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About Us

Bishops Stortford Osteopathy & Physiotherapy is 'home' to Osteopath Vicki Aldridge BSc(Hons) Ost. Med., assisted by Osteopaths Celia Crook B.Ost. & Andrew McGowan B.Ost., Physiotherapist Ola Oyeleye BSc Physio, MPH, MSc, Level 5 Sports Massage Therapists Emma Hall and Sports therapist Matt Shepherd BSc Sports therapy.

It is our aim to provide the highest quality private physical healthcare, combined with the very best service & practice facilities, at competitive prices, in the Herts/Essex area. Our website will hopefully provide you with all the information you need, however, we prefer the personal approach so if you cannot find the information you require on our website please feel free to give us a call.

We firmly believe that you will not find the same quality of service and the facilities that we can provide, at any other local clinic!

  • Car parking on the premises, solely for the use of our clients.
  • All facilities on the ground floor to enable easy access.
  • Full time personal reception/ telephone answer service from Monday – Friday 08.00 – 19.00, Saturday 08.30 – 17.30 with 24 hour answer machine.
  • Private practice rooms, where you can talk to your practitioner in total privacy.
  • No additional charge for payment by credit cards*
  • No locum or agency practitioners - only permanent members of staff.

* sorry but we do not accept American Express or Diners Club.

Our Osteopaths are...

Vicki Aldridge BSc(Hons) Ost. Med. (1998)

Graduating from the British College of Naturopathy & Osteopathy (now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine) in 1998, Vicki has practiced osteopathy in a variety of places, including the Osteopathic Childrens Centre(OCC) in London, Cambridge, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Wellington N.Z. She joined David Lindy in Church Street, Bishop's Stortford in 1998 and went on to establish the Bishops Park Osteopathic Clinic with David Lindy & Amy Lovell in 2000. In 2006 she moved the practice to Dunmow Road where it became the Bishops Stortford Osteopathic Clinic.

Vicki enjoys treating patients of all ages and physical abilities from a week old babies to those in their 90’s. Her original training was in structural osteopathy which was closely followed by an interest in the cranial osteopathic approach. She has combined these over the years to develop a balance range of physical techniques. She believes strongly that the body is a wonderful self healing mechanism and you only need to do as much as is necessary to make a significant change. She also uses ultrasound therapy, dry needling trigger point therapy and ‘kinesio taping’ techniques when appropriate. Vicki also has an Honours Degree in Mathematical Studies.

Vicki says... “I enjoy helping people to work out why their body have become painful. This understanding lends itself to helping them ease their symptoms and also preventing them returning whenever possible. Teamwork between patient and practitioner is the key! I am lucky to have a job that is continually challenging what I know and stretching me to look for individual solutions. In general I have found that the natural and simple solutions are usually the best”.

Clinic days are:

Monday  9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday  9:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 9:30am - 1:00pm.

Celia Crook B.Ost. (2005)

Graduating in 2005 from The British School of Osteopathy, Celia joined the practice in May 2006.

She trained in structural Osteopathy and then went on to study Cranial Osteopathy at the Sutherland Cranial College two years later as a postgraduate course and will continue on the path-way there.

After the birth of her two children Celia became interested in treating children and babies. Her courses studied have included the miserable baby, treating and feeding disorders and treating ENT in children and teenagers.  Celia considers treating children as being especially rewarding.

Celia treats a variety of patients, from newborn to elderly and uses a variety of techniques. She has studied mindfulness and believes in the powerful effect this can have and often recommends it. “Today everyone seems to be under pressure and I think it is particularly valuable in both adults and children to develop the ability to listen to your own bodies. I believe the body has incredible ways of healing itself given the correct circumstances or environment”. She has also been taught breathing techniques by Leon Chaitow.

As well as the traditional manipulation “clicking” Celia uses the more gentle cranial and modern acupuncture/dry-needling and visceral techniques if required. The treatment may vary depending on your presentation and preferences.

In her spare time Celia practices Yoga, Pilates and Barre.

Clinic days are:

Monday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 7:30pm

Andrew McGowan B.Ost (2007)

Andy graduated from London’s British School of Osteopathy in 2007. He has a special interest in sports injuries, in fact it was his interest in outdoor and mountain sports (distance running, snowboarding and hill walking) that led him to leave his career in IT and retrain in osteopathy. As well as treating acute and chronic injury, he is experienced in the treatment of acute sports injuries such as strained muscles, sprained ligaments and can provide a programme of rehabilitation exercises for you to manage your injury at home between treatments to speed healing and aid recovery. Andy uses the key osteopathic techniques of massage, mobilisation and manipulation for the back, neck and other areas of the body, but also has additional training both in Medical Acupuncture for pain relief, muscle relaxation and the optimisation of functional movement. .

Clinic days are:

Monday 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday 2:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 9:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Our Massage Therapists are…

Matt Shepherd BSc Sports therapy (2019).

Matt graduated with a BSc in Sports Therapy from the University of Essex in 2019 and is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists. Since graduating, Matt has been working as a Sports Therapist with a local sports team, where he uses therapeutic massage to help players recover following games and training. In addition to the benefits of massage for recovery, Matt appreciates the role massage has in relaxation and well-being.

Matt is also in his second year of an MSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Essex, and in his spare time is a keen cyclist and a member of a local cricket club.

Clinic days are:

Alternate Saturdays 9:00 - 1:00pm.

Emma Hall

Emma has a BTEC level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy from the North London School of Sports Massage and is a member of the SMA; the association for soft tissue therapists.

By using massage and other advanced soft tissue techniques Emma helps to release tension and restrictions in fascia, muscles and connective tissues to improve quality of movement, aid injury prevention and contribute to an overall feeling of well-being.

Enthusiastic about exercise and well-being Emma is a regular runner and cyclist who has completed a range of triathlon’s, including two at Ironman distance and values the benefits of regular massage to achieve peak performance and remain injury free. However, Emma believes sports massage is not just for athletes but is beneficial for anyone who is in need of soft tissue work to help them with their everyday activities.

Clinic days are:

Wednesday 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday 2:00pm - 7:00pm



Ola Oyeleye BSc Physio (qualified 1997), MPH (qualified 2004), MSc (qualified 2011)

Ola Oyeleye qualified with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy over two decades. Since qualification, he has practised within the public and private settings in Ireland and the UK. He has used the experience garnered in both sectors to improve patients' quality of life and outcome. 

Over the years, he obtained postgraduate qualifications- Masters' Degrees in Public Health (MPH) and Development Studies (M.Sc) both from the University College Dublin (UCD).

His areas of interest are in the treatment of:

  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) dysfunctions-back, neck, joints, etc, 
  • Treatment of Children's Musculoskeletal and joint Problems: Sever's disease (heel pain), Osgood Schlatter/Anterior knee problems, Scheuermann’s Disease (back)
  • Assessment and Treatment of spinal problems,
  • Treatment of hypermobility syndrome and rheumatological joint problems,
  • Orthopaedic Problems-Joints replacement, Pre-and Post- operation physio; fracture rehabilitation, etc,
  • Prevention and Management of Soft/sports Injuries, 
  • Gait analysis, postural assessment and management of manifested spinal and joint problems, 
  • Orthotic assessment, prescription and insoles fitting,
  • Health promotion and education (with emphasis on injury prevention and management),
  • Health maintenance, and return to work,
  • Management of poor balance, Mobility problems, falls risk, deconditioned patients, etc,
  • Medico-legal, and ergonomic assessment and intervention,
  • Degenerative Joint Diseases and Chronic Pain Management.

He is a state registered physiotherapist in the UK and Ireland. He is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

He is vetted with his DBS (formerly CRB) on the update service

He likes to run and is actively involved with local Charity.

Clinic days are:

Monday 4.20 am- 7.30 pm
Thursday 4.20pm - 7:30pm
Alternate Saturdays 9:00am - 1:00pm.

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127 Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 5HQ