Our Osteopaths

Door signTyreman and Searle-Barnes Osteopaths have been providing high quality osteopathic care for the people of Lincolnshire and beyond for over 39 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. Stephen Tyreman is heavily involved in teaching at the cutting edge of osteopathy and until 2009 Paddy lectured to undergraduate osteopaths for 20 years.

Stephen Tyreman

Stephen Sept 2013-1bStephen has now completed over 40 years in Osteopathic practice! In addition to his commitment to West Parade Osteopaths, Stephen has an extensive academic career. He is professor of osteopathy at 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 currently course leader for the professional doctorate in Osteopathy at the BSO. Since 2011 he has been a professor at Campus Kristiania university in Oslo. He is also involved in lecturing and teaching Worldwide.

Stephen has been in practice for 40 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

Paddy120614Paddy 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 2006 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 in Collingham.

Gwendolen Shimwell

GShimwell 2Gwendolen Shimwell qualified from the British school of Osteopathy in 1996 and has worked in Lincolnshire since, with a year out, working as an osteopath in Christchurch New Zealand in 1998.

She has a young family and has an interest in the treatment of people with pregnancy-related symptoms, but also enjoys general practice and its variety.

Gwendolen: Monday and Thursday 8.40am-2pm


Marc Chavaudra

Marc1Marc Chavaudra graduated from The London School of Osteopathy in 2011.

He practices general osteopathy with a special interest in sports injuries and has attended training in sports/kinesio taping with Rocktape UK.

Marc is passionate about youth football, and is currently a coach and club secretary for his local team.

Marc: Wednesday afternoons, Saturday mornings