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About the Clinic

We have been providing osteopathic treatment to the local community since 1978 and pride ourselves on our consistently high quality clinical treatments. Our third and fourth year students carry out over 20,000 treatments a year supervised by specialist tutors. We provide specialist clinics for maternity care, children, sports, headache, women’s health, Perrin technique and MSK diagnostic ultrasound. The Clinic has 21 treatment rooms, a number of which are on the ground floor, with direct disabled access; a hoist is available if needed.  We offer free patient parking on site.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a distinct approach to healthcare based on a well established system of clinical diagnosis. Osteopaths focus on the structure of the body, using safe, natural, manual treatment which offers a caring approach to the individual needs of each patient – at all stages of life from birth to old age.

Predominantly gentle manipulative techniques are used to correct joint and tissue imbalances, allowing restoration of harmony within the patient’s body. Osteopathy treats the person, not just the disorder. The objective is the promotion of long-term health.

The ESO Clinic provides osteopathic treatment to the general public from the Tonbridge Road site in Maidstone (Kent). For further information or to book an appointment visit our contact page.

If you are interested in studying osteopathy and would like more information, please feel free to visit the undergraduate admissions section of this site.

History of Osteopathy

It was an American Doctor, Andrew Taylor Still, who in 1874 coined the word “osteopathy” and laid down the fundamental principles. Dr Still, through his clinical experiences, discoveries and inspiration, was the first physician to realise fully the profound relationship between the structure of the body and the way in which it functions. Still’s interpretation of cause and effect in the evolution of disease gives osteopathy a very special place in the history of healthcare.

What Can Osteopathy Help Treat?

Osteopathy can help provide relief for the body’s structural, mechanical and functional problems in people of all ages helping to relieve patients from different types of pain and a variety of conditions such as:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Minor Sports Injuries
  • Tension Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Muscle Spasms
  • General reduction in flexibility and movement

Giving a list of conditions that osteopaths help treat can sometimes give a false picture. Osteopaths treat people, not conditions, and we are able to help in many ways when a person’s function is affected by their structure, however that manifests. Osteopathy can help people of all ages recover from all types of pain, including those occurring as a result of minor sports injuries or due to changes to the body during pregnancy. The ESO Clinic provides osteopathic treatment to the general public based from the Tonbridge Road site in Maidstone (Kent). For further information or to book an appointment visit our contact page.

Regulation of Osteopathy

Statutory recognition was achieved with the passage of the Osteopaths Act in 1993, thereby making osteopathy the first complementary healthcare profession to be accorded a statutory regulated framework. In the same year the British Medical Association recognised osteopathy as being a “discrete clinical discipline”.

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) was formed to set standards of training, professional and ethical conduct for the whole profession, visit for more details. Only those who can satisfy the new GOsC’s requirements are admitted to its register and entitled to call themselves “osteopaths”. Thus a patient consulting a fully qualified osteopath is afforded the same safeguards as when visiting a doctor or any other statutory regulated healthcare professional.

Clinic Policies

In the course of the ESO’s operations, children visit the teaching clinic for treatment accompanied by a parent or guardian. The ESO is committed to a best practice which safeguards children and has in place an appropriate Child Protection Policy.

Click here to read the full Child Protection Policy

Click here to read the Obtaining Consent Policy

The ESO Teaching Clinic’s Complaints Procedure can be downloaded here.

The ESO Teaching Clinic’s Patient Complaint form can be downloaded here.

Clinic Prices

As a registered charity and teaching clinic, the ESO Clinic is able to offer very competitive pricing.  For our current treatment fees please click on the link below.

Clinic Prices

New patient appointments: 1hr 20mins

Continuing patient appointments: 40mins


To book or for further information please call 01622 685989.

Opening Hours

Normal Clinic Hours

Mon to Thur:   9:00am – 8:30pm

Friday:              9:00am – 6:00pm*

Saturday:          9.00am – 1.00pm*

Sunday:             Closed


*Please note: Our Saturday Clinic is staffed by graduate osteopaths and fees are, therefore, higher than would normally apply.  Also, for the summer period only (through to 30.09.17) our Friday Clinic will also be staffed by qualified osteopaths –

please visit our Clinic Prices page for treatment fees

Contact Details

104 Tonbridge Road
ME16 8SL
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ESO Clinic, Maidstone, Kent

The ESO Clinic in Maidstone is the teaching clinic for the European School of Osteopathy and treats people of all ages with various conditions with osteopathic treatments.
The clinic runs a General Clinic and specialist clinics for Maternity, Children, Sports Injury and MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound.

How to Find Us

The ESO Clinic is situated on 104 Tonbridge Road in the centre of Maidstone in Kent. With close proximity to major rail links and bus routes. Our site has free of charge car parking for all patients. If you require assistance in visiting the Clinic please contact us where a member of our staff will be pleased to assist.

Contact the Clinic

For all patient enquiries with regards to Osteopathic treatments at our Clinics please contact us with the details below along with your specific patient request and our clinic staff will come back to you with availability and suggestions.

Address: 104 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone
Kent, ME16 8SL, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1622 685989

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