Rachel qualified as a physiotherapist in 2005 from King’s College, London.
Shortly after, she began training in the Modified Pilates Method with the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute).
She worked for several years as a physiotherapist and as a Pilates instructor in London, before moving to Carlisle and co-founding PhysioPilates Carlisle.
Rachel loves to travel and being outside. She has cycled in several foreign cities, such as Beijing and New York; hiked through the Alps and spent a winter snowboarding in Canada.
She believes that Pilates has helped her to develop a strong core and flexible joints which has helped her to remain injury free when doing the sports she loves.
Steve qualified as a physiotherapist in 2011 from the University of Cumbria.
He spent a couple of years building up experience of working with different patient groups, such as stroke, the elderly and respiratory, before specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
After a nasty cycling injury in 2012, Steve discovered first-hand the many benefits of Pilates in his own rehabilitation of quite severe neck and upper back pain. This experience led Steve to complete his Pilates training with a APPI (Australian Physiotherpy and Pilates Institute).
As well as road cycling, Steve also enjoys running, kayaking and mountain biking and is always looking for an excuse to get outside, especially when the sun comes out!
Our clinic room and studio is available to hire by therapists or class instructors.
Please contact us if you would like more information on hiring our facilities
PhysioPilates Carlisle was founded in 2014 by Chartered Physiotherapists Rachel and Steve Mills. Initially only running a few Pilates class from community centres, PhysioPilates Carlisle quickly grew into the largest physiotherapist-led Pilates provider in Carlisle.
In May 2016, we expanded into our own premises on Church street (directly opposite the Sainsbury’s superstore). The new premises consists of a light and airy Pilates Studio on the first floor and a modern ground floor physiotherapy clinic and rehabilitation gym.