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Osteopaths and Cranial Osteopathy

Based in Bristol, we are a team of experienced osteopaths who use a wide variety of osteopathic techniques to help relieve pain and discomfort. By identifying and releasing the underlying causes of your symptoms, our safe, gentle and effective approach ensures that each treatment is tailored to your specific needs to restore and maintain your optimum health.

Whatever your age, its never too early or too late to benefit from osteopathy. We treat all ages from newborns through to the very elderly see how osteopathy can help.

We have lots of experience helping:

  • back and neck pain
  • shoulder and arm problems
  • pelvis, hip and leg problems
  • postural problems
  • minor sports injuries and tensions
  • muscle and joint deterioration
  • occupational ergonomic tensions

If you would like more specific advice about your symptoms, or they are not resolving, do call us for an informal chat or to book an appointment

What osteopaths do
What to do if you have hurt your back or another part of your body.

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Why not give us a call to see if Osteopathy could be the answer to your problems.

BedminsterCentre For Whole Health0117 923 1138
CliftonThe Berkeley Centre0117 370 1177

Practice News

  • Tips for pain free camping

    With the warm weather, the camping season has arrived and it’s timely offer some tips to avoid aggravating your back

    • If you’re driving, make sure
      • Your car seat is adjusted to support your spine and is as upright as possible
      • Take regular breaks, at least every 1.5 hours and do some stretching and walk about for 5 – 10 mins to help release tension and improve blood flow to your back muscles
    • If your going by train
      • Same thing, get up and move about every hour ,doing some stretches if there’s room
    • Take care packing, lifting and carrying
      • Two bags are better than one as they are lighter to lift, pack and when carrying help distribute the load better for your body reducing strain to your back
      • When you lift and carry, avoid reaching, lifting and twisting as this a very common way of hurting your back. Take care to brace and protect your back, tuck in you abdominal muscles and pull up your pelvic floor muscles. If you have to twist turn your whole body from your feet up rather than just your back.
      • If your taking a back pack watch some YouTube videos on how to pack it. Keep it as light as possible and place heavy items at the bottom of the pack and adjusting the straps for a comfortable fit and to keep the weight on your hips
    • Plan for activities
      • If you’ve been less active over the winter, plan to start improving your fitness levels a few weeks before you go
      • A couple of weeks before you go, check you have the right equipment, it fits and is in good order
    • Take an icepack in your cool bag! 
      • When you arrive, lie on the floor with your knees up and the ice pack under your low back for 10 minutes. This helps to realign your spine and reduces the pressure on the discs and joints that sitting in the car has created.
    • Pitching your tent
      • Take a short break when you arrive, stretch out and try and get your equipment as close to your pitch as possible to avoid unnecessary carrying
      • Find a flat surface and remove any large rocks or sticks. Be aware of any excessive bending when putting up your tent and knocking pegs into the ground, getting down on all fours to takes the pressure off your back and use your legs where possible
      • Ensure your back is protected against a hard and potentially damp surface by sleeping on a blow up mattress or thick camping mattress. Blow up mattress can be cold so sleep with a blanket or better still a duvet on top of the mattress
      • Although practical, sleeping bags are harder to turn over in, so if you have a bad back consider unzipping your sleeping bag or taking your duvet instead
      • Take your pillow from home, sleeping without enough neck support and in a draft are common causes of stiff necks in the morning

    If your do injure your back and it doesn’t resolve after a few days, why not give us a call to see if osteopathic treatment might help