field but the fundamental understanding of ‘the body as a whole’ is a crucial foundation to the start of your career as an Osteopath.

The best thing about being an osteopath is

I enjoy the detective aspect of making a clinical diagnosis, analysing all the potential contributing factors and getting to the root cause of a patients symptoms, alongside understanding the unique lifestyle components that are impacting the presentation. Having the autonomy to then deliver a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plan that is bespoke to the individual needs of the patient allowing you to facilitate often life changing results, gives job satisfaction that’s hard to beat.

Advice to those wanting to study osteopathy  

This is a career that will always keep you on your toes. You’ll need an open mind about the opportunity to continue to learn and be prepared to accept that you’ll need to adapt and evolve your practice as working with human body is an ever-changing art as we continue to expand our knowledge of how we function, heal and behave.

The human form will continue to confuse and amaze you throughout your life as an osteopath but building on your experience whilst acknowledging the limit of your professional abilities will pave the way for a dynamic and rewarding lifelong passion.

Clinic details

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19 Reading Road

Pangbourne,

RG8 7LR


17/Jan/2021

Wendy Qigong
Class Description

Qigong with Wendy

Weekly 1hour ONLINE qigong class with Wendy Rooke of Rooke Holistic.

Occuring every Tuesday evening at 6pm-7pm.

Qigong is an ancient practice originally developed over 4000 years ago by Chinese monks as a moving meditation. Simply put, ‘qi’ can be translated as ‘energy’ and ‘gong’ as ‘training’. It is a gentle form of exercise devised to harmonise the flow of energy in the body, which entails using relaxation and concentration to achieve effortless, natural movement.

Wendy can help you improve your health, fitness and wellbeing with Qigong classes, reflexology or massage therapy. The Qigong classes consist of guided meditation through breath work and slow, easy flowing movements. The classes are aimed at helping you to counter the stresses of the day and to leave you feeling calmer and more grounded. They focus on promoting relaxation, health and wellbeing. If you struggle with seated meditation, this type of standing and moving meditation may work for you.

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17/Jan/2021

Yoga Lily
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Yoga with Lily

Weekly 1 hour Yoga classes run every Wednesday Online via zoom between 6.00-7.00pm
Also available on Sundays between 6.00 – 7.00pm

Lily is a regular traveller to the Brazilian Amazon rainforest where she learns healing skills from indigenous teachers and brings home an Integrative and Holistic coaching style to add to her yoga teaching. Her classes are based on a mix of Hatha and Vinyasa flow. The fusion aims to help people to feel grounded. She invites creativeness and playfulness in to the classes that can help reduce tension. Her intention is to create a safe and nurturing space for you to experience joy, inspiration and transformation.

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