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Meet The Pilates Team

Samantha Owen


Samantha qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Birmingham in 2000. She is currently a Physiotherapy Team Leader and Clinical Specialist in the NHS at Cardiff and Vale Therapy Centre. She has specialised in the assessment and treatment of spinal and shoulder pain and she completed her Masters in Physiotherapy from Keele University in 2012.

Samantha is also an Associate Physiotherapy Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy Education in the University of Cardiff.

Kate Waters

Kate qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of the West of England in 2008 and started in the musculoskeletal outpatients setting within the NHS. It was here that her APPI pilates journey began in 2009. Having done the full matwork APPI Series and running low back pain classes, she became APPI certified in 2012. Following this she has continued to build her pilates repertoire with regular courses and running weekly classes for a local charity. Kate then joined the PPP team in 2017 and has enjoyed watching the pilates community in Penarth grow with the variety of classes they now offer.

The range of pilates Kate can offer include:

- APPI Matwork beginner to advanced classes

- APPi 3D standing pilates

- APPi HIT pilates

- APPi Ante and Post Natal Pilates

- APPi Stretch Therapy for Pilates

- APPi Pilates for scoliosis

- APPi Pilates with small equipment

- APPi Pilates for hypermobility

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“I’ve been to PPP on a number of occasions. It’s a really nice practice and they provide even better treatment. Read More…

“My name is Richard Thomas and I am now 60 years of age and going strong thanks to Dyfri Owen. He’s fixed my elbow, back, heel, shoulder, knee and most of my body parts. Read More…

“I have worked with Dyfri and the team at Penarth Physiotherapy now for some years . I have always found the team to be approachable and in my experience they  provide an excellent clinical service. Read More…

“I’ve known Dyfri in both a work and social capacity for many years, predominantly throughout his time at Cardiff RFC when I was playing there.  Read More…