Rick Harter

BSc (hons) Ost. MSc Pain Management.

Rick is a fantastic Osteopath and as a client I thoroughly recommend his services. He provides targetted treatments with a high degree of professional knowledge. Rick also has great communication skills and has helped me enormously with a disc injury

I have been a physical therapist for over 25 years and am the owner and founder of Osteopathy East.

My teenage interest in Zen and martial arts led me to train in the Japanese body work Shiatsu. Having completed the 3 year Shiatsu training programme at the London College of Shiatsu in my early twenties, I went on to do the 5 year BSc in Osteopathy at the London School of Osteopathy.

I completed a 2 year MSc in Pain Management at Cardiff University, specialising in the management of musculoskeletal pain, specifically back pain. My one year research project reviewed the evidence for core stabilising exercises in avoiding and reducing low back pain.

I have been an honorary tutor on the Pain Management MSc course at Cardiff University and a clinic supervisor at the London School of Osteopathy.

In 2011 I was selected to sit on an advisory panel for the British Pain Society to formulate best practice guidelines in the NHS for the assessment and management of acute pain. As well as general osteopathic practice I have worked with specific patient groups including, adults with learning disabilities, AIDS/HIV, and substance abuse rehabilitation.  I have previously been the osteopath for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

For many years i peer reviewed manuscripts for The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and have been on the editorial board of Heliyon, an open access journal published by Elsevier, publishing quality research papers across all disciplines.

I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

In 2004 I opened  the Broadway Market Osteopathic Clinic and in 2012 moved the practice to Mare Street, renaming it Osteopathy East.

I believe in the importance of practicing from an evidence informed basis and keep up to date with latest studies and development in osteopathy and related fields. I also realise the need for an experiential and intuitive approach when working with people. I treat in an effective and supportive way, giving clear understandable explanations in making a diagnosis and advice on lifestyle, posture and exercise.

Pain management and movement rehabilitation are my two areas of particular interest which compliment and  enrich my traditional osteopathic approach.

If you’d like to book an appointment with me for osteopathy or movement rehabilitation give me a call on 07944095286 or 0208 533 6668 or email rick@osteopathyeast.co.uk or book online via this website.


I’ve had numerous issues with my neck and shoulders all my life. With Rick’s expertise and treatments he has helped me to manage both the pain and discomfort I previously suffered with.

Not only that he is an excellent man and I genuinely look forward to catching up with him and enjoying the thoughts and views of a very interesting man.

– Ian

Rick Harter is a brilliant osteopath and has treated all the family over the years. Between us we have various problems; chronic arthritic condition, children’s sports injuries, to general wear and tear, and Rick has been able to treat all of us very effectively.

– Alison

Rick is less an osteopath and more a magician. I subject myself to a wide variety of wear-and-tear and Rick always manages to mend me. I regularly recommend him to friends and family, all of whom also sing his praises. An excellent practitioner and we always have a jolly good chat to boot. What more could you ask for?

– Abigail

Rick is the guy to go to! He’s awesome and helped me with my back problem. He’s very personable and a true expert in his field. I always recommend Rick to everyone I know and they have been as happy with Rick as I have. Gladly my back problem is sorted now and Rick was very helpful with recommending exercises and techniques to maintain a healthy back.

– Caroline