At Colne Osteopathy a wide range of conditions and symptoms can be treated


Neck and back pain

Osteopathic assessment can identify underlying causes which can easily be missed or dismissed.

The causes of headaches can be complex, and some require treatment from a GP or specialist. Osteopathy applies various techniques which help alleviate tension headaches caused by muscle and joint problems.

Whiplash (Grade I & II)
Whiplash responds well to gentle osteopathic techniques.

Shoulder, arm, hand pain

Conditions such as frozen shoulder, golfer's elbow, tennis elbow respond well to osteopathic treatment. The tissues causing pain are treated directly, and the surrounding tissues, to allow the body to return to normal function.

General muscle, ligament and joint pain
Joint pain from arthritis can be relieved temporarily. Symptoms from syndromes such as fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions can be alleviated by osteopathy.

Upper back pain

Careful postural assessment and treatment of the whole body can have a positive and lasting effect.

Lower back pain (backache)
Symptoms are frequently reduced and removed through osteopathic manipulation. When appropriate patients may be referred to other specialists.

Disc problems and trapped nerves
Osteopathy can aid the recovery process. Trapped nerves (once identified) can respond to osteopathic treatment depending on the area of nerve compression and the tissues causing the symptoms. When appropriate patients may be referred to other specialists.

Rib injuries
Rib injuries respond very well to gentle osteopathic manipulation. Rib function is enhanced through careful palpation and articulation,

Over-use and Repetitive Strain injury (RSI)
Manual therapy and exercise have proven effective. Where necessary patients may be referred to other specialists.

Pain in pregnancy and post-partum

Lower back pain, especially in the third trimester, is not uncommon. The gentle osteopathic approach is particularly helpful during this time.

Hip pain, leg pain, Ilio Tibial Band (ITB) pain

Often mistaken for sciatic pain, both ITB pain and hip pain are particularly responsive to osteopathic treatment.

Many affected tissues respond well to osteopathic treatment.

Osteopathy can also help with:
Knee pain, ankle and foot pain
Sports injuries
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Post surgery and post fracture treatment
Well being and relaxation
Baby carrying pain/tension for mothers AND fathers