Mark Cammiss Registered Osteopath & Podiatrist (Chiropodist)

Horncastle Osteopathic and Chiropody Practice
14 Bull Ring, Horncastle
LN9 5HU

Mobile: 07964 345527

I am a registered Osteopath and Podiatrist (Chiropodist) and have clinics in Boston and Horncastle. You are currently viewing the pages for my Horncastle-based Osteopathic and Podiatry (Chiropody) Clinic.

I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council, Institue of Osteopathy and Health Professions Care Council. I have practised Osteopathy and Podiatry (Chiropody) for many years in the Lincolnshire region. Take a look at the Treatments page for more information. If you require any advice, please feel free to contact me directly using the telephone number provided on my website. Please be advised that methods of payment are via: cash, cheque, or bank transfer.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had contact with persons who have displayed symptoms of Coronavirus infection, please do not attend the practice until you have fully recovered

Welcome to my website for the

Horncastle Osteopathic and Chiropody Clinic

Mark Cammiss:

B.Sc (Hons) OstMed. DipOst. N.Dip. MRO. M.A. 
B.Sc (Hons) Podiatry. DPodM. PGCert. HCPC.

Upper spinal pain

Throughout this website, you will be able to read about Osteopathy and Podiatry in general and the various conditions they can treat. If you have any questions about Osteopathy or Podiatry and wish to make an appointment, then please feel free to contact me via one of my clinics, which I have around the Lincolnshire area.

Osteopathy was the first complementary healthcare profession to gain statutory recognition with the Osteopathy Act of 1993. The General Osteopathic Council regulates the profession along similar lines to the General Medical Council.

I have recognition with most major health insurance companies including: AXA PPP, Norwich Union (Aviva) and Simple Life etc.

All Osteopaths and Podiatrists are regulated by the GOsC and the HCPC, respectively.

Osteopaths are required to renew their registration yearly. Podiatrists renew their registration every two years. Both the GOsC and HCPC check that Osteopaths and Podiatrists have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met mandatory continuing professional development requirements.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopatic Body Structure

Osteopathy recognizes the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body's skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs. Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. Utilizing a highly developed sense of touch, they identify problem areas of the body. Using gentle stretching and mobilizing techniques as well as manipulating joints, an osteopath works with the body to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process.

Treatment usually consists of a combination of soft-tissue releasing techniques and some specific adjustments affecting joints and soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments). A wide variety of conditions can thus find relief through osteopathy. It also benefits those wishing to enhance their performance and function at their optimum.

Advice is also given on rehabilitation exercises and nutritional guidance.


During your first visit

Osteopatic Assessment

The first visit will include a case history to find out about the nature of your complaint. 

This entails taking a general medical history, usually followed by a physical examination. You may be asked to undertake a series of straightforward movements to help isolate the problem area(s). Standard physical tests may also be carried out, for example: joint reflex and muscle testing.

Once an initial assessment is made, your problem will be discussed with you and whether osteopathy would be of benefit in treating your condition, you will be informed of what is recommended in the way of treatment and management. Osteopathic treatment will then begin, incorporating a wide range of manipulation techniques.


General Data Protection Regulation.

Why the practice collects your personal data and what is done with it.

When you provide your personal details at the practice, this information is stored in order to comply with the GDPR. The reasons why personal details areas taken are the following:

Personal information regarding your health helps to provide the best treatment possible. Your request for treatment and my agreement to provide care constitutes a contract. You may, of course, refuse to provide the information, but if you were to do so, I would be unable to provide treatment. I have a “Legitimate Interest” in collecting that information because without it I could not do my job effectively and safely.

The practice has a legal obligation to retain your records for 8 years after your most recent appointment (or age 25 in the case of patients under 18 when treated). However, after this period, you can ask that your records are deleted if you wish.

Your records are stored:

On paper, in locked filing cabinets and the practices’ are always locked out of working hours.

Your details will never be shared with any third party without your written consent.

You have the right to see what personal data of yours I hold in my practices at any time you wish, and you can also have any factual errors corrected. Provided the legal minimum period has elapsed, you can also ask that your records be destroyed.

Your personal data is absolutely confidential and is treated responsibly.