Bedford Osteopathic Practice was established in 1984 by Joanna Hyne and both our osteopaths have over thirty four years’ experience. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, professional and reliable practice that provides individual care. We have been here a long time and we value all our patients, some of whom have been with us from the very beginning.

Joanna Hyne DO., Dip Paed Ost.


I qualified from the BSO in 1984. I moved to Bedford to set up the practice as I saw the potential of the town and I was also encouraged to come by the only other osteopath who was nearing retirement. Both Bedford and the number of osteopathic practices here has grown. I'm very proud that we have been here from the start.

Amongst my special interests are working with babies and children so I studied to gain my Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy from the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. It's been lovely to start seeing the children of the children I saw in my early days!

I was president of the professional association for Osteopaths in the mid 1990s which was a great honour and very interesting at a time of massive change for the profession.

When not working I keep fit by walking and doing regular exercise (including pilates) .  I love to sing and do this in an championship acapella chorus and a band. I continue to learn the ukulele. I can bake a good cake and a decent loaf of real bread too.

Jo Bowyer MCSP., SRP., DO.


I trained first as a Physiotherapist then qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1984. I work in London and Bedford and see four generations of some of the families I started with. 


I have a particular interest in older people who want to continue in an active life beyond retirement age. 


I am a "dizzy physio" and see patients who require rehablilitation following an acute episode of vertigo that has failed to resolve with time as well as those who are unsteady on their feet with or without dizziness.


I have an interest in persistent or complex pain and enjoy web based discussions with colleagues at home and abroad as we try to keep abreast of pain science, treatment and helping our patients to become experts in self management.


I don't get much time for sport nowadays, but do enjoy a bit of "cardio" in the rural gym of the Bedfordshire countryside and dashing through the crowds and up and down stairs and escalators in London. 


Jo Vyvyan

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Published 26/01/17

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