Richard Metcalf – BSc(Hons), DO

Registered Osteopath, Cranial Osteopath

Member of the General Osteopathic Council

Richard Metcalf Osteopath
Richard Metcalf Osteopath

I am contactable on: 0756 4186 266


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.


I have been practising for over 25 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 including children and the very elderly where problems might reside in any part of the body, including the cranium (head).

Please visit my website 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 –

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.


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.


I live in Kirkburton, South East Huddersfield, with my wife Katherine and we have four teenage offspring. I enjoy road cycling, walking up and down Scottish mountains and manage to get on a snowboard every couple of years.