About Our Osteopaths
Based in Rainham, we endeavour to provide the highest standards of Osteopathic healthcare to the public across the North Kent region and beyond.
Established in 2000 we have been treating patients for ten years. The Osteopathic approach sees, diagnoses and treats each patient as a unique individual with their own unique requirements for health.
You will find our clinic has a friendly, family atmosphere from the reception desk through to the treatment rooms. Most of our new patients are referred from previous patients recommending us. We often find ourselves treating multiple generations of the same family. We have a stable, experienced and highly skilled team who have helped thousands of people with all kinds of mechanical and muscular pain.
Our team have a wide base of expertise and interests in the application of osteopathy.
Chris Payne BSc (Hons) Ost. Med. DO ND MRN
Graduated with a First Class honours degree in Osteopathic Medicine and a diploma in Osteopathy and naturopathy in 1998 from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine). He gained a distinction in his final clinical competency examination and was awarded the fourth year clinical prize. Setting up the Rainham Osteopathic clinic in 2000, Chris continues to expand his knowledge with particular interest in the links between dentistry, orthodontistry and Osteopathy, applying the diagnostic tools of acupuncture concerning visceral Osteopathic approaches, the importance of the pelvis in pregnancy and obstetrics , treating babies post delivery, treating children and how emotional factors can present in musculo-skeletal pain. Chris uses various treatment methods that Osteopathy has at its disposal, ranging from massage and manipulation to cranial, sacral or cranial Osteopathy.
Chris also teaches at the European School of Osteopathy as a clinic tutor and examiner.
Stephen Hipkiss BSc (Hons) DO
Stephen Hipkiss graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2002 with a BSc Honours Degree in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Osteopathy. Stephen uses a broad range of osteopathic techniques, tailoring each treatment to your individual needs. These include muscle stretching and massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, as well as gentle cranial and functional techniques (often referred to as cranial osteopathy). Having benefitted from cranial osteopathy in his youth and received basic cranial training at undergraduate level, Stephen has gone on to complete several post graduate courses to develop his skills in this area. With these skills at his disposal, Stephen will be able to discuss the best treatment approach for you, utilising either traditional or cranial techniques independently, or integrating the two approaches according to your needs.
Rachael Price BSc (Hons) DO
Graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2003 with a diploma and BSc. in Osteopathy and has worked with us at the clinic since that time. Her areas of interest are the treatment of children and babies, shoulder injuries and the treatment of animals. She hopes to complete a post-graduate course in the near future.
Susie Millington M.Ost
Susie studied at the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, attaining an Integrated Masters Degree in Osteopathy. She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of IO, the UK's Institute of Osteopathy. She is passionate about communicating the fact that osteopaths can help not just with bad backs, but all areas and tissues of the body and is proud to promote the benefits for all ages, from new born to the elderly. She greatly values the importance of listening to her patients and their bodies to help determine her treatment approach for the most effective results. She uses a variety of traditional techniques including soft tissue massage, joint manipulation and articulation, whilst also integrating cranial osteopathy, fascial release and visceral methods. Susie is committed to her continued professional development in order to improve her understanding of the body and remain at the forefront of current research. She regularly attends courses and conferences with other medical professionals in order to achieve this.
Rebecca Oliver M.Ost
Rebecca graduated from the European School of Osteopathy with an integrated masters degree and diploma. She treats all ages from newborns to the elderly as well as sports and work place injuries. Rebecca uses a range of osteopathic techniques from soft tissue, articulation, manipulation as well as Cranial Osteopathy.
For further details concerning Osteopathy click onto the Osteopathy and Health Zone pages of this website. Our patients come from across North Kent including Rainham, Sittingbourne, Medway, Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester, Strood, Sheerness, Maidstone and Faversham. Of course we also welcome enquiries at any time, experienced members of the team are always on hand to answer questions. Contact us at The Rainham Osteopathic Clinic today.