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Osteopathy is an established healthcare system through which a wide range of health problems are assessed, treated and prevented. Osteopathic techniques are used to improve muscular and joint function, relieve pain, aid recovery and prevent re-occurrence.

At The Wetherby Clinic, we will aim to address the cause of the problem rather than solely the symptoms reported. Your Osteopaths will listen to your story and create a management plan that is personal to you and your individual needs. Your plan will include direct hands-on treatment, exercise therapy and lifestyle advice. Techniques include joint mobilisation, manipulations and soft tissue therapy / massage.

However, we recognise that osteopathy can help almost anyone.
If you are unsure if Osteopathy is right for you, then get in touch with our friendly team and we will be able to point you in the right direction with our professional, clinical insight

This is a non-exhaustive list of the common conditions that we can help people with:

  • Sports Injuries and Physical Trauma
  • Postural Problems and Workplace Strains
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Rheumatological Pain
  • Digestive Problems
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain and Pregnancy
  • Headaches (stemming from the neck)
  • Sciatica
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow
  • General, Acute and Chronic Backache

Meet The Practitioners

Matthew Derbyshire B.Ost

Matthew graduated with a Bachelors degree in Osteopathy in 2005. He was drawn to Osteopathy following personal experience of being treated during his rugby career. Matthew has a very structural base to his osteopathy, which he believes is a direct result of the mechanisms of the injuries he suffered himself. In addition to The Wetherby Clinic, Matthew is also the Clinical Director of Wakefield Osteopaths. He purchased the practice in 2019, having previously worked there since graduating.

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Cara Ash M.Ost

Cara is a confident Osteopath who is passionate about helping people to optimise their health. She brings great energy and a wealth of professional experience. Cara came to York in 2019, having worked with professional athletes over the last decade. She gained a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy at the University College of Osteopathy, London. Cara is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, a member of the Institute of Osteopathy and The Osteopathic Sports Care Association. You can also find Cara…

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Greg Jones M.Ost

Greg graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Masters’ Degree in Osteopathic Medicine and has since undertaken further training in the field of Cranial Osteopathy with the Sutherland Cranial College. He is also trained in Acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society. Prior to training as an Osteopath, Greg completed an ITECH in Sports Massage. He has worked as a Sports Massage Therapist at Otliensians RFC as well as playing for them, prior to recently ‘hanging up his boots’. Greg…

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Josh Kelsal M.Ost

Josh qualified as an Osteopath with a Masters’ degree from Leeds Beckett University. Due to Covid-19, Josh returned to the UK after working and gaining experience in Australia. Josh has through his own experience with sporting injuries, seen the value in injury recovery and rehabilitation. Josh is particularly interested in breathing mechanics, especially regarding those suffering from asthma, and how osteopathy can help this. Being an active person himself, he gets great joy in helping people enjoy the activities they…

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Adam Bridger DO PGCert

Adam graduated IN 1983 from the British School of Osteopathy, now known as the University College of Osteopathy. He worked for fifteen years in the NHS muscular-skeleteal service in Leeds and Wetherby. He has a particular interest in teaching the conditions affected the older patient. In 2018 he returned to university to complete a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in the Integrted Care of the Elderly. He is a keen yachtsman with a Yachtmaster qualification. Having played rugby for many…

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Mary Bridger DO PGCertHE

Mary graduated in 1983 from the British School of Osteopathy, now known as the University College of Osteopathy, after four years of training. Mary worked in the South of England for one year after graduating, before setting up her own practice in Wetherby in 1984. Mary enjoys equine activities, sailing and skiing. Mary initially studied Physiotherapy (but at that time the training was quite different to now) and wanted to be more proactively involved in the treatment of the cause…

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