Release, Repair, Rejuvenate





The Ilkeston Osteopathy Centre have superb reputations for treating joint, muscle and tendon pain or discomfort using a combination of Osteopathy, Dietary advice and Exercise prescription.  The most common complaints people come to us with, are  back pain, neck pain, shoulder, arm and hand pain, leg and foot problems, sports injuries and headaches.  This list is not exhaustive, for more detailed information on what osteopathy can treat please see the Osteopathy and FAQ’s pages.
Our team of osteopaths and advanced soft tissue practitioners have a reputation for accurate assessment, detailed explanations and clear treatment plans for your health issues.  We try to work as quickly as we can to get you back to optimum health using our knowledge of physical therapy.

"Restored my quality of life.  Thank you!" Nigel Tandy

"I am a mother of two teenage daughters who suffer with the chronic illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.  We have been coming to Ilkeston Osteopathy Centre now for just over 3 years.  The treatments have impacted greatly on the girls' health and wellbeing by relieving their chronic pain and other associated problems.

Ilkeston Osteopathy Centre provides us with excellent, professional but friendly service.  The help, advice, support and treatments they have been given by the osteopaths have enabled us to get the girls off pain medication, relieve many of their symptoms and help them manage their illness.
I would highly recommend this practice because they take good care of their clients; offer a high quality service in a friendly and relaxed environment.  They offer a holistic approach to treatment, from providing the physical therapy during each session to offering sound advice to help you to find the best way to either manage or treat your condition in a way that best suits your lifestyle and capabilities."  Tanya Mawer

"Has helped me a lot to sleep without pain in my leg and neck. Thank you very much" Betty Hall


Meet the Team


Rachel Brown - Business Owner / Manager

Rachel moved from Watford to Ilkeston in 1999 to set up the Ilkeston Osteopathy Centre after buying the business from the previous Osteopath. She lives in South Derbyshire with her husband, son and daughter.  In her spare time she enjoys paddle boarding, cycling and walking her Boston Terrier - in fact, anything outdoors! 

Rachel worked as an Osteopath at Ilkeston Osteopathy Centre for 20 years but unfortunately in 2019, she had to undergo bilateral hand surgery which was unsuccessful, so has since had to retire from Osteopathy. 

She still owns and manages the business and her passion for Osteopathy and the patients that enter the practice remains the same.


Laura Bayley - Osteopath

MSc Ost Med. 



Laura graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Master’s degree in osteopathy, with additional qualifications in cranial osteopathy and kinesio-taping. 

Laura is a very friendly osteopath who has developed a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.  

It is important to Laura to identify and treat the cause of the musculoskeletal dysfunction or condition, which she then fully explains to the patient along with the treatment needed. 

She works together with the patient to prevent the injury from re-occurring, as well as giving patients the tools in the form of rehabilitation exercises and stretches to manage their injury at home.

In her spare time Laura enjoys playing football and going to the gym.

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Ryan Smith - Advanced Soft Tissue Practitioner


Ryan is an Advanced Soft Tissue Therapist, specialising in Advanced Sports Massage Techniques. Qualifying in 2016, he brings a wealth of experience to the table.

In 2018 Ryan was invited to join the GBuW Ice Hockey Team in their winter training camp at the International Ice Hockey Centre of Excellence in Vierumäki, Finland. Here Ryan worked alongside the GB coaches, assisting with on-and-off ice warm up and helping the players stay injury free. Ryan also has had the pleasure of working with Adam ‘Tango’ Holland, an extreme endurance runner, elite athlete and multiple World Record Holder. He has provided his services to Adam on multiple occasions helping him to stay injury free and able to continue running at different events.

Ryan also works frequently with International Ball Hockey Player Matt Wragg, and over a few short years Ryan has developed a positive working relationship with Matt, coming to understand the requirements Matt has to stay in shape and game fit. One of Ryan’s biggest achievements as a therapist was probably November 2019, where he was invited to be the Lead Therapist to the Ultimate Strongman Team World Games, here his skills were put to the test on some of the biggest and strongest men on the planet!

Ryan is the regional representative for the Sports Therapy Association, being respected by his colleagues, peers and therapists alike. Ryan also heads the therapy department for both Ilkeston RUfc and Derby Elks.

Ryan is a firm believer in delivering a world class service, and has the motto ‘’Do ordinary things, extraordinary well’’ and believes in education, mind-set and wellness approach.  We are lucky that he is now bringing his unique personality and skill set back to Derbyshire to welcome both new and old clients to the practice.

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Emma Anning - Filing Clerk


Emma started working at Ilkeston Osteopathy Centre in 2005.  She lives locally with her family and enjoys going to the gym and watching Nottingham Forest in her spare time.

Emma works part-time behind the scenes ensuring that we all are organised.

Our opening hours are


Mon:    18:00 - 22:00 (Ryan)

Tues:    09:00 - 16:00 (Laura)

Weds:  09:00 - 20:00 (Laura)

Thurs:  09:00 - 20:00 (Laura)

Fri:       18:00 - 22:00 (Ryan)



£60.00 for the Initial Consultation (45 mins)

£45.00 for Treatment (30 mins)

£60 Full Body Sports Massage (45 mins)

£45 Specific Areas Sports Massage) (30 mins)

£45 Myofascial Cupping - Fire and Dry (30 mins)

£15 Ktaping and Sports Strapping (15 mins)




Payment for an initial appointment is taken at the time of booking via our online  booking system.


Payments  for treatments are taken at the point of treatment and can be made by cash or debit/credit card.

Some useful links


General Osteopathy Council  (GosC) www.osteopathy.org.uk



Institute of Osteopathy (iO) www.osteopathy.org   

National Council for Osteopathic Research www.ncor.org.uk



18 Stanton Road




Tel: 0115 9308255

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