Pilates, Barre, Functional Range Conditioning, Rehabilitation


Movement Therapy

Change happens through movement and movement heals


Pilates exercises are designed to bring your body back into balance through specific movements that both strengthens and mobilises your entire physique in a healthy way.

Many injuries are caused by muscular imbalances within our body – our posture, the way we walk, bend over, sit down, lie down or exercise, overtime, can cause physical imbalances.

When this occurs the body is more perceptible to strains, pulls, tears or worse.


Eldoa is a revolutionary technique that improves longevity of the spine. Eldoa is used broadly in both clinical and exercise rehabilitation settings, helping in spine rehabilitation and improving posture and sports performance.

Eldoa is a French Acroynym that translates to Longitudinal Osteo-articular de-coaptation stretches. They have been formulated by Dr Guy Voyer a world renowned osteopath and physiotherapist.

ELDOA is the active use of precise exercise movements and myofascial stretches which aim to increase the space between joints and help to lengthen the spine. 

ELDOA movements can help reduce joint inflammation, relieve back and neck pain, improve mobility, delay disc degeneration and improve muscle performance.

At Falmouth Active Health we only teach in small groups so we can provide individual attention to all our participants.

Our instructors

Lizzie Bird


Lizzie is a registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council, and a highly experienced injury therapist with over 14 years of clinical experience. She continuously adapts her practice to support a wide range of clients; from professional athletes to elderly patients.

Lizzie has a exceptional understanding of human movement; her major skills lying in her precise ability to assess and to help improve the way the body should innately move. She guides her clients back to ownership of their body, and control of their own physical progress under her expert guidance. 

Lizzie’s focus is to help you move and function better through stimulating the body in logical and progressive way. She understands the best pathways your movement should follow, ensuring the greatest chance of full recovery.  Lifestyle changes are an integral part of Lizzie’s treatment philosophy, so her treatments are integrated with corrective exercise and movement therapy. Lizzie uses FRC and ELDOA techniques in rehabilitation; systems of exercise techniques that are highly regarded in physical therapy and top-level sport rehabilitation. 

Prior to qualifying as an osteopath, Lizzie had over 10 years experience in delivering exercise and rehabilitation training. Lizzie maintains an active interest in research and education. In addition to keeping her own knowledge current, she also lectures at The Exmouth School of Massage on Movement rehabilitation, and writes for various health publications on physical health.

In her own time, Lizzie is a keen surfer, runner and stand up paddle boarder. She is also a world champion surfboat rower.

Manual Therapy courses / qualifications

  • Batchelor of Science degree in Osteopathic Medicine 
  • Acupuncture for sport injuries
  • Functional Range Therapist FR® 
  • Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage
  • Advanced Kinesiology Taping
  • Diploma in Naturopathic Medicine

Movement Courses / Qualifications

  • Functional Range Conditioning®
  • ELDOA (L.O.A.D.S – longitudinal osteo-articular decoaptation with stretching) Level 1 and 2
  • Restorative Breathing
  • ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor
  • Vinyasa Yoga Teacher 100HR
I have visited Liz on a number of occasions with sports-related injuries and she has always managed to rectify my problems, often within a single visit. Her professionalism and knowledge are second to none, and she treats every patient with huge care and attention. As a very active sportswoman herself, Liz’s expertise extends beyond the physiological to a real understanding of each individual and their needs. She has an almost uncanny intuition that I have not encountered among sports practitioners before, and is able to quickly identify exactly where the source of the problem lies. I can’t recommend her enough.~ Nicole
I’ve been visiting Lizzie for over four years now. After successfully diagnosing and treating my original complaint, I’ve been injury free ever since, through periods of intensive training, ultramarathon competition and numerous PBs. I have no doubt that this is down to the effectiveness, care, professionalism and kindness with which she goes about her practice. Always there with a big smile, she’s also helped me through some post-race slumps and dips in motivation. Her knowledge and advice on training has been invaluable too. I can’t recommend her highly enough.~ Adrian
With regards to the Park Clinic, my wife and I have been receiving treatment from Lizzie for several years. This treatment has enabled us to keep mobile enough to live comfortably. The pain and stiffness relief is genuine and immediate and we cannot recommend Lizzie highly enough.~ Dave and Sue
I first went to see Lizzie after an injury whilst taking part in a weights session. As a Pilates instructor its vital that i can demonstrate moves in my classes and my injury was stopping me doing this. I found Lizzie approachable, friendly, encouraging, and really understood my needs and how best to work with this injury. Lizzie not only treats the injury she treats the whole body and i immediately started to notice the difference. I can’t recommend Lizzie high enough.

Amanda Brown

    Amanda is a highly experienced yoga teacher who draws from several styles of yoga and other movement modalities – such as Feldenkrais.

    Amandas therapeutic background as a cranial sacral therapist deepens her intelligent and intuitive understanding of the human body. Her style of teaching is particularly suited to anyone carrying an injury.

    Amanda teaches on the mobility workshops.

    Amanda has been teaching yoga for 30 years. Following her fine art degree she started studying Iyengar yoga in Australia and continued to intermediate level in the UK. During this time her curiosity led her to study other styles of yoga  and particularly more somatic movement through Feldenkrais.

    Amanda teaches several classes a week from intermediate to therapeutic yoga. She contributes to several teacher trainings around the UK encouraging enquiry into how and why patterns might be manifesting in our system and how they influence our lives off the mat.  She also focuses on short level 2 trainings that are intended to provide inspiration, empowerment and fresh insight to experienced teachers.

    • Level 3 Pilates Instructor
    • Level 4 Lower Back Pain
    • Pre and Post Natal Level 3 Pilates
    • Level 3 GP Referral
    • Level 3 Sports massage