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.

Howard McIntosh
Howard McIntosh

Howard had spent a number of years in a wide variety of jobs including the Ministry of Defence and the Metropolitan Police before deciding to pursue a career as an osteopath. After returning to college to get his 'A' levels he gained entry to the British School of Osteopathy ( BSO ) and qualified in 1993. In 1991 he had passed his I.T.E.C. holistic massage qualification and in 1995 he went on to teach Anatomy and Sports Massage to 2nd year Sports Diploma students at the Raworth Centre in Dorking, Surrey. During this time, he had been working with the osteopath, acupuncturist and author Dr. Royston Low, and it was this meeting which encouraged him to go on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. Though he qualified with his licentiate in acupuncture a few years later, his focus nowadays is osteopathic.

He uses a variety of skills and techniques, many of which include soft / deep-tissue massage and manipulation. Most of the patients he sees tend to be active adults with work-related or sports-related problems. Over the years Howard has worked around the UK in many multi-disciplinary clinics and in large G.P. surgeries in the Channel Islands. He recently joined the team at Twist & Shout Osteopathic Health Centre having relocated from Surrey to East Devon. He is a member of the activity and social group Spice UK and enjoys many of the events they have on offer, in particular, outdoor activities such as coasteering and kayaking.

Corona Virus

This practice continues to implement all possible measures to try to deal with the risks associated with Corona Virus


Twist and Shout
Osteopathic Health Centre
32 South Street
Bridport Dorset

Tel: 01308 459996
Tel: 01308 427033

Osteopathy Fees

Initial Consultation:£55
Allow Approx One Hour
Subsequent Appointment:£40
Approx 20 to 45 minutes

Remedial and Sports

Initial Consultation:£55
Subsequent Appointments:£40

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday9am - 5.30pm
Saturday10am - 4pm