Lloyd qualified from the Osteopathy programme at Oxford Brookes University in 2003, after 4 1/2 years of study and training.
Since then, he has built steadily on his previous interests and experience in physical education, sports science and teaching to develop a holistic approach to his osteopathy practice that integrates postural and exercise advice alongside a diverse array of treatment techniques.
Furthering this interest, Lloyd has recently trained in a system of whole body movement assessment and realignment, aimed at restoring more balanced posture and function to the body, working from the feet upwards. He is now integrating this approach into his regular treatment sessions where appropriate and agreed upon, and he plans to offer more dedicated sessions in the near future.
To support effective treatment, his over-riding belief is in the importance of equipping you with the understanding and advice that you need to best manage your own physical health.
Lloyd typically has appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
I was a marathon runner for many years but, following a double hip replacement, I decided to spread the load and started taking part in competitive triathlons. This year, I completed the Cornwall Triathlon series, finishing 4th in my age group (50 to 59 years). Between training, I run a smallholding of sheep, ducks, geese and llamas.
Before my last triathlon, I had been suffering some discomfort and tightness in my lower back but had ignored it. After finishing the triathlon, I was in a lot of pain and during the course of the next day managed to send my back into an unbelievable spasm of pain, which also went down the front of my right knee and shin. I phoned Wadebridge Osteopaths and they fitted me in on the following day.
Using walking two sticks and being dropped off immediately outside the centre, in extreme pain and huge discomfort, I only just managed to make my way inside. Lloyd diagnosed me as having a slipped / prolapsed disc.
After six weeks, following the treatments and the exercises that Lloyd gave me, I am now back to a full regime of training, which has only been possible because of the accurate diagnosis, excellent treatment, advice and appropriate mobility exercises.
– Theresa (triathlete and smallholder), St Eval
I am normally an active 67-year old who loves the outdoors. Earlier in the Summer, I started getting severe pain in my pelvic region, extending down my leg. So bad was it that I had to give up my part time job and get someone in to cut my grass.
After following the doctor’s treatment of pain killers and a series of treatments with a physiotherapist, I was still no better.
At my daughter’s suggestion I tried an osteopath – Lloyd Pope. Why didn’t I do it before?!
After a few sessions with Lloyd and following his advice, I am back to myself again. Today I have really enjoyed a morning in the garden and am just back from a walk around the cliffs with my dog. Wonderful!
I can’t recommend Lloyd’s treatment highly enough – it’s certainly given me my life back.
– Mary (retired), Tintagel