We've built up an excellent reputation during the last 17 years - click here to read the results of our recent patient survey, and a small selection of the lovely testimonials we've received.
Lesley Griggs BSc(Hons)Ost. MSCC
Lesley heads up the team at Nutley Lane. She qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1995, and brought Nutley Lane Osteopaths to its current building in 2000.
Lesley is passionate about osteopathy and the benefits it can bring to patients. She has done extensive post graduate training with the Sutherland Cranial College and has a high level of expertise in this field of osteopathy. Lesley is also a specialist lecturer at the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine, teaching paediatric and obstetric osteopathy to final year graduates.
Lesley is dedicated to all aspects of clinical practice and is proud of the true family nature of the practice at Nutley Lane. Lesley believes that for the profession to move forward into the future, senior members of the profession must support their junior colleagues in their early years of practice life. This has lead to being able to attract high quality osteopaths to work in the practice at Nutley Lane.
Dorothy Smith MOst, BA (Hons), DPO
Originally from Norfolk, Dorothy moved to London to undertake her Masters of Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy, after having studied Philosophy as an undergraduate and worked in arts administration.
She is particularly interested in the potential of Osteopathy to assist the body’s natural healing mechanisms and believes that it is essential to take a holistic approach to healthcare, taking into account the influences of occupation, lifestyle and medical history on her patient’s current state of health.
Dorothy enjoys meeting patients from all walks of life. She recently completed a two-year Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy undertaken at the prestigious Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy in London. She has also completed postgraduate training in Cranial Osteopathy and holds a Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.
Her treatments are always tailored to the specific needs of each patient and may include a combination of structural, cranial and visceral osteopathy, as appropriate.
Dorothy has practised yoga for several years and has an interest in mindfulness and meditation as a means to leading a well-balanced and healthy life. She is also a keen musician, playing the violin and singing in a choir.
I am passionate about the founding philosophy of osteopathy. Andrew Taylor Still, who discovered osteopathy, said: “to find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease”. I think it is this concept that differentiates osteopathy from other manual therapies. W. G Sutherland, a student of Andrew Taylor Still, advised his students: “Allow physiologic function within to manifest its own unerring potency rather than apply a blind force from without.” I do this primarily by using gentle indirect approaches, including cranial osteopathy, supporting the body to return to its optimal state of health.
By enabling people to find health and balance in their system, I find osteopathy can reduce and eliminate pain. It can help people feel better, healthier and happier, and enable them to manage the physical and mental stresses and strains of life more effectively.
As part of helping people get better, I am interested in what people do and how they do it. I can advise on posture, including computer / laptop setup and use, and can give exercises to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms reoccurring.
Rebecca is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Sutherland Cranial College of osteopathy
Emily graduated from the British School of Osteopathy with a Master’s Degree in June 2017. She was first introduced to Osteopathy from a very young age after being successfully treated for a variety of sports injuries. This started her interest in anatomy, physiology and the biomechanics of injury.
During her studies she worked in a variety of specialist osteopathic clinics including expectant mothers, sports injuries, patients with HIV and a community outreach clinic for the elderly.
Although she enjoys treating adults of all ages, she found that she had a keen interest in treating ante and postnatal women and has completed further training in this area under the supervision of a practicing midwife who is also an osteopath.
Alongside her degree, she became a Level 3 sports massage therapist and qualified in advanced medical acupuncture (which includes electro-acupuncture). She creates individual treatment plans for each of her patients and includes these techniques along with structural, functional and visceral osteopathy, if appropriate to facilitate the body’s own healing mechanisms.
She has recently completed postgraduate training with the Sutherland Cranial College and plans to specialise in paediatrics in the future.