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Lucy Samantha Rayner BOst MICO DPO

Lucy is a specialist osteopath in trained in classical osteopathy, cranial and paediatrics, and visceral osteopathy for pregnancy, postpartum recovery and women’s and men’s pelvic health issues.  Lucy works alongside dentists for management and treatment of cranial and dental strains occurring through malocclusion, trauma, tongue tie and birth strains.

Lucy qualified in 2005 from the British School of Osteopathy, and has since qualified in Classical Osteopathy with the Institute of Classical Osteopathy, trained at The Osteopathic Centre for Children for 3 years acquiring the Diploma of Paediatric Osteopathy, has undergone courses with Osteopaths for Headaches and Migraines for specialist care and treatment, and is currently studying postgraduate 2 year diploma Women’s Health Osteopathy with the Molinari Institute of Health.

Lucy’s special interests are nutritional and organ health, trauma and stress within the body, and how our birth and development in infancy lead to the chronic issues we face in our adult lives.

Lucy works closely with Lactation Consultants for assessment and treatment infants with feeding difficulties and digestive issues, including specialist team care and referral for tongue tie.

(All provided by Osteopath Lucy S Rayner)

Paediatric Osteopathy

Specialist training in assessment and treatment of newborn infants to adolescents up to 18 years of age.

Infant Health: Lactation Consultants work closely with Paediatric Osteopaths to address breastfeeding difficulties relating to difficulties with latch and positioning and issues with infant feeding mechanics and Tongue tie.

Women’s Health Osteopathy

Specialist training in visceral osteopathy and preconceptive, pregnancy, postpartum health including postpartum recovery and chronic women’s health isssues.

Men’s Health

Specialist training in visceral osteopathy and men’s pelvic health, with whole body integration and exercise and lifestyle advice.

Classical Osteopathy

Specialist training in bringing together the science and art of osteopathy as it was originally developed by AT Still, using the key health and body’s principles in an integrative treatment known as the Body Adjustment to treat the person as a whole.

Osteopathy is a whole body holistic integrative system of medical treatment which takes into account all influences on the body, including biopsychosocial, nutritional and environmental health.

Cranial Osteopathy including Dental, Headache and Migraine

Specialist training in understanding the complex and subtle intrinsic movements of the bones of the skull in health, and the strain patterns that occur as a result of birth, dysfunctional breathing, injury/trauma to the head, neck or body, and tongue tie/dental/jaw issues which cause ongoing dysfunction and stress throughout the body and nervous system. Manual treatment is applied over the whole body (not just the head) to resolve these issues and integrate and improve the body’s expression of health.

Referral to specialist orthodontics may be required.

Lucy the Osteopath is available for daytime and late appointments at Anamaya on Wednesdays and Fridays.

60mins / £125 Osteopathy Consultation / Treatment

120mins / £150 (Mother and baby osteopathy combined treatment)

90mins / £125 (Headache & Migraine Consultation)

About Osteopathy

Osteopaths recognise that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself and contains is own “medicine chest” to do this.

Osteopaths have an understanding that a “problem” or “disease” does not just appear out-of-the-blue (unless it involves trauma). There has been a chain of events leading up to this issue. The treatments re-establish spinal structure and mechanics, much like a structural engineer would work with physics and forces to repair and stabilise a failing bridge.

By restoring these fundamental issues, the barriers to health via nerves, reflexes, blood flow and organ function – the body can then produce normal spinal and body movements, nerve impulses and normal levels of chemical and hormonal production.

By understanding how the body stands up against gravity and how normal loading should occur through the spine,  it is then possible to see that all strain and compensation patterns occur not just at one location, but throughout the entire body.