Welcome to Mac Physio & Pilates
Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in the West Midlands
At Mac Physio we take a unique approach to Physiotherapy Treatment. We pride ourselves on going beyond the basics. If you want a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for your aches & pains then you have come to the right place. We can help with a variety of conditions including back pain, muscular problems, joint pain, repetitive strain injuries & post operative rehabilitation. All our Physiotherapists also have an extensive background working in Sport & teaching Clinical Pilates.
We have clinics in two locations across the West Midlands, Stourbridge and Cradley Heath offering appointments to suit you.
Some Of The Conditions We Treat
Mum and baby Pilates
I'd highly recommend the Mum & Baby Pilates class with Annie. It has been a fantastic way to gently ease myself back into exercise post pregnancy. The improvement in my core strength is noticeable after just a few weeks. Annie is an excellent teacher and takes time with each of the class members, and I love that my little one can come along too!
Managed to pull off massive PB!
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for getting me to the start line of the London Marathon after 6 months of niggles and re-hab :) Not only did you help get me there - you eased my broken body enough for me to train hard for 4 months and pull off a massive PB and a top 100 ladies finish. 3 hours 44 seconds, 95th lady, 16th Over 40. 1 hour 24 minutes off my previous best London Marathon. Happy days :) See you soon.
Birmingham half marathon
A few weeks ago, I didn't think I would be able to take up my place in the Birmingham Half Marathon but yesterday I was at the start line with a not too bad time for a first attempt. Thanks Martin
I had no clue sit ups could make my stomach worse!
Just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed the new mom Pilates class and Freya has loved playing with the toys and other babies. I had no clue that sit ups cause potentially be making new mommies stomachs worse and that core strengh may need work in other ways before starting exercises like that so thank you for all the info and exercise tips that go lovely with the class. Bikini body in no time . Seriously thank you.
Annie is a super teacher
Annie is a super teacher and the classes are a good size as she is able to provide one to one help when it's needed to ensure you're doing it right.
It's fun & the hour goes so quickly!
I thoroughly enjoy Annie's pilates classes, especially as the classes are only small. As I seem to have very little co-ordination it helps enormously to be be able to follow Annie, and the one-to-one personal touch as she moves around the class is reassuring. I am more flexible and my posture has improved, I like the fact that everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and not push their body beyond their own limits. Above all it is fun and the hour goes really quickly. Thank you Annie
I'm pleased to say that my arm and shoulder is 90%+ recovered and continuing to improve after 2 sessions!!
It seems that the rehab Ive been doing over the last 4 weeks has been fixing it. I must thank you for all your professional treatment, help and guidance since I first contacted you. I would certainly recommend you to anyone who needs a friendly careing and expert Physio. Regards Chris Thomson, Roofing Contractor, Wordsley.
Marty got me to the start line for #VLM2015... treated me for IT band and Piriformis... now working with both Martin and Anni on stength and conditioning. FIRST CLASS....
- Lee Avery (DK Running Club)
I would recommend to anyone!
Marty treats me for several issues. Shoulder, knee rehab from a dislocation and back issues. He's extremely good at what he does and has made a huge difference to my day to day well being. I would recommend him to anyone!
- Samuel Crowley Q Bank
I am "passed my sell by date" and really struggling with Osteoporosis in my lower spine
Meeting Martin has been wonderful! Even though there is no
cure for my problem, Martin has worked tirelessly to give me improved
mobility, pain relief and also written to advise my Doctor on how I can be further supported.
Martin has made home visits when necessary, he is highly professional with a great sense of humour, which he has needed in order to treat me.
Martin has the magic touch! I can highly recommend him to people of all
Recommend Mac Physio & Pilates if you're in pain!
Thanks so much Martin, my back is feeling good today. Really happy with the treatment yesterday. Recommend Mac Physio & Pilates if you're in pain! See you in a couple of weeks - Kelly Cheeseman (KC Sports massage)
First ever Pilates session
Enjoyed my first ever Pilates session. Very informative very well delivered - Wayne Martin (PT, Stourbridge)
Back pain and horseriding
Very pleased with Annie's work. Never had treatment on my back that has lasted more than a couple of days but it's now been a couple of months and it is still really good. Thanks Annie :) - Claire Richardson (Sedgley, West Midlands)
'Martin worked for Glasgow Warriors for 2 seasons.....Al Kellock, Captain, Glasgow Warriors
'Martin worked for Glasgow Warriors for 2 seasons helping all the guys and myself get back to fitness from both short and long term injury, working closely with the strength and condition staff and rugby coaches so we were maximising the amount we could do in preparation to return to play and progress as quickly and safely as possible without risking re-injury, he was a popular guy amongst the squad who took himself off to Australia to further advance his expertise and knowledge, good luck with your new clinic in West Midlands'' Al Kellock, Captain, Glasgow Warriors
''Excellent service, professional treatment with ongoing results''
Excellent service, professional treatment with ongoing results, I am very happy to have
been recommended to Mac Physiotherapy & Pilates, I feel this will be somebody to help with any further problems I or my family have, and wish them our very best for their future plans.
Janet Peters, Hagley, West Midlands.
I put so much trust in Martin I refer my clients....
I'm a personal trainer who has been treated by Martin Cunningham on several occasions, Martin is extremely professional, from my experience as a trainer I have put so much trust in him that I also refer my clients, they have also come back with great results and all good comments
Leanne Louise Tesoriero, Personal Trainer, Sydney
Return to sport following ACL reconstruction
I snapped my ACL during a soccer match in January 2014 and had my ACL surgery in March. Martin has guided me through the recovery journey from week one. He helped me to make it a positive experience and definately came out very strong (both physically and mentally). I started seeing him 3 times a week, mainly focusing on basic rehab and getting my stability back, followed by physio sessions (3-2 times a week) and exercises in the gym to strengthen my legs and knee and increase the movement of my knee. Because of his great support and treatments, I have been able to run the famous 'City to Surf' run in Sydney (14km), which was just 5 months after the surgery (without any pain)! I am currently training for a triathlon.It's great to be back in sporting mode again, without any pain or restrictions.
Bart Moen, Sydney
Pre and Post natal Pilates
“Annie Taylor was my Pilates instructor for 1 and a half years in Sydney, Australia. I was always very pleased with her competence, professionalism and care. After a lifetime of back pain, Annie took me through my first pregnancy and I credit her for having a pain-free pregnancy and inner muscles so strong that even surprised my obstetrician whilst he was delivering my baby boy! I highly recommend Annie not only for her professional skills and knowledge, but also for her amazing charisma and care.”
Pamella Froes (Sydney, Australia)
I could feel myself getting fitter & stronger each week
"I had been having weekly Pilates sessions for about two years when I started Pilates with Annie. Within a short time I could really see results and felt I was making huge progress with Annie. She worked around my injuries so that I always felt I did a very hard work out, and could feel myself getting stronger and fitter each week.
Annie is a very professional and gifted physiotherapist and Pilates instructor, and a caring and warm individual. The sessions were always fun. I wish Annie all the best. "
Debra Fowler (Sydney, Australia)
Chronic problems treated with Physio & Acupuncture
“I can’t say enough good things about Annie Taylor and her skills as both a Physiotherapist and Pilates teacher.
Having chronic problems through scoliosis in my back Annie has treated me with physiotherapy and acupuncture which has helped to alleviate the pain and allowed me to gain a lot more mobility.
As a Pilates teacher, Annie made me feel confident because her instructions were concise and easy to understand. Annie made the sessions challenging but fun as she always knew how to get the most out of me.
Annie is always positive and encouraging and with the wealth of knowledge of her skills as a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor I felt I was in very good hands indeed. I would highly recommend Annie with no reservations whatsoever.”
Marijke Janetz (Sydney, Australia)
“After years of having a bad back since the age of 15
“After years of having a bad back since the age of 15 (scoliosis, bulging discs & sciatic pains). I was seeing a chiropractor for many years which didn’t help improve my back. After 2 severe episodes where I could not move and ended up in hospital I decided it was time for a change. I quit playing volleyball, I quit seeing my chiropractor and decided to start Pilates run by a physiotherapist and started having a remedial massage once a month.
I have been doing Pilates for 3 years now and have not had an episode with my back. Pilates has strengthened my back, core, my flexibility and posture. I cannot recommend it enough to people.
Annie was one of my instructors in that 3 years she is professional and approachable. Annie tailored my routine based on my needs and continued to challenge & change the routine to make it interesting. I have no hesitate recommending Annie to anyone.”
Stephanie, 35 years old (Sydney, Australia)
“Annie is an amazing Pilates instructor
“Annie is an amazing Pilates instructor keeping classes vibrant and fresh with no one class following the same format and a ready warm smile to jolly us along. She is attentive to the individual needs of all students in the class whilst ensuring that the exercise is undertaken correctly to maximise benefit and prevent injury.
Her professional expertise as a physiotherapist enables Annie to instruct Pilates more meaningfully and with great care. And as a physiotherapist her ability is best described as ‘instinctive magic hands’.”
Jennifer Monckton (Sydney, Australia)
“Annika is a wonderful physio as well as a fantastic Pilates instructor
“Annika is a wonderful physio as well as a fantastic Pilates instructor. She worked with me for over a year helping me reduce and prevent my back and hip pain and strengthen my body after the birth of my first baby which was a c section. She assisted in relocating and strengthening my abdominal muscles as well as strengthening my arms and upper back muscles to assist in dealing with the day to day strains of a growing baby into a toddler. I feel that Annika became not only a person I could depend on when I was in pain but also a friend and I enjoyed my weekly Pilates sessions as I came away feeling revitalised & strengthened. With Annika’s help and training she assisted me in reaching my goal of pre baby weight prior to becoming pregnant again.”
Michelle Field (Sydney, Australia)
Stuart Yule: Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach, Glasgow Warriors
Injuries and aches are an unfortunate part of sport but Martin has great understanding of how to work with the players and conditioning staff so that they we can all understand the injury but the player can continue to train and develop without causing any further damage, helping them to come back as fit and strong as possible.
He has developed an increasing understanding of the role of strength and conditioning during his time here and since he left the club whilst working oversees and continues to be an advocate for close teamwork between physios and conditioners/personal trainers to get the best out of the player and squad
“As a mother of two young children, my weekly Pilates session with Annie was my 'me' time
“As a mother of two young children, my weekly Pilates session with Annie was my 'me' time, my opportunity to work out the niggles, relax and often have a bit of a giggle!
Her extensive knowledge of both Physiotherapy and Pilates combined with her caring approach and cheeky sense of humour made my sessions the wonderfully restorative occasions they needed to be!"
Dimity Carrick – Clark (Sydney, Australia)
Murray Mc Connell: Glasgow Warriors Rugby
I worked with Martin for 2 seasons as an academy player before turning professional at Glasgow Warriors. He was an excellent physio who helped me recover from a back issue during the start of my career, providing specific treatment & rehab programme for my position as a scrum half, as well as introducing me to Pilates as means to preventing further problems.
With his guidance and treatment it ultimately helped me achieve my goal of getting a full professional contract and furthering my career."