Welcome to The Riverside Practice – a centre for healing. Opened in 2008 by Nick Tuckley, a registered Osteopath who has been treating patients in this area for over 30 years, the Practice has expanded to include a broad range of therapies that can benefit everyone from newborn babies to the very elderly, covering a wide range of conditions.
What our patients have said
Following my wife’s recommendation I have been seeing Nick Tuckley once a week for about 6 weeks as I could hardly walk which transpired I had put my pelvis out.
Due to Nick’s magical hands I can now walk as normal and I cannot recommend him highly enough. No matter what your problem is Nick can work magic.
Nick Tuckley is a man of great integrity and experience with a gentle strength and wisdom. His compassionate treatments alleviate both long standing pain and injury and at the same time encourage healing and any necessary re-alignment and are wonderful at reinstating balance and initiating healing after an injury or surgery. I whole heartedly recommend him.
After months of pain from a frozen shoulder, I finally went to the Riverside practice.Just a few treatments from Nick and it was healed completely. Now I know to call here first.
Nick’s treatments are a curious combination of feeling very gentle whilst at the same time being profoundly effective. Over the past 8 years, Nick has successfully treated me for a wide range of problems and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Nick transformed my life from being in continual pain for years
to be able to resume my former active life again.
After 10 years of recurring lower back pain, after a couple of treatments with Nick, I experienced instant relief … and have been pain free ever since!
I highly recommend Nick Tuckley to anyone suffering with similar!
Dr Still (1828-1917), physician and surgeon, was the founder of osteopathy. He was an ardent observer of nature and interested in the health that is found in the body; the ‘normal’ that over-rides any dysfunction. His goal was to use natural principles, with manual techniques, to re-establish normal structure and function- to facilitate the delivery of health to tissues.
At the Riverside we use principles found within the cranial concept of osteopathy. We establish a pivotal contact with particular structures in order to create a process of self correction.Robert Lever DO, “However much our therapeutic discipline is structured, however complex its rules and protocols, there is something in the stance of 'not knowing' that couples with the stillness created in the therapeutic moment that engenders change.”
You can book directly with Nick Tuckley below or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also book osteopathy appointments at the Riverside Practice with Andrew Rayment (07919 835204) and Chris Self (07831 146500)
Acupuncture is an ancient traditional medicine that has become widely accepted by the medical profession as an effective treatment for a broad range of problems and illnesses. These include infertility, back and joint problems, migraines, sleep problems, hayfever and other allergies, anxiety and stress, digestive disorders, and many more conditions.
Acupuncture can also be used as a treatment for restoring good health, for example after flu, or for fatigue and the ill effects of stress. It can also be used as a support during pregnancy and for treating nausea.
Book an appointment with Sarah Major
You can also book Acupuncture at the Riverside Practice with David Cocks (01342 824305)
Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasises the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Pilates is a holistic exercise method, designed to elongate, strengthen and condition the body. It suits all ages and fitness levels and is helpful for overall wellbeing and general fitness.
It targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine and focuses on improving postural awareness, coordination, endurance and breathing control using gentle exercises and stretches. It can assist recovery from injury and muscular pain and prevent reoccurrence.
Book an appointment with Alison Beckett
Alison provides both pilates and physiotherapy in one package. Because she is a fully qualified physio you feel completely safe with all the movements. Pilates has given me back movement in my spine and upper back, more strength in my legs and a feeling of wellbeing. After years of pain in my lower back, hips and knees, pilates really has been a life-changer.
I have been working with Alison on my lower back and hip pain for several months now and she has really helped me.
My discomfort is greatly reduced and mobility is increased. Thanks for all your help Alison and look forward to our next session.
Alison is a gifted and experienced physiotherapist and pilates teacher. She is always well prepared and makes every session enjoyable, building from the one before, but also responding sensitively to the needs of the moment. I don’t know how I would have recovered the full use of my arm (after injury) without Alison’s help. She really knows what she is doing.
RHYTHMICAL MASSAGE THERAPY
Rhythmical Massage therapy (RMT) is a massage technique used in anthroposophical medicine, involving a very gentle touch that can be offered and accepted by hypersensitive clients. It involves delicate rhythmic movements, supporting the client to trust and accept increasingly deeper penetrating touch for tension release.
Rhythmical massage therapy is quite different from other types of massage. It involves an assessment of warmth organisation and regards the skin itself, as a whole organism.
Rhythmical massage therapy consists of techniques such as kneading, effleurage, downward strokes and the use of lemniscate movements which are unique to the therapy. The lemniscate is applied with a rhythmical breathing quality of touch, in a figure of ‘8’ which penetrates the tissue deeply. The movements are rounded with an element of suction rather than pressure and are designed to influence the flow of fluids through the body.
RMT can be given during pregnancy, in caring for infants and children, and in caring for the elderly and individuals approaching death. A series of weekly or biweekly treatments is recommended for the full effects of the therapy to unfold.This therapy is designed to evolve over a period of several weeks and may include other interventions like rhythmical embrocation, external applications, compresses, footbaths or even oil dispersion bath therapy when possible.
Rhythmical Massage Therapy is supportive of the following Health Conditions: • Stress and anxiety • Sleep disorders • Headaches and migraines • Muscular tension, strain and injury • Degenerative disorders of the joint • Disorders of the spinal system, neck, back, and shoulder • Allergies • Cancer • Immune and auto-immune disorders • ADD and ADHD • Developmental disorders and disabilities • Psychological disorders • Hormonal imbalances • Degenerative disorders of the nervous system • Cardiovascular disorders • Respiratory conditions • Digestive disorders • Frail constitution • Eating disorders
Book an appointment with Shashi Seedheeyan
REMEDIAL & SPORTS MASSAGE
Remedial massage therapy simply means using manual therapy techniques to “remedy” a problem. But, for the remedy to be effective, it is necessary to do more than simply relieve pain – the therapist must be able to understand how the problem came about and how it can be avoided in the future. To achieve this, our therapists use a range of massage and advanced soft tissue techniques set within a framework of assessment and rehabilitation procedures. As well as dealing effectively with a variety of musculoskeletal problems, remedial massage can also be used to help recovery and reduce the symptoms in many medical conditions too, including chronic pain, fatigue, and many others.
Like Remedial massage therapy, Sport massage therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments and is typically used to help prepare athletes for optimal performance during an athletic event, during training and for recovery after an event. Its purpose is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Our therapists work with a broad range of clients in assisting with preventative treatment and injury recovery.
Book an appointment with Melanie Pearce on 07428 602855
Take a look at the broad range of treatments that can benefit everyone from newborn babies to the very elderly, covering a wide range of conditions, both physical and emotional.
Appointments can be booked directly with Practitioners who do not use the on-line booking system. Find their details under Practioners in the top menu or click here.