My name's Emma Hill and I'm a physiotherapist, a pilates teacher, a qualified CrossFit coach and a pre and postnatal exercise coach. I have two young children, a dog, a husband and I love being active. I believe exercise has so many benefits for so many people and I am passionate about keeping people active. Lockdown taught me to follow my dreams and in 2020 MoveWell was born!
I qualified as a physiotherapist from Nottingham University in 2008 and have worked in a variety of different areas since then including musculoskeletal outpatients and paediatrics, both in the NHS and private practice. I am passionate about helping patients achieve their goals but I have found most people are told what not to do as part of their treatment for injuries or set backs- but I like to focus on what you can do.
I love Pilates and I believe that Pilates can benefit everyone and am passionate about making it accessible and relevant to as many people as possible. I've completed the three APPI matwork courses and while I love the physio-led method I also like to adapt exercises and add in my own to help make classes more varied and person-specific. I currently teach a Pilates for CrossFit class and 1:1 or small group sessions.
After having my kids I was disappointed with the lack of information about postnatal exercise, and found it difficult to find postnatal specific exercise classes. I want to help pregnant and postnatal women stay active, and give them the advice and information I wish I had had so that they can have a positive exercise journey. I currently coach the Mum and Baby CrossFit class at MSquared Fitness.
I used to play a lot of hockey, and then moved into triathlon and have completed 5 Ironman triathlons and 3 half Ironman triathlons, and more recently (after my second child) I have found CrossFit. I operate out of a therapy room at my CrossFit gym, M Squared Fitness, which gives us access to a fantastic gym to help with your rehabilitation or exercise journey. My experience with CrossFit also means I understand those technical lifts and gymnastic moves, so we can rehab you back to full (Cross)fitness together! And I've completed the Burgener Weightlifting Level 1 Course, the CrossFit Gymnastics course and I am a Level 1 CrossFit Coach. I also have experience in endurance sport related injuries and love to work with athletes to keep them working towards their goals of long distance events, whether its running, cycling, swimming or triathlon. I can also do 1:1 or small group Pilates sessions in your home, and I enjoy adding variety to any rehab programme by including variations of Pilates movements.
I love exercise and think it's important for everyone, whatever your level may be and I want to keep you moving. Often you don't need to stop exercising, you just need to do something different. Please get in touch for any appointments, or with any questions you may have. I'm excited to meet you and keep you moving!
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham 2008
APPI Pilates Matwork 1, 2 and 3
Girls Gone Strong Pre and Postnatal Coaching Certification 2020
Anthony Lo "The Female Athlete"
Absolute Physio "Diastisis Revolution"
Burgener Weightlifting Coach Level 1
CrossFit Level 1 Coach
Member of CSP, HCPC and Physio First
After having my two children it took me a while to get back into fitness and sport. I started doing CrossFit and quickly fell in love with it. Although it was helping me with strength and cardio I knew deep down that I needed to address my core as it was holding me back from achieving my goals. Having had a c-section I knew that my core was weak but I wasn't sure how to address this. I contacted Emma and she knew exactly what I needed and how to help me. Who knew 10 minutes a day would make such a difference! It has helped with everything I do. My movements have become cleaner and I feel more in control and even my posture has improved. I highly recommend Emma. She is so knowledgeable and makes you feel completely within your comfort zone while giving you the treatment you need. Friendly, helpful advice that works.
I have been to see Emma a few times for different injuries/ niggles and everytime she has been brilliant. She is very thorough, she has done extensive investigation into what the issue might be, I feel like she goes above and beyond, and is genuinely wanting to help me rather than just doing her job, and each time has given me a great rehab programme to help me back to full fitness, without ever having me stop exercising altogether, just some temporary adjustments here and there. Because she is a CrossFitter herself she understands what I can and can't do around my injuries.
She is also really friendly and approachable and makes you feel comfortable straight away. I always recommend MoveWell.
Fantastic physio, gave great advice, and has really helped me with recovery from an injury. Would not see anyone else!