Client Story

“I’ve built a confident body in 2022, so can you”

Over the last 3 years, life has been different to say the least. We were in an out of a pandemic, thus getting any continuity on exercise has been near impossible. As we begin to recover, most people have realised, including myself, that we all need to be kinder to ourselves.  Our bodies response to the stress and load over recent times has been immense and we are only just starting to heal.

This is having been evident especially with our first responders. As an allied health clinic, we felt the stress of the restrictions and the continued use of protective equipment.  Our experience pales into comparison to the protective equipment utilized by our hospitals and hospital staff. The health professionals and support staff deserve mentioning, not only did they and continue to keep the health system afloat, they saved many lives along the way by their tireless and devoted work.

We salute you!

That is why it is fitting that our first confident body story for the year of 2023 be about a front-line nurse who overcame adversity and exhibited resilience in overcoming her pain and stress. This is Rachel Martin at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Our client story delves deep into how Rachel overcame adversity to come through her work stronger and in better shape than ever. Let’s dive right in.


How long have you been doing pilates at MD Health/Complete Health?

At least 4 years

What work do you do and does this affect your condition?

I work as a nurse and I do find that this type of work irritates my existing condtion(s)

How many hours do you stand on an average day?

I stand at least a minimum of 8 hrs. On average between 8-10hrs

How has our program helped your body?

It relieves pain and tension and helps to keep me pain free. I also have found that it helps to build strength and endurance to help me get through a day’s work without getting sore or feeling pain.

What keeps you coming back?

Enjoy the sessions. Feel good after every session

In the last 2 years, has your work been stressful?

Very stressful

Relating back to work. What was the biggest challenge of the last 2 years?

Constant change and adapting to the external stressors. I  feel like I am more consistent with maintaining my health and wellbeing. The more I look after myself the better I feel.

If you didn’t do pilates at MD Health, what would that look like for you?

I would be in a lot more pain. Work would be more of a struggle and affect my sleep.

9. What keeps you coming back?

Enjoy the sessions. Feel good after.


I want to thank Rachel for her dedication to her health and to the help of others!

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*Please note only the Full Body Assessment is a FREE service. The Full Body Assessment is for new clients at MD Health or returning clients who haven’t been in for 6 months or longer who intend to particpiate in our 13 Week Clinical Pilates Program**.

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** The 13 Week Clinical Pilates Program at MD Health is not a lock in contract and you are not required to attend for the full 13 weeks if you do not wish.

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