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. Chris is also part of the international teaching department and has taught in Russia and to numerous international students.
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.
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.