Our services

Osteopathy is based on the principle that the structure and function of the body are intimately related. If the structure is not balanced and healthy then the function is affected.

Osteopaths believe that the healthy balance and function of the musculoskeletal framework of the body is essential to whole body health.

Injuries such as a sprained ankle can lead the whole body to compensate for a limp. Stiffness or restricted mobility in the pelvis, spine, rib cage, shoulders and neck can make it difficult to compensate for the limp and aching or pain may result.

Osteopathic practice is a healthcare approach that provides a package of care that can include one or more of the following: manual therapy, health information, self-management advice and support, and/or exercise therapy, as determined by the individual needs of the patient.

Osteopathy can be beneficial for both acute and chronic conditions. Here at The Wantage Osteopathic Practice we have a wealth of experience – from pitchside assessment and treatment of acute injuries to long term maintenance for chronic pain.

We are trained to take a detailed case history from you regarding your condition and past medical history. We can use this information, along with our physical examination, to diagnose and create a treatment plan specifically for you, which we will discuss with you during your initial visit.

We offer osteopathic treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. The following list is by no means exhaustive but illustrates some of the more common conditions treated.


  • Back pain
  • Headaches, neck and shoulder tension
  • Joint and muscle strain
  • Pain during and after pregnancy
  • Sports injuries
  • After surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritic pain
  • Frozen shoulder and tennis elbow
  • Repetitive strain injury

Other services…


Getting your diet right can make a huge difference to your quality of life, whatever your health condition and stage of life.


Massage treatments including deep tissue work. Can be adapted to suit individual needs, whether that be a full body massage or a targeted treatment for particular concerns.


Face to face counselling for young people and adults in a safe and confidential environment. Therapy can be short or longer term, according to individual need.