PhysioPilates Academy


Our teachers are Physiotherapists & experienced Pilates Instructors

We are a growing team.  Initially our team was only Chartered Physiotherapists who had a dual qualification as Pilates Instructors, but we are now also pleased to have several excellent Body Control Pilates Instructors working with us too.  

We all have a special interest & expertise in the management and rehabilitation of back problems & musculoskeletal disorders. Our physiotherapists have all undertaken further training to qualify as Pilates Instructors through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute ( 

As Chartered Physiotherapists we can offer our clients the highest standard of care and make individual modifications to take into account your individual medical and physical needs.

Our personally selected Body Control Pilates Instructors, were chosen to be teachers for PhysioPilates Academy because of their extensive experience and reputations for excellent teaching. 

We all work closely together to make sure that your needs are met.



Amanda Savage  MCSP  MSt (Cantab)

Amanda Savage, founder of PhysioPilates Ltd

Amanda established PhysioPilates in 2002 to offer Cambridge high quality Pilates classes taught by Chartered Physiotherapists.  As well as being an experienced Pilates teacher, Amanda specialises in physiotherapy for pelvic floor problems (incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain in both men and women) working  in private practice at South Cambridge Physiotherapy.

Amanda presently does most of the ‘organising’ of PhysioPilates and teaches on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Amanda writes the PhysioPilates blog – aiming to connect physiotherapy knowledge with Pilates teaching experience to bring you extra insights, advice and techniques to further enjoy your Pilates and enhance your wellbeing and health.

Susanne Guly MCSP BSc

Susanne Guly is a Senior Physiotherapist and experienced Pilates Instructor

Susanne Guly works as a Senior Physiotherapist at Addenbrookes’s Hospital. She is a specialist in Neurosciences and looks after patients with neurological conditions and those who have undergone neurosurgical procedures (including critically ill patients in intensive care and those who have had back surgery).  She grew up and qualified as a physiotherapist in Germany moving to Cambridge in 2004.

Susanne is a Certified Pilates Instructor and has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). She has been teaching with PhysioPilates since 2010 and runs the classes held at North Cambridge Academy on Tuesday evenings.

Michelle Mackay  MCSP MSc

Michelle Mackay is an Senior Physiotherapist as well as experienced Pilates Instructor

Michelle Mackay is a Senior Physiotherapist with Cambridge community services where she works managing one of the teams ensuring the seamless care of patients moving from hospital to home.  Michelle has worked previously as a fitness instructor before re-training as a physiotherapist in 2004.

Michelle is a Certified Pilates Instructor, completing her training with APPI in 2005.  Michelle has been teaching with PhysioPilates since then, much loved by her class held at Shelford Primary school on Tuesday evening and the early evening Wednesdays in Little Shelford.

Michelle will soon be training to be a Mindfulness Instructor so be prepared for wonderful relaxation sessions to follow!

Caroline Hodgson

Caroline Hodgson

We are delighted that Caroline joined our team in 2013 leading our daytime classes.  Caroline first came to Pilates as a client and enjoyed it so much that she trained to be a teacher!   She qualified as a Pilates Instructor in 2005 (with Body Control Pilates) and has subsequently continued with several further extending courses, including those run by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and Pilates Solutions.  Caroline has taught studio classes, 1:1 sessions and reformer classes.

 Though Caroline is not a physiotherapist she has lots of experience and expertise with managing back and joint pains and frequently takes referrals from physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.  She is able to lead you through a challenging yet safe class.

Kelly Grant MCSP

Kelly works as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Addenbrookes Hospital, whereby she is responsible for managing a diverse caseload of patients with Musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, fractures, sports-related injuries, sprains/ strains and post-operative rehabilitation. Kelly has a specialism in Shoulder Rehabilitation and works alongside the Orthopaedic Shoulder Consultants in clinic, in conjunction with working on the elective and trauma Orthopaedic wards. Kelly also teaches Pilates at Addenbrookes Hospital.  
Kelly grew up in Northamptonshire and attended professional, vocational dance training at the Royal Ballet School and subsequently Tring Park School for Performing Arts. During her professional dance training she participated in Pilates regularly and it was through the rehabilitation of her own back injury that a passion for Pilates and Physiotherapy was ignited. She completed  her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Birmingham in 2012 and has progressed her career at Addenbrookes since graduating. Kelly has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI)
Kelly teaches on Thursday evenings at Whittlesford at 18:40 and 19:45. 

Tasha Danieschewsky MCSP

Tasha Tasha also works as a senior physiotherapist at Addenbrooke’s hospital where she is currently working with Susanne in neurorehabilitation.

She grew up in Cambridge and trained at University of Birmingham. She completed her Pilates APPI training in April 2018 but had always had an interest in Pilates. She trained in different forms of dance from a young age, as well as teaching dance and incorporating many Pilates style exercises to her classes to develop their strength and stability.

Maria Dean

Maria Dean is a qualified Pilates Instructor (through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute APPI).  She grew up in Cambridgeshire and trained professionally as a performer and choreographer at LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), including Pilates!   She worked as a freelance choreographer, teacher and performer, mainly in Contemporary Dance, receiving Arts Council England grants but has recently refocused on Pilates teaching to fit best around her 3 small children.    We are delighted to welcome her to our teaching team from April 2019.