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23/Nov/2017

Philip Owen

Osteopath – Cranial / Paediatric / Structural / Sports

Philip qualified from the British School of Osteopathy, London in 1979.

He developed his osteopathic practice in Manchester and shortly after ‘The Old Hall Clinic’ was created in Gatley, Cheshire, a multidisciplinary practice, believed to be the first of it’s kind in the UK.

Philip’s aim was then, as is now, to provide patients with the ‘best of all worlds’ in which highly competent practitioners from their chosen profession would be able to collaborate ideas and treatment methods for the common good of the patient.

Philip is proud to say that he enjoys looking after a variety of patients, not just common musculoskeletal problems, such as aches and pains in joints and muscles, but also a number of professional sportsmen and women, often as a preventative measure, as well as offering services to the very young and infants.

Philips interest in paediatric osteopathy started early on in his career and much of his paediatric training was undertaken in the USA and Canada. Leading to his inventing the SleepCurve mattress range for newborn babies and for babies with plagiocephelay (flat head syndrome).

Having lectured at the BSO, he also became a lead external examiner for graduating osteopaths. Philip currently enjoys a good working relationship with Sale Sharks, Wigan Warriors, man utd and man city football clubs.

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23/Nov/2017

Liz Halsey

Osteopath Structural & Cranial / Medical Acupuncture

Liz qualified with a first class honours degree in Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy (London) in 2003.

In 2006 she began to use medical acupuncture and later undertook a BSc in Traditional Acupuncture at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating with a first class honours degree in 2014. These qualifications mean that Liz is able to carry out a full osteopathic treatment (using structural and cranial techniques), a full acupuncture treatment (including electroacupuncture) or a mixture of both. Liz also works at the Neil Cliffe Centre, based at Wythenshawe Hospital and run by St Ann’s Hospice, where she provides acupuncture for people with life-limiting conditions.

Liz’s approach is to provide a high-quality treatment to ease pain and restore function. Alongside this, she helps her clients understand what is causing their complaint and what they themselves can do to manage or resolve the problem. Liz is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, the Institute of Osteopathy and the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

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23/Nov/2017

Kevin Woods

Osteopath / Massage Practitioner / Clinical Pilates

Kevin studied Osteopathy at The British School of Osteopathy where he received a BSc (Hons) Degree.

Kevin is also a certified STOTT Pilates Instructor and has achieved a Massage Practitioners Diploma from The London College of Massage. Kevin is currently undertaking a post-graduate certificate course in ‘Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice’ which he will complete in July 2018.

With a previous career as a professional dancer and performer Kevin’s innate knowledge of physical movement brought him into the teaching of dance and physical exercise. His interest in the biomechanics of the human body stemmed from being a patient himself while recovering from occupational injuries. Therefore, with his experience of teaching combined with his knowledge of human anatomy and physiology his objectives will be to work with his patients in partnership to achieving the best possible outcomes in the shortest amount of time.

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23/Nov/2017

Zita Lusack

Osteopath

Zita Lusack previously trained as a gymnast and became British Champion in 1994.

She achieved gold, silver and bronze medals at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria Canada and represented our country in three world and four European championships. She underwent circus training to perform trapeze and aerial hoop at the Millennium Dome in the central show for the year 2000 celebrations and then joined the prestigious Cirque du Soleil performing tumbling in the fast track number of the show Alegria.

Zita now practices modern jive in her spare time and uses the experience gained as a competing athlete to have a greater understanding of how the body moves and functions. Having benefitted herself from treatment she decided to train as an osteopath graduating from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007.

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23/Nov/2017

Lily Prestwood

Posture and Massage Therapist

Lily is a trainee Osteopath in her fourth year of studies. She focuses on working collaboratively with her patients in order to allow the body to restore its health whilst ensuring this change can be sustained. This is achieved through a bespoke combination of posture work, soft tissue mobilisation, joint articulation and exercise plans.

Lily qualified as a sports and remedial massage therapist in 2013 after studying at Leeds University where she then established a successful sports therapy clinic. She also holds qualifications in soft tissue manipulation and kinesiology taping. Lily shadows the Old Hall Clinic’s principal Osteopath Philip Owen.

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23/Nov/2017

Connie Wakeman

Osteopath in Training / Massage / Postural

Connie is a 4th Year Trainee Osteopath, graduating from the College of Osteopaths in 2019.

She has been shadowing Old Hall Clinic’s principal Philip Owen since her Osteopathic studies began in 2014. Having previously studied a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and worked in London, she decided to retrain.

As a mother of two who has seen first-hand the benefits of Cranial Osteopathy to children, Connie was drawn to be an Osteopath herself. Her aim is to ensure each individual achieves their best health state, relieving pain and symptoms and also to prevent problems recurring. She believes the body has immense capability to heal itself, all it needs is some help along the way. Connie is qualified in Soft Tissue Manipulation and Reiki.

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For further information about the Old Hall Clinic or any of our services, please contact us.

Old Hall Road, Gatley, Cheshire, SK8 4BE.

Telephone: 0161 428 4222
Fax: 0161 428 1286
E-mail: info@oldhallclinic.co.uk

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