Welcome to the Emma Boyd Osteopath website...

Emma Boyd specialises in the osteopathic treatment of not only a variety of animals including cats, dogs and horses throughout Kent and East Sussex, but also osteopathic treatment for humans of all ages, at her clinic near Ashford in Kent.


GOSC, AAO and RAMP registered and qualified in human and animal osteopathy since 2003, Emma has gained the utmost trust of long standing clients for many years. Including those from the professional training world, veterinary practices, pet owners and other health care professionals.


Whether you, your family, or your canine or equine may be experiencing musculoskeletal problems, osteopathic treatment  uses an application of joint articulation and gentle soft tissue techniques to release tight and irritated muscles, tendons and ligaments with the aim of relaxing them and reducing irritation in surrounding tissues.

This treatment is intended to then result in a reduction of pain symptoms and thereby increase range of movement.


Any animal’s owner must always consult their veterinary surgeon prior to seeking osteopathic treatment as it is illegal for anyone to treat an animal without a veterinary surgeon’s approval.

Most vets are, however, aware of the benefits of complementary treatment for animals and will readily give their permission for the animal to be treated.


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About Emma Boyd...

What is Osteopathy?...

About Emma Boyd Osteopathy - image showing treatment on a horseEmma Boyd (married name; Emma van den Boomen) was born and raised in to a farming family, working closely with a variety of animals since childhood.


Her grandfather (former UK sheepdog trials champion) and her father first developed her knowledge of dogs as a young child when she observed them breeding and training working sheepdogs and working gun dogs.


Having ridden within the pony club since childhood, Emma went on as a teenager to compete in showjumping, working for and training with professional showjumpers.

After graduating she then focused on dressage, training and competing, with the help of professional dressage trainers, her own youngster through to Advanced Medium.

She has gone onto use this canine and equine training and experience to aid in her osteopathic treatment of dogs and horses from a variety of canine and equine disciplines.


It was after having osteopathic treatment herself as an early teenager for back problems caused by a severe fall from a horse whilst showjumping, and the horse later being diagnosed by an equine osteopath as suffering from a back problem which created the reason for the fall, that her interest in osteopathy began, realising the benefit for not only humans but animals too.


Having gained a BSc (Hons) Ost in 2003 at the European School of Osteopathy. She went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Animal Osteopathy at the end of 2003 from the world renowned Osteopathic Centre for Animals, training with one of the world’s leading equine and canine osteopaths - Stuart McGregor.

'Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.


It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.'


[Reference: www.osteopathy.org.uk 2014]

What is osteopathy definition with human skeleton image

Information point...


Based in Smarden, Ashford

stable yard/home visits


Member of the Association of
Animal Osteopaths


Over a decade of qualified


Member of the Register of
Animal Musculoskeletal


Wide range of treatments
 for equine, canine & humans

Disclaimer: These treatments are not as replacement for professional medical/ veterinary treatment and it is always recommended that you maintain a good relationship with your medical/ veterinary practitioner.

Phone - 07703 323532

Osteopathy - Equine - Canine - Human