Lisa Counsell

Lisa qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1988 and has been in private practice since in Cheshire, London and Somerset. She set up the Manor Lodge Practice in 2000.

Lisa gained a post graduate qualification in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field in 2007.

She has taught at undergraduate level at the BSO developing a Care of the Elderly module and through her association with the Rollin Becker Institute at a post graduate level in the cranial field.

Lisa lives in the village with her husband, James, children and Labradors. She is a keen horse rider and cyclist.

Zac Beard

Zac Beard qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 2009. For the last six years he has been in Carlisle, Cumbria running a successful private clinic treating a variety of patients of all ages and backgrounds. He returns to Somerset to be closer to family and friends. He is a pure structural osteopath.

Before becoming an osteopath, Zac worked as a recruitment and sales consultant. He grew tired of office life and retrained as a personal trainer. It was during this training that he became fascinated by the human body and went on to study Osteopathy.

Zac has always been keen on fitness and exercise and has had a varied sporting life. Using his years of training in sports such as rowing, boxing and marathon running, Zac aims to help his patients through simple prescriptive home exercise.

Gabriella Partono

Gabriella spent four years training at the European School of Osteopathy in the UK and then moved to New Zealand where she worked both in the north and south islands. Recently returned to settle in Somerset with her partner and baby, she is looking forward to treating individuals from all walks of life – from new-born babies to our slightly older patients. Having worked for a New Zealand National League women’s football team, Gabriella is also well placed to treat and rehabilitate acute sports injuries.

“I have been involved in the osteopathic profession for more than 30 years and my practice has evolved to encompass both structural and cranial techniques.

I can offer patients a wide and far-reaching approach to health, bringing spinal balance and equilibrium.”

– Lisa

“For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by anatomy and how the body moves. I have a structural approach to treatment: I view the bodies capabilities in everyday movements before considering a treatment plan suitable for that patient’s symptoms.
I enjoy all aspects fitness and aim to get patients combining my treatment with movement as soon as possible to keep them injury free.”

– Zac