Essential Osteopathy Blog

Below you will find a number of blog articles covering a number of subjects about and related to Osteopathy and Osteopathic treatment of various conditions and symptoms from back and neck pain to ankle strains, frozen shoulder, knee pain and more...Use the 'Search this site' box at the bottom right of every page to find particular articles or pages on specific conditions or information of interest.


We hope you find the articles useful and informative.  All feedback is gratefully received.


Clinic changes re Covid

Essential Osteopathy ends the required use of masks and stops pre-screening patients for Covid 19
May 30, 2023

Essential Osteopathy price increase

Details of the treatment price increase which will apply from 1st March 2023
January 25, 2023

JEMS Course (Part 1): Developing a fuller understanding and knowledge of movement

JEMS - the most fantastic functional force management course. Helping both me and my Osteopathic patients.
January 19, 2022

Jane App: Essential Osteopathy's new and shiny online booking system

Essential Osteopathy moves to using Jane App as its online booking system
January 19, 2022

Cranial Osteopathy: Treatment of babies with colic, reflux and other issues

Newborn babies are subject to enormous forces when they are born, being squeezed, twisted and turned as they come into the world. This puts a lot of pressure onto the baby, particularly its head at…
January 13, 2021

Back pain: Prevention is better than cure

Back pain causes 5 million people to consult their doctor every year and will cause pain to one in 5 of us at some point in our lives. In the majority of cases the problem comes on slowly, starting…
January 13, 2021


Firstly, to clarify, tendons attach muscles to bone (as opposed to ligaments which attach bone to bone).  Tendon injuries, known as tendinopathies, are usually found where acute irritation occurs when…
January 13, 2021

Exercise therapy in the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (NCOR Snapshot Summary)

A summary of the research findings relating to the benefits of exercise in the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (wear and tear) by the National Council for Osteopathic Research
January 13, 2021

COVID Clinic Changes

Some of the Essential Osteopathy services below have changed to accommodate for the best practice recommendations and government guidelines. Please be aware that Essential Osteopathy will be…
June 15, 2020

Back pain - Causes and what you can do about it

It is highly likely that you have suffered with back pain at some point in your life. It is the biggest cause of disability in the UK with low back pain making up 11% of these disabilities and it is…
February 24, 2020

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