After obtaining her qualification in 2005 from The British School of Osteopathy in London, Lucy Rayner studied Classical Osteopathy at The Institute of Classical Osteopathy. She worked pitchside with sports, rugby and athletics teams and professional players for a number of years.
She went on to specialise in family health, obtaining the Diploma of Paediatric Osteopathy in 2018 with The Osteopathic Centre for Children and completed in 2021 the Diploma in Women’s Health Osteopathy with the Molinari Institute of Health.
Lucy joined the Anamaya team in 2014 and is our resident osteopath treating men’s and women’s issues such as pelvic health, urogenital and gynaecological dysfunction and care for pregnancy, postpartum and the newborn. Lucy uses all osteopathic techniques cranial, visceral, classical to create a tailored and bespoke treatment to address each unique indidual.
Lucy enjoys the varied work that osteopathy can bring addressing whole body issues in a holistic approach to preventative healthcare, and works alongside dentists for management and treatment of cranial and dental strains occurring through malocclusion, trauma, tongue tie and birth strains. Lucy works closely with Lactation Consultants for assessment and treatment of infants with feeding difficulties and digestive issues, including specialist team care and referral for tongue tie.
Lucy has also undergone courses with Osteopaths for Headaches and Migraines for specialist care and treatment.
Lucy is continuing in Women’s Health and rehabilitation “The Mummy MOT” and further courses for Men’s Health, including pelvic health.
Lucy’s special interests are airway, nutritional and organ health, trauma and stress within the body, and how our birth and development in infancy affects our health trajectory with growth through adolescence into adulthood, and how preventative healthcare can prevent chronic issues we frequently face in our adult lives with optimal health as the goal.
Lucy is an alumni member of The Institute of Classical Osteopathy, The Foundation of Paediatric Osteopathy, and Molinari Institute of Health, and is registered by The General Osteopathic Council and on the register of the Institute of Classical Osteopathy and is a member of Institute of Osteopathy.
(All provided by Osteopath Lucy S Rayner)
As described by the General Osteopathic Council, osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
This is a gentle specialist osteopathic technique specifically appropriate for treating babies, children, teens and perinatal mums.
Cranial osteopathy is not different to osteopathy, it is the name given to a subtle and refined approach to osteopathy that follows all the principles of osteopathy, but that includes the anatomy and physiology of the head.
Cranial osteopaths use a highly trained sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality in the living anatomy of the whole body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction.
Specialist training in assessment and treatment of newborn infants to adolescents up to 18 years of age with Cranial Osteopathy.
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 (Tethered Oral Tissues).
Paediatric osteopathy aims to encourage measures and advice for preventative health and optimal wellbeing during growth and development into adolescence and adulthood, relating to infant and childhood motor milestones, including immune health.
Women’s Health Osteopathy
Specialist training in visceral osteopathy and preconceptive, pregnancy, postpartum health including postpartum recovery and chronic and complex women’s health isssues.
Women’s Health Osteopathy is specific for women during pregnancy and postnatal, and for all complex women’s health issues.
With Specialist focus on:
Complex presentations (Fibroids/Endometriosis/PCOS/ Vaginismus etc)
Pregnancy planning “Trimester Zero”
Pain during pregnancy, commonly pelvic and back pain.
Postural and visceral changes during pregnancy and postpartum.
Pelvic girdle pain, postnatal checks, assessment and treatment.
Postpartum recovery, postpartum pain including pelvic pain, back pain and discomfort from breastfeeding posture.
Return to normal posture and exercise postpartum.
Healing from birth (back/pelvis/core stability/gait/posture)
C-Section and scar management
Lucy will be bookable for Mummy MOT appointments from 24th April.
A Mummy MOT is a specialist postnatal examination for women following both vaginal and caesarean deliveries. It will assess how your posture, pelvic floor muscles and stomach muscles are recovering after birth. And if they’re not, then we can provide you with exercises and treatment to help in your recovery and to return to exercise safely.
Common postnatal conditions we can assess, treat, or refer if necessary
Overactive Bladder Syndrome
Pelvic Girdle Pain & Recovery
Post Natal Back Pain
Lucy is continuing studies into Men’s health.
Common issues for Men’s Pelvic Health include:
Sports injuries, Back pain, chronic pelvic pain, erectile dysfunction, prostatitis, rectal pain.
Specialist training in visceral osteopathy and men’s pelvic health, with whole body integration and exercise and lifestyle advice.
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 preventative medical treatment which takes into account internal and external 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. Common issues are TMJ dysfunction from teeth grinding or jaw imbalance, or TMD and related headaches.
Osteopathic support and integration during jaw and facial changes during orthodontic treatment (braces in teens and all ages) is highly recommended.
£135 initial consultation & follow up (60-75 mins)
£150 Mummy MOT (90 mins)