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Tyreman and Searle-Barnes Osteopaths have been providing high quality osteopathic care in Lincoln for the people of Lincolnshire and beyond for over 39 years.

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Paddy Searle-Barnes is retiring 27th May  – the practice will close on 27th May 2016

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the early retirement of Paddy Searle-Barnes due to ill-health. As you may know, he suffered a heart attack in 2015 and since then has been finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the demands of practice. He will cease work at the end of May. Unfortunately we have been unable to find anyone to take on his share of the partnership and with great regret we therefore have to close the practice on West Parade when he retires on 27th May 2016.

We wish to apologise to the many patients we have worked with over the last 40 years, and particularly to current patients for the fact that we haven’t been able to say anything while we were seeking alternative arrangements. We will do our best to ensure your on-going care and there are details below of how to find a suitable osteopath.

Stephen Tyreman practising only in Collingham from 5th July

Stephen Tyreman will take over Paddy’s work at Collingham Medical Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays where he will be able to see some private patients by appointment (01636 893956). He will also be seeing NHS patients referred by medical practices within the Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group area. However, this doesn’t extend to patients registered with practices in the Lincoln area. Unfortunately, his academic commitments mean that Stephen is unable to increase his days in practice. He is planning to start work in Collingham at the beginning of July and will not be available between 27th May and 5th July.

Gwendolen Shimwell has moved to 26 West Parade, Lincoln

Gwendolen is now working on Mondays and Thursdays 8.30am-2pm at    26 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1JT.

Appointments can be made on 01522 532347 or on  07901 718246.

Marc Chavaudra has joined Gwendolen at 26 West Parade Lincoln

Marc Chavaudra will continue working in his practice in Retford, but is also now working on Wednesday mornings from 9am-2pm in Lincoln at 26 West Parade (01522 532347).

His own practice details: 17, Headingley Road, Retford Nottinghamshire DN22 7EE (Tel: 01777 701485). His website is: www.retfordosteopaths.co.uk

In addition, you can search for an osteopath on the General Osteopathic Council’s website: http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/register-search/

May we take this opportunity to express our thanks to you and all the people who have visited the practice over the years. It has been a wonderful experience to meet so many interesting people; we have learned more from you than you can possibly realise. We wish you the very best and apologise again for the somewhat abrupt nature of the announcement and closure.

Stephen Tyreman

Paddy Searle-Barnes


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Neck pain, and dizziness from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

I visited Paddy Searle-Barnes recently for the first time for treatment to my neck, as I have painful osteoarthritis in it. Whilst he was taking my history I revealed to him that I had been suffering from dizziness for some weeks. After questioning me further, he correctly diagnosed benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and performed the Epley Maneuvre on me with instant and dramatic success! My dizziness vanished on the spot, and some months down the line now, it has not returned. Read >> more

Neck and shoulder pain

I first contacted West Parade Osteopaths about my shoulder problem, which had troubled me for some months, despite other physical treatment. At my first appointment I found out that not only was my shoulder injured but there was a problem with my neck that I was not aware of it. I had had two bad falls but was not aware of the effects of them apart from the pain. I have received very good advice and treatment and would recommend treatment at this practice. Read more >>

Coccyx pain

Although I have always suffered with my coccyx (probably since childhood), after six months of excruciating pain, visits to my GP, Sports Injury Clinic, Chiropractor and finally with a Surgeon recommending the removal my coccyx, at my wits end, scared, sore and unhappy, I had once last ditched attempt to curb the pain (pain level 10+/10).  After reading an article on the internet entitled ‘Osteopath alleviated my coccyx pain after just one session’ and a background story similar to mine, I phoned Tyreman Searle-Barnes… Read more >>