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  • Dear Lionel! What a wonderful website you made, I am so impressed! You must be mighty pleased with yourself! I can see how much thought and energy went into the whole endeavor. This would definitely be a website I would like to recommend to my patients, especially because I like the way you use language, it is positive and encouraging, something I really like. I wish you a lot of success!

      R. K. - Homeopath (RCHom)​

  • I have known Dr. Phillips for 35 years. He is renowned as an expert in Physiology, Osteopathy, and gives fitness & health seminars in well known institutions. He is a role model in the area of health, fitness and sport. In the past 4 years I had the honor of training with him 3 times a week. He proved to me what one could achieve with minimum disciplines in order to improve one’s fitness levels and general lifestyle. - 18/2/08


  • Lionel Phillips has himself attained an extremely high level of fitness and is a health educator by example. His systems are easy to follow, they make sense, require minimum time and they really work. - 13/02/08


  • I am 34 years old. At the age of 12, I was traveling on a bus and talking to my friend sitting next to me, when the bus hit a rock and jolted. My head remained facing sideways for 3 days. My whole life changed. I was put in a neck brace for 6 months 24/7. The pain was unbearable. There were days when the headaches were so bad I couldn’t open my eyes. I couldn’t write with my right hand and it was difficult for me to walk or sit. CT’s could not identify the problem. I went to physiotherapy. They were scared to do too much as the slightest movement was extremely painful. I tried everything – short-wave, bio feedback, “magic” healing and chiropractors. I suffered for 3 years until someone recommended that I see Lionel Phillips. He treated me 2 to 3 times a week and gave me specific exercises to do. Gradually the treatments were limited to when I had a bad headache. Without Lionel’s help I don’t think I would have been able to return to a normal life and certainly not to raising my own family. He became an important part of my life and I am forever grateful to him. - 10/11/09


  • In the early 1980’s, after being blessed with 3 young daughters, I began to suffer with pins and needles in my hands. The doctors told me I had bad scoliosis and advised me to do exercise. But what exercise? Who do I go to? I was fortunate in that I was told that a new and very special health club had just opened in the area that was created by Lionel Phillips, an expert in Physiology who had worked with many famous people in the world. There is no doubt that my meeting with Lionel changed my life and also eventually contributed greatly to the changing of my profession. The amount of information on the subject of health and the workings of the muscular system, combined with his pleasant personality, was exceptional. Under his guidance many of his instructors and even members were groomed and became well respected and renowned teachers and instructors in the health and fitness fields. Today, I am a Pilates and bone density building instructor giving aid to those suffering from osteoporosis. - 01/12/09


  • Wow, Wow, Wow! I will carry your notes of advice with me wherever I go. Thank you for all your efforts & input. It is all so brilliantly logical. I hope to do it all correctly and improve my discomfort & agony.- 10/09/2009


  • You have guided me to achieve the following results in just 5 months: Fat percentage reduced from 40% to 33.1%. Strength test – 1 Minute sit ups – 35 to 70. Water percentage increase from 44% to 48% - I am honestly working to increase my water intake. Lost 5 kilos (9 pounds) - all without dieting. 22/11/2006


  • Under your guidance & encouragement, I have increased my Muscular Endurance by 55%, Flexibility 50% and 5% Fat Loss. Your simple explanations are so logical to make one want to test them out. They certainly work. No dieting, but your advice on how to eat was so helpful and effective. - 05/12/2006


  • A car accident 2 years ago left me with whiplash, pains in the hands and arms, neck pain and headaches. Your explanations and advice to alleviate the pains, which included Hydrotherapy, a Stretching routine and changes to my Posture have been incredible. All physio and pain killers were replaced with your suggested disciplines. - 20/05/2007


  • The Parkinson's disease which hit me 9 years ago took away my dignity and all normal comforts. You corrected my posture which helped me to walk and minimized the embarrassing saliva drooling. The stretching and strength exercises made my daily routines easier, which included me starting to write again. I performed movements and tasks that I thought I had lost forever. Thank you so much. - 23/12/2008


  • At the age of 15 ½, I was suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, nitrogen depletion & hair loss, & had lost a further 3.75 kilos in the previous 3 months. Your encouragement, logic and promise to help me through the slump was so different that I had to put my faith in you. The result was amazing. Within a month I felt that I may even be able to take control again of my life. The eating & drinking advice was a challenge but made sense. Everything reversed for the better. My family & social life was suddenly important and positive, and school became meaningful. I have never looked back. - 16/06/2004


  • I am forever grateful to Dr. Lionel Phillips for accepting to treat me after I had suffered from sciatica for over three months. Bed rest, pain killers, anti-inflammatory tablets and physiotherapy were all ineffective. Having listened to my history and after examining me Dr. Phillips explained the source of the problem. He estimated that after 2 – 3 treatments the pains should start to subside. Within 4 weeks I was able to function so much easier. My problem was exacerbated by weak abdominal muscles. I needed to start a stretching & exercise regimen and improve my posture. Before the treatments I could not even sit on the floor without extreme difficulty. He demonstrated how I should walk, and I pushed myself to get going & keep it up. My grateful thanks to Dr. Phillips for your compassion, care and professional advice. I am forever thankful to you for initiating a change in my lifestyle that has to this day remained an integral part of my daily routine. - 28/10/1991


  • Simple logic saved me from a health decline that I may never have recovered from. ‘Have you ever noticed that most fast eaters carry excess fat?” was the question put to me by Dr. Phillips. And I fell bang in to that category. I was advised how to eat and especially how to chew. I was explained the very elementary difference between Muscle & Fat. Without dieting but with a new knowledge & determination, I adhered to all the advice. The result? I started to eat less, enjoy & taste every particle, became more relaxed and actually lost fat! I have started the recommended stretching program and my life has changed beyond belief. - 15/12/2009


  • I have been associated with Dr. Phillips for the past 30 years. During this time, Dr Phillips has been my sports & physical training mentor. I received his most professional advice which included the following: a) to stop jogging (which caused severe knee pains) & to keep fit through power walking which was a new science for me completely. With the addition of his stretching routine, I have been injury free. b) good eating habits as well as ensuring that the foods are chewed to their maximum to allow the digestion to work easily & correctly. c) changed my general breathing techniques. d) explained the importance of drinking sufficient water. e) general healthy dietary habits. f) the importance of correct posture at all times. I have no doubt that this unique website will be most beneficial to the average person with limited medical knowledge, both young & old, as it is all explained and illustrated in simple terminology which will assist in the understanding of many medical aspects, that were until now, understood and limited mainly to the medical profession. His years of experience in the benefits of correct exercise and knowledge about the needs of the human body will no doubt be of benefit to many people. Best wishes for this important and “lifesaving" venture. - 15/01/2010


  • I had an acute pain in my right shoulder which prevented me from lifting my arm and rotating it normally. This had been going on for about 4 months. I consulted with you and after a brief examination, you came to the conclusion that I had a rotator cuff injury and the supraspinatous tendon was torn. This was before I showed you the results of the ultrasound which verified that condition. You suggested I do a series of exercises based on the Dynamic Tension principal and I needed to avoid full range of motion. I did them religiously for just two weeks and lo and behold, I’m back into instructing Tai Chi and I have no problem with movement in general as well as being able to put on and take off a sweater which I couldn’t do before! I know I still have to be careful, but I’m back training again at almost full force thanks to you and your vast knowledge of the human body.


  • I have had the honour of Lionel’s friendship for over 25 years. During this period he has unselfishly helped me on numerous occasions. He has helped me relieve disk problems dramatically, given me suitable physical exercises and given general advice about how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. I look forward to continuing our friendship for many years to come!


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