Spalding Osteopathic Practice was established in 1993 with the aim of providing excellence in musculo-skeletal healthcare for the people of South Lincolnshire. It was the first practice of its kind in Spalding.

After 30 years, the philosophy of the practice remains the same and we stay committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients by highly qualified and experienced Osteopaths working from pleasant and relaxing surroundings in a professional and friendly environment.


Osteopathy is a safe and gentle treatment which aims to identify and correct dysfunction within the musculo-skeletal system (joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons). When the body is in balance, proper function may be restored and healing can take place.  

Osteopathy is a statutory regulated profession and it is against the law for anyone not registered with the General Osteopathic Council (“GOsC”) to use the title Osteopath. Osteopathy is recognised by the BMA and is an approved form of treatment with all of the leading private health insurance companies. Osteopathy is a primary healthcare profession and a referral from a GP is not required before consulting an Osteopath.


Robert Hopkins, our principal, graduated from the University College of Osteopathy in 1996 with a First Class Honours degree and was awarded the Gold Medal for outstanding academic and technical achievement. He has worked in private practice continually since qualifying and has over 30 years experience of caring for patients.


During your initial consultation with an Osteopath, a detailed case history of your current symptoms will be taken. 

A full standing examination will be carried out and you will be asked to perform a series of movements, depending on your problem, so that the Osteopath can assess your range of movement and any discomfort this produces.

Osteopathic treatment is safe and gentle and incorporates a variety of techniques. These include soft tissue massage and stretching, articulation and joint mobilisation, traction of the neck or low back and joint manipulation.

Your treatment will usually be supplemented by advice on control of inflammation, pain relief, guidance on diet and the prescription of exercises to maximise the benefit of treatment.


Our fees for Osteopathy are:

Initial Consultation and Treatment — £55
Follow-up Treatments — £45


Contactless payment by debit/credit card is preferred and payment can also be made by BACS transfer. 

Please provide at least 24 hours notice of cancellation of your appointment. Our policy is to charge for missed appointments and appointments cancelled at short notice.

Treatment fees are covered by most health insurance companies — please check with your insurer for details. Unfortunately we are not able to accept new referrals for patients covered by BUPA or AXA/PPP.