About Tim

Osteopathy, Acupuncuture &
Manual Therapies

Tim Rofe

DO BSc(Hons)Ost BAc GOsC MBAC PGCHE

In 1989 Tim Rofe graduated as an acupuncturist after studying under Dr J D Van Buren on the very first full-time course in Europe at the International College of Oriental Medicine. Although traditionally trained in acupuncture, Tim is also very interested in the modern medical approaches to acupuncture as well as its use in combination with osteopathy in clinical practice.

In 1997 Tim graduated as an osteopath from the European School of Osteopathy and is fully conversant with all forms of osteopathy and osteopathic technique including cranial osteopathy.  He also practises Swedish remedial massage; Daoist massage; and Tuina (Chinese) massage; as well as other forms of manual therapy including ultrasound and sports therapy.

Qualifications

Tim is a member of the British Acupuncture Council; the British Medical Acupuncture Society; the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy. He is also involved in teaching Osteopathic Technique and Clinical Integration as part of the Master’s Degree taught at the European School of Osteopathy where he also works as a Clinic Tutor.

He has an interest in osteopathic research and education and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. He also regularly undertakes continuing professional development courses to update his skills. 

Happy To Help

Tim is always happy to talk about any aspect of osteopathy and acupuncture and how it will benefit you.

Mission & Vision

Tim’s tagline is, “You’re in Safe Hands” and that’s a credo he lives by. Offering a variety of gentle and effective manual therapies  including all forms of osteopathy; cranial osteopathy; traditional and medical acupuncture; Swedish remedial massage, Daoist massage, and Tuina (Chinese) massage; as well as other forms of manual therapy including ultrasound and sports therapy.  

Over 75% of patients come to see him through personal recommendation from friends and family.

A Personalised Treatment Plan

When you arrive for your first appointment a full case history will be taken.  This will include questions about your current health, past medical history and treatment.

Following your case history, depending on the presentation of your current symptoms, a full musculoskeletal evaluation may be necessary.  This will involve a few simple movements to assess your range of movement and  perhaps some orthopaedic and other tests, relevant to your specific condition.

Once it has been established that it is safe for you to receive treatment, a course of treatment will be formulated specifically for you.  This may comprise of a single therapy eg. osteopathy or acupuncture,  or a combination of techniques eg osteopathy with acupuncture.  Obviously, if you only wish to receive one particular therapy, then your treatment will be based around that therapy.  Once you are happy with  what is proposed, your treatment will begin.

Your initial consultation will usually last up to 40 minutes.  Subsequent sessions between 30-40 minutes.  However, treatment times vary according to the nature of patients symptoms, and consultations can be longer or shorter than this. If acupuncture is used, either in combination with osteopathy or by itself, only single-use sterile disposable needles are employed.  Patients are advised to wear loose-fitting clothing but may expect to remove some clothing to enable clinical evaluation and treatment.  Advice is often given with regard to diet, lifestyle, exercise and first aid measures that may be used to complement your treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long is The First Appointment?

Usually 40 minutes, subsequent sessions between 30-40 minutes

Is there Parking Nearby?

Both clinics have ample, free, off-road parking

What Are The Charges

£45 first appointment, £40 thereafter

Do You Work With Babies / The Elderly?

I work with all ages, from the newborn to people in their nineties!

Do You Accept Insurance Claims?

Yes

I'm Not Sure What Therapy I Need
Don’t worry! Tim will advise you which particular treatment or combination of therapies will best treat your condition.
What Professional Bodies Are You A Member of?
General Osteopathic Council
Institute of Osteopathy
British Acupuncture Council
British Medical Acupuncture Society

Testimonials

"I was so pleased to be recommended to see Tim by a very good friend. Tim has a very calming influence which immediately puts one at ease. He has treated and resolved a very severe neck and shoulder problem; my 'tennis elbow'; eased my swollen joints; and instilled a sense of well-being. His practice is a relaxing and tranquil place in which to be treated. I would not hesitate to recommend him, as I do!"

SW, Brighton.

"I met Tim ten years ago and although I now live in London I make a trip to Tunbridge Wells to see him. Tim has a wonderful calming and sincere disposition which ensures every treatment is an enjoyable experience. This, coupled with his extensive knowledge and intuitive ability, has ensured that my aches and pains over the years have been healed in record time. I could not recommend him highly enough! Thanks Tim!"

CPW, Chiswick.

"Tim is an extremely good practitioner. He has helped me with a long-standing problem which was restricting me greatly. I am happy to recommend him to anyone." EB, Westerham "Tim has really helped me with a shoulder problem which I'd had for a long time."

AJB, Westerham

"I first visited Tim over 7 years ago as I had a bad back as a result of a skiing accident. The problem was quickly resolved after a short course of treatments and I was so impressed that, for any subsequent problems, I immediately returned to him for help. For the last few years I have seen Tim monthly on a "preventative" basis which has been very successful. I have always found Tim to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. He has always been very friendly and puts his patients at ease; therefore his sessions are always very relaxing. I would recommend him to anybody who would benefit from osteopathic treatment."

YB, Pembury

"Tim Rofe came highly recommended to me by a close friend who had had much experience of Osteopaths all over the world. She said he was "the best" and she travelled a long distance to come and see him. I first met Tim in 2008 when I had hurt my back so badly, that I'd been bed bound and unable to move for two weeks. By the second visit I was able to get back up on stage and perform a gig in stilletos!!! (I am a singer). Tim has a wonderful warm, gentle and relaxed manner. I have also had Tim work on my children if ever they've injured themselves and the kids love to see him too. I've had both osteopathy and acupuncture from Tim and both are amazing. Not just the remarkable healing that takes place, but also the wonderful sense of relaxation that occurs during a session. I recommend Tim Rofe to ALL my friends and family and now many of them see him too whenever they need. He really is brilliant! Thank you Tim for always fixing me when I've hurt myself!! You really are THE BEST".

MM, Pembury.

Testimonials

"I was so pleased to be recommended to see Tim by a very good friend. Tim has a very calming influence which immediately puts one at ease. He has treated and resolved a very severe neck and shoulder problem; my 'tennis elbow'; eased my swollen joints; and instilled a sense of well-being. His practice is a relaxing and tranquil place in which to be treated. I would not hesitate to recommend him, as I do!"

SW, Brighton.

"I met Tim ten years ago and although I now live in London I make a trip to Tunbridge Wells to see him. Tim has a wonderful calming and sincere disposition which ensures every treatment is an enjoyable experience. This, coupled with his extensive knowledge and intuitive ability, has ensured that my aches and pains over the years have been healed in record time. I could not recommend him highly enough! Thanks Tim!"

CPW, Chiswick.

"Tim is an extremely good practitioner. He has helped me with a long-standing problem which was restricting me greatly. I am happy to recommend him to anyone." EB, Westerham "Tim has really helped me with a shoulder problem which I'd had for a long time."

AJB, Westerham

"I first visited Tim over 7 years ago as I had a bad back as a result of a skiing accident. The problem was quickly resolved after a short course of treatments and I was so impressed that, for any subsequent problems, I immediately returned to him for help. For the last few years I have seen Tim monthly on a "preventative" basis which has been very successful. I have always found Tim to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. He has always been very friendly and puts his patients at ease; therefore his sessions are always very relaxing. I would recommend him to anybody who would benefit from osteopathic treatment."

YB, Pembury

"Tim Rofe came highly recommended to me by a close friend who had had much experience of Osteopaths all over the world. She said he was "the best" and she travelled a long distance to come and see him. I first met Tim in 2008 when I had hurt my back so badly, that I'd been bed bound and unable to move for two weeks. By the second visit I was able to get back up on stage and perform a gig in stilletos!!! (I am a singer). Tim has a wonderful warm, gentle and relaxed manner. I have also had Tim work on my children if ever they've injured themselves and the kids love to see him too. I've had both osteopathy and acupuncture from Tim and both are amazing. Not just the remarkable healing that takes place, but also the wonderful sense of relaxation that occurs during a session. I recommend Tim Rofe to ALL my friends and family and now many of them see him too whenever they need. He really is brilliant! Thank you Tim for always fixing me when I've hurt myself!! You really are THE BEST".

MM, Pembury.

Get in Touch

01892 546316
07711 699776

hello@timrofe.co.uk

 

Open Hours

Mon - Fri — 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday — 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday — Closed

 

Tunbridge Wells

Crowborough