Leanda Tickle decided to train as an osteopath as she knew her time as a jockey was limited. She has been fortunate enough to call her work in the horse racing industry her passion for 15 years and she found a replacement career that she could immerse herself in, with equal amounts of enjoyment and commitment. Leanda has enjoyed helping patients benefit from sports massage alongside osteopathy enabling her to provide patients with good quality multi-disciplinary care.
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Leanda graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Maidstone with an M.Ost Hons and had the privilege of working with children, babies and maternity patients. Her patients range from newborn babies and their mothers through to older generation patients, incorporating structural skills and functional techniques such as cranial and myofascial treatment.
Leanda’s grandmother was an Osteopath for more than thirty years and her treatments and the comfort she created in people’s lives inspired Leanda to help others too. “What I love most about the profession is the vast variety of techniques we can use to accommodate the various morphologies and ages of patients”.
“I love treating babies. Helping a baby feel more comfortable and thereby helping the mother feel at ease fills me with joy. Additionally, I enjoy treating sportspeople, particularly horse riders. Enabling individuals to return to their peak fitness and performing at their best is very rewarding”.
Leanda is friendly and approachable. She goes above and beyond to make sure my patients feel comfortable and involved when in the treatment. She is a good listener and will always consider her patients’ expectations and concerns, providing an individual approach towards their management and journey back to optimal health.
Outside of work, Leanda likes to walk my two dogs Ruby (Jack Russell terrier) and Oscar (Labrador) in the countryside. She enjoys riding out at a local racing yard near where she lives and plays netball once a week. She also likes eating out, reading crime novels and going to the cinema.