The Upper Street Practice

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Osteopathic Testimonials

Kelly is a brilliant, incisive and compassionate healer. As well as being a fantastic osteopath she has an amazing ability to see the connection between thoughts, emotions and physical well-being. Her knowledge is great and her diagnosis is always on the money. I see her for back problems and the like, but always leave with my mind and spirit healed as well as my body. I cannot praise or recommend her highly enough.

Mike. R (Writer/Comedian)

‘Kelly McKay is simply the best Osteopath I’ve ever seen. She’s more than that, she’s a wonderful healer and life coach. Her calming energy means I always walk away feeling more positive about life. She’s incredibly wise, and she helps my body to rebalance and reduces my pain. An angel on earth.’

Justine. J (Makeup Artist)

‘I had my first treatment with Kelly more than 10 years ago when I was a school teacher and she has supported my physical and emotional health ever since. Now, as a therapist myself, I appreciate how much her wisdom and compassion also work to facilitate the healing of mind and body. Kelly is an awesome practitioner.’

Helena. B (Reflexologist)

Kelly’s approach looks at both mind and body simultaneously. Having suffered from terrible daily migraines for a year I can only thank Kelly for the help she has provided me. She was the only person I seeked for help who looked at the initial cause of my problem. Through a mindful approach, life coaching, physical manipulation and cranial osteopathy I am finally starting to get my life back. Kelly is the most wonderful listener with thorough advice. I highly recommend anyone give her a try.

Hazel. V (Artist)

‘I have come to Kelly for many years. She has always made me feel better in body and mind. Her knowledge inspires me with total confidence. I always come away from seeing Kelly feeling better in my body and mind. She heals, and she makes the world a better place.’

Robert. B (Actor)

‘I came to Kelly in the first place with neck pain and a very stiff upper back, thinking that alignment or posture and constant guitar playing could be the reason. 

Kelly immediately pointed out how I was holding tension in my body also due to my mind pattern (of constantly being on the go, being stuck in my head and really high stress levels).

As we started to address this together, it slowly started to shift. Kelly is phenomenal at spotting the ‘trouble areas’. She is very intuitive and I always walk out feeling calm and motivated to keep going on my journey to become more balanced. 

I highly recommend Kelly for mind, body and soul.’

Malin. A (Musician)

I’ve been seeing Kelly for over a year now and I always look forward to the experience. Between the lockdowns and WFH, my body is always stiff especially my lower back. First, she is extremely knowledgeable about the body and suggests at home exercises to help. The exercises sustain me in between visits. Second, her touch is the right amount of firm and delicate. I walk home feeling so refreshed, loose, and energetic. If it wasn’t too gluttonous I would make weekly appointments. I’d highly suggest giving her a go as your body will certainly thank you.‘

Kadian G (Designer)

‘I attend cranial appointments with Kelly McKay. She is a wonderful practitioner and it has changed my life. From recovering from an operation to overall heath and well-being. It is a highlight of any week going to see her because I always feel so energised and more grounded afterwards. Kelly is a very kind, understanding, gentle and knowledgeable lady who is a true asset to Neal’s Yard.’

Rita. H (Architect Assistant)

I have been seeing Kelly for cranial osteopathy at Neal’s Yard Remedies for many years now and have also taken both of my sons to be treated at different times. My youngest son plays a lot of football and her treatments have really helped with some difficult injuries. Kelly is a wonderful therapist and I would highly recommend her.‘

Sally. S (Therapist)

Best osteopath I’ve ever had, she’s amazing, I have been treated by her in various locations for nearly twenty years, such a calming energy .. always there to resolve the issues I’m having physically and emotionally. I like to see an osteopath that practices both structural and cranial osteopathy as I always need both in a treatment to deal with the stresses, strains and pains of life…I always feel so much more balanced after a treatment. The upper street practice also has the added benefit of a radic8 viruskiller machine installed in the room which removes 99.9999% of all respiratory viruses and bacteria so being treated there feels very safe during the pandemic.

Gill. C (Artist)

‘I took my baby girl to see Kelly McKay for 2 cranio-sacral treatments around the ages of 4 and 6 months. There were no massive issues with my daughter, however, she had a Ventouse delivery and so I knew I wanted her to have a couple of sessions with Kelly to help with any residual trauma she might have been carrying around her head. Kelly was so good with her from the moment she laid her hands on her. My baby is very wriggly and doesn’t like to stay still for long, however, Kelly didn’t make this into an issue at all and was able to calmly and confidently work on her whilst I held her in my arms for most of the treatment.

Kelly has such a calm and gentle way with babies and I really appreciated this. As a new mum, you of course want people who come into contact with your child to treat them and hold them the same way that you do – and that’s exactly what I got. My daughter warmed to her immediately and gave her lots of smiles!

Although my daughter has never been a ‘challenging’ baby, I saw a subtle but noticeable difference in her after each treatment. After the first treatment, she carried far less tension in her neck and shoulders and breastfed in a more relaxed way (we were having some troubles with feeding in certain positions before). After the second treatment (at a time when my partner and I were both quite stressed which I feel was rubbing off on her), she was much calmer and settled back to her usual cheerful self within a day or two.

All in all, I would highly recommend Kelly’s services – both for adults (I have had many wonderful sessions with her) but especially for babies. The way in which she was able to so gently and profoundly help settle my daughter into her natural way of being was truly incredible and I’m very grateful for her work.‘

Ty. O (Self Employed/Mother)

‘I have known Kelly for years, not only has she treated me and my family in relation to osteopathy, she’s also treated my children for cranial and now me again with life coaching. I can’t recommend Kelly highly enough. I instantly felt a strong connection through her calm, spiritual and intellectual energy. Kelly is a naturally kind, compassionate and incredibly grounded.‘

Nav. G (IT/Mother)

Kelly is a highly skilled practitioner and she helped me hugely both physically and emotionally during a very difficult time. Kelly is an intelligent and perceptive osteopath and her kind and affable demeanour immediately put me at ease. I still use the meditation techniques she taught me and absolutely love them!

Lola. R (Carer)



Structural and Cranial Osteopath serving the central London area:

Upper Street Islington ▪️ Highbury ▪️Canonbury ▪️ Angel ▪️Clerkenwell ▪️Barbican ▪️Essex Road ▪️Highgate ▪️Hackney ▪️Haringey ▪️Camden ▪️Online Life Coaching also available.

A Mind & Body Approach.

Kelly Mckay

Kelly Mckay

Registered Osteopath & Integrative Life Coach