Osteopaths have particular expertise in the musculoskeletal system: the muscles, joints and their relationship with other systems of the body.

Osteopaths use manual hands-on therapy to help to improve mobility, relieve tension, increase blood flow and optimise physical function. The osteopath will use a variety of different hands-on methods such as:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Soft tissue massage techniques
  • Articulation - gentle rhythmic joint movements
  • Stretching muscles and joint capsules
  • Muscle energy techniques - encouraging muscles to work against resistance
  • Visceral manipulation - gentle movement of the abdominal and pelvic areas.

As osteopathic techniques include a gentle approach, they can be suitable for many people, from the newborn to the older person, and for those with complex medical problems

As well as the patient’s physical symptoms, the osteopath will consider other factors that could be contributing to the problem, including other biological, psychological and social factors.

The osteopaths will develop a treatment plan that combines manual therapy with advice around exercise, diet and lifestyle. The osteopath will liase with the parent's GP if needed and can refer privately to consultants, MRI scans, x-rays and other diagnostic tests if needed.
Conditions: add sciatica, hip pain, knee pain


Osteopathy can help with conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints, such as:

  • Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Hip Pain

  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle and Joint Pain

  • Sports Injuries