Conditions Treated

Evidence Based Osteopathy Practice

Please click on the hyperlink about each condition, you will find pictures, videos and evidence based osteopathy practice and treatment in relation each condition

The scope of evidence based osteopathic practice is growing. There are even NICE Guidelines for Low Back Pain and Sciatica in Over 16s: Assessment and Management. However the scope of practice is limited to a list of conditions that osteopaths can claim to treat, which is authorised by Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP):

generalised aches and pains

joint pains including hip and Knee Pain from Knee Osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core Osteoarthiritis treatments and exercise 

arthritic pain

general, acute & chronic backache (Primarily low back pain)

back pain (not arising from injury or accident)

uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)

Headaches arising from the neck (cervicogenic headache) / Migraine prevention

Adhesive Encapsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) / Shoulder Pain and Elbow and Hand Pain / tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences

circulatory problems


digestion problems

joint pains,



muscle spasms



inability to relax

rheumatic pain

minor sports injuries and tensions

There is a growing evidence base of osteopathic treatment for more musculoskeletal conditions listed below, but are currently not authorised by the ASA and CAP.

Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain and Low Back Pain

Pelvic Joint Pain

Spondylosis (Interventebral Disc Degeneration)

Piriformis Syndrome (Sciatic nerve entrapment by the Piriformis muscles of the pelvis)

Quadrangular Space Syndrome (Axillary nerve entrapment by the Teres Minor muscle and Triceps Brachi muscle)

Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction

Pudendal Neuralgia (Pudendal nerve entrapment by the pelvic floor muscles)


Tension type headache

Heel Pain

Temporomandibular joint disorder

Otitis Media

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Rotator Cuff Disease