Conditions Osteopathy treats & Useful Links


What does osteopathy treat? Backs and beyond!

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) collate research to advise on different treatments. As part of a care package for low back pain NICE advise on a course of exercises and manual therapy including spinal manipulation from a registered healthcare provider such as an osteopath(1).

Osteopaths treat:

  • Back pain                                                    
  • Mechanical neck pain with/without headaches        
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries
  • Joint pain including arthritic & rheumatic pain               
  • Frozen shoulder               
  • Nerve pain                                                               
  • Muscle spasms
  • Migraine prevention

(1) Low back pain and sciatica in over 16's: assessment and management. NICE guidelines (NG59). 2016


Useful Links



Institute of Osteopathy:

Sutherland Cranial College:

Osteopathic Centre for Children:

British Medical Acupuncture Society:

Osteopathic Sports Care Association:


Medical research databases:


Cochrane Library:

Medical Research Council:

Cambridge Institute for Medical Research:

National Council of Osteopathic Research:

Fascia research:


Osteopathic schools and colleges:

British College of Osteopathic Medicine:

University College of Osteopathy:

Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine:

European School of Osteopathy:

Oxford Brookes University:

London College of Osteopathic Medicine:

College of Osteopaths: