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Lisa Opie, osteopathThe College Practice will soon be saying goodbye to our osteopath Lisa Opie.

Lisa began her career as a professional squash player on the international circuit and was ranked in the world top two for more than 13 years. In 1990 she became the first British female in 30 years to win the Coveted British Open squash title and represented England for more than 12 years. She was consequently awarded the MBE in 1995 for her services to the sport.

On retiring from squash Lisa earned a degree in sport injury rehabilitation and sport science at St Mary’s, Twickenham. She worked as a sports massage therapist and personal trainer for 15 years in Nottingham and in London.

Lisa spent five years at the British School of Osteopathy and qualified as Kinesio taping practitioner. She combined her osteopathic training with her knowledge of sport and injury and experience of working one-to-one with individuals. She treats a range of patients – from the young and old, the competitive and the recreational sports person – and conditions – from work-related postural difficulties to digestive problems.

Everyone at The College Practice wishes Lisa well for the future.

Our very own Lisa Opie explains the new use of kenesio taping to treat shoulder impingement.
But what is shoulder impingement? Neer in 1972 introduced the term rotator cuff impingement, this is when one or more of the rotator cuff muscle tendons becomes impinged between the head of the humerus (ball of arm) and the acromial process of the scapular (shoulder blade). This area is known as the subacromial space.

… and eating strawberries in Kentish Town, trying to pretend it’s still actually summer despite the miserable weather.