Sarah Pyper Bsc, Msc, Diploma injection therapy, Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Sarah is a Clinical Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. She has worked in both the public and private setting. She has a keen interest in Orthopaedic rehabilitation and post-operative recovery.
Sarah obtained her Honours Degree from Trinity College in 2002 and her Manual Therapy Masters from UCD in 2012. She has a diploma in Injection Therapy. She is married with two children.
Sarah has 14 years of experience teaching Clinical Pilates. She first became interested in Pilates while working in Sydney, Australia as a Physiotherapist. She started doing Clinical Pilates to help manage a minor back injury. She saw and felt the benefits immediately. In Australia, Clinical Pilates is well established. When she moved back to Dublin, she noticed very few Clinical Pilates classes available to attend herself or recommend to her patients.
She started training with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI) in 2007. The APPI curriculum is unique in its design as it is the only Pilates programme in the world that was fully designed, taught and developed by Physiotherapists.
In Clinical Pilates, we modify movements, reducing the length of the lever (arms or legs). The spine’s demands and how muscles work before and after pain are considered; this allows Clinical Pilates to succeed in rehabilitation and injury prevention. Sarah founded Painfree Pilates with Suzanne Morris in 2007.
“We strive to continue to grow and adapt to the changing needs of our clients and base our classes on the latest clinical research”. Sarah
Suzanne Morris Bsc, Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
Suzanne is a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in the area of musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She obtained her Honours Physiotherapy degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2004. Suzanne has a spinal manual therapy certificate and continues to update her skillset and engage with continuous professional development, undertaking courses annually. She has worked in the public hospital, community and private sectors accumulating a wealth of knowledge, 17 years to date in Physiotherapy assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. She has a particular interest in chronic pain and pre and postnatal care and has completed the APPI ante/postnatal Clinical Pilates course.
Suzanne studied classical ballet from a young age. When she discovered Pilates, she was fascinated by the similarity with posture, poise and movement, so it was a natural progression to begin taking Pilates classes herself.
The results she obtained using this form of exercise in a Physiotherapy rehabilitation setting were the driving force to seek specialist training in this field. She trained with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute in 2007 and to date has 14 years of experience teaching Pilates.
Suzanne spent many years enjoying both hockey and golf as hobbies. She is married with three young children.
She started a business with Sarah Pyper teaching small group classes in Swords in 2007, Painfree Pilates began.
This small business has grown from year to year through word of mouth, pre-pandemic offering classes in two venues, both Swords and Malahide and currently online via zoom.
“Painfree Pilates is a business that has made us incredibly proud. Through resilience, determination, hard work and most importantly, passion, we have developed a loyal customer base, and we hope to continue to enjoy sharing our love for Pilates-based Physiotherapy rehabilitation with the community for many years to come.” Suzie