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.
He is also clinic coordinator and a part time tutor at the University College of Osteopathy where Lisa, Jeremy & Grant trained. Jeremy believes that his breadth of life experience enhances the therapeutic relationship between patient and osteopath as well as bringing a wealth of knowledge to his patients.
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.
Having completed my degree in sport and exercise science in 2015 at Roehampton University, I went on to work in a multi-disciplinary clinic. I gained experience in treating chronic and acute patients as well as ensuring the correct exercise and rehabilitation was prescribed.
Having attained holistic and sport massage qualifications as well as dry needling, I started a mobile massage service to gain further experience in the area. Feeling the need to progress
further I went on to complete my degree in Osteopathy at Nescot College Surrey. I have a passion for understanding how the human body works and how we are able to use a variety of therapy techniques to help one’s recovery process as well as enhance performance. I progressed into understanding biomechanics and incorporated this knowledge with osteopathy.
I enjoy working in the sporting environment and occasionally work at my local rugby club.
Growing up I always had a passion for sport whether it be playing rugby, golf or watching the darts.
I use a variety of methods and combine a structural and classical approach to my treatments in order to attain the best results. I cater for all age groups with treatments and exercises being suited for each individual. My experience working with a wide range of patients and practitioners, alongside my previous occupations has enabled me to build vital patient and practitioner relationships.