Thanks For My Kidney, Mum! is a brilliant heart-warming book by Kay about her journey through kidney transplant and beyond. Kay is available for speaking engagements and podcasts.


Osteopathy is a great way to reduce neck pain, spinal pain, joint pains and muscular pain. Kay is an experienced osteopath with over 18 years’ experience. Based in Carshalton / Sutton and Croydon. Kay is currently accepting new patients.


The slow controlled movement of Pilates strengthens the ‘core’ muscles that support the spine. It can help realign the body and correct posture. Kay is an experienced Pilates instructor, trained through the APPI, offering 1-to-1 and group Pilates in Croydon and Sutton.

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Kay’s goal with every patient is to establish the underlying cause of the problem, and get them pain-free, back to exercising or doing the things they love with a stronger more able body!

Born and raised locally to where she treats, Kay has 18 years experience as an Osteopath.

Kay specialises in using skilled hands on treatment for a multitude of spinal or musculoskeletal conditions, and also works to improve her patients with the adjunct of Pilates exercise prescription.

Kay has clinics running from Carshalton, Selsdon and Croydon

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Osteopathy can help back and neck pains and most other muscular problems. Osteopaths can treat all ages from children right up to the elderly with the use of manual treatment such as mobilisations and soft tissue massage techniques.

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Join Kay’s clinical Pilates classes, which are run in small groups or as individual sessions. These offer excellent, safe teaching of exercises that help build your core stability muscles and overall strength.

Kay Allardyce - author Thanks For My Kidney Mum


Kay has published a book about her journey with chronic kidney disease, through kidney transplant surgery and life beyond. This beautifully candid and heart-warming memoir will educate, inform, and inspire you to live the life you deserve.

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A heartfelt and inspiring story of one young woman’s brave and adventurous attitude of living each day to the full, following a life-changing diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

In this hard-to-put-down memoir, Kay Allardyce shares her journey with CKD, describing the years leading up to and undergoing a kidney transplant. Her roller-coaster ride of emotions includes diary extracts detailing her lived experience of having a pre-emptive transplant, receiving a donated kidney from her mother and her post-operative recovery.

Undertaking a charity bike ride from London to Paris mere months after transplant surgery is just one example of Kay’s uplifting ambition to embrace the gift of life an organ donation can bring. She expresses her experience of pregnancy and giving birth to two children following her kidney transplant and offers invaluable information and sources of support for women with kidney disease.



Kay has 18 years experience as an Osteopath, and is also a Pilates mat work and reformer machine instructor.


Using the specialist skills of thorough case history analysis and physical assessment, Kay individualises the treatment required, including hands on osteopathic techniques, dry needling, Pilates exercise programmes and plenty of useful advice and guidance.


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Reviews for Thanks for My Kidney, Mum!

“Beautifully honest, heartfelt and courageous.”

Nicos Kessaris (consultant transplant surgeon)

“This is a great book sharing lived experience that will be invaluable to both women with kidney transplants and health care professionals.”

Kate Bramham (consultant nephrologist)

“Kay has bravely reflected back on her personal kidney journey, which highlights the ups and downs that she faced and continues to face. She raises awareness of kidney disease and the importance of organ donation and transplantation. This brave account is an inspiring and informative read.”

National Kidney Federation

Kay Allardyce author - Thanks for my kidney Mum