english osteopath in Antibes

4 rue Vauban, 06600 Antibes

4 rue Vauban, Antibes 

Antibes Clinic

Getting there


La Poste 75 metres (free for 1 hr)

Les Pecheurs 200 metres (free for 1 hr)

There is street parking outside the office, free for 1 hr and free between 12pm and 2pm. Plus free all day Saturday.

Walking from the port

From in front of the Capitanerie, walk towards the town. Cross the road and walk into the pedestrianised area with the high town wall behind you and turn immediately right. Walk in front of all the bars and restaurants and keep walking till you join a road, continue, past Blue Water Yachting and then you come to a small roundabout. On this roundabout there is a paint shop and a restaurant Don Camillo. Take the 4th exit, this is Rue Vauban.  There is a HUGE building work going on at the  moment. Walk all the way up this street passing the Norwegian food shop on your right then the sex shop on your left. We are next to the sex shop!  number 4.

Walking from the train station

Cross the road and head straight in front of the station over the pedestrian crossing, it is called Avenue de la Liberation, at the end there is a roundabout, take the road on the left called rue Mirabeau, at the end is a small roundabout. Directly across this is the start of rue Vauban. You will see a restaurant in the corner called La Famiglia. This is Rue Vauban. There is a HUGE building work going on at the  moment. Walk all the way up this street passing the Norwegian food shop on your right then the sex shop on your left. We are next to the sex shop!  number 4. 

Bus routes




Buses arrive at the new Pole  D’echanges which is directly above the train station, Go to the station and follow the directions from there.




Wheelchair access?

.This clinic is not fully accessible. Outside there is a high step. If you are in a motorised wheelchair this will not be possible as a ramp is unsafe to fit. In this case and only for those who live within a 1km distance from the clinic we offer home visits at no additional call out charge. The clinic is accessible to prams and pushchairs, bearing in mind there is a large step. We can help lift a pushchair up it for you.

For Home/Yacht call outs – 04 93 34 67 17

Who is working in Antibes?




Riccardo is qualified as an Osteopath from degrees in both in Italy and the UK . He is Italian, from Milano, and wanted to work with this team because it means he can always pop back home for Sunday lunch. (You know how fast Italians drive!)
He  worked as the Principal Osteopath for a professional football team in Italy.   Because of this he is extremely competent in dealing with all sports injuries.
He has joined us from a very busy London clinic and there, saw many office related injuries and people  suffering from a sedentary lifestyle.
He is very committed to prescribing individual exercises and has introduced the team to some awesome software that allows us to do this very efficiently.
His hobbies are all pretty much outdoor activities that involve a lot of energy, and he is hesitantly going to try cold water swimming all winter! To get a balance in his life, he can also be found on a sofa watching Netflix!



Osteopath / Founder

Rachael Dickens BA Hons,  BSc Ost Hons

Rachael moved to France in 2001 and set up the clinics.

Being an osteopath is her second career, she used to be a publisher within the Daily Mail Group. But after an accident at the age of 28 where she suffered from a broken back which left her (temporarily) paralysed she was taken to see an osteopath and had the 'carried in, walked out' moment that led her to change careers, go back to her third University and study another 5 years to be able to 'Do to someone, what someone did to me'
During her time in France Rachael co founded the pre cursor to the 'Osteos du Coeur' a charity which enables those from modest incomes to access free osteopathic health care. During her stint as President of this charity, she was voted as the PACA regions' Woman of the Year' (Prix de Femmes) and flown to Paris to be honoured as the top ten women who had made a difference to their community. The first British woman to be so honoured.

Rachael has raised over 100k for a UK charity for wounded veterans and sits on the committee as the medical lead.  Supporting Wounded Veterans.

She loves working as an osteo and her energy is impressive. Although she has less clinic time these days she is usually to be found plotting and planning the future of the clinics, helping other businesses as a mentor, adopting dogs, or kayaking.

Her dark secret is that she was swapped at birth but then re swapped. An incident that her family still tease her about to this day. She was mixed up with a newborn Indian baby, and neither family noticed the difference! 






 Jodi (Gioele)  graduated from ICOM The International College of Osteopathic Medicine in Malta and started working in Milan soon after. His Masters degree led him to specialise in Sports and Pediatric Osteopathy.

He loves working with the aging population because its so rewarding for both him and his patients. He has people that come in who have been suffering for so long and he loves being able to help them change and regain their lives.

He is the first Italian osteo we have had who has zero interest in football, and is so welcome because of that!!!!  But he is an avid supporter of rugby, which is odd because Italy are so much better at football!!! 

He also doesnt really enjoy cooking. I am wondering if he is really Italian!
He loves taking part in sports especially  beach volleyball and swimming, which is great as there is a much better chance of him getting some games in here, than Milan.

Jodi is super optimistic and you'll love the energy he brings into each consultation.
A  very welcome member of the team.




Michel is bilingual  and dual national, English & French. He is registered with both the Conseil de l'Ordre in France and the General Medical Council in the UK.
Michel was an Approved Doctor to certify seafarers however he is currently unable to offer this service.



Shona is a wonderful massseuse.
Available at the clinic in Antibes and for home visits
Very strong hands, if asked for. She is a full time massage therapist, and her treatments are drawn from her training in;
Deep tissue body sculpting
Flowing Swedish styles
Skin rolling and manual kneading (combats cellulite)
Passive joint and sensory repatterning
Price 70€ an hour table time






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