Brought up in North Cornwall the eldest of three brothers, Norman Healey was educated at Epsom College and Guy’s Hospital. A Kitchener scholar, he then served five years as Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Navy. This included duties afloat in the Far East in HMS ALBION. He gained post graduate diplomas in Anaesthetics at RNH Haslar, and Obstetrics at the Royal Bucks Hospital, Aylesbury, where he met his wife Maureen and their three daughters were born; Rebecca and twins Alicia and Nicola. Up to this time he indulged his great love of playing cricket and rugby.
Always interested in physical medicine he became Fellow of the London College of Osteopathy, and obtained a diploma in Naturopathy. He is also a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has built his own private practice, established over forty years, in the Harley Street area. He is honorary consultant in manual medicine to St. Lukes Hospital, London, W1 and is well known for his 'whole person medicine' approach to curing back pain. He visits the Madeira Isles to review Thalassotherapy and Respiratory medicine (breathing), as an adjunct to Manual Medicine (encouraging unobstructed blood flow, and using the hands with skill to correct the alignment, balance and flexibility of the Backbone). His extra interest is a love of flowers.