Meet Lissie Evans, Osteopath, in person!

Lissie is my locum whilst Gayle Palmer is away on a sabbatical.


By Gayle Palmer and Lizzie Evans

Gayle: There you go. So, Hi! This is Gayle Palmer from the Living Elements Clinic and I would like to introduce you to Lizzie Evans.

Lizzie: And I am Lizzie Evans.

Gayle: And she is Lizzie Evans. So, Lizzie is going to be my ??? while I am away on sabbatical for a few weeks. I just wanted to introduce you so that you have a better idea of what is Lizzie’s special interest, etc. So, Lizzie will be here on Wednesdays, Thursdays and most Fridays and you can book in either by the “book now” button on the Living Elements Clinic website which is or you can book in by the Facebook Page and that is obviously the Living Elements Clinic and you can find the “book now” button on the top of the page. So, Lizzie, tell us a little bit about when you started getting into osteopathy and why you got into osteopathy?

Meet Lissie Evan's,The experienced Osteopath who is here as Gayle Palmer's locum during her sabbatical.Book in now using the link below.

Posted by Living Elements Clinic on Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Lizzie: I started becoming interested in osteopathy at the end of my 30s. I have been an architect for 20 years and I have noticed that certain working groups like builders often had interesting stature problems and they often have to retire a bit early because they have severe arthritises and degenerative diseases and I thought how many people out there who could do with me helping them as an osteopath.

I had actually, had a quite a lot of chiropractic myself after falling three floors and breaking my arms (!), lifting rusty manhole covers but I prefer to stay in London so I went to the British School of Osteopathy, where Gayle also went, and trained in my early 40s, and became very interested in it. And afterwards, I volunteered at the Osteopathic Center for Children (OCC) for a couple of years and learned the basics of paediatric osteopathy.

Gayle: Which is an amazing, amazing clinic and teaching facility in Central London where we both worked and it is completely awesome and you see cases that you really do not see when we practice as well. They are very specialized…

Lizzie: Yes.

Gayle: Often complicated cases.

Lizzie: Yes, you will see children that they may and be a hundred cases in the whole of the British Isles and the OCC originally started very close to Great Ormond Street Hospital  and so you can see how specialized paediatric problems can be helped by osteopathy and have been for some 20, 30, 40 years.

Gayle: Yeah.

Lizzie: These days. And after that, I worked at a General Clinic environment – but mainly treating children and i am doing cranial work with mothers. I did a lot of training in osteopathy in the cranial field biodynamically which is a way the we often choose to treat the children. So, I did many courses with Dr. James Jealous D.O., when he used to come over to the UK and at the OCC to teach. and I think in the last 20 years, my skills have been honed and improved and at the moment in London. I teach in the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, “the foundations of working osteopathically in the cranial field” to 40 students. I have a little specialist clinic for children with learning difficulties which is done for a charity which is for all; and so I am seeing a lot of children there with developmental problem and Down’s syndrome, with autism, with failure to thrive etc…

Gayle: A huge range of everything.

Lizzie: And that’s just you know, on the Tuesday afternoon in London. And it is very rewarding because usually we do get changed and if we are not getting global change, what we are seeing is children who are generally healthier and that makes it easier for their parents to manage and look after them too…

Gayle: Say rewarding,

Lizzie: Yeah. And it is very rewarding and you are supporting patients and parents who are doing a lot of hard work and caring and we want to keep the parents healthy as possible as well. And the other things that I see a lot of because I used to work up in Wales where my family comes from, so you see farmers who have quite severe acute injuries after ??? or carbs or young bullocks or things like that and they come in and they want to be back working within two hours, so you do, there you do a mixture of some structure technique, maybe strapping them up to keep the sprained ribs in place and then you treat them cranially as a deep anti-inflammatory treatment which will help them heal much, much faster. And i also used to do a lot of work with rugby players. So, they would come down from their jobs in London to play rugby on the Saturday, coming for their osteopathic treatment on the Friday. You get them wobbly next and everything sorted out.

Gayle: Don’t give up the day job boys!

Lizzie: They would probably go out to ??? Get off to work and wherever and then come back on Friday next week.

Gayle: So, as you can see, Lizzie has a huge breath of experience and enthusiasm still after 25, 20 years of practice. And so you here at the Living Elements Clinic are really going to be benefit from her experience, her talents and her extraordinary understanding of osteopathy, the principles of osteopathy and how we work with the whole body, whole person to effect changes and that particularly for children relates to their families as well. So, I just want you to really introduce you to everybody.

Lizzie: Yes.

Gayle: And..

Lizzie: I am looking forward to see you all.

Gayle: Yeah.

Lizzie: And so with regard to osteopathy, it was an extension of my interest in script-writing and generally the whole phases of storytelling and I find that the patient is like a novel on to your hands. It is really interesting to find out all about you and then feel how that makes the body your body work and I do find another thing in terms of what my specialties are. I like my creative patients, so I do like the scriptwriters. I do like the artists. I do like the graphic designers because they are a bit like me, from when I used to be an architect. And so…

Gayle: An architect.

Lizzie: When I used to be… when i used to be an architect, before I became an osteopath..

Gayle: Yes.

Lizzie: Yes, that is what I really made.

Gayle: [Laughter]

Lizzie: One thing that architecture taught me is form expressed to its fullest function and you get the best design from that and of course what we want to see in your body is optimum function and that is always my aim. And sometimes it might take a couple of treatments… Sometimes it may take, you know a bit of maintenance along the way. But I do usually find working biodynamically that when we always gets changes in the first treatment which is very encouraging for me and I hope you have enjoyed finding about that with Gayle in the post.

Gayle: Thank you. Well, welcome to the clinic Lizzie. Thank you for being part of the team while I am busy pay off on sabbatical for a few weeks.

Lizzie: I am so jealous…!

Gayle: And I am also looking forward to aim high with my holiday but also to coming back and having my patients being beautifully cared for, so I really want to have a heartfelt thanks for taking on and I am sure you will have a blast.

Lizzie: I am sure, I will. Okay, be seeing you soon.

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