Ian Traynar leads a small team of highly proficient professionals. We’re really friendly and approachable. Learn more about who we are, what we do and why.
Ian is a qualified osteopath, who first registered with the General Osteopathic Council back in 1999. His registration number is: 3107.
Ian’s diverse training and experience offers a breadth of osteopathic, bodywork skills and advice on preventative healthcare. He has a strong holistic approach to health. His aim is to help the body’s own healing system provide rebalance and wellness throughout its entire systems.
Ian T has worked with numerous high-profile athletes and teams over the years. He’s been qualified in Stress Management for over 20 yrs, and holds qualifications in both counselling and Alexander Technique which he has studied for over 20 yrs.
Ian moved from Bristol to Southampton in 2007, and has built a vibrant practice in the city. Alongside this he has worked for the NHS at the city’s Homeless Health Clinic. Whilst in Bristol he worked for 12 yrs at the Bristol Cancer Help Centre (now called Penny Brohn Cancer Care), working as part of the therapy team developing various aspects of PNI (pyscho-neuro-immunology). He was director of Bristol Positive Health for over 10 yrs up to 2007 – a multidisciplinary healthcare centre where he oversaw over 12 practitioners.
Nick worked as a sports massage therapist for 4 years. He has graduated with a Masters in Osteopathic Medicine at Surrey University. His GOsC no. is 9679.
Nick is qualified in dry needling, and applies this within his treatments. He works with a variety of soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisation/articulatory osteopathic techniques, alongside, stretching and proscribed home exercises to help relieve pain and tension within the body. He embraces the challenge of finding the root cause of a patient’s presenting complaints.
Nick is a keen sports man and he has been an avid golfer since the age of 15. He went to America on a golf scholarship at the age of 18. This has given him a wide understanding of injuries sustained from sport and is able to use his expertise, knowledge and understanding of the human body, and, more importantly, how it moves, to help athletes achieve their personal best.
Nick has worked alongside doctors and physiotherapist at Crawley Town Football Club where he treated players before and after matches and experienced first hand how to get injured players match fit within a matter of weeks. he has also worked with European Tour Golfers and Challenge Tour Golfers.
Ian is a qualified Soft Tissue Therapist, he brings personal experience and an evidence-based approach to his sports and remedial massage skills.
Ian graduated from the University of Bristol with a first-class degree in Physics. With this strong scientific background, he brings an evidence based approach to his healthcare. His own personal experience of long term chronic musculoskeletal pain has deeply informed his approach, giving him a lived understanding of the psychological, emotional, and social components that often accompany the physical distress of musculoskeletal pain. He understands that exploring all these aspects is often necessary in order to facilitate a full recovery.n
Having trained in martial arts since the age of five Ian has always been active. But after a period of illness while studying for his bachelor’s degree in Physics, he developed a serious hip and back problem. After seeking help and finding very few answers, he took it upon himself to investigate the causes of his pain. Several years working with many different therapists and self-experimenting with different approaches culminated in his studying for a Level 5 Diploma at the London School of Sports Massage. Ian now works with people of all backgrounds, from world class athletes to weekend warriors and office workers, all looking to improve their wellbeing and move more freely.
Since graduating in early 2017, Ian has worked with with a wider variety of people in private practise – from world class parkour athletes to weekend warriors. On top of this he has been involved with: