What Type of Injuries / Conditions do Osteopaths Treat?

Osteopaths treat all musculo-skeletal injuries and dysfunction of every part of the body as well as visceral or constitutional problems. Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to your problems with a bio-mechanical re-alignment and balancing emphasis in conjunction with a keen interest in your diet, nutrition, posture, exercise and lifestyle as these impact directly and indirectly on your health and wellbeing. They are wellness practitioners.

Injuries and dysfunction can occur from incorrect lifting, falls and sprains, horse, bike and car accidents, from sporting injuries, from bad posture or a bad work station at work, on the computer and from general slouching particularly in the car and relaxing at home.

Osteopathy can be used to treat all muscles and joints of the body including the neck, spine, ribs and pelvis, the hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet, the shoulder girdle, arms, elbows, wrists and hands and even the jaw or temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ). Below are a few examples of some of the conditions that Osteopaths treat (this list is not exhaustive!).


  • Jaw pain and dysfunction, clenching and grinding of your teeth
  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Cervical or neck pain including whiplash injuries
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Thoracic or back pain including rib pain and sternum pain
  • Lower back pain, pelvic pain, hip pain and gluteal or buttock pain
  • Sciatica and referred pain, ITB pain
  • Curvature of the spine, scoliosis and spinal dysfunction
  • Subluxations, back strain, back injury, correct alignment and musculo-skeletal balance
  • Frozen shoulder, shoulder girdle, stero-clavicular and acromio-clavicular pain
  • Elbow pain, wrist pain, hand and finger pain
  • Tennis elbow, golfers elbow and other sports injuries
  • Knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain including plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia, toe pain
  • Sprained ankles including Achilles tendon pain
  • Muscle spasm and cramps including dietary advice / magnesium supplementation
  • Muscle and ligament strains and tears of arms and legs eg calf tears, hamstring tears
  • Lymphatic drainage, bloating, abdominal cramps and pain, constipation, sluggish bowel
  • Pregnancy, neonatal and childcare treatment and advice
  • Arthritis pain and stiffness relief, dietary and supplement advice


  • Heat or ice, when to apply
  • Postural correction, movement and exercise, how to sit, move and sleep with back pain
  • Spinal analysis / spinal assessment, diagnosis and treatment or management plan
  • Full medical report and treatment plan provided with all initial consultations
  • Work cover assessment / treatment including RSI (repetitive strain injuries) from overuse
  • Ergonomic assessment and advice
  • Medico-legal reports, corporate assessments
  • Supplements to maximize healing and minimize injury especially sports nutrition