Barbara graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine
(BCOM) in 1996 with a first class honours degree in osteopathic
medicine. The training involved four years full time education.
Barbara's working week is divided between her practice in Welwyn
Garden City, Hertfordshire and the Alan Herdman Pilates Studio in
central London W1. She also lectures at the British College of Osteopathic
Medicine teaching first and second year osteopathic students.
As a junior Barbara competed at national level in the 400m athletics
event. Plagued by injury she became interested in sports rehabilitation
and qualified as a sports massage therapist in 1980. She worked
in the leisure industry for over 12 years where she gained specialist
qualifications in rehabilitative exercise, working with pre/post
natal women, the over 50's, weight and circuit training.
Whilst Barbara was studying for her degree she was introduced to
Pilates and has worked alongside Alan Herdman who introduced Pilates
to the UK in 1970. It is at his studio Barbara runs her London clinic.
well as an interest in sports injuries, Barbara has also worked
with musicians, particularly violinists and flutists who often suffer
shoulder, neck and upper back pain.
Work with animals
Following graduation Barbara studied equine and canine osteopathy.
Barbara works from two veterinary practices in London and Hertfordshire
and in her spare time enjoys spending time with horses.