About Us

The Clinical Pilates Studio in Eastbourne, East Sussex is designed to help people receive the highest quality of physical rehabilitation and physical therapy through Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates.

The Clinical Pilates Studio was established 2007 by Mary Thornton, a leading Physiotherapist in Clinical Pilates in the South East. With over 18 years experience of using Pilates as a clinical tool within the NHS and private clinics, Mary addressed the need for developing a centre of excellence to provide treatment and education to ensure people take control of their own bodies and become empowered through Physical Therapy.

Mary has recruited a team of dedicated professionals who bring a broad range of knowledge and skills to the studio. As such, we offer a comprehensive and high quality service to our clients, with the aim to educate and facilitate their movement in order to empower each client to take control of their bodies through exercise therapy and produce life-changing results. We continue to update our knowledge of expertise by holding regular in-service training.

We work closely with other medical and complementary practitioners on a referral services, including GPs, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Podiatrists, and Sports Massage Therapists.


I found Mary some time after a hip replacement, which had not been straightforward. I was so pleased when she felt I had progressed sufficiently to join her back class. Everyone there had specific issues and Mary encouraged us with enormous patience and good humour. She understands individual needs and works with each of us to achieve the best we can. Thanks to Mary I have been able to “leave home” and join a Pilates class, confident about what is safe for me to do and what to replace with an alternative. Two years after my hip replacement I honestly don’t know where I would be without Mary.
— Lesley Goble