Leanda Tickle

Leanda Tickle

Practitioner

I decided to train as an osteopath as I knew my time as a jockey was limited. I have been fortunate enough to call my work in the horse racing industry my passion for 15 years and I found a replacement career that I could immerse myself in, with equal amounts of enjoyment and commitment. I have enjoyed helping patients benefit from sports massage alongside osteopathy enabling me to provide my patients with good quality multi-disciplinary care.

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My grandmother was an Osteopath for more than thirty years and her treatments and the comfort she created in people’s lives inspired me 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 have had the privilege of working with children, babies and maternity patients. My 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.

Treatment room
Treatment room

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.

I am friendly and approachable. I go above and beyond to make sure my patients feel comfortable and involved when in the treatment. I am a good listener and will always consider my patients’ expectations and concerns, providing an individual approach towards their management and journey back to optimal health.

Outside of work, I like to walk my two dogs Ruby (jack russell terrier) and Oscar (Labrador) in the countryside.  I enjoy riding out at a local racing yard near me and I play netball once a week. I also like eating out, reading crime novels and going to the cinema.