Recently I have been getting a few more calls asking when the practice is re-opening, we are aiming for early July. Current guidance issued by the Institute of Osteopathy on infection and control recommends comprehensive triage of patients prior to any appointment, the wearing of full PPE and rigorous infection control to prevent cross contamination, face masks, gloves, scrubs and plastic aprons should be worn once, then bagged disposed of, rooms should be aerated, and pillows, couches and all surfaces should be sanitised between patients. The Osteopathic Centre will be following best practice advice and I am currently in the process of ordering some quality PPE. The death rate from COVID-19 is still very high and although the number of deaths has spiked we need to continue to be diligent. I have included some information that you may find interesting: a link to ‘The severity of COVID 19 in blood group and race’ by Dr Been https://youtu.be/Rl2ySHFdOZs, a link to a podcast about facemasks https://podcasts.apple.com/…/how-the-face-mask…/id587347784…, a slide of the summary of the guidance produced by the Institute of Osteopathy and finally an example of the brilliant graphics produced by the financial times. Stay safe and keep informed.

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If you would like to be notified when we re-open please ring 01524 822501 and leave your name and telephone number.


Welcome to the Osteopathic Centre, our full time clinic provides professional and caring osteopathic treatment. We are situated in Hest Bank (Lancaster) and Kirkby Lonsdale.

Conditions Treated:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Arm and leg pain
  • Sciatica and trapped nerves
  • Headaches and facial pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Arthritic pain and stiffness
  • Pain during pregnancy
  • Many other conditions

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Osteopathy is used to treat back pain, joint pain, sciatica, sports injuries and pregnancy pains, to find out more about these conditions as well as information on cranial osteopathy visit our page Osteopathy, or visit General Osteopathic Council.

The practice employs three osteopaths, Mary Vale, Katie Collyer and Alex Davies. Louise the practice manager ensures the smooth running of the practice. Our experienced practitioners are all registered with the General Osteopathic Council and  specialise in back pain.

We have included some testimonials and our current prices on the website. Directions can be found under the contact us link.


When you visit the Osteopathic Centre your treatment  and diagnosis will be discussed with you. Treatment is always tailored to your individual requirements.