Les bailey first qualified as a massage therapist in 1981 ,going on to become an osteopath . He is also experienced in the fields of physical therapy,and effectively utilises the techniques of mc timoney chiropractic.
He is also qualified in biomechanics(
Les Bailey also qualified as an osteopathic teacher and lecturer with the northern college of osteopaths in 1993.
He is a member of ACOPM and an international partner in APTA.
Les Bailey has owned various clinics nationwide,but now practices in surrey doing the work he loves best. Les earned his phd after completing a 15,000 word thesis on his findings relating to orthotics and plantar fasciitis.The thesis centred around the basis that the foot must be allowed to move as near as nature intended whilst still maintaining the correction afforded by an orthotic device,something that cannot be achieved by using a too rigid or ,conversely,a too soft device.
Les Baileys amazing success treating difficult conditions with special orthotic devices saw his chain of clinics boom to an all time high employing many people and enjoying unparallelled success.Sadly ,with a combination of early recession, unfair demands from the bank and an unexpectedly high tax bill, the clinic chain folded .
The laymans guide to foot and heel pain is still available today and many people request signed copies.The book is in its 3rd edition.
Dr Les Bailey has retired as an osteopath but still practices physical therapies utilising manipulation, laser therapy,ultrasound and infra red.
He teaches osteopaths and physical therapists such skills as classical manipulation,deep tissue massage ,mc timoney chiropractic technique, ultrasound and laser affording them the same skills necessary to work with him at the clinic in surrey.
He owes much of his early training to Dr michael Nightingale who mentored him through many years of his early training and is someone who Les describes as an absolute genius.
Dr Les Bailey phd can be contacted at drlesbailey@