LUCY ODDIE BSC MSC MCSP HCPC
Senior Physiotherapist and O Physio business owner.
Lucy treats every patient with empathy and compassion. She views the client as a whole and is focused on helping them to manage their condition as independently as possible. After just one session you will feel more educated, empowered and motivated to get better.
Lucy set up O Physio in January 2019 following a long career in the NHS. She has treated a whole host of injuries from acute trauma, whilst working in A&E and post-fracture trauma clinics, right through to long term pain conditions with the Pain Team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
She qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1998 and worked in London teaching hospitals for the next 10 years picking up valuable musculoskeletal experience. She has undertaken many post-graduate courses and gained an MSc in Pain: Science and Society from Kings College London in 2008 (Merit). She has also undertaken an MSc module in Advanced Assessment and Treatment Skills at Oxford Brookes in 2016 (Distinction).
A move to Oxfordshire in 2009 lead to a Clinical Lead role for Oxford Health Foundation Trust for 6 years, initially at Chipping Norton Hospital and then as a Clinical Lead at Bicester Community Hospital.
Lucy is particularly interested in the persons experience of pain which is often complex and multi-factorial especially in those who have experienced pain for sometime. Understanding pain is often the first step to recovery. Not many clinicians have taken the time to understand pain to the same level as Lucy. Contrary to long-held but outdated popular beliefs, pain often has very little to do with tissue damage. Unfortunately we have been conditioned to think this for such a long time that modern pain science is struggling to make itself heard beyond the research lab. Slowly the tides are turning and there are now a wealth of excellent on-line resources which people can use to help them make sense of their pain. Check out some of the resources on this website if you would like to know more.
During lockdown 1.0 Lucy undertook Levels 1-3 in APPI matwork Pilates.
She uses Pilates to help those in pain feel for themselves how 'motion is lotion' for the body and not to fear movement. Movement helps you to maintain muscle mass and strength, helps maintain or improve bone density, reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease and improves your mood. Understanding your pain will make you less fearful of movement and movement is key to improving. For those who continue to move but are still in pain, there are strategies there too. Please do call to discuss.
Come and experience what O Physio has to offer and start on the road to optimising your health.