What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy; one of only two complementary medicines regulated by law in the UK.
Osteopaths are primary health practitioners  - meaning there is no need to see your GP before booking an appointment.

Osteopaths are highly trained to test and diagnose - not only what is causing the symptoms, but also to look for the underlying mechanical problems that may have led to the condition.
They are also trained to identify when a problem is not mechanical in origin, and to refer onwards if needed.

Osteopathy is based on the principle that the body, in most circumstances, is able to heal itself.
If there is pain or dysfunction in the body, then something is stopping that self healing mechanism from functioning.
Osteopaths treat using a wide variety of manual techniques, from very gentle to quite firm, as appropriate to the case and the patient.
These techniques are designed to correct whatever is stopping the body from being able to heal and allow it to resume normal function

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy is a more refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment. It encourages the release of tensions within the body that are hard to treat by conventional techniques.
It is very gentle, yet also highly effective and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions in people of all ages, from birth to old age.


Treatment Prices:

New Patient - up to 1 Hr - £50

New Patient (Concession/child) - £45

Follow on consultation - 30 mins - £45

Follow on (Concession) - £42

Follow on (Child) - £40

Our Practitioners
Matthew Thompson
BSc (Ost), DO.
Matt is the most experienced practitioner at Caterham Osteopaths; if you have some unusual symptoms that no-one else can figure out, chances are he's seen it before!
He works in his own blend of cranial and structural osteopathy, and relishes the challenge of hard to diagnose cases.
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MOst, DO.

Chris graduated from the European school of Osteopathy in 2011, and since then has worked both for the NHS and in private practice.


Since graduating, Chris has developed his own style of osteopathic practice which is a blend of both structural and cranial osteopathy, along with exercise rehabilitation.

This is backed up by his experience as a hockey player and mountain biker, and his management of his own injuries from these sports. 


Chris particularly enjoys treating and puzzling out complex, chronic or long term problems.



Robin has a Master’s degree in Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy and has trained in a wide variety of manual therapy approaches so he can treat you in the way that suits you best: from direct structural manipulations of the muscles, bones and viscera, through to the indirect work of craniosacral therapy and fascial unwinding.

He treats with the simple aims of:

  • reducing discomfort

  • restoring the body’s quality of movement and structural balance

  • and helping his patients with advice on how to maintain this balance.

With a background in sports massage and shiatsu therapies, martial arts, landscaping and tree surgery he has great experience with aiding the healing of many acute and chronic injuries.


Michele McBain

About Michele:

I gained the degree of Master of Osteopathy in 2014, at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly known as British School of Osteopathy).  I further completed a post-graduate course with The Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy and had spent a year practising paediatric osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London.  

Born in Hong Kong, I grew up with the concept of the interconnection of the equilibrium of body, mind and spirit, and the different stages in life has their specific demands on the body functions and its health.  
My interest lies in supporting the body’s innate healing power to optimise health throughout different stages of life. My experience include working with elderlies for their specific needs; adults with sports injuries and work strains; expecting mothers and new mothers with their rapidly changing body structure; growing teenagers, school children to new born babies.  
Following my passion in pursuit of health and the holistic harmony within, my approach is applied with gentle, osteopathic cranial techniques together with Chinese medicine philosophy and acupressure points.  
In my spare time, I am a keen rambler enjoy being close to nature. I am currently exploring the benefits of various herbs. I also practise Yoga.