Richard Metcalf - BSc(Hons), DO

Registered Osteopath, Cranial Osteopath

Member of the General Osteopathic Council

Contact

Either at The Lodge House - 0114 234 5459

or - 01484 608 118

Training

After a short career in the computer industry I decided to study for five years to become an osteopath, qualifying in 1998 from the College of Osteopaths, London.

Experience

I have been practising for over 20 years in several multi-disciplinary clinics in Sheffield. I am recognised by most private health companies including Simplyhealth, HSA, Leeds Hospital Fund & Westfield Health.

For me, working in a multi-disciplinary clinic such as The Lodge House enables me to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of other alternative/complementary therapies and how they can interact quite dynamically at times. If I feel I cannot help then I will suggest other therapy options.

I do enjoy my work and am very passionate about it. I have over many years concentrated much of my work specialising in cranial osteopathy, a very gentle but effective way of healing. This is appropriate for treating all ages, from babies to the very elderly where problems might reside in any part of the body, including the cranium (head).

Please visit my website www.osteopathyinsheffield.co.uk for more information about Cranial Osteopathy and my practice here at the Lodge House.

I do also have another practice in Kirkburton, South East Huddersfield - www.kirkburtonosteopath.co.uk

Children's Clinics

I have worked at several children's clinics including the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) in London and more recently I used to work voluntarily at the Manchester Osteopathic Centre for Children. These centres of excellence are now jointly called the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy. They have provided me with invaluable experience in developing my cranial osteopathic and paediatric skills in the treatment of babies, toddlers, and youngsters up to 16 years of age, as well as pregnant and post-partum mothers.

Continued Professional Development

I regularly attend courses as part of my professional development and lifelong study. This enables me to further develop my practical skills and increase my knowledge base in an academic and structured environment.

Registration

I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council which is a legal requirement. The Council exists to protect patients by promoting excellence in osteopathic care. All osteopaths must follow a strict code of conduct and have medical malpractice insurance.

Personal

I live in Kirkburton, South East Huddersfield, with my wife Katherine, a full-time mum and we have four children, 3 of whom are teenagers. I enjoy road cycling, walking in Scotland and manage to get on a snowboard every now and then.