BSc (Hons) Ost, MSc, DO, ND.

I have been a Registered Osteopath since 1985 and also hold an MSc in Animal Osteopathy. I am currently a PhD candidate and postgraduate researcher in Canine Biomechanics and Morphology.

Over the years I have worked as an associate, a practice owner and a clinical lead in a residential clinic. I see my human patients at Life Rituals in Oakham and The Broad St Practice in Stamford. I also have a small animal practice separately.

Modalities used, as clinically appropriate: osteopathic manipulative technique; dry needling (western medical acupuncture); kinesiology taping; exercise prescription.

Memberships and Registrations: – General Osteopathic Council – (GOsC) Reg no: 7099 – Institute of Osteopathy – Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) – Association of Animal Osteopaths – Universities Federation for Animal Welfare – Animal Welfare Research Network – Enhanced DBS checked

Appointments with Mel are available

Mondays & Fridays 2 pm onwards

To find out more, discuss treatment or book appointments Mel can be reached on 01572 868579 or please email queries directly to

Mel is happy to discuss how osteopathy might help you before making an appointment.


For directions and parking, see the Contact page

Mel Bell - Osteopathy - Life Rituals

Treatment Costs

Initial consultation - 1 Hour
Follow up Treatments 30 mins

*Please Note- All appointments cancelled within 36hrs notice will be charged