About us

We believe every client is unique, requiring individual, prescriptive treatments and our team of experienced, highly qualified therapists have helped change lives.

Glebe Barn Studios and Clinic, incorporating both Proprius Therapies and Shape-Up Pilates www.shapeuppilates.co.uk, was opened in 2007 by Kim Snelling. Kim has been a respected therapist for over twenty years and founded Shape-Up Pilates in 2002.  She is also the author of the Shape-Up range of CDs, which are sold all over the world.

Proprius is a Latin word which has various meanings – ‘individual’, ‘own’, ‘special’ and ‘characteristic’ – all of which encapsulate the uniqueness of everyone and the physical and mental make-up of us all as human beings and Proprius Therapies has evolved to cater for an increasing number of clients presenting with injury-related issues or mechanical pain problems.  At Glebe Barn Clinic, Kim and her team have successfully treated many clients, some of whom had begun to lose hope as they searched for answers.  All are helped to understand the long-term benefits of the treatments and the solutions relevant to them.

Although Kim treats clients with various conditions, over the last five years she has specialised in those with mechanical back pain issues, nutated pelvises, lateral ‘C’ curve (including clinical scoliosis) and hypermobility.  As a result, she has developed, with considerable success, both manual therapies and physical prescriptive exercise programmes to address these complex but extremely common problems.

As a knowledgeable anatomist, with an in-depth understanding of movement and movement patterns, Kim has adapted her techniques to work on bio-mechanical weaknesses and she mentors other practitioners in her unique style and methodology.  Our philosophy is that every client is different, requiring individual, prescriptive treatments and the Proprius team have helped change lives.  The testimonials received are affirmation of the many positive outcomes and it is Kim’s vision to make Proprius Therapies more widely available.

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    “The Proprius remedial massage therapy sessions have made a major contribution to my improved mobility, together with their carefully targeted prescriptive exercises which have helped relieve the problems.”


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