Denise trained for four years full time at the renowned British College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with a Masters Degree in Osteopathic Medicine, (M.Ost), a Diploma in Osteopathy (DO) and a Diploma in Naturopathy (ND). This included over 1000 hours of Clinical training and treating a variety of people from children to sports people, to the very frail and elderly.

Since gaining her Masters In Osteopathic Medicine Denise has taken the following Post-Graduate Qualifications:-

  • Dry Needling/Medical Acupuncture (BCOM 2012)
  • Strapping & Taping (BCOM 2012)
  • Kinesiotaping KT1, KT2, (2012) KT3 (Lymphoedema) ( 2013)
  • Clinical Pilates -(Dance Medicine Australia/Royal Opera House 2013)
  • Pilates- Mat 1, Mat 2,  Reformer 1, Body Barre (Balanced Body 2014)
  • Pilates for Post Mastectomy Rehabilitation (Balanced Body 2015)
  • Electrotherapy -Therapeutic Ultrasound Competency (Prof Tim Watson 2016)
  • Workstation /Display Screen Equipment Assessments (Enrico Smog 2020)
  • Managing the Menopause (Harborne Physiotherapy 2020)
  • Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (Harborne Physiotherapy 2020)
  • Breast Feeding & Lactation (Harborne Physiotherapy 2020)
  • Clinical Yoga (Harborne Physiotherapy 2020)
  • Care of the Mother & Baby (CNMO 2022/23)
  • Dry Needling/Medical Acupuncture (APM 2023)

Denise's passion is to help people find optimum health, mobility and function and to have fun doing so that it becomes a way of life.

Denise continues to upgrade her skills each year over and above the required amount required by the General Osteopathic Council.  She works closely with other Osteopathic Specialists, GPs, Consultants and Physiotherapists to ensure the best possible treatment for her Patients.

Denise Lackenby M.Ost DO ND 

Clinic Director & Principal Osteopath


Complementary Therapist

Denise is Fully Registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)

(GOsC Reg No.8065)

Areas of Special Interest/Experience:-

Posture & Ergonomics, Clinical Pilates, Dancer's Injuries

Runners' Injuries

Work/Job Related/Repetitive Strain Injuries

Women's Health Issues

Care of Pregnant & Post Partum Women

Infant Developmental Milestones

Post Mastectomy & Breast Reconstruction Rehabilitation

Lymphatic Drainage/Lymphoedema


Complementary Medicine - Aromatherapy, Reflexology

Naturopathic Nutrition, Phytotherapy (Herbs)

Denise enjoys supporting patients with dietary and weight management issues and lifestyle choices such as giving up smoking.

Prior to her training in Osteopathic Medicine Denise was an Aesthetician & Complementary Therapist having trained with the International Therapy Examinations Council (ITEC in Aesthetics,  Anatomy Physiology & Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Diet & Nutrition. 

 Denise also studied at the University of Westminster (incl a period in Germany studying Kneipp Hydrotherapy) gaining an Cert HE in Natural Therapeutics.

Denise's first Degree was a BA (Hons) in French & Drama gained at Middlesex University 

In her early career Denise worked in Interior Design & Space Planning and holds a Diploma in Interior Design . 

When Denise is not treating Patients she is managing Property Refurbishments with her husband and grown up son & daughter.