Welcome to your local Maidstone Osteopaths

Our osteopath clinic is located in the Maidstone Wellness Centre at the YMCA centre in Loose Maidstone, a 5 minute drive from Maidstone town centre that benefits from amble parking and easy access.

The clinic has six osteopaths, Gemma Dawson, Emmanuel Merot, Lily Pearl, Louise Fields and Kelly Walker-Brown. Our practitioners use very similar approaches to treatment and offer a full range of services using a variety of techniques such as soft tissue massage, manipulation, cranial, visceral and muscle energy technique making the practice very versatile at treating many ailments.

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Osteopathy uses a holistic approach to look at the whole body to aid relief of the patient’s symptoms. Osteopathy is complementary to mainstream medicine.

Osteopathy is suitable for the entire family, treating babies, children and adults and the older generation, even expectant mothers. Osteopathy does not only focus on the back it is concerned with the whole body from shoulders to knees, elbows to the toes. Osteopathy can also improve the following;


  • Stuart, Kent

    I had never been to an Osteopath before so had not real pre conceived ideas. Emmanuel I can say is supremely professional and very aware of the catalogue of ailments I take to him. As a martial arts instructor I get several contact injuries and ligament stress and I have to say that the exercises and treatments Emmanuel has given me have dramatically helped me keeping fit week after week.

    It has also helped with a long term lower back problem which has all but dissipated now due to the continued treatment and the awareness he gave to me on how I sit at my desk as this was a factor.

    I have already and will continue to recommend Emmanuel to friends.

  • Ms Fiddes, Kent

    I found it very interesting what you found and how you treated each part of me. It has made me more mobile and I don't spasm half as much as I did. And I love the fact that it actually worked. Feeling the difference was amazing.

  • Mrs Ealden, Maidstone, Kent

    I cannot recommend highly enough the quality of care received at Maidstone Osteopathic Practice. The depth of subject knowledge, and effectiveness of therapy is second to none. Gemma is particularly intuitive during treatment sessions and was able to detect lesser problems ( such as blocked sinuses) without my ever having mentioned it! I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone in need of turning an oooh into an ahhhhhh! Thank you for an excellent experience all round.

  • Sharleen, Kent

    I have found the course of treatments very beneficial. I had a few ailments in my lower back and neck which have dramatically improved since my first appointment and have found the advice given to be extremely helpful, particularly in regards to stretching during sport activities.

  • Mrs H, Maidstone, Kent

    After a serious horse riding accident 20 years ago I was left with a series of back issues that caused problems for my entire body. I have been in Traction and seen many Chiropractors and whilst I would have some degree of temporary relief I never felt quite right. I was advised to see Gemma at the Maidstone Osteopathic Practice to help with neck pain that was causing headaches and even problems with my knees and from my first visit I can honestly say my back has never felt as good and it's getting better with each visit.

    Gemma has been able to isolate each underlying issue and deal with it gently and without force, allowing me to get on with my life. My husband is now a convert and we are both incredibly grateful to Gemma and her practice.

  • Arthritic pains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Family osteopathy treatment and services
  • Neck and back ache
  • Joint pain
  • Whiplash
  • Neck related headaches
  • Minor sports injuries

Many other conditions can be helped with treatment, please see the options below or contact us for more information.

The Osteopathic Practitioners | Osteopathic Services | Adult treatments | Children and Babies | During Pregnancy | Cranial Osteopathy | Appointment Prices | Home Visits

The Osteopathic Practitioners

Our friendly team of practitioners share a similar approach to Osteopathy, ensuring that clients receive a consistently high standard of care. Gemma Dawson, Emmanuel Merot and Valeria Vascolo treat a wide variety of ailments using a number of techniques including manipulation, soft tissue technique, cranial, visceral and muscle energy technique. Each treatment is tailored to the needs of the client.

Maidstone Osteopath Gemma Dawson

Gemma Dawson

Gemma has a holistic approach to health, so when a family friend introduced her to Osteopathy, a practice based on holistic principles, she realised that she had found the perfect career, and she went on to graduate from the European School of Osteopathy. Gemma draws on various techniques to treat her patients, and specialises in Cranial Osteopathy. More recently, Gemma has become a qualified Pilates instructor, which she teaches in conjunction with her practice as an Osteopath.

Gemma enjoys a very active lifestyle and can often be found horse-riding and cycling around the glorious Kent countryside in her spare time.

Maidstone Osteopath Emmanuel Merot

Emmanuel Merot

Emmanuel is a qualified sports coach and Osteopath. After graduating from the European School of Osteopathy, he successfully combined his passion for sport with Osteopathy to specialise in treating patients with sports injuries. He also enjoys treating babies.

Emmanuel is a keen tennis player. He also enjoys playing football and supporting his favourite team.


Maidstone Osteopath Lily Pearl

Lily Pearl

Lily is also a graduate from the European School of Osteopathy, and has a paticular interest in treating those with sport injuries. While having more of a structural approach to treatment she has a variety of techniques which can be used in all manner of complaints. As well as being a fulltime osteopath Lily spends her free time running and competing her horses.



Maidstone Osteopath Louise Field

Louise Field

Louise graduated from the European School of Osteopathy with an Integrated Masters degree in Osteopathy and is a registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.

During her Masters degree she developed various diagnostic skills and osteopathic approaches to treating patients of all ages and complaints and uses a holistic approach. Assessing the body as a whole and tailoring treatment to each individual patients specific needs and lifestyle requirements. Louise will ensure that you understand and are fully informed about your condition and how you can manage it.


Maidstone Osteopath Kelly Walker-Brown

Kelly Walker-Brown

Kelly graduated from the London School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree, is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy and has a particular interest in treating postnatal women. Along with clinical practice, Kelly is also a lecturing assistant at the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, teaching Clinical Neurology.

Kelly lives in West Malling with her husband and three young children.

Osteopathic Services

Osteopathy is a holistic therapy that focuses on treating the whole body using physical manipulation of the muscles and bones to aid the relief of patients’ symptoms. It is complementary to mainstream medicine.

Osteopathy draws on a wide variety of techniques, making it suitable for everyone, from children and babies to adults of all ages, and even expectant mothers. A common misconception is that Osteopathy is only used to treat bad backs, and whilst it is particularly effective for alleviating back pain it is also just as useful for relieving ailments in the rest of the body. Here are just a few conditions that can be helped by Osteopathy:

  • migraines and headaches
  • asthma
  • sports injuries
  • disc problems
  • sciatica
  • trapped nerves
  • tennis elbow
  • arthritis (wear and tear)

If you are suffering from a condition that is not listed above and you would like to know whether you could benefit from a treatment please contact us for advice, or see the links below for specific information on the following topics:-

Adult treatments

Adult and family Osteopathy at YMCA Maidstone

The rhythm of modern life can be tough on the body. Extended periods of time spent sitting in front of computers and driving cars, busy lives, rushed meals, and high stress levels are just a few of the factors that can contribute to the development of neck and back pain as well as a whole host of other issues, including circulatory and digestive problems.

Osteopathy is a holistic approach which aims to return the body to a point of equilibrium so that it is able to heal itself. It can be used to treat all parts of the body as well as many common injuries, including arthritic pain, joint pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, and whiplash.

Minor sports injuries can also benefit from treatment, allowing athletes and people with active lifestyles to maintain their fitness and performance levels.

As well being useful for treating injury and illness, Osteopathy can be used to treat medical conditions associated with digestive and circulatory problems.

Stress is a common side-effect of the increasing pressures of modern life and can have a negative effect on the body and the emotions, leaving people vulnerable to illness and injury. Osteopathic treatment can be a very effective way of helping people to relax.

Treatments for Children and Babies

Child and baby Osteopathy at YMCA Maidstone

Our Osteopaths have undergone training as part of their undergraduate degree including paediatrics meaning that they are qualified to work with children and babies. Maidstone Osteopathic Practice does work with local health visitors and midwives. Babies skeletons are softer than an adults so gentle treatments are used. This form of treatment is called Cranial Osteopathy. Cranial techniques are safe, gentle and non-manipulativeare and suitable for children at all stages of development from new born babies to older children. Osteopaths believe that a healthy balance of the body's musculoskeletal framework is essential to the function of the whole body. Using gentle manipulation could help soothe and relax your baby. For further information please call 01622 762802.


Treatments during Pregnancy

Pregnancy Osteopathy at YMCA Maidstone

A woman's body changes during pregnancy. These changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and postural changes. This can lead to additional pressure through the body causing general aches and pains including joint aches and back pain. When there is stiffness and/or restricted mobility in the pelvis, spine, rib cage, shoulders and neck it can make it difficult for the body to compensate. Osteopaths believe that the healthy balance and function of the musculoskeletal framework of the body is essential to the health of the whole body. Osteopaths utilise a range of techniques such as physical manipulation, stretching and massage plus other gentle techniques such as cranial. Osteopathy works using the principle that there may be a number of contributing factors to the symptoms and will therefore evaluate not only the area which is producing symptoms but also the associated areas that maybe contributing to the issue for example previous injury, environmental factors and family health history.

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy at YMCA Maidstone

Cranial Osteopathy is a very gentle form of osteopathy which is suitable for the whole family. For further information and to discuss what conditions it can treat please contact us either by email or on 01622 762802.

Appointment Prices

£39 First session (£36 YMCA Members)
£39 Continuing Treatment (£36 YMCA Members)

£35 First session (£32 YMCA Members)
£35 Continuing Treatment (£32 YMCA Members)

24 hours notice is required for any cancellations, otherwise a £35 charge will be made.

Home Visits

Home visits are available for those that are in need of an emergency appointment or those that have difficulty travelling.

Home visits available within a 10 mile radius of Maidstone.

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