Lucy Hackney (BSc MCSP MHCPC MAACP MOCPPP MCFC)
Lucy qualified as a physiotherapist in 2000 from the University of East London in the UK. She worked for the National Health Service across various London hospitals until 2007 when she began working in the private sector. In 2012 she moved to Barcelona with her family and started working after registering with the College of Physiotherapists of Catalunya.
Lucy is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, The Health and Care Professions Council, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists,Physio First in the UK and the College of Physiotherapists here in Catalunya.
Lucy specializes in working with pregnant and post partum women, in addition to a keen interest in sports injuries (specifically running & triathalon-related) where she combines personal experiences with professional expertise using a range of treatments including acupuncture, muscle activations, manual therapy and exercise. Lucy has recently been working to treat people with anxiety.
Length: each physio session lasts up to an hour.
Cost: €60 per session / €275 for 5 sessions (if required) / €80 for home visits (per hour)
Availability: Monday to Friday 10-4pm, Saturdays by appointment only.
After my first session with Lucy I came out flying! I felt loose and relaxed and my children said i looked taller. I was really impressed by how thoroughly she assessed my problem and was able to explain (great analogies!) what was going on. I’ve had headaches from neck/shoulder pain for 20+ years, and had seen various bodywork specialists - osteopathy, quiropractic, massage, acupuncture, “mutua" physiotherapy classes - with only minor results. Now 5 sessions later, with Lucy tailoring her many skills to my needs each session, I feel well informed and armed with loads of simple and enjoyable exercises to maintain my improved state at home. She is also a really warm and fun woman to work with as well as being an accomplished professional. Well worth the money, I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Lucy is great, she’s a physiotherapist from UK and has excellent knowledge about all the things that you might struggle with after the pregnancy (worn out pelvic floors, aching backs, lost muscles, a few more pounds etc). It’s also really nice to get out and meet other mums and you can take your baby with you, which is also very convenient.
In the day and age of needing a different doctor for every different problem, today’s MD’s either don’t know or don’t care about how different ailments affect each other. Lucy is the first treatment professional I have visited in my 55 years that looks at and cares very much about the relationship and interaction between all aspects of the human body. She treats you as the’whole’ rather than as independent aches and pains……. thoroughly comprehensive, including the psychological aspects of chronic pain. Terrific!
I just wanted to say a massive thank you, you have literally been a superstar, your advice, your physio and everything has genuinely got me through that marathon so I want to thank you, and I reckon I would have struggled / maybe not even done it if it wasn’t for your help, advice and genuine care along the way, you a proper legend!
I wanted to recommend Lucy’s Mama & Baby Post Natal Pilates class on Tuesday’s at the Well Woman Clinic on Calle Casp. You can take your baby. Not only do you build your core strength back up, but Lucy shows you how to hold yourself when you push your stroller, hold your baby, breastfeed etc, so you can carry building it up, and not do more damage, the rest of the week. No one cares if your baby cries and you have to stop and nurse in the middle of class. No one minds if your baby cries and you only get to do ten minutes of the exercises. I found this to be a haven, a sanctuary for mind and body in the early days. I started going with my baby when he was six weeks old. He’s now six months and we’re still going, and plan to carry on. I come all the way from Sant Cugat for this, that’s how good it is.
I started going to Lucy’s pilates for mums classes when my daughter was six months old. I had been feeling a bit stiff and achy but hadn’t been able to do any exercise because I didn’t want to pay for childcare as well as a class and didn’t really want to leave my baby with someone else. The classes have really helped me eliminate all the aches and pains that I thought were inevitable when carrying a baby, breastfeeding, pushing a buggy, etc. Lucy’s background as a physio comes into its own as she is able to make sure that everyone is doing the exercises properly and as a mother herself she is able to give tons of posture and other tips which have made all the difference in allowing me to feel free and mobile again. I definitely recommend her classes to any mums, no matter how long ago you had your child, I’m still going almost 18 months later because the exercises are so useful, there’s such a lovely vibe and we all have a good laugh. I also come in to Barcelona every Tuesday especially for the classes and my daughter is now almost two!
I can’t commend you enough on your professional approach, which frankly goes well above anyone else I know of in the city in your field.