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About Tracy

Not your typical osteopath

Hi there. I'm Tracy. I know it's hard to get to know someone well enough to make a decision about which Ascot osteopathy clinic to see for your pain - and so it means a lot to me that you're here.

I'm a qualified osteopath with a twist.

In addition to nearly a decade of working in private practice and with GB National Representative teams around the world, I have both a background in psychology and a health coaching qualification from one of the most respected certification agencies (ACE). I've also trained in cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic pain - and for insomnia.


Balance is everything.

— allies are important

You gain a therapist - and an ally

You don't just become a patient when we work together. I become your ally in health.

If I osteopathy isn't right for you or if I think you need different care - I'll tell you straight away and help you access my network of consultants.

You aren't alone on your journey - I'm there with you, checking in, updating your rehab, being sure you feel confident on your recovery journey.

I work with GB Representative Teams

When the GB teams were travelling, I worked alongside them doing pitchside first aid, strapping and early injury rehabilitation. I love this work - who wouldn't enjoy working on the beach with some of their friends playing Ultimate Frisbee at the highest level in the world? #playergoals

I love being outdoors...

Hiking, hillwalking, wild camping, kayaking and just being outdoors - it's a breath of fresh air (no pun intended) in a world that is increasingly 'virtual' and 'online. I practice what I preach, too. When I'm not with patients I'm taking long walks, lifting weights, enjoying family, playing ultimate frisbee (yes it is a sport!) and knitting. I prescribe time outdoors to most of my clients ! Not because I love it myself. But because it's good for you!

BA Psych, Masters Osteopathic Medicine, Diploma in Osteopathy, Diploma in Naturopathy, ACE Qualified Health Coach, ACE Certified Behavioural Change Specialist, Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Pain and Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pain.

Phew!

This is why I don't do the 'letters thing'!

Yes! I'm registrant 8060 an my registration can be checked with the General Osteopathic Council.

I travelled with Great Britain Ultimate and looked after their beach squads. 

Lots of people have never heard of Ultimate - nevermind there being at LEAST 7 GB teams!

I rarely just hang out! When I'm not in the Ascot Clinic or in the Kensington Clinic

I play ultimate frisbee, which is a fantastic mixed gender team sport.

I run a sleep coaching practice online.

And I like to knit!

What do YOU do when you're not working?

Tracy Hannigan, Osteopath - Kensington
Excellent
5.0
Based on 48 reviews
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Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your rating!
First went to see Tracy due to a very painful bicep and shoulder blade which I had been suffering with for over a month, Tracy worked on me which was amazing on its own, she provided me with a video exercise program which was brilliant, so good being able to see how to do the exercises correctly, I could not believe how quickly results came, it was brilliant. I have been back for another issue I have and once again so impressed. Would highly recommend Tracy and I am so grateful for her help.
Response from the owner: I'm so glad you had such a positive experience! Thank you so much for your review!
After trying several osteopaths and physiotherapists in Ascot and Sunningdale with no improvement for what was diagnosed as a lower back disc/nerve injury I visited Tracy. After nine months of treatment, I have had consistent improvement from day 1. I have a training plan and guided rehab from Tracy that I have stuck to and it works. I am now doing the things that I could not attempt a year ago. I could not walk or sit for over 30 mins without pain, but now I am back in the gym and running again. I have had lots of experience with Osteopaths with over 35 years of sports injuries, this lady is the absolute real deal. Visit it her, the treatment I have had has had an amazingly positive effect on my health and well being.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your review. I'm so pleased to have helped you have such a big transformation!
Fantastic treatment again from Tracy, who helped me end days of severe pain. As well as delivering great treatments she always explains it all very well and is super kind and warm.
Response from the owner: Shirley thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so glad you are feeling better and are happy with my service!
Tracy combines professionalism with friendliness. She’s been helping me a lot with my cronic pain. I would recommend Tracy to anyone.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your review! I’m so happy to be able to help you!
I’ve seen Tracy now on a number of occasions for a range of problems including back pain and shoulder post surgery. She’s excellent and I’d recommend her without hesitation. She’s highly knowledgeable (and up to date on practices) and her level of experience is clearly seen in all interactions. I do a lot of sports - and have seen many healthcare professionals over the years due to various injuries - and would rate Tracy as one of the best.
Fantastic service at especially short notice.I was in a bad way with my lower back just two weeks before having to travel abroad for a golf trip, bed bound in pain i called Tracey who was my most local osteopath on my google search. She managed to get me an appointment at her ascot premises the very next day and set to work on repairing me. Two weeks later i was walking onto the plane ready for a great trip pain free.Lovely lady with extensive knowledge of her profession, set in a warm and welcoming environment. 5 stars minimum.
Response from the owner: I am so thrilled to hear you were able to enjoy your golf holiday!! I'm sure you played very very well!
Tracy has been amazing every time i visit her. I feel so comfortable and in good hands when i get my treatments done. I am always confident she will help me solve every issue i go to her for, and she does!
Response from the owner: Zara, thank you so much for this lovely review. I am so glad you have had such positive experiences!! Thank you for sharing this with others.
Fantastic experience with Tracy. Tracy was so helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much Zoe!!
I highly recommend Tracy! I visited Tracy after suffering with really painful lower back pain as a result from constant exercising during the lockdown (Courtney black workouts some people may be familiar with how intense these are!) I was unable to do anything, and even walking became painful. I visited Tracy twice and it was my first time seeing an osteopath. She is very friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable! She examined my problem and gave me a set of stretches to work on every day and within one month I was able to start jogging again. I still complete these exercises most days and after every workout/run and I am almost back to normal! Thanks so much Tracy
Response from the owner: Amy thank you so much for your lovely review and I’m so pleased your rehab is going well!
Tracey was super professional and helpful in helping me understand the problem and to manage it moving forward. She was extremely cautious and safe in how she dealt with the situation in the current climate and I felt comfortable being around her and being touched. I had lower back problems and she gave me so many stretches I could use to help ease this and it worked very quickly! If you are struggling with your back like me then she is the one to help you. Thanks so much tracey!
Response from the owner: China thank you very much! I'm so glad you're feeling better!
After having put my back out and being in pain for a week, I went to see Tracy for help. Her treatment combined with the gentle stretches she prescribed have worked miracles. I wholeheartedly recommend Tracy to anyone looking for a brilliant osteopath.
Response from the owner: Jessica I'm so happy to hear you have made such progress!!
I have been suffering from shoulder, knee, and back pain for 3+ years and I have visited a lot of physios, osteopaths, etc and no one has been able to explain how to be pain-free. I have already been visited from Tracy twice and I do really appreciate her treatment and her clear explanation on how to get back playing football and exercising. The truth is that recovering from and injury and pain requires time, manipulation, and strength exercises in a progressive way and, most importantly, a person who you can trust and can help psychology. Tracy will provide all of this!!! Thank you, Tracy!!!
Response from the owner: Wow thank you so much Simone for this lovely review! I'm so glad you are getting what you need!
Tracy was brilliant today, very professional with great communication skills. Explained the issues with my back really clearly and gave some very effective treatment. I will definitely recommend her to others and visit her again!
Response from the owner: Jenny thank you so much for this lovely review. I'm so happy that you had a good experience with me!
Visited Tracy today , first time ever to an osteopath.She was very friendly, calm, positive and very knowledgeable .Made me feel very at ease .Have a plan of exercises to follow ..thanks .Looking forward to my next visit.
Response from the owner: Deb, thank you so much for this review and I’m so glad you had such a positive experience!
I went to Tracy for a disconfort into my lower back which was also extending to the left leg, and I was a bit worried it could affect the scaitic nerve. Eventually everything was OK, but I really enjoyed her treatement and I'm definitely planning to go back if needed.
Response from the owner: Davide, thank you so much for your review! I was very happy to help you!
Follow up visit sorted other aches pains associated with the first session. Been pain free for over 2 months. Feel great. Tracy certainly made a big difference to everyday life & as I’ve said in my previous Review, I can’t recommend her highly enough. Cheers
Response from the owner: Gray thank you very much for your review - I was happy to help you out again!
where to begin? Tracy has helped me with my back condition for quite some time now & only, today, I had to get treatment after a considerable time (3 years) of not having to make an appointment! That’s because the treatment & program that she gave me previously worked amazingly. I can’t recommend her highly enough but not only of her expertise but as a person too!
Response from the owner: Gray, thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you've done so well! Take care of yourself!!
Tracy saw me over the Christmas break when I was back home for a few days, managing to squeeze me in between Christmas and New Year. She really helped me out, taking a full and detailed history of my injury, suggesting exercises for me to work on and offering advice on the next stages of recovery. The sports massage was thorough and I definitely felt the difference the following day!
Response from the owner: Dan, it was a pleasure to see you and was happy to help you out. Keep me posted on how you're doing!
I’ve been using Tracy for the last few years and she’s been a life saver having really helped me with my back issues as well as a few other nagging injuries. She offers a caring and personal touch in regards to diagnosing and discussing what direction the treatment should go in and also is great at making the experience a pleasant one each time.
Response from the owner: Joe, I am very glad I could help, and it's great to see you doing so well! Thank you so much for your review!
I've been to a lot of osteopaths and have always found when Tracy treats me I get the best results. Highly recommend!
Response from the owner: Oh Angela thank you so so much for this! I wish you all the best in your amazing future!
Tracy was an absolute tournament saver for me. After tearing my calf Tracy guided me through recovery treatment and was a constant source of encouragement and patience. Tracy worked through a massage, stretching and strengthening plan tailored to my situation. I always felt safe and confident I was improving during the therapy sessions.Without Tracy I would never have been able to play the games I did at the European Championships. Massive thanks Tracy!
Response from the owner: It was a pleasure to help you and what a lovely thing to see you playing again!
During a competitive sports tournament, Tracy was the only one who was able to keep me going throughout the week. I had terrible back pain, piriformis syndrome, and groin tightness that followed from the above. Tracy somehow could feel exactly where the problem was and within a few treatments I was cured. She’s the real deal.
Response from the owner: I’m so glad I was able to help you keep playing Alex! It was a pleasure to see you excel!
I always feel so much lighter and happier after a physio session with Tracy. She is totally amazing and highly skilled at her profession and is always willing to give expert advice.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much!
I first went to see Tracy 18 months ago with frozen shoulder . I was in a lot of pain and had heard about a technique which I googled and found Tracy. I can’t express how grateful I am to have found her ! She has helped me immensely with both my shoulders, given me excellent advice in all respects. My shoulder had a real turning point after a few months of seeing Tracy and I continue to see her on a weekly basis for osteopathy to keep me injury free.I would recommend Tracy wholeheartedly - she has the most unbelievable knowledge of human anatomy and being sporty herself understands all the issues I’ve had. I even recommended her to my GP!
Response from the owner: Rebecca, thank you so much! It's been a pleasure to help you navigate your shoulders and other issues too!
Tracy is such a professional - she gets right to the problem and has a sensitive, kind personal style. I have persistent back issues and she is making progress in a more considered way than other practitioners have in the past.
Response from the owner: Dava, thank you so much! I'm glad that you have found my approach helpful!
Very good sessions with Tracy. She is warm and very professional, gave me some great deep myofascial release work and exercises that have proved to be really effective.
Response from the owner: Debra, thank you! I’m so glad I’ve been able to help you.
Super professional, super knowledgeable and super friendly. I train for marathons and needed some serious physiotherapy / osteopathy to recover for Boston marathon and she was just the right therapist. I would highly recommend her
Response from the owner: Gonzalo thank you - I'm so happy I could help you!
I've been using Tracy now for a few years for a couple of different issues, and each time after the session, I feel immediately better in the affected areas. She gives good home programmes to strengthen and repair, which I find very beneficial. The studio is warm and welcoming, and Tracy's demeanor throughout the appointment is perfect. She will definitely put you at ease during your visit, and the results are always very good from my point of view. I would highly recommend!
Response from the owner: Simon, thanks so much for your review! I really appreciate your feedback and am so happy that I've been able to help you with the various things that have cropped up for you over the years.
I have had consistant back pain and had a few Treatments with Tracy... With her magic hands and professional approach to my problem, I no longer have pain and I hope its for good! I super recommend her Treatment.
Response from the owner: Gustavo, thank you so much! It was great helping you and glad you feel so well!
Response from the owner: Thank you Carine!
Tracy has worked wonders on my back! When I first visited her in 2015 I was suffering with regular back spasms and joint pain from multiple old injuries that had built up over the years. Over the course of a few treatment sessions she had helped me work out the core pain and even gave me additional treatment on an old shoulder problem that was bothering me as well as providing me with helpful advice on how to manage my recurring issues. After some more visits the work she did on my back was so good I didn't need anymore treatments for well over year and went pain free for the longest period I can remember since the initial problems began. The service is affordable, comfortable and friendly highly recommended!
Response from the owner: Joe, thank you so much for your review! I’m so glad that you have been doing so well!
I can totally recommend Tracy. She is professional, friendly and give good advice. I had lower back problems and she got it sorted. Thanks Tracy
Response from the owner: Corne thank you so much for your comments. I am so glad you are feeling better. Please let me know if I can be of help in the future!
I have visited Tracy for two separate unrelated problems over the last year- a neck problem, and a sports-related knee problem. I recommend her highly.Her clinical examination and analysis of the the root cause of problems is very considered, thorough and well explained. The treatment is therefore focused and - most importantly - effective.I have had the need to visit various osteopaths and physios over the years, many with smart treatment rooms at smart addresses, but there is no-one I would rather visit for smart assessment and smart treatment than Tracy.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much Mike! It's been a pleasure to help you!
Amazing
Response from the owner: Thank you so much Laura!
This was my first visit to an Osteopath and I didn't know what to expect. I had felt a certain discomfort particularly on the upper back, neck and jaw area. After a thorough examination, Tracy Hannigan clearly explained what was causing this discomfort and how she would proceed to work on the area to provide relief. I truly appreciated her caring approach - from listening to examining to explaining and then gently treating the area, putting firm yet comfortable pressure on the precise points to release tension. I felt an immediate relief! Tracy also gave me a few stretching tips, which definitely helps.
Response from the owner: Celeste, I'm so glad that you found my approach so helpful. I think it's critical to explain things well - especially with the head and neck - so that people can do like you did and really relax in the session and get the most out of it. Thank you for your review, it is hugely appreciated!
Tracy Hannigan helped me fix my frozen shoulder and I'm so grateful. If I could give her 10 stars I would. I first went to see Tracy in December 2015. I was in a great deal of pain and I was feeling nervous because I know how long these injuries can take to heal. Tracy very gently manipulated my shoulder and gradually the movement increased. She really understands these injuries and gave me some exercises to do between my visits, which I religiously followed every day. She was also always positive with me, which massively helped because I felt undermined by being in such pain and with the lack of movement. It would have been so easy for me to have given up hope, but Tracy helped me stick in there. I had four appointments with her with two week gaps and then I had to leave London for the West Country. However, I kept up the exercises and gradually brought in more challenging ones. Now in July 2016, I'm almost completely healed. I can do full push ups with no pain in my shoulder. This is a miracle cure of six months enabled by Tracy Hannigan. I cannot thank her enough and I highly recommend her.
Response from the owner: Deva, it was a huge pleasure to help you get through your frozen shoulder. It is fantastic working with people like yourself; really committed to getting better! I know Frozen Shoulder can be one of the toughest things to get through - and you did so well! Thank you for trusting me and helping yourself so much!
Tracy is a real miracle. I called Tracy's practice for the first time as I was experiencing extreme lower back pain due to ensuring stress and a bad sitting position zi had developed over years. Which, in acute phase, could result in me being not able to stand/ walk. I managed to have an appointment with Tracy the next day in the morning and a series of 4 bi-weekly appointments after that. Tracy took the time to understand my condition, provide me with sitting recommendations and stop the pain in no time. Since then, I went on to a 100 miles walk across the Cotswolds and I am enjoying the outdoors fearlessly like never before !! Thanks Tracy 🙂
Response from the owner: Alexis, thank you so much for your lovely words! I am so happy you had the chance do to that walk - it meant a lot to you! Please continue to take good care of yourself!
Tracy is fantastic. I've had SI joint pain for about two years, and I had been to another osteopath about a year ago without much luck. It generally would fade but not go away and then would come back more strongly again later when I was exercising or lifting things. I saw Tracy and after just a few sessions the pain was actually gone for the first time since the original injury! That was a few months ago and it still hasn't returned, even after a trip where I was walking a lot every day with a backpack.She is also very friendly, informative and happy to answer any questions you have. She's really accommodating with appointment times and I've used her website to book last-minute appointments, very convenient. I would really recommend her!
Response from the owner: Maya, I am so pleased that you are feeling so much better and are able to enjoy your backpacking as much as you do! That makes me so happy! Keep trekking!!
An old shoulder injury had started to get painful and affect my upper arm. It was getting extremely painful and I could not play sport, let alone play with my 3 young children.Tracy's approach was to treat surrounding areas first before treating the shoulder. She then explained some stretches that would help recovery. It worked a charm and i'm back on the tennis court again. Tracy was friendly, a very intuitive listener and very professional.I thoroughly recommend her.
Response from the owner: Thank you, Steve. I'm glad you're back to the courts and back playing with the children without being in any pain. Fabulous news!
Been to Tracy a few times, very dedicated and went through my issues, never rushed me, would recommend to anyone who is in discomfort or has an injury.
Response from the owner: Christopher, I'm very pleased you were happy with our work together and thank you for your review! ~Tracy
I came to Tracy after moving house and therefore needing to transfer Osteopaths. She was very welcoming and understanding. She picked up where my last Osteopath had left off and broadened my route to recovery. I would thoroughly recommend her as an Osteopath. She is easy to talk to, knowledgeable and considerate. I will remember her advice and continue her techniques for as long as it takes.
Response from the owner: Thank you for this, Rebecca. It is great that you are so committed, it will do you well in the long run! ~Tracy
I went to see Tracy after I arrived in London and hurt my neck carrying a heavy case. She was thorough, gentle and reassured me. She also explained everything to me really clearly so I could prevent this pain from happening again. If I lived in London, she would be my osteopath!
Response from the owner: Thank you Anke. I'm very glad to hear you were happy with your treatment. Thanks for letting me know! Tracy
I have suffered from lower back pain for many years after a skiing accident and was recommended by a friend to see Tracy. She has assessed my problem, given great treatment and recommended stretches and activities that have been really effective.Most recently I was treated by Tracy after I was knocked off my bicycle and she was a massive help to make sure I suffered no long term problems after the accident.I have always found Tracy utterly professional and genuinely caring. Her diagnosis and treatment has been spot on and definitely improved my quality of life as a result. Her treatment has helped me to continue leading the active life that I enjoy so much.
Response from the owner: Bruno, thanks for your comments - I'm glad I was able to help after your accident and hope you enjoyed your next adventure without pain! - Tracy
I would like to highly recommend Tracy. She is an excellent Osteopath. Tracy is friendly, professional and very efficient. I was in agony with severe lower back pain and a sharp pain all along my right leg, I could hardly walk but after just one session with Tracy I felt so so much better.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your review Fabienne. I am so happy to hear you are better and thank you for keeping in touch to let me know. - Tracy
In a word I would describe Tracy as Excellent! I visit her with thoracic back problems (which I have suffered for years), Hip and elbow injuries and she immediately gets to the root of the problem and eases me back to health. She is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in her craft and I always leave feeling great, on the mend and ready for the world. I have seen other professionals over the years regarding my back but this is the first time I have had such a dramatic improvement to the point where I now do not see my back as a problem area! Excellent.
Response from the owner: Peter, thank you for your kind words. It is a pleasure to work with someone who is so committed to their health and well being. I'm so happy to have helped! - Tracy
When Tracy first began to treat me, I had such bad lower back pain that it was unpleasant for me to walk and my self-confidence was draining away. It was probably an occupational disorder of the desk-bound and a slight scoliosis. Tracy went to work with her osteopathic magic. She has a deep knowledge of anatomy and many relevant qualifications; these are showing up in her work on various muscles of mine. This work combined with some exercises she recommended are gradually making me better as they are helping to strengthen my core muscles. She has also improved the ergonomics of my home office.I am now well on the way to being able to walk again with pleasure. I heartily recommend her work to any one with posture problems and/or back pain.
Response from the owner: I am really happy you are going on your walks again and are doing so well. - Tracy