Jonathan Marc Gillam, senior rehabilitation practitioner and university lecturer he is the co-founder of Walk the Talk Studio Ltd and director of the Rehabilitation Matrix which specializes in sports and exercise rehabilitation. Jonathan is passionate about all things relating to fitness, health and wellbeing. He has built his reputation and skills in the disciplines of musculoskeletal rehabilitation, personal training, strengthening and conditioning, active recovery strategies regarding sporting performance, functional training, weight loss and life style disease management. Jonathan has a first class honors degree in Sport Rehabilitation and MSc in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation from St Mary’s University, where he also lectured on the BSc Sport Rehabilitation course, Jonathan received an outstanding academic achievement award by the St Mary's University College Research Council. More recently, Jonathan completed a year’s work as an associate professor and senior rehabilitation practitioner at Manav Rachna International University based in New Delhi. He has complimented his academic experience with years of the practical applications of holistic health. He first worked in India in 2010 and shortly afterwards qualified as a yoga teacher, and then certified as a mindfulness teacher with the Scottish Mindfulness Association. His clinical experience includes working along-side the England U21 Rugby Union physiotherapist, Harlequins Rugby Union, Indian Commonwealth games team, Sports Dimensions and Galen Naturopathic Centre. He has experience working with athletes from a number of different sporting disciplines including athletics, badminton, pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting, boxing, martial arts, wrestling and football.
Kirsty is a passionate bodyworker that has always known she wanted a job
and lifestyle that would bring positivity and wellness to others. After
obtaining a degree in Psychology, Kirsty was unsure of the specific path she
wanted to pursue and travelled parts of the world for just under three years.
It was during this time that Kirsty found a passion for a holistic approach to
health, both mental and physical, and realised the importance of movement
and touch in wellbeing.
Kirsty has qualified with a Level 5 Diploma in Reflexology and Advanced Reflexology Techniques certificate, as well as achieving a Bodywork Beginnings Certificate and Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy certificate with the Jing School of Advanced Massage.
Massage Therapy with Kirsty will include a variety of techniques that combine both Eastern and Western approaches including; deep tissue, trigger point therapy, soft tissue release, stretching, myofascial release and, of course, relaxation. The first treatment will include a 10-15-minute consultation to allow Kirsty to create an appropriate and tailored treatment for the individual. A Reflexology treatment will also include a consultation, followed by a tailored treatment for the individual.
Patrick has recently completed an MSc in Physiotherapy at Brighton University adding another string to his bow. Patrick strongly believes in manual therapy techniques integrated with functional kinetic chain rehabilitation. This enables patients to fully recover from their dysfunction and return to their activities stronger than before their injury. Further to this, Patrick feels patient education is paramount to ensure a quick return to full fitness as the patient will then be able to identify bad habits and correct them by themselves.
Patrick previously qualified as a Sports Rehabilitator and Trainer from St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham in 2008. In 2009 Patrick joined up with the Indian Athletics Medical Team and was placed in charge of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. Patrick attended the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi where the Indian Athletics Team surpassed their medals target by 300%, collecting a total of 12 Medals.
Subsequently, Patrick undertook consultancy work for Mittal Champions Trust who sponsors elite athletes in India. He looked after individual wrestlers and shotgun shooters in the build up to and during the 2012 London Olympics where his athletes collected a silver and bronze medal.
Keira has a background in yoga, gymnastics and Callanetics along with design, holding a Degree and Masters from Edinburgh College of Art in Design & Applied Arts. Keira started practicing Ashtanga yoga 8 years ago to combat the stress of running a design business. Later she introduced callanetics into her fitness routine and found that it complimented the yoga and the combination brought out her initial sports grounding in gymnastics.
Keira was inspired by the experience of the specialised teaching and style of exercise so much so, she decided to change career. In 2011 Keira trained and qualified to teach Callanetics in 2011 and in 2012 qualified as a 200 hour Ashtanga yoga teacher.
Since then Keira has been developing a unique teaching style, working with a range of people from cancer recovery paitents, students at Manav Rachna International school in Delhi India, primary 1 & 2 children, along with delivering classes and private sessions across Edinburgh. All offering a luxurious experience combining fitness, health and relaxation with artistic flair.
The result has been the development of a new movement system called "YoCa Move Empower Relax™ which powerfully re-shape's your body, allow's you to achieve strong yoga poses using the technique of targeting the necessary muscle groups needed for the pose, using small precise movements. YoCa also explores the power of relaxation.
Keira has now co-founded the company "Walk the Talk Studios ltd" Jonathan Marc Gillam and they are developing new and innovative ways to deliver health and fitness to you. Keira has designed a range of products for Walk the talk Studios that enhance the relaxation part of the sessions. These will be available to buy at our on-line shop coming in 2017."