Osteopathic Clinic - Our Story
In 2000 Susan Nicholson established the
Stamford Osteopathic Clinic to provide osteopathic healthcare to the
local community. She used her love of learning to develop her
clinical skills and her ability to treat an immense array of
problems by carrying out thousands of hours of continual
professional development in the form of courses, seminars, webinars,
fellowships to name but a few. Over the years she has worked
tirelessly for the clinic, the community and the osteopathic
profession as a whole generating hours of experience, imparting her
knowledge and making people better. During these years she spent
hundreds of hours working with our professional institutions to help
support their activities and develop our profession.
Due to the natural expansion of the clinic it
was soon evident that a more suitable premises within which to grow
the established practice and establish the centre of clinical
excellence and research that Susan had always envisaged. Thus
providing osteopathic healthcare for all, and generating data that
the osteopathic profession could use long term.
At 5am one icy winter’s morning and on her
commute to theatre in QMC hospital, Nottingham, where she was
studying for her Spinal Fellowship, she came across ‘The Plough
Inn’, Great Casterton. One year later the property was purchased and
after 3 years of hard labour and the subsequent removal
of several hundred tonnes of rubble by herself, husband,
and children, the building stood as a skeleton of its former self.
However, she could now see the clinic she had envisaged before her.
Moreover, thanks to the fantastic work of a local builder and his
team of trusted craftsmen, the clinic took shape and the Stamford
Osteopathic Clinic moved into its new location within a year, in
Once in the new location, Susan then could
start on making plans to expand and provide her vision of
osteopathic treatment to all members of our society, allowing them
to have a life free of pain and pain medication.”
The early period in our new location allowed
time for the clinic to evolve naturally and establish itself as
providing a reliable source of effective osteopathic healthcare. In
addition, it has been able to provide low-cost pain-relieving
osteopathic treatment to members of the community that would
otherwise not be able to afford it.
It is also envisaged that this centre
provides a research venue for our profession contributing to the
generation of robust data sets that will provide the osteopathic
profession with evidence-based osteopathy.
As a result of Susan’s own experience in the
osteopathic profession, the centre now offers a Graduate Training
Programme to help new graduates establish their careers.
Susan envisaged providing this programme for
some years and has formulated a package of mentoring and development
that will allow new graduates or osteopaths early on in their career
up to 5 years post graduation to embark upon a 1-2 year programme
that will allow them to build upon their clinical skills in a
supportive and exciting clinical environment. Please call the centre
for more information.
The passionate tireless work that has been
carried out so far has provided us and our community with a centre
capable of meeting its needs as a centre of excellence for
are just a few photographs taken during the refurbishment