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.

Megan Pritchard
Megan Pritchard

Megan gained her osteopathic qualification from the British college of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM), where she also studied Natropathy. In addition to her osteopathic and naturopathy experience, Megan is also qualified in sports massage, holistic massage and dry needling. These skills are offered as adjuncts in her osteopathic treatments, whilst she also offers remedial and sports massage separately.

Due to her incredibly thorough training Megan is able to systematically approach patients holistically. Due to Megan being able to perceive what is which is invaluable to patients in understanding

With previous experience and study in stage work, theatre and acting, Megan has had a keen interest in treating performers, actors and dancers. By extension active patients value Megan for her inspirational approach to treatment and rehabilitation, which is designed to help decrease healing time and promote recovery.

Diverse experience and comprehensive qualifications all contribute to Megan being indispensable member of our team. With a chatty, confident and friendly personality, Megan offers a reliable service to patients.

"Megan Pritchard was recommended to us at this practice by the Dean of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine where she gained her osteopathic qualification in 2023. She also studied Naturopathy and has been qualified in dry needling as well as sports and holistic massage. These skills are offered as adjuncts in her osteopathic treatments, whilst she also offers remedial and sports massage separately. Due to her incredibly thorough training at one of the main traditional osteopathic colleges Megan is able to provide a fully comprehensive systematic approach to patient care. With previous experience and study in stage work, theatre and acting, Megan has had a keen interest in treating performers, actors and dancers. Active patients value Megan for her inspirational approach to treatment and rehabilitation, which is designed to help decrease healing time and promote recovery. Megan has an open and friendly demeanour and is enthusiastic about enabling patients to optimise their health."

Charlotte Eady

Charlotte graduated from Swansea University in 2015 with a masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost). Whilst training she worked part time as a lifeguard where she also trained as a first aider and took full advantage of the opportunity to learn from gym instructors, class instructors, personal trainers and competitive sport coaches. This learning inspired her dissertation which looked at the similarities between traditional osteopathic values and modern whole body, functional training. Something that she integrates into her treatments. Which part of your body do you not use when you walk down the street?

Since graduating she has completed multiple courses including an introduction into cranial osteopathy and different types of taping. She has worked in clinics in Brentwood, Chard and currently splits her time between Bridport and Nine Springs in Yeovil. She also treats animals on location. In 2020 she completed her post graduate diploma in animal osteopathy (PgCert.AO) with the Osteopathic Centre for Animals. Whilst primarily practicing on horses and dogs for the course she has a long history of working with animals of all shapes and sizes. It constantly surprises just how much each animal enjoys their treatments!

Charlotte spends a lot of time outside and is enjoying the countryside, although STILL has not gotten used to the hills! Having played netball and hockey for years and swum all her life, she took up running and road cycling prior to moving. She fully believes in getting people back to what they want to be doing asap, whilst also looking for the long-term resolution. No one should feel that pain dictates their choices; tell her your goals and she will help you reach them!

Charlotte
Charlotte

Corona Virus

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

Address

Twist and Shout
Osteopathic Health Centre
32 South Street
Bridport Dorset
DT6 3NQ
Map

Tel: 01308 459996
Tel: 01308 427033

Osteopathy Fees

Initial Consultation:£75
Up to 90 minutes
Subsequent Appointment:£45
Approx 20 to 45 minutes

Massage
Remedial and Sports

Initial Consultation:£55
Subsequent Appointments:£45

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday9am - 5.30pm
Saturday10am - 4pm