Lucy gained her BSc, with Honours in Osteopathy in 2005, after completing her 4-years training at the ESO (European School of Osteopathy). The training covered a broad spectrum of Osteopathic approaches and techniques.
Lucy is registered with the General Osteopath Council (GOsC) which is the governing body, established to uphold the highest standards within the profession. She is also a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
Lucy is a 6th degree black belt in Taekwon-Do and teaches classes in the Thanet and Canterbury areas. She has been training in Taekwon-Do since 1988, and has gained many titles in tournaments including 11 World Titles and many European titles, in both Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing.
Lucy is also part of the national coaching team for the England Kickboxing Squad and has coached many others the level of World Champion.
It was her martial art / sport, that led her to Osteopathy, as this was her chosen method of treatment when injuries occurred. Since the age of 14, it was Lucy’s aim to train to be an Osteopath, as she felt the combined experience from years of training would mesh well with this profession, and likewise the knowledge gained from her studies, would enhance her training and coaching.
This experience in Lucy’s martial art, in training, teaching and coaching has resulted in a particular interest in sports injuries, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
She has been working in the Thanet area since qualifying and over that time has gained experience helping people deal with a variety of conditions, including keeping pro-athletes on track through their training and competing. Enabling people to remain active during the recovery process, has always been an important objective.
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Osteopathy is a system of complementary medicine, involving the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical disorders, through the manipulation and massage, of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual, depends on the systems of the body functioning synergistically.
Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, cranial techniques, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help the body’s own healing mechanisms.
As part of the treatment plan advice may be given on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
Those who present may be any age, from newborn babies through the range to the elderly.
People present with work related issue, whether their job involves more manual labour or is more sedentary, as in driving or office based work, each can give rise to a variety of problems. Pregnant women also benefit from osteopathic treatment, as well as people with sport and exercise related injuries.
Osteopathy can be used to treat a vast spectrum of complaints all over the body i.e. general aches and pains in the head, back, neck, upper and lower limbs, all of which may have been caused for a variety of reasons. Patients may present with both acute and chronic issues.
A few examples of common presentations include headaches, migraines, back and neck pain, whiplash, sciatica, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, frozen shoulder, tennis / golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, pain from arthritis, digestive problems, and postural problems
Please Contact to book an appointment. Lucy will endeavor to call you back as soon as possible. It is not always feasible to call back immediately if she is with patients, but f you call the direct line (mobile number), voicemail is available, and Lucy will call you back at the first opportunity!
Please note, facilities for payment with card, are not available.
Direct Line (mobile number)
07789 883 146
Address: The Old Vicarage, 9 Hartsdown Road, Westbrook, Margate, Kent, CT9 5QS
The house is situated next to All Saints Church and is the same grey brickwork as the church.