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Michelle J

"I recently completed a 12-session course with Angela and it has been a revelation. Years of sedentary work, poor posture and a bad accident a few years ago had all contributed to pain and inflexibility in my neck and back. Despite seeing a number of good bodywork therapists over the years, it felt increasingly like a sticking plaster was being applied to a degenerating situation. When I saw Angela for the first time, I shared my concern that my body had ‘gone too far’ to fully recover. By the end of that session, however, I knew two things: that KMI was going to get to the root of the problem and that Angela was an exceptional therapist. The sessions were a heady mix of powerful bodywork, the release of chronic patterns of tension and laughter. The fourth session saw a major shift forward, as the cumulative effect of the sessions began to radiate out to the whole body. It was an incredibly positive experience and one that I intend to continue with regular ‘top-ups’. Angela is an exceptional therapist and I cannot recommend her, or KMI, highly enough"

Liz D

"I originally went to Angela as my feet hurt - one session and practical advice about use of gel inserts in my shoes and that problem was soon resolved.  However I am also a horse rider and after a variety of falls over the years, I had issues with straightness in the saddle.  Angela has helped realign my pelvis, neck and shoulders as well as balance my ribs and this improved both my breathing and posture.  She explains how the restrictions have impacted my ability to ride straight in terms that make sense and always checks my understanding of what she has said.

"I remain a work in progress but my horse is very grateful that I am more balanced and to my surprise I have found I can now let go through my back and do sitting trot comfortably for first time in many years!" 

Matthew H

"Having been involved in two RTA's in my life and experienced 30 years of lower back problems as a result, I was not expecting a one session fix. Nevertheless, I have experienced noticeable improvements after each session and I'm looking forward to Angela continuing to work her magic!"

Inge C

"I suffered with Hip Bursitis for two years with severe pain when walking. I was limping and struggled to get up stairs.  Anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy and 3 steroid injections had failed to work. Someone suggested I try KMI so I contacted Angela. I am so glad I did, after only a few sessions with her, I noticed a difference and soon the problem was gone.  Now I can walk with no pain at all.  I would highly recommend Angela to anyone with a muscular problem."

Judy S

"After 40 years of back pain and being written off by Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Neurosurgeons, I eventually found Angela!  She has straightened me up, relieved me of pain and restored me to normal walking"

Jeremy W

"I had long term imbalances due to too much sedentary working, old exercise injuries and poor posture. When I started exercising again it became obvious that I needed to work hard on getting my body back in alignment. My pilates teacher recommended KMI with Angela. My goal was to improve my alignment to feel better in my body, increase my exercise intensity, and reduce the risk of exercise related injury.

KMI is an excellent technique, and Angela is an excellent practitioner. She listens carefully, picks up even the finest imbalances, and works you carefully through a programme of improvement from the feet up. She is extremely good at her craft. I always come away from sessions feeling much better, and importantly that improvement sticks, though to get maximum benefit I have to perform the right stretching outside of sessions.

For me, the programme has worked very well in combination with weekly strength training, pilates and running. I've gone from being unable to run without extreme tightness and heat in my left side to running an easy 10k and being stronger and more flexible all round. KMI helped me achieve this by putting me in balance so I can exercise more intensively without injury. It makes it easy for your body to live a normal life much more comfortably, and prepares you if you want to achieve higher levels of fitness. Imbalance is part of life, and left ignored it will only get worse. How better to spend money than on making sure your body is fit for life?"

June G

"The only way I could get my head around what Angela does is to parallel it with having the tyres on your car balanced so they wear more evenly. 

I knew I was just dealing with the imbalance from daily life, leaning over a computer screen and long car journeys plus a strange foot condition that required surgery, the relief from sessions with Angela is quite palpable – I can stand straight, tall and breathe more freely.

Angela has mastered her craft and administers in her inimitable way.

You really cannot spend money on anything better than looking after your body to stop things getting to the point of no return, although with Angela, she will always find a way to make huge improvements for the long term, a true professional with a delightful manner and I would not hesitate to recommend her."

Marie S

"I decided to undergo therapy to deal with long term joint problems in both my hips and shoulders which had been affecting my both my long distance running and work. I chose to see Angela due to the positive word of mouth from others who had gained success from their treatments with her.

She was very dedicated to solving my joint issues and readily assessed and reassessed my problem areas throughout the treatment.  Because the affected areas had been problematic for some time they were not necessarily easy to solve.  But Angela really did go over and above to sort these out.

I am very pleased with the results as these were problems that previous ‘more conventional’ treatments had failed to remedy. I now have a greater freedom of movement and functioning of the affected areas. I really enjoyed my sessions as the atmosphere was always warm and friendly. I would highly recommend this therapy with to anyone- be the problem big or small- as the benefits really do make it worthwhile."

Emma T

"I have a thoracic kyphosis and although I have seen some improvements from practising Pilates, I have noticed considerable changes in my postural alignment and range of movement since having regular treatments from Angela. I used to have sports massages which would give me some muscle tension relief but only on a temporary basis. I find KMI far more effective for correcting my postural habits in the long term"

Graham Q

"What a wonderful, enjoyable experience with marked difference to my posture and “well-being”. I highly recommend a course from Angela. With her technique in getting deep into the tissues and releasing the skeleton to slowly move into its correct position gave me a feel good factor. Angela starts at the bottom and work upwards explaining what she is doing at all times. After 3 sessions she was able to get my pelvis square which then helped with my overall balance and posture. At 65 there is still a little way to go but money well spent in my opinion and with her advice I am able to continue playing Racketball every day at a good level. Thanks Angela"

Mary G 

"After breaking an ankle in January of 2012 I was left with posture problems and tightness in muscles all around by body. Luckily I found the Cool Pilates studio in Barnt Green which has been terrific in getting me moving again, they also recommended Angela.  Angela has made an amazing difference to my life in relieving my pain and revitalising my entire body, I feel like I have a new lease of life! She is sympathetic and supportive in her approach and has certainly taught me how to look after my body better. I would thoroughly recommend Angela and KMI to anyone." 

Julie E 

"Enjoying Pilates for years I found that my muscles had tightened all around my body, my shoulders and neck, ribs and wrists.  I was introduced to Angela through Cool Pilates and could not believe the difference she has made to my movement and breathing, my body also feels looser and relaxed. She listened to my concerns and helped release the tightness and relieve the aches. The whole experience has been enlightening. Her advice and recommendations are second to none."

Barbara R. ACM MBRA LCSP(assoc)

 "I found KMI Structural Integration when I did a workshop as part of my Continuous Professional Development which I have to do as a therapist.  I was so impressed, I found Angela and booked a course of treatment. So pleased I did; I feel physically uplifted and so energised since starting the sessions"

Tony S 

"Angela Donovan is able to successfully mix her professional knowledge of structural anatomy with her amiable character. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. Tony.  Mechanical Engineer and keen cyclist"

Female club cyclist, Leamington Spa.

“I would recommend that anyone who expects a lot from their body should try a KMI session. I feel it has made me stronger and more supple, and I know what to listen for when I exercise and how to manage my body after exercise too. Not only does Angela do all the hard work but she provides clear and useful advice. Definitely worth every moment of the time spent"

Google Reviews

Testimonials

Michelle J

"I recently completed a 12-session course with Angela and it has been a revelation. Years of sedentary work, poor posture and a bad accident a few years ago had all contributed to pain and inflexibility in my neck and back. Despite seeing a number of good bodywork therapists over the years, it felt increasingly like a sticking plaster was being applied to a degenerating situation. When I saw Angela for the first time, I shared my concern that my body had ‘gone too far’ to fully recover. By the end of that session, however, I knew two things: that KMI was going to get to the root of the problem and that Angela was an exceptional therapist. The sessions were a heady mix of powerful bodywork, the release of chronic patterns of tension and laughter. The fourth session saw a major shift forward, as the cumulative effect of the sessions began to radiate out to the whole body. It was an incredibly positive experience and one that I intend to continue with regular ‘top-ups’. Angela is an exceptional therapist and I cannot recommend her, or KMI, highly enough"

Liz D

"I originally went to Angela as my feet hurt - one session and practical advice about use of gel inserts in my shoes and that problem was soon resolved.  However I am also a horse rider and after a variety of falls over the years, I had issues with straightness in the saddle.  Angela has helped realign my pelvis, neck and shoulders as well as balance my ribs and this improved both my breathing and posture.  She explains how the restrictions have impacted my ability to ride straight in terms that make sense and always checks my understanding of what she has said.

"I remain a work in progress but my horse is very grateful that I am more balanced and to my surprise I have found I can now let go through my back and do sitting trot comfortably for first time in many years!" 

Matthew H

"Having been involved in two RTA's in my life and experienced 30 years of lower back problems as a result, I was not expecting a one session fix. Nevertheless, I have experienced noticeable improvements after each session and I'm looking forward to Angela continuing to work her magic!"

Inge C

"I suffered with Hip Bursitis for two years with severe pain when walking. I was limping and struggled to get up stairs.  Anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy and 3 steroid injections had failed to work. Someone suggested I try KMI so I contacted Angela. I am so glad I did, after only a few sessions with her, I noticed a difference and soon the problem was gone.  Now I can walk with no pain at all.  I would highly recommend Angela to anyone with a muscular problem."

Judy S

"After 40 years of back pain and being written off by Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Neurosurgeons, I eventually found Angela!  She has straightened me up, relieved me of pain and restored me to normal walking"

Jeremy W

"I had long term imbalances due to too much sedentary working, old exercise injuries and poor posture. When I started exercising again it became obvious that I needed to work hard on getting my body back in alignment. My pilates teacher recommended KMI with Angela. My goal was to improve my alignment to feel better in my body, increase my exercise intensity, and reduce the risk of exercise related injury.

KMI is an excellent technique, and Angela is an excellent practitioner. She listens carefully, picks up even the finest imbalances, and works you carefully through a programme of improvement from the feet up. She is extremely good at her craft. I always come away from sessions feeling much better, and importantly that improvement sticks, though to get maximum benefit I have to perform the right stretching outside of sessions.

For me, the programme has worked very well in combination with weekly strength training, pilates and running. I've gone from being unable to run without extreme tightness and heat in my left side to running an easy 10k and being stronger and more flexible all round. KMI helped me achieve this by putting me in balance so I can exercise more intensively without injury. It makes it easy for your body to live a normal life much more comfortably, and prepares you if you want to achieve higher levels of fitness. Imbalance is part of life, and left ignored it will only get worse. How better to spend money than on making sure your body is fit for life?"

June G

"The only way I could get my head around what Angela does is to parallel it with having the tyres on your car balanced so they wear more evenly. 

I knew I was just dealing with the imbalance from daily life, leaning over a computer screen and long car journeys plus a strange foot condition that required surgery, the relief from sessions with Angela is quite palpable – I can stand straight, tall and breathe more freely.

Angela has mastered her craft and administers in her inimitable way.

You really cannot spend money on anything better than looking after your body to stop things getting to the point of no return, although with Angela, she will always find a way to make huge improvements for the long term, a true professional with a delightful manner and I would not hesitate to recommend her."

Marie S

"I decided to undergo therapy to deal with long term joint problems in both my hips and shoulders which had been affecting my both my long distance running and work. I chose to see Angela due to the positive word of mouth from others who had gained success from their treatments with her.

She was very dedicated to solving my joint issues and readily assessed and reassessed my problem areas throughout the treatment.  Because the affected areas had been problematic for some time they were not necessarily easy to solve.  But Angela really did go over and above to sort these out.

I am very pleased with the results as these were problems that previous ‘more conventional’ treatments had failed to remedy. I now have a greater freedom of movement and functioning of the affected areas. I really enjoyed my sessions as the atmosphere was always warm and friendly. I would highly recommend this therapy with to anyone- be the problem big or small- as the benefits really do make it worthwhile."

Emma T

"I have a thoracic kyphosis and although I have seen some improvements from practising Pilates, I have noticed considerable changes in my postural alignment and range of movement since having regular treatments from Angela. I used to have sports massages which would give me some muscle tension relief but only on a temporary basis. I find KMI far more effective for correcting my postural habits in the long term"

Graham Q

"What a wonderful, enjoyable experience with marked difference to my posture and “well-being”. I highly recommend a course from Angela. With her technique in getting deep into the tissues and releasing the skeleton to slowly move into its correct position gave me a feel good factor. Angela starts at the bottom and work upwards explaining what she is doing at all times. After 3 sessions she was able to get my pelvis square which then helped with my overall balance and posture. At 65 there is still a little way to go but money well spent in my opinion and with her advice I am able to continue playing Racketball every day at a good level. Thanks Angela"

Mary G 

"After breaking an ankle in January of 2012 I was left with posture problems and tightness in muscles all around by body. Luckily I found the Cool Pilates studio in Barnt Green which has been terrific in getting me moving again, they also recommended Angela.  Angela has made an amazing difference to my life in relieving my pain and revitalising my entire body, I feel like I have a new lease of life! She is sympathetic and supportive in her approach and has certainly taught me how to look after my body better. I would thoroughly recommend Angela and KMI to anyone." 

Julie E 

"Enjoying Pilates for years I found that my muscles had tightened all around my body, my shoulders and neck, ribs and wrists.  I was introduced to Angela through Cool Pilates and could not believe the difference she has made to my movement and breathing, my body also feels looser and relaxed. She listened to my concerns and helped release the tightness and relieve the aches. The whole experience has been enlightening. Her advice and recommendations are second to none."

Barbara R. ACM MBRA LCSP(assoc)

 "I found KMI Structural Integration when I did a workshop as part of my Continuous Professional Development which I have to do as a therapist.  I was so impressed, I found Angela and booked a course of treatment. So pleased I did; I feel physically uplifted and so energised since starting the sessions"

Tony S 

"Angela Donovan is able to successfully mix her professional knowledge of structural anatomy with her amiable character. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. Tony.  Mechanical Engineer and keen cyclist"

Female club cyclist, Leamington Spa.

“I would recommend that anyone who expects a lot from their body should try a KMI session. I feel it has made me stronger and more supple, and I know what to listen for when I exercise and how to manage my body after exercise too. Not only does Angela do all the hard work but she provides clear and useful advice. Definitely worth every moment of the time spent"

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