The team at Osteo Suite Briton Ferry are dedicated to your fitness and well-being by making your appointments as easy and as stress-free as possible.

We strive to provide the best possible service and our approach is always centred around the patient. We aim to be as accommodating as possible with treatment and booking of appointments to suit your circumstances whilst always respecting the dignity of the patient. Above all, the PATIENT comes first.

Darryl Hutchinson M.Ost

Principal Osteopath

Graduated in 2020 from Swansea University following 4 years studying as a Master of Osteopathy. Since qualifying, Darryl has completed post graduate training in Dry Needling and Kinesiology Taping. Darryl has also taken on a pitch side first-aid role with local rugby teams, along with the Wales Deaf rugby team and Wales Rugby League national team. Darryl’s special interests include the treatment of neck, shoulder and lower back pain as well as the treatment of sports injuries/rehabilitation. Darryl also has a keen interest in sports and has competed at a high level in martial arts for nearly 20 years.

Lynn Hutchinson

Instrumental in the setup of Osteo Suite Briton Ferry. Being Darryl’s dad, Lynn plays a crucial role in the function of the business. He now runs the receptionists duties, in addition to running the day-to-day financial side of the business. He also organizes the appointments on a daily basis

Ashley Pearce M.Ost

Associate Osteopath

Ashley graduted from Swansea University with a Master’s degree in Osteopathy in 2023. Ashley, is a passionate individual with a deep understanding for sports and a commitment to helping others stay injury-free. His expertise in sports massage, biomechanics and pain allows him to understand the body and tailor treatments to each person's unique needs. In his spare time, you can find Ashley outdoors, enjoying nature with his children, or participating in community sports events. His enthusiasm for sports and injury-free living shines through in all aspects of their life, making them a true advocate for the benefits of an active and balanced lifestyle.

An Osteopath can be just what you need to reclaim that pain-free lifestyle you had once before. At OsteoSuite Briton Ferry we apply the philosophy of treating the body as a whole, and may be able to provide assistance in these common complaints and more. 

Get in touch with us today and let us know what's ailing you.



Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body. Osteopaths may use touch, physical manipulation, taping, stretching, acupuncture and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring. Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.


Sports Massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is applicable not just to sports people but to anybody wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue injury. The benefits can also help relieve the many day to day problems, repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension, fatigue, that everyone experiences. The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. Rehabilitation programs should aim to restore muscle strength, endurance and power, improve flexibility, proprioception and balance as well as more sports specific or functional exercises.


The Kinesio tape is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopaedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions For rehabilitation purposes, the opposite direction is stretched and taped. The goal is to help the muscles work with proper biomechanics. In addition, the tape aids in proper blood flow and lymphatic drainage, further rehabilitating damaged muscle or aiding in avoiding injury.


Dry needling is an invasive procedure where a fine needle or acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle. It is aimed at myofascial trigger points (MTrP) which are hyper-irritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band. Trigger point dry needling can be carried out at superficial or deep tissue level.



The initial consultation focuses on you having the opportunity to discuss your health in depth. The initial questioning includes describing the character of pain/complaint, aggravating and relieving factors and the onset as well as progression of symptoms. The practitioner will carry out an assessment of movement, posture and a combination of orthopedic tests and system examinations (cardiology, respiratory, abdominal and neurological) where applicable to determine a diagnosis.


A diagnosis of the underlying cause will be discussed and explained how it can be resolved. A diagnosis is beneficial as gives reasoning as to why certain movements aggravate pains. A time frame of how longer recovery should be is also discussed based on the diagnosis.


A treatment plan will be made which is individually tailored to you! The treatment plan will include hands on Osteopathic treatment that incorporates physical manipulation, stretching, massage to reduce muscle tension, increase mobility and further enhance blood supply to tissues which further aids the body’s own healing mechanism.


Exercise, lifestyle and nutrition based plans are also incorporated in the treatment plan to give you the tools to self-manage for long term improved health. Exercises given will be progressed each time in further consultations to aid recovery alongside hands on treatment.



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