Lisa began her career as a professional squash player travelling the world on the international circuit. In 1991 she became the first British female winner of the British Open squash tournament for 30 years and represented England for more than 12 years and was consequently awarded the MBE in 1995 for her services to the sport.
On retiring from professional squash Lisa gained her qualifications in sport massage and a degree in sport injury rehabilitation and sport science at St Mary’s, Twickenham. She has worked as a sport massage therapist and personal trainer for 15 years in Nottingham and London. Sports massage patients have included professional tennis and squash players, triathletes, marathon runners, wheelchair tennis players, recreational sportspeople and those that who would rather watch sport.
Lisa developed her skills further and spent five years at the British School of Osteopathy training for a Masters Degree. Lisa’s interest and knowledge of sport and injury, experience of working one to one with individuals for many years and her Osteopathic training, combine to enable her to treat a whole range of patients and conditions, including: the young and old, competitive or recreational sportsmen, people with work related postural problems or those with digestive problems.
Lisa Opie playing Squash at the British Open Wembley Conference Centre
Jeremy practiced as a sports massage therapist in London where he developed a keen interest in the human body and the benefits of mindfulness. He went on to further study, undertaking a 5-year training as an osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy. He is also fluent in French.
Jeremy Jones-Bateman joined our team in 2017, sharing his time between treating patients at Osteopath West and working as the clinic coordinator at the University college of Osteopathy where both Lisa and Jeremy trained. He is also registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
Jeremy having always had a passion for how the human body operates, qualified and practiced as a sport massage therapist in a central London gym. He further developed these skills by gaining a Bachelor of Osteopathy after training for five years at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly known as the British School of Osteopathy or BSO)
Whilst training at the UCO Jeremy had placements in a wide range of specialist clinics including Pregnant Mothers and HIV clinics. He also has a special interest on the effects of mindfulness meditation on pain management and has successfully treated many patients by combining mindfulness with his osteopathic techniques.
Jeremy’s experience of working with a wide range of patients alongside specialist osteopathic tutors, combined with a previous career in the tourist industry has been invaluable in building his patient/practitioner relationship.