Long Melford Osteopaths


Mission Statement

Helping your body keep up with your life.


Long Melford, Suffolk



  • Osteopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Neurolinguistic programming
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Hill Farm
Silver Hill
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Long Melford Osteopaths
Lime Tree House
Hall Street
Long Melford
CO10 9JF
United Kingdom
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We believe in vitality and health. We believe this should be the norm in every person's life. Our aim is to help optimise your physical health and allow you to live life with vitality until you need us again. We do this by bringing together a support network of specialist practitioners who collaborate to help you reach a health outcome.

Ethos & Values

We specialise in your physical health, movement, body structure and function by assessing your body as a whole to identify and treat the root cause of an issue.

Our specialists collaborate to retrain your body’s movement and ability to recover and work with your body’s natural propensity to heal itself.

We help you find inspiration to make small and ongoing improvements to your fitness and physical health, helping you become more resistant to the everyday stresses and pressures of life.


Philip Tanswell opened Long Melford Osteopaths in 1983 and from his expertise and tutelage, we have grown to serve a large area of Suffolk with a hands-on approach to health and injury that focuses on the individual. We work hard to continually develop our skills sets to ensure that we are able to deliver the right and most up to date approach to help manage and optimise your physical health.


4 min read - Thomas Parry

How can exercise help your pregnancy?

The body needs to move, we were born to move and when growing another human the female body must stay true to this, after all motherhood is one of the toughest endurance sports out there.

3 min read - Thomas Parry

How osteopathy got me back on my kite board after two years of...

What sets osteopathy apart is approaching the person not the problem. We work to put together the puzzle and find the root cause of his problem.

3 min read - Thomas Parry

How to tape posteriorly to relieve Shin Splints.

Shin Splints are the presence of inflammation in the around the tibia. They can also be referred to as as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS).

3 min read - Thomas Parry

How to tape your ankle to relieve pain without limiting movement.

Though not a common incident on the slopes, ankle injuries can occur. Whether it’s an over exuberant après ski, or the wrong choice of footwear slipping on icy snow covered pathways can happen to even the most seasoned skier. 

5 min read - Thomas Parry

How to tape your knee to reduce pain and increase patella...

If your knee isn’t at its best and suffering from any prior injury, it is important to give it the correct support to avoid further injury.

3 min read - Thomas Parry

How to tape your wrist to help with carpal tunnel.

What is carpal tunnel?The median nerve is located within the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway in the wrist that is closely surrounded by connective tissue and bone.Carpal tunnel syndrome is more correctly described as compression of the median nerv

2 min read - Thomas Parry

Importance of hydration at altitude

It’s not new news. This isn’t some crazy idea. We know how important water is to us.  So why do most of us keep ourselves so poorly hydrated, even when putting our bodies through extreme bouts of exercise?  And what happens when we exer

3 min read - Thomas Parry

What is Sciatica and how can it be treated?

Sciatica is a condition whereby the sufferer experiences pain down the back of their thigh and leg, somewhat sharp in nature and it can be associated with other symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness and/or weakness down and into the foot.

2 min read - Thomas Parry


Why does it all start with a question?

The most reliable way to learn is to ask. This is true whether learning new skills ourselves or trying to learn about someone else. But how many of us ask?

11 min read - Thomas Parry

'Winter is coming'; All you knee-d to know about how to get...

Knees make up roughly 30-40% of all skiing injuries. Here we discuss some common ways to prevent injury and the impacts injuries can have


Thomas Parry

Osteopath & Bodyfanatix Co-founder