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Lucy Smith, osteopath at The Practice Rooms

Meet Lucy

Since 2007, Lucy has treated all kinds of injuries in all types of people – from athletes to office workers, performers, construction workers, pregnant mums, and elderly patients needing rehabilitation after surgery or falls.

And one thing that they all have in common? They’re all completely individual. Everyone we meet has their own strengths and weaknesses, their own dominant side of the body, anatomical differences they were born with, or bio-mechanical compensations that have been learnt or adapted.

With a thorough understanding of the way the human body works, Lucy focuses on treating the cause of the injury rather than just the symptoms. And osteopathy is something she’s passionate about – because the positive benefits that patients experience after treatment are clear for all to see.

Marion Vey, osteopath

Meet Marion

Marion Vey discovered her passion for osteopathy as a young artistic gymnast, after treatment helped her recover from injuries and get the best out of her performances. Now an experienced osteopath herself, Marion helps patients with all manner of physical conditions, but still has a particular interest in treating exercise-related injuries.

Marion offers a range of effective treatment techniques, including deep tissue massage, stretching, joint mobilisation and manipulations, as well as lifestyle advice and exercises for patients to do at home.

She loves osteopathy’s hands-on, tailored treatment approach and believes it is a great way to empower people to have a better understanding of their bodies.

Lucy Smith, osteopath, with patient

What to expect

At your first osteopathy appointment, we’ll take a detailed case history. This helps us begin to discover the cause of your symptoms. A doctor’s referral is not necessary, but it’s useful if you bring along any medical letters and prescription lists.

We’ll examine the area that’s causing you pain. Usually, that means undressing down to your underwear so we can observe and assess posture, joint movement and tissue quality. If you’d feel more comfortable bringing a pair of lightweight shorts to change into, that’s fine. Your dignity is respected at all times.

We’ll fully explain our diagnosis to you, including why we think your symptoms started, possible aggravating factors and expected speed of recovery. Then we’ll recommend a treatment plan which will be tailored to your individual requirements. That may also include Western Medical Acupuncture – a technique we use to reduce tension in tight muscles.

Throughout your treatment, we’ll explain what we’re doing and why. And try our best to put you at ease so you have a pleasant experience.

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