About reab

We are a group of highly qualified and experienced Physiotherapists, Pilates teachers and Massage Therapists, working together to provide a professional and comprehensive service designed to enhance our clients physical health.

Our dedicated Pilates studio and treatment rooms have been based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex since 2010 and we welcome clients of all ages, abilities and experience.

PhysiotherapyMassage Therapy and Pilates services are available separately or in combination.

Our team

Christine Burdon - Founder of reab

Christine Burdon

Founder of reab, Chartered physiotherapist

Founder and owner of reab, Christine is an experienced physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal problems. She is an experienced private physiotherapy practitioner, both in New Zealand and here in the UK, and has been practicing in Haywards Heath since 2003 and at reab from 2010.

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Kirsty Pendleton - Physiotherapist and Pilates Teacher

Kirsty Pendleton

Chartered physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Kirsty qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from University of London in 2003 and has a wide range of musculoskeletal experience in both the NHS and private practice. Kirsty is also a qualified Pilates Matwork Instructor with the APPI and integrates her Pilates expertise into rehabilitation from injury, alongside the use of Qigong Tai Chi.

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Richard Gurney

Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Richard has worked within the private musculoskeletal physiotherapy sector in central London and in complex specialist care within the NHS.
He has a background in strength and conditioning and is qualified in APPI clinical Pilates. Richard is also interested in functional assessment and the correction of movement dysfunction

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Haywards heath physio sports injury rehab Pilates teacher

Julie Bruton (Pilcher)

Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor

Julie is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist and clinical Pilates teacher.  She has worked for many years teaching clinical Pilates and also working in the ski industry.

At Reab Julie leads 'Return to Fitness' Pilates classes, provides treatment for musculoskeletal problems, including sports injuries and private rehab sessions utilising her knowledge in both Pilates and physiotherapy.

She is also a keen swimmer, skier, ski tourer and surfer.

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Tracy Cornish - Massage Therapist

Tracy Cornish

Aromatherapy and Reflexology

Tracy is a fully qualified holistic aromatherapist and reflexologist offering treatments that will relax and re-energise your body and mind. 

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Helen Furse - Massage Therapist

Helen Furse

Sports Massage Therapist

Helen studied with the London school of sports massage and soft tissue release and is a qualified BTEC level 5 Sports Massage Therapist.  

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Menchu Arquero Pilates Instructor

Menchu Arquero

Pilates Instructor

Menchu's dance background ensures that her Pilates classes are dynamic, varied and will get you moving!

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Paul McLinden - Pilates Instructor

Paul McLinden

Pilates Instructor

With nearly three decades in the industry, Paul has helped to shape Pilates into one of the world's fastest growing exercise methods and we are delighted to have him as part of our Reab team.

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Jason Thomas, Pilates Instructor

Jason Thomas

Pilates Instructor

An experienced Pilates instructor, Jason's easy-going approach to teaching demonstrates a natural ability to instruct others in the Pilates method at all levels.

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Nicola Keogh - Pilates Teacher

Nicola Keogh

Pilates Instructor

Nicola teaches Pilates matwork and as a experienced dancer, truly understands how Pilates can help to prevent injury, improve posture and core strength.

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Eleanor Oxford

Pilates Instructor

With a background in Languages and International relations, Eleanor left a career at the London College of Fashion as International Development Business Manager, after having her second daughter, to become a Pilates teacher. 

Having always had a passion for health and wellbeing, Eleanor took the leap to retrain as a Pilates instructor early in 2018. She firmly believes that Pilates is for everyone and is indeed beneficial to everyone.

Eleanor is an energetic and a personable teacher and here at Reab teaches both Reformer and matwork Pilates as well as private lessons.

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Elda Martello

Pilates Instructor

Elda is a studio trained Pilates teacher, her first career being chartered accountantancy, in Italy. Pilates became her passion after being inspired by one of her teachers. When  she moved to the UK she became a certified Comprehensive Pilates Instructor with Evolve, in Hove. "I believe strongly in the benefits of Pilates, not only from my experience as a teacher seeing clients transform, but also through personal experience of recovering from injury". 


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Claire Gault - Office Manager at reab

Claire Gault

Office Manager

Claire is our fantastic office manager and helps to keep reab running smoothly. A knowledgable member of the team, Claire is always pleased to answer client queries and can also help with booking classes, making appointments and taking payments.

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Sally Collins - Receptionist at reab

Sally Collins


Sally is a valued member of our Reception team here at reab. She is here to welcome clients and to help with any enquries relating to our services including booking classes and making appointments for therapy sessions.

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