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Osteopathy is a manual hands on therapy with similarities to Chiropractic and Physiotherapy.  Each is a legally protected profession with differing training.  The aim is to help people who are in pain using a variety of treatment methods with many of these techniques crossing between the professions.  Here at Physical Balance our Osteopaths complete regular professional development to ensure we are at the forefront of current best practice.    


Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment based strongly on a manual therapy focusing on the muscles and joints.  It takes a whole-person approach to treatment, paying attention to not only the painful area but the areas influencing factors of pain. Physical aspects of movement, strength and flexibility are assessed next to posture, pain sensitivity, lifestyle patterns and hobbies incorporating the psychology of pain alongside any other possible contributing factors.  

An Osteopath will take a hands-on approach from the first treatment using a range of techniques from massage, medical acupuncture and joint mobilisation to manipulation or ‘cracking’. The Osteopathic philosophy differs slightly from Chiropractic and Physiotherapy, maintaining that if correct movement exists and the psychology of pain is managed the good health will follow. To maintain this health, our Osteopaths may also prescribe a range of exercises to complement the individual patient needs.

To read more about Osteopathy and other types of manual therapy, visit our blog

Osteopathy Prices*


An Osteopath can help you with conditions including:

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)

  • Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences

  • Sciatica

  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core

  • Arthritic pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)

  • OA treatments and exercise

  • Lumbago

  • Migraine prevention

  • Minor sports injuries

  • Muscle spasms

  • Neuralgia

  • Rheumatic pain

*We accept payment by cash, all major credit & debit cards, excluding American Express. Alternatively, we are happy for you to pay via BACS. (Unfortunately, we are no longer able accept cheques).

For full details on private medical insurance and our cancellation policy, please visit the Our Fees page.