Derby Cottage Clinic - Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic

01638 577121
or 07798 662 229

Derby Cottage Clinic

Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic - established 1997

Derby Cottage Osteopathic and Sports Injury Clinic opened in 1997 and serves the Newmarket and the surrounding area. This fully rounded clinic offers treatment, rehabilitation, nutritional advice, life coaching, Pilates and Alexander technique. Located just off the A14 it is also very easy to reach from Soham, Ely, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge. The clinic has worked hard to create a comfortable, confidential and caring reputation. Good relationships with local doctors and Orthopaedic surgeons have taken time to establish and we are proud of our reputation.

Our Osteopathic service benefits from years of International-level competition and treating Olympic & professional sportsmen & women from a variety of sports from Rugby, Triathlon, Ice Hockey to running and many more.


  • Monday: 08:30-19:30
  • Tuesday: 08:30-18:00
  • Wednesday: 08:30-18:30
  • Thursday: 08:30-19:30
  • Friday: 08:30-17:30
  • Saturday: 09:00-12:00*
  • Sunday: closed


  • Monday - Friday: 09:15-18:00
*Closed bank holiday weekends
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Customer comments

Before being fitted for, and receiving, my new orthotics, I would walk only a few miles with pain that felt like glass. The pain would radiate up my toes and into my legs. On holidays we would have to make extra arrangements to pay for transportation to avoid a day of tears related to my feet. This always frustrated my poor husband who loves to just walk the streets from site to site on trips.
However, after receiving my orthotics, all has changed. I was recently able to walk 10 miles on a hike in one day in leather boots with no pain whatsoever. I switched shoes later in the day to walk even more with the same satisfaction. It's been amazing to feel the difference. It's not only saved my feet but also has preserved marital bliss. Best purchase I've ever made.
Kind Regards, Lola

Rob Just to let you know I did it! 5hrs 30 mins of running. Thank you for getting me sorted (ankle and knee) so I could participate. I thought I was going to have to pull out but you managed to fix me and I am truly grateful. Thanks & see you soon.
Rob, 24 Apr 16 - London Marathon

I have had around five years of discomfort in both knees, which has became progressively worse. It ultimately stopped me doing all the things I love most (running, cycling, climbing, dancing, skiing), but of more concern to me, it was impacting on my work. I am an Antarctic meteorologist and I work in Antarctica for six months of the year, so it is essential that I remain active and strong. I tried physiotherapy and acupuncture with no success and finally had a consultation with a knee surgeon. MRI scans showed everything to be in tact so the surgeon referred me to Bruce at Derby Cottage. After three sessions I have been running for the first time in 18 months, and it felt absolutely incredible! Bruce's knowledge and expertise appears endless. I now feel total confidence, that with Bruce's help I will be able to make a full recovery and will be working and playing hard for many years to come. Thank you so much Bruce and Derby Cottage!
Thanks very much, Rosey - Sep 14

I wasn't sure whether to go ahead with more physio after 18 months of non-stop pain in my right knee. I had been to many others, who despite their best efforts, couldn't relieve my pain. Since having started treatment with Guy, I have to say that my pain has decreased substantially. I now feel that I may still be able to get back to an active lifestyle... with any luck!
Kyle - Jan 14

Wasn’t sure about orthotics – but the pain in my knee stopped almost immediately. Highly recommended.
Carolyn 10/7/13

I trained Joe this morning - his movement pattern was amazing and he said he felt brilliant! His comment was you were magical - just nice to get good feedback - a job really well done! Thank you - makes my job with him much easier!
Kind regards, Rose

I first started running in 1997 and immediately suffered with shin splints. At the time I was running in cross trainers so not a complete surprise! However I did go to a running shop in London, as we lived in surrey at the time, and was fitted with stability shoes. These made some difference, but still did not allow me to run pain free. I therefore decide to get a gait analysis and biomechanics check with a podiatrist. I was made personalised orthotics using plaster casts of my lower legs. From then on I ran pain free for many years. However soon enough I discovered orthotics do not last forever! When I started triathlons in 2004 the orthotics were ok, but after my training increased and I started middle distance in 2007, which involved running half marathons I knew i needed new orthotics as the shin splints were starting to reappear and I was starting to get other aches and pains in my feet. The first lady I saw decided I would need orthotics, but she would make me a Trial pair first to see what support I would need. These were made of cardboard and foam! Needless to say they were next to useless. However I did persevere, but in the end I had had enough and decided to try again. This time I went for a full biomechanics assessment including standing on pressure pads to see which parts of my feet need most correction and running on a contact mat which recorded my foot strike pattern. They were rather expensive, but the orthotics they produced looked impressive, no cardboard here! However in every day use they caused more not less blisters and pains in my feet. No shin splints though. I then spoke to Bruce regarding my options. He was happy to make me new orthotics after watching me run/walk around the clinic and outdoors. He also assessed my stance at rest and tried several mock orthotic moulds before being happy that this would work. I have now been using these orthotic for the last 4 years. They have needed refurbishing twice, but I have increased my training to marathon running, so they have certainly been put through their paces. I am happy to say that these orthotics have been great!

Our Staff

Bruce SmartDanny MurphyGuy Watts
Bruce, Danny, & Guy
Gail HewittMark CarelessRichard HolbornSarah Parkin
Gail, Mark, Richard & Sarah
Barbara WrightClaire Darroch-ThompsonFrancesca Taylor-Smith
Barbara, Claire & Francesca

Our Treatments and Therapies

We have a wide range of treatments including: