Tyreman and Searle-Barnes Osteopaths have been providing high quality osteopathic care for the people of Lincolnshire and beyond for over 36 years. More than 30,000 people, aged between 1 week and 96 years, have attended for osteopathic treatment in the practice.
Stephen Tyreman opened the practice in 1976 and Paddy Searle-Barnes joined him in 1983 as a permanent partner. Paddy also works in Collingham Medical Centre, both as a private practitioner (since 1996) and
more recently within the NHS. Currently there are two other osteopaths, and together they provide cover for six days a week including two evenings and Saturday morning. Stephen Tyreman is heavily involved in teaching at the cutting edge of osteopathy and until recently Paddy lectured to undergraduate osteopaths for 20 years.
In addition to his commitment to West Parade Osteopaths, Stephen has an extensive academic career. He is professor of osteopathy at the University of Bedfordshire and the British School of Osteopathy in London where he has taught since 1978. The BSO is the oldest and largest school of osteopathy in Europe, with more than 400 students. Stephen’s appointment as professor was the first University appointment in the UK. He is also involved in lecturing and teaching Worldwide.
Stephen has been in practice for 39 years, and has extensive experience, particularly with the treatment of children. He completed his PhD in the philosophy of health care in 2001.
Stephen: Usually Tuesday and Thursday though these vary sometimes as a result of teaching commitments.
Paddy Searle-Barnes qualified in 1983 and taught undergraduates at the BSO as a senior lecturer from 1988 until 2009. In 1998 he published a major textbook on osteopathic diagnosis, aimed at both graduates and student osteopaths, which has been well received by the profession. He also taught students about aspects of osteopathic care of patients with heart, circulation, lung and endocrine problems.
In 1996 he was invited to work as a private practitioner at Collingham Medical Centre, expanding the therapeutic options available there. Since 2005 he has also had a contract with the NHS, enabling him to provide osteopathic treatment to sufferers of low back pain funded by the NHS, a service which has grown steadily.
He has a special interest in the care of patients with respiratory problems, and also those with chronic pain, especially chronic spinal pain.
Paddy: Monday, Wednesday morning and Friday in Lincoln, All day Tuesday and Thursday morning in Collingham.
Diana graduated as an osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy in London and is also qualified as a Pilates matwork teacher, certified by the Pilates Foundation. Small Pilates classes are run within the practice on most days to aid rehabilitation and to promote general body conditioning. Classes are open to patients of the practice as well as other clients.
Diana has had a long-standing interest in healthcare, having previously worked as a pharmacist in London teaching hospitals and as a manager within the pharmacy team in the head office of Boots The Chemists.
Diana Thurston: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning
Louise returned to work at West Parade Osteopaths in 2007, following a move to Chester and an academic career working at Leeds Metropolitan University. In February 2008 she completed a PhD degree at Manchester University and then went on to study medicine at Leicester University. She is currently working as a foundation doctor during the week, but is currently available for Osteopathic consultations on Saturday mornings.
Louise Potter: Saturday morning