Deborah Battams

Managing Proprietor, Osteomyologist, Trauma Informed Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP professional

Member of the Association of Osteomyologists; ANLP registered professional member; Certified Hypnotherapy Practitioner; Certified NLP accredited practitioner; Trauma Informed Trained; Mental Health First Aid Certificate; BSc (Hons) Human Biology; BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine; Osteopathy Diploma; Naturopathy Diploma

Deborah offers Osteomyology appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30pm – 7pm and Saturdays 10:30am-4pm and Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP sessions by arrangement via Zoom.

Deborah established TOMClinic in 2007 as a newly qualified osteopath and naturopath with the support of her late husband Sean, who managed the business and the day to day running of the practice. TOMClinic quickly became busy and took on its first associate osteopath within the year. Following a short illness with cancer Sean passed away in 2008 and Deborah took on the management of the practice whilst continuing to practice as an osteopath.

Throughout Deborah’s time practicing as an osteopath, her many testimonials reflect the positive impacts she has made for her patients. Deborah has been called upon as a regular expert on BBC Three Counties radio and featured on various media platforms.

Throughout the years, TOMClinic has been fortunate to have numerous incredible associate osteopaths as part of the team, and collectively they have established a reputation of care of which they are immensely proud.

In 2017 due to Deborah’s health challenges with cystic fibrosis she retired from osteopathy. Deborah continued to manage the practice and support the associate osteopath team, to ensure the maintenance of the highest professional standards of care and the smooth running of the practice.

In 2018 thanks to the incredible generosity of her organ donor, their family and the skills and dedication of the NHS, Deborah received a life saving double lung transplant. Since then while shielding at home she has continued to run the practice virtually and further qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, completed further CPD in Trauma Informed training and practiced virtually as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP professional.

In June 2022 Deborah registered as an Osteomyologist with the Association of Osteomyology and returned to face to face practice using all of her qualifications and extensive clinical experience while continuing to support her associate osteopath and sports therapist and managing TOMClinic.

Deborah also invests her second chance at life as an organ donation advocate with and loves nothing more than walking with her beloved miniature dachshunds!


Stuart Bishop M.Ost


Stuart offers appointments Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 8am-4pm and Thursdays 1pm-9pm

Stuart graduated with a Master’s in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in London. He is also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist.

During his time at the BSO, Stuart gained experience in a variety of specialist clinics including Sports, the Royal Free Hospital, Expectant Mother’s Clinic, Children’s Clinic as well as an external community clinic based at a busy GP practice in London. Stuart was also fortunate to have participated in the NHS funded OsteoMAP project, an innovative system designed to enhance the treatment of patients with persistent pain by combining osteopathic treatment with mindfulness and acceptance based approaches.

Stuart believes osteopathy is a partnership between patient and osteopath to achieve health and understands the value of clear and understandable communication. He is passionate about helping patients reach their goals, using his experience to tailor his treatment to the needs of the individual. He is also an advocate of injury prevention and can advise exercises as part of a treatment regime.

His special interests include the treatment and recovery of sports injuries, chronic pain and helping older patients remain active. Stuart has also recently completed his Masters thesis on the rehabilitation of patients who have experienced stroke.

When he is not treating patients, Stuart can often be found under the bonnet of classic cars, playing guitars or growing chilli peppers! He also enjoys golf and collecting vinyl.

Jamie Stancombe BSc Sports Therapy

Sports Therapist

Jamie offers appointments Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:15pm to 7:30pm

I have a massive interest in sport in particular football, having played since the age of 4 and playing for Luton Town FC Academy for 7 seasons. I have also represented Bedfordshire in the National Cross Country Championships twice as well as playing Cricket and Tennis at a good level. As well as playing sport, I have a great interest in watching sport and learning as much about it as I can, which benefits my Sports Therapy. I enjoy reading and learning new articles that increases my knowledge to provide the best service possible. 

Since I can remember I have always wanted to work within Sport, once realising that wouldn’t be as a player, I wanted to combine my knowledge of science with my passion of sport and helping people. I have wanted to become a Sports Therapist for a long time now so doing it as a career is a huge motivation for me and what keeps me enthused to keep bettering myself to become the best therapist I can possibly be.