How Can Osteopathy Help?

Osteopathy combines scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology and clinical methods of investigation.

People come to us for help with a range of problems. Here are a few of the more common issues that osteopathy can help with:

Back and neck pain




Problems with joints and bones


Muscle tension or tears

New or old / chronic injuries

Plantar Fasciitis


Tendon tears

Sprains and strains

Pregnancy related pains and strains

New borns and babies as they grow

Helping to Promote Movement Throughout Life

Here at the Cathedral Road Clinic we treat all generations from very young babies , expectant parents , to people maintaining mobility throughout their lives. We treat each person individually as every patient's problems are unique. Your treatment will be specific to your symptoms. We use a variety of hands on techniques. These will vary depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis.

Osteopathy for Back Pain

Often back pain resolves quickly by itself, but if it persists for more than a few days, an osteopath may be able to help you. Our spines are surprisingly strong and difficult to damage, and usually it is the surrounding ligaments and muscles that can cause pain and discomfort. Our Osteopaths are highly trained professionals who are skilled in diagnosing problems, including those that may require further investigation. Back pain is not normally caused by anything serious , though it is natural to worry about what might be causing your symptoms. Mark, Cari, Gabriel, Lauren, Arwel & Will always carry out a careful and thorough examination to check for more serious diagnoses. Treatment varies depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis, but often focuses on releasing tension, stretching muscles and mobilising joints-all which may help relieve your pain. Our osteopaths will also give advice on what you can do to help manage your pain and how to keep active through and beyond your recovery.

Osteopathy in Sport and Performance

Our osteopaths are trained to determine if your sports related discomfort is due to a more serious underlying problem, or if it arises from a mechanical strain. It can be frustrating when pain stops you training and it is natural to worry what may be behind your symptoms. Our osteopaths will always check for more serious conditions as part of the routine examination and treat only if it is safe and appropriate to do so.

The Art of Growing Older

As we get into our 5th decade of life and beyond, keeping active can help us keep healthy in our minds and bodies. Our osteopaths are committed to helping you achieve your health goals and in maintaining your mobility no matter what your age is. Helping keep your joints, muscles and bones healthy and providing maintenance treatment and tailor made exercise programmes, we are here to support you in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.