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.
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.
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.
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
- Minor Sports Injuries
- Tension Pain
- 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.
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 osteopathy.org.uk 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.
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.
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.
New patient appointments: 1hr 20mins
Continuing patient appointments: 40mins
To book or for further information please call 01622 685989.
Normal Clinic Hours
Mon to Thur: 9:00am – 8:30pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm*
Saturday: 9.00am – 1.00pm*
*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
Follow ESO Clinic
I first attended the ESO on recommendation of my daughter-in-law to help with a pinched nerve in my spine that was solved after 2 or 3 treatments. As I found that my arthritis was also helped I have continued with a maintenance routine for approximately 2 years and now I would not do without it.
IPGeneral Clinic Patient
I experienced restriction of movement and pain in turning my neck, affecting my ability to drive safely. The treatment at the ESO is ongoing and has greatly improved the situation.
DPGeneral Clinic Patient
I have suffered with back pain and headaches throughout my pregnancies and the treatments at the ESO give me instant relief. I attend regularly and trust the team at the clinic completely. They have helped me enjoy two pregnancies, they are so friendly and it is affordable, which really helps with a young family. I also bought my son here when he was born. As a breech birth I wanted to ensure that he was checked and happy. They were great with him.
Mrs DaviesMaternity Patient
Gabriela was experiencing reflux. It was very bad, so a friend suggested having an osteopathic treatment. We could see the results straight away and after just four treatments, it is a lot better. It has also helped her to have correct ‘sleeping posture’ and she is now 8 months old and very mobile and happy.
Madeleine Sherman - Gabriela's MumChildren's Clinic Patient
I bought my 15 year old daughter who had suffered injuries from athletics and dancing. She has been going to the clinic now for 10 months and it has been great for helping with pain relief. The student practitioners and tutors look at her complete care and have been great in recommending further avenues we can take to help her in the future.
Mrs MarshallChildren's Clinic Patient
I first visited the European school of Osteopathy with an injury exacerbated by sport and the care and attention received from both tutors and student practitioners was first class. The subsequent treatment received enabled me to resume playing my chosen sport. I continue to visit the clinic on a regular basis and patient care and attention continues at the high level experienced on my first appointment some three years ago.
B. M. ShortlandSports Injury Clinic Patient
The ESO have helped me on the road to curing a previous injury that was hampering my performance, they have also helped increase the flexibility in my back and shoulders which is exceedingly important to an archer.
Jacqui GouldSports Injury Clinic
As I have been a patient of the ESO on and off since the beginning of the year, I wanted to say how impressed I have been with all aspects of the school.
I could not have wished for better care…. absolutely excellent in approach, confident but caring and with a real passion for what she is doing.
The receptionists have shown both patience and friendliness, very much adding to the warm and business-like nature of your school. The tutors have shown a nice balance of discipline and humour. I have appreciated seeing them at work and listening to their students views.
I find the ESO very good value for money and the 3rd year students very courteous and willing to learn. Helping these fine young students to progress in their careers is also very rewarding.
I have always received good care and my back problems have always been successfully treated.
I am using the clinic for the third time (unrelated issues), and have returned because I am so pleased with the service. The students are thorough and, following consultation with their tutors, give an informed diagnosis and treatment plan. They are polite, professional and respectful, as are the tutors. The reception team are welcoming and polite.
Since I started coming, from the helpful and pleasant reception staff to the level of support, care and attention given by the practitioners, I would (and do) recommend anyone who would need to come here to do so.
I took my little boy when he was 13 days old, one of the youngest patients they have had, they worked wonders on him after his traumatic birth and NICU stay. I have also had treatments and wouldn’t go anywhere else
Damien has been treating me for a couple of months now. Prior to seeing him I was getting daily tension headaches and in unbearable pain. I saw him in a last ditch attempt to help. I could not believe the difference after only one session. He’s amazing! He has healing hands and I can not recommend him or the clinic enough.
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