About Us

Osteopathy is a search for communication and cooperation with the natural laws of healing

James S. Jealous DO lecture 2003

Meet the Team

Huddersfield Osteopathy employs a range of skilled and experienced Osteopaths to provide you with high quality professional osteopathy with a focus on results. 

Tracy Lomax
Tracy Lomax D.O.
Principal Osteopath & Clinic Director

Qualified for 34 years,Tracy made the decision to be an Osteopath at the tender age of 10 after her mother made a 'miraculous' recovery after two treatments with the osteopath Michael Power DO in Southampton, Hampshire.She graduated in 1986 at the British School of Osteopathy and then went on to do her post graduation training in paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in Harley Street and then her training as an animal osteopath with Stuart Mc Gregor in Oxfordshire.This led her to work for one of the top 2 year old racehorse trainers for 5 years . She worked in London for 15 years, Doha,Qatar for 4 years and then set up practices in Surrey,Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and now  huddersfield Osteopathy that has been established since 2017.It is Tracy's skill,vast experience ,vision and passion for life that drives the wonderful energy that permeates the whole of the team at Huddersfield Osteopathy

Melanie Dalby
Melanie Dalby
Senior Osteopath

Melanie holds a Masters Degree in Osteopathy as well as the prestigious accolade of "outstanding student" award from Leeds Beckett University. 

Before discovering osteopathy, Melanie had a successful career as an ergonomist, working in the health and safety sector for 7 years. In 2011 Melanie had an episode of back pain which would unknowingly set her on a different path.

Melanie sought osteopathic treatment to manage her pain, and was treated by Huddersfield Osteopathy. This changed Melanie’s life, since during her appointments she became fascinated with how osteopathy worked, what the practitioner was doing and just how much better she felt for the treatment. In light of what she leaned from Huddersfield Osteopathy, Melanie decided upon a career change and to pursue a career in osteopathy. After 4 years, Melanie graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2015 with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy.

Throughout her university career, Melanie achieved the highest grade in her cohort, and received commendations from the board of examiners. At the end of her final year, the faculty awarded Melanie the ‘Outstanding Student’ award.

Outside of osteopathy, Melanie has many interests most of which are outdoor pursuits, such as scuba diving, mountain biking, caving, walking and running (training for York Marathon in October 2015). She has also been a regular member of the surface support team for the expedition exploring the record breaking underwater cave, Pozo Azul in Spain.

Melanie’s interests in osteopathy are varied, including the treatment of babies and children, cranial osteopathy, structural osteopathy, and sporting injuries as well as treatment of the slightly older patient.

With this in mind Melanie uses a range of techniques, including soft tissue work (massage), joint articulation, manipulation (“cracking”), and cranial in her osteopathic treatments. But each treatment depends on the patient and their complaint since Melanie, like most osteopaths, aims to treat the cause of the symptoms rather than the presenting symptom, which is at the heart of osteopathy. 

Ms Henna Javed BsC (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine

Ms Henna Javed


BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine

Ms Henna Javed is a fully qualified Osteopath, registered with the General Osteopathic Council. She qualified with a BSc Honours degree in Osteopathic Medicine as completed at the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016. Henna has proven her competencies by shadowing and treating patients in various branches of osteopathy including but not limited to paediatrics and sports.

Her undergraduate training comprised various approaches including structural and classical Osteopathy, thus enabling her to take a more holistic approach to the health and well-being of her patients. Henna has been exposed to a very large variety of cases throughout her rigorous training, which covered aspects of pharmacology, nutrition, imaging, gynaecology, andrology, obstetrics and paediatrics.

Henna has valued her experience of working with patients of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds and from all walks of life. Her non-judgemental character and attention to detail is evident of just how patient-centres Henna is. She combines her knowledge with clinical professionalism thus delivering exemplary care. Through these values, Henna upholds her values with the principles of honesty and respect with every patient and has genuine care and interest for every case.

Tracy Ripley
Tracy Ripley Tracy Ripley Bsc (Hons) Midwifery Msc (PgDip) Specialist Community Public Health Nurse & V 150 ITEC, VCT Member of FEDANT & FHTt (Pg Dip)
Pregnancy Specialist/ Antenatal Educator


Tracy brings specialist pregnancy support to Huddersfield Osteopathy .Her range of bespoke treatments and holistic therapies are held in the cozy warmth of the 'Womb Room'.Mothers to be enjoy the support and well-being that pregnancy massage can bring and Mizan therapy which is a form of traditional healing. Mizan (pronounced like Milan is an Arabic word that means balance. Tracy is the founder of The Elemental Woman which offers a variety of therapies to suit individual needs for self care when experiencing feminine issues such as the symptoms of endometriosis or PCOS and times of change including pregnancy and the menopause.

Please call her directly on 07949 881127





 Tracy has practised complementary therapies for over 25 years with pregnant or post -natal women visiting to seek out her massage skills. In 2007 she went into formal education and qualified as  a Midwife and a Specialist Community Specialist Public Health Nurse. Tracy then qualified and practised as a Health Visitor.
In 2017 Tracy took some time out for family and trained further in woman
centred traditional Mizan Reproductive Healing (Abdominal and pelvic Massage
with traditional methods for well-being ), Closing the Bones ritual and training
with Michel Odent at Paramana Doula.Tracy founded The Elemental Woman which is a combination of woman centred clinical and holistic services and treatments to assist women through their reproductive journeys.
Tracy currently offers, accredited perinatal education workshops; courses and Skype consultations.Tracy offers breastfeeding support and the Three Step Rewind Technique for trauma
resolution and guided processing.
Maternity Reflexology treatments to aid relaxation and aid women with
common pregnancy ailments such as PGP and preparation of the body and mind for birth and in the post-natal period.Tracy also CPD courses and Training.
“I am delighted to be part of the wonderful team of professional practitioners
at Huddersfield Osteopathy we share a philosophy of excellence and promoting
empowerment and education through our treatments and workshops.  

Rebecca Lunn
Rebecca Lunn
Sports Remedial Massage Therapist/ Injury Rehabilitation Therapist

Rebecca's Mission is " To improve the quality of people's lives and break their reliance on pain medication"

Whether like many people, you spend  the majority of your working life sat at a desk all day becoming susceptible to tension in your back, shoulders and neck. Or, if you have a physically demanding job and have been lifting heavy objects and feeling the strain, we can help ease your pain. We can also help those suffering from stress whether it be occupational, emotional or postural. Or, if you have been pregnant and your body posture has changed, or now you have to lift and carry a child (or children) which can result in pain or aching muscles and tension.  Having worked with a wide range of individuals who suffer from back, neck and shoulder problems, we have specifically designed our treatments to alleviate pain, ease muscle aches and tension.

Rachel Devereux
Rachel Devereux Nurse RN MSc
Holistic, Compassionate and Individualised Care

Rachel is a Registered Nurse with long term conditions Masters. She has vast experience in working in multiple areas of inpatient, outpatient and community NHS care. She has a passion for delivering holistic compassionate and individualised care.

Following the completion of her Masters at Huddersfield University, and the birth of her second child, Rachel embarked on further study into holistic life coaching and now brings a truly unique skill set to Huddersfield Osteopathy and the creation of a Centre of Excellence, combining a full MOT – complete biometric testing including finger prick or venous draw bloods with an appointment that devotes enough time to listen to your health story, identify your needs and provides a coaching style that helps you draw out your own inner wisdom to health and happiness. Rachel can also compile a full report to aid your GP to diagnosis or further referral.

Stephen MacAllan
Stephen MacAllan Lic.AC , B.Ac, M.Ac. (Licentiate, Bachelor, Master of Acupuncture) M.H (Master Herbalist) Cert.B.E.R.M., (Certificate Bio-Energetic Regulatory Medicine)
Allergy-testing ( Vega testing),Traditional Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine,Rife & Kosmed Therapy

I have been practising various types of holistic medicine and natural healing remedies for over 30 years. I have a vast experience of treating ill health conditions such as: digestive disorders, prostate probems (allergies, IBS), headaches and aches and pains generally, as well as chronic conditions such as, fatigue, insomnia, arthritis, anxiety and womens troubles.

I have been working in Alternative Medicine since 1977 – I began training in humanistic Psychotherapy in 1975 but in 1978 I experienced a minor epiphany about the power of Traditional Acupuncture to transform people’s lives during a few months of treatment for an injured knee. I damaged my knee cartilage playing football when I was 16 and it had given me a lot of pain for 10 years or more. I was sick of taking pain-killers and didn’t want the surgery so I sought out alternatives – I tried homoeopathy and osteopathy and experienced some benefits but not much help for my knee. Finally I tried Traditional Acupuncture, it was brilliant – my knee became much more mobile and pain-free and my life changed – my sleep improved, my volatile temper calmed down, my skin cleared up (acne), my vitality improved and I changed course. I abandoned my plans to become a psychotherapist and in 1979 I began training in Traditional Acupuncture at The College of Traditional Acupuncture UK, which I completed in 1982 with a Licentiate of Acupuncture.

Over the next 20 years I completed my Bachelor of Acupuncture. Master of Acupuncture, Master Herbalist and 5 trainings in Bio-Energetic Regulatory Medicine. In my practice now, by way of B.E.R.M., I use a Vega-Expert machine (excellent diagnostic and treatment aid), Kosmed Treatment machine and a Rife machine. As we entered the 21st century I re-visited my earlier interest in meditation and spiritual matters and completed trainings in Angelic Reiki to Master/Teacher level. I am still exploring Law of Attraction-style philosophies and the power of the mind to transform both itself and the health of the body.

Sonja Macura
Sonja Macura
Nutritional Therapist & Naturopath

Sonja Macura is a fully qualified nutritional therapist, iridologist, colon hydrotherapist and homotoxicologist (modern homeopathy) and authorised prescriber of complex homeopathic remedies. Sonja was trained in nutritional therapy by the eminent biochemist, Dr.Lawrence Plaskett, she initially practiced in London and since 2001 runs her clinic from West Yorkshire.

Tilly & Her Dog Jessica
Tilly & Her Dog Jessica Play / Fun / Companionship / Living in The Moment
Team Mascots

Tilly and her dog Jessica keep us on our toes when we take things too seriously .They remind us to live in the moment and that animals and children need assessment and treatment too when they are developing and growing .Tilly teaches Emergency First Aid for Kids taught by kids .Please enquire with her mum ,Tracy Lomax Director of Huddersfield for details on 01484 517808