Tel: 0115 946 1699
18 Gibb St,
Long Eaton,
NG10 1EE.
Tel: 0115 946 1699 18 Gibb St, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 1EE.

The Osteopathic Centre is jointly run by the directors Vaughan Cooper and Jenny Pritchard.

Jenny Pritchard

Jenny has been working here at The Osteopathic Centre since the summer of 2006, after moving from London. She is a graduate from the British School of Osteopathy where she obtained her degree. Having been accepted by the General Osteopathic Council she began her private practice work.

Jenny has a lighter touch than Vaughan which is more suitable for some patients. She enjoys treating all patients and has an interest in the treatment and care of expectant mothers. She has worked in the expectant mothers clinic, working on patients discomfort and helping them cope with changes in posture during and after the pregnancy.

In addition Jenny has experience in the treatment of a wide variety of problems, from work related strains to sports injuries.

"I am pleased to have helped people with long standing complaints, such as arthritis. Many of these patients have become less reliant on the use of analgesics (painkillers) which has improved their quality of life.

Patients with these types of condition have been able to maintain this improvement by having some maintenance treatment every few months."

"Most of the patients I treat are just like you and me. As well as treating a variety of patients I am keen to build up relations with local groups and is happy to give talks and discussions to your group if you are interested." Please contact the practice for more details.

Vaughan Cooper

I qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1988 and established a practice in Long Eaton, on the Nottingham / Derby border. The practice has grown over the years and is the longest established practice in the area, now entering its 21st year. I treat all forms of injuries, from work related strains and pains, to aches from your favourite hobbies, as well as sports injuries. With a background in athletics I have worked closely with local sports groups including athletics, football, rugby, gymnastics and trampoline. Over the years I have worked with many international, professional and national sports stars, as well as the local community .

I have previously worked with U.K. able bodied and disability athlete's based at Loughborough University. I have been the Osteopath to Nottingham Forest Football Club since 2005. I have also been the osteopath to Notts County Football Club till 2009 and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.

From 2006 I have worked as a clinical tutor for the College of Osteopaths. I am responsible for supervising and teaching clinic based subjects to students on the Osteopathy degree course, at Stafford University, Stoke-on-Trent.

I am away from the practice one day a week, so please be patient if you cannot get an immediate appointment to see me.

Eleanor Glover

Ellie is an experienced osteopath qualifying from the British School of Osteopathy in 1986 and has worked in her own private practice in Beeston for many years. She joined The Osteopathic Centre in 2014 after having a few years off raising her children.

Ellie works in a very similar way to both Vaughan and Jenny using a hands on approach including soft tissue massage, articulation and manipulation to treat problems with the musculo-skeletal system.

She enjoys working with people across society ranging from teenagers through to the older generation.

In her personal life she is a very keen singer and enjoys challenging herself by learning through The Open University.

Alix Minnitt

Alix graduated from The College of Osteopaths’ Middlesex & Staffordshire University. Alix shares her time between The Osteopathic Centre and her own practice in Lincolnshire. While she sees a variety of patients from all different backgrounds and professions she has a special interest in Aerial Artists, Dancers, and Acrobats.

If she’s not working you will find her in the gym or dance studio. Alix has a sports background and has always been interested in health & fitness. Alix’s background within performing arts has given her a good insight (and a fair few first-hand experiences) with both common and specialist injuries and conditions. After going to see an osteopath herself, she knew this was the career for her and began the journey to becoming an Osteopath.

Alix likes to use a hands-on approach incorporating different techniques such as; massage and stretching techniques, articulation, manipulation and muscle energy techniques and is also qualified in Medical Acupuncture.

Alix is passionate about giving her patients tools to help themselves, such as exercises and educating them about anatomy and posture to prevent recurring injuries, enabling patients to become more “body aware”.

Whether you've got a recent new injury, one that you just can't get rid of, or one that has been recurring, we can help to get you back on track, so you can get back to doing what you love.