Lyndsy Mills

Lyndsy Mills

I qualified from the British School of Osteopathy (2009) in London and is a registered member of the General Osteopathic Council. In addition to the extensive training in osteopathy, I have a diploma in sports massage and post graduate certificates in Sport and Exercise Medicine as well as post graduate certificates in western medical acupuncture and cranial osteopathy.

Prior to becoming an Osteopath, I trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance. A back injury developed into a two year chronic pain complaint and I finally sought help from an osteopath who was able to diagnose and treat the problem successfully enabling me to return to dance training and performing.

 
Inspired by my own successful treatment, I began training to be an osteopath. After two years of working as a healthcare professional, I prolapsed a disc in my lumbar spine. My osteopath suggested I try Pilates to strengthen my hypermobile body, which I connected withI then continued my journey with training at APPI and Polestar Pilates in mat work and Pilates studio equipment.
 
I have over 10 years experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal complaints in various settings. These range from GP surgeries, Pilates studios, ballet schools, private physiotherapy and osteopathy clinics, and multidisciplinary practices.
 
I enjoy seeing patients from all walks of life and believe in treating the whole person instead of simply the diagnosis. I work with my patients to find the underlying cause of the problem and to avoid reoccurring episodes.
 
I use a variety of osteopathic techniques that include safe joint mobilisation and manipulation, soft tissue and fascial release techniques, medical acupuncture and cranial approaches.
 
I am also studying for a psychology degree and practice yoga and Pilates every day.
 
How long have you worked at The Heeler Centre?
 
I am delighted to have joined the Heeler Centre team in February 2020.
 
Why did you choose your profession?
 
Inspired by my own successful Osteopathic treatment. I wanted to understand the human body and the mind.
 
What do you most enjoy about your work?
 
The holistic approach to patient care. I adopt a person-centred approach during my consultations and tailor the treatment and management to each individual. I also enjoy rehabilitating my patients back to full function and giving them the tools they need to manage their pain and injury to prevent future problems.
 
What are your specialisms?
 
  • Medical Acupuncture
 
  • Pilates Rehabilitation
 
  • Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation
 
I am also interested are in health psychology, understanding the anatomy, and the psychology of movement.
 
What conditions do you most enjoy treating?
 
I am a holistic practitioner and my approach is to treat the whole person. I look at biological, lifestyle, psychological and environmental factors when considering a treatment, and management plan for each person.
 
When are you available?
 
Mondays 11-6 pm, Weds 11-6 pm
 
Do you accept insurance work?
 
Yes. I’m covered by most insurance providers, including BUPA. But not AXA PPP.