Osteopathy can help with a number of pains and complaints, as listed below, but there are conditions for which qualified medical advice must be sought. If you are in any doubt please discuss this with your GP.

You can visit an osteopath without a referral from your GP.

The British Medical Association and General Medical Council also state your GP can safely refer you to an osteopath as a statutorily registered healthcare professional.

Back pain and sciatica

  • N.I.C.E. (National institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines, 2016, recommends manual therapy as practised by osteopaths for the management of low back pain and sciatica. This treatment would include exercise advice.
  • Sciatica and neuralgia – symptoms of trapped nerves

Neck pain and related headaches

  • Headaches arising from your neck pain

Shoulder problems

  • Shoulder pain and frozen shoulder
  • Elbow pain such as tennis/golfers elbow

Joint pain and muscle tension

  • Joint pains: including those in the hip and knee relating to osteoarthritis
  • Muscle spasm
  • Generalised aches and pains and an inability to relax
  • Circulatory problems and cramp

Sports injuries

  • Minor sporting injuries and tensions treated with Sports Massage, Acupuncture, Ultrasound and Osteopathy.
  • Running problems such as Patello-femoral and Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Cycling issues such as muscle fatigue, strain and inbalance
  • Golfing related conditions such as spinal restrictions, shoulder strain and restricted hip joints

Selected conditions

  • Rheumatic pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Fibromyalgia