About Us

liza adams
Liza Adams

Liza Adams has worked as an osteopath since 1990. She is the principal practitioner of Twist & Shout Osteopathic Health Centre and used to work at The Charmouth Medical Practice with Drs Beckers. She has worked in the past as part of the NHS Acute Back Pain Service at Weymouth and Bridport Hospitals for four years in 2008. After this she was involved in the “STOP! Back pain” management research project funded by The Health Foundation.

After graduating from The British School of Osteopathy she worked in private practice with former tutors Walter McKone D.O and Lesley Stockton D.O. As an undergraduate Liza worked with Walter McKone dealing with acute sporting injuries in American Football. Her dissertation was “Osteopathic Approach to Trauma in American Football”. Following this Liza was the osteopath for The Gators American Football Team and taught osteopathic students “in the field”.

Liza worked as a volunteer for four years at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture and Organised Violence - now known as "Freedom from Torture". Many survivors from the first Gulf war were treated for injuries sustained during torture and post traumatic stress disorder.

Contemplating a PhD about the osteopathic approach to the treatment of the consequences of torture she attended University College London where she qualified with a MSc in “Experimental Methods in Psychology” in 1994. Following the birth of her two sons she relocated with her family to Long Bredy. She worked with Mark Wilson and Tim Williams at the Lyme Medical Centre.

In the past she was the Regional Communications Co-ordinator for the West Country and has been External Examiner for the General Osteopathic Council as well as a Visitor for the Quality Assurance Agency. She continues to be an active member of Exeter Research Hub.

Liza’s treatment can be described as integrative, having examined structural, classical, cranial and visceral approaches.

Accepted by most Medical Insurance such as BUPA, AXA PPP, Simply Health, WPA, BWCA etc.

poppy burgess
Poppy Burgess

I started working in the practice in 2004, after qualifying from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. This college teaches Osteopathy from a naturopathic perspective, which fundamentally means that we are taught to evaluate a person physically but to also include somebody’s emotional wellbeing, nutrition and lifestyle in our treatment and advice. I also have a degree in Biology which I completed in America. My husband and I and our two daughters live up in the wilds of Dartmoor from where I trek weekly to the bright lights of Bridport.

Jenny Townsend—Doe
Jenny Townsend—Doe

Jennifer graduated with a Masters degree in Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the British Osteopathic association. Jennifer currently sees clients who are suffering from a wide range of problems and applies a variety of osteopathic techniques in order to provide pain relief and help patients of all types.

Gavin Donn
Gavin Donn

I completed my Osteopathy training at Oxford Brookes University in 2013. Since then I have completed a postgraduate course in Cranial Osteopathy. After having spent two years in India, where I first became interested in physical therapy, learning massage and yoga, I have consistently worked to improve my knowledge base and hands-on abilities. First learning Bowen therapy in Australia (2003), and then working as a massage therapist from 2007 onwards. I became interested specifically in Osteopathy after the birth of my daughter, who, after a forceps delivery, benefitted greatly from cranial osteopathy in restoring full function of her neck. I have experience working with many osteopathic techniques, including cranial in my clinic, and each treatment is appropriate to the patients needs.

I am fully registered with GOsC and a member of the BOA.

Mark Hiddleston
Mark Hiddleston

I am an osteopath, simply because I like helping people in pain to hopefully get them out of pain and have a strategies to minimise its reoccurrence, through manual therapy, postural advise, exercise. I am married with adult children, I enjoy outdoor/indoor exercises, rowing/running/walking/circuits training/reading and continually evolving as an osteopath. My approach is simple I use manipulation/massage/stretching, and exercise prehab/rehabilitation, this means exercises to minimise an injury occurring and a gradual exercise program if an injury has occurred.

Giles Heaman BSc.(Hons)Podiatry, MChS, HPC Reg
Chiropody £25
Giles qualified in 1997 from The University of Huddersfield with an honours degree in Podiatry. Since then he has worked in both the NHS and private practice. He is a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and is registered with The Health Professions Council (formally known as State Registration)


Twist and Shout
Osteopathic Health Centre
32 South Street
Bridport Dorset

Tel: 01308 459996
Tel: 01308 427033


Initial Consultation:£49
Allow Approx One Hour
Subsequent Appointment:£35
Approx 20 to 45 minutes
Please note that we accept cheques & cash only as there are no facilities for payment by credit/debit card

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday8am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 4pm