Richard Metcalf Registered Osteopath 'Helping You to Heal Yourself'

3 Riley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield HD8 0RX
Telephone: 01484 608118

Information about Richard Metcalf, Osteopath

Training

After a short career in the computer industry I decided to study for 5 years to become an Osteopath, qualifying in 1998 from the College of Osteopaths, London.

Experience

I have been practising for nearly 20 years and moved my main practice from Holmfirth to Kirkburton over 10 years ago

I also work in Sheffield one morning and afternoon a week and recently moved to a new clinic called The Lodge House. Working at a multi-disciplinary clinic such as this has enabled me to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of other alternative/complementary therapies.

I do enjoy my work and continue to be enthusiastic about it, regarding it as more of a vocation than a job. I am always trying to develop as a practitioner and improve on my existing skills and this has meant that I've had to make many personal changes over the years. Over the years I have developed an increasing love and respect for Osteopathy and the natural way in which it augments healing.

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 which has now disbanded unfortunately. These clinics have provided me with invaluable experience in developing 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 go on courses in Osteopathy, some of which are run by the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy which is a college of excellence. This enables me to further develop my skills in an academic, structured environment through an on-going assessment of my knowledge and practical abilities.

Registration

I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council which was established by an Act of Parliament to protect patients by promoting excellence in osteopathic care. Only those who have demonstrated safe and competent practice are thereby admitted to its statutory register and are allowed to call themselves osteopaths and practice as such. All osteopaths on the register must have medical malpractice insurance and follow a strict code of conduct.

Personal

I live in Highburton with my wife, Katherine, a full-time mum, and we have 4 young children, Lucy, Jake, Daniel and Adam. I enjoy road cycling, walking in Scotland and manage to get on a snowboard every 2 years.

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