Physic: A leading Cambridge Complementary Medical Practice that has been solving health problems since 1984. We are now centred in north Cambridge and specialise in Osteopathy and Sports Massage.

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Let our qualified Osteopathy and Sports Massage practitioners help with your acute or chronic back issues. Many of the daily aches and pains and some more serious medical issues can have mechanical or soft tissue causes. Have you recently injured yourself whilst exercising, or are you in need of some sports massage to enhance your performance, or ease the strains of everyday life? Well look no further than Physic, we have many years experience looking for the causes of problems and their solutions.

Use our simple online booking system to make yourself an appointment.

Alternatively just pick up the phone and call 01223 237459 .

We look forward to speaking with you and helping you become problem free once more.

Getting to Physic

We are at 76 Gilbert Road, Cambridge CB4 3PD, which is north of the river between Milton Road and Histon Road.

There is parking off road for cars and bicycles in front of the clinic. The ‘citi1' bus stops close by (Courtney Way Stop). By bicycle, it is 10 mins from the city centre. See the map.

Clinic Hours

Appointments available from

Monday to Friday

9 am to 9 pm


9 am to 1 pm

Physic has moved from Girton and is now in Gilbert Road, which is the link road between the Histon and Milton Roads in the north of the City.

Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints.

Osteopathy explained

Osteopathy looks at the mechanical side of the body function. It is a complete diagnostic and treatment
system to detect, treat and prevent health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s soft tissue and joints.

The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body's soft tissues during physic

Sports Massage explained

The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body's soft tissues during physical activity.

Want to book an appointment ONLINE?



Here are some great links you should find useful:

Practitioner Links

Emma Bicknell. Her website for Osteopathy and Osteopathy for Animals- esp Horses, Ponies and Dogs

Mike Salt. His website for Sports Massage and fitness training/coaching

Mike Salt. Mikes page on Power of 10 - his running statistics.

Professional Bodies

GOsC (General Osteopathic Council)

BOA (British Osteopathic Association)

Alternative Health

ANH (Alliance for Natural Health)

Patrick Holford. Low GL Diet and Nutritional Info. Vitamin etc supplies.

What Doctors Don't Tell You. Broader view of Orthodox medicine.

Juice Plus +. Support your body with Natural Nutrition.

General Related Interest

Planting Matters. My wonderful wife's Creative Gardening & Design site. (Well she is related!)

Simply Health. Cheaper alternative to private health insurance. Covers 1/2 of an Osteopathic treatment.

Find Out More

For further information give us a call or send an email with any questions you may have.

email: reception@physic.co.uk

telephone: 01223 237459

30 years experience as a Registered Osteopath.


Meet The Team

See the multi talent team that work at Physic.

Roger Gidding - Osteopath

Founder of Physic with nearly 30 years experience as a Registered Osteopath. I try to match the most appropriate and efficient treatment techniques to the patients problem(s). Treatments evolve and thus techniques may change to reflect this. I refer to other clinicians if they are relevant to the treatment of the condition. Although, as a practitioner I consider myself as an 'all rounder', I have treated a lot of long term 'chronic' back problems over the years.

Emma Bicknell - Osteopath

Emma is a registered Osteopath providing effective pain relief from musculoskeletal symptoms for all the family. Emma graduated with an Integrated Masters degree at the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, Kent. She also has a Diploma in Equine and Canine Osteopathy and works with both Dogs & Horses as well as small animals.

She has taken a keen interest in sports injuries, pregnancy and children but works with all ages, backgrounds and occupations. Most common conditions that Emma works with are frozen shoulder, neck pain, lower back pain, arthritic pain, tendonitis and


Mike Salt - Sports Massage

Mike has been a Sports/Body works massage therapist since 1996 complimenting his work as a personal trainer/fitness instructor at the time. In 2000 he started work for Loughborough University and St Mary's College Twickenham at their high performance centres gaining valuable experience in treating international standard athletes as well as up and coming GB Juniors. He has been a competitive distance runner since 1983 and also work closely with runners from C&C and Hunts AC.

Since 2007 I have been working alongside the Osteopathic treatments by Roger and Emma. Ranging from general maintenance massage on the young mum with lower back issues to the desk bound office worker driving several hours a day, right through to the retired person looking to maintain functional mobility!



£43 per treatment with Emma

£46 per treatment with Roger

no longer invoice insurance companies directly

£5 extra charge if the PAMM machine used

£4 extra charge for out of normal clinic hours


£42 for Standard Massage session

Short Massage £32, Long Massage £59


Get In Touch

Whether it is answering questions, setting an appointment, or pointing you in the right direction; we look forward to hearing from you.

01223 237459

76 Gilbert Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PD

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