Osteopathy In Newton Abbot

Osteopathy is a discipline focused on diagnosing and correcting impairments to optimal functioning of parts of our bodies including muscles, joints (such as knees, hips and shoulders), nerves (such as the sciatic nerve) and connective tissue such as ligaments.

Classical Osteopaths focus on the entire muscular skeletal system; Visceral Osteopaths focus on organs, including the skin; and Cranial Osteopaths focus on the cranium and, via cranial-sacral techniques on the rest of the body too.

What is Osteopathy for?

Osteopathy can help with a variety of common conditions such as back pain, from playing sport, work or pain caused after an accident. Another common treatment cause is change of posture during pregnancy.

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy is a specific type of extremely gentle osteopathic treatment, which focuses on relieving stress and tension throughout the body. Because it’s such a gentle form of therapy, it can be practiced on people with a wide range of conditions, and is suitable for all ages, from newborns to the elderly.

How effective is Osteopathy?

Some of our clients are occasionally unsure if osteopathy will help them or are a little confused about how it works (that is, until they’ve actually tried it!) in some cases we've experienced improvement in just one session. More acute pain or injuries may show slower results. For more information and a free consultation, please contact us.

Our Practices

Tensions and stresses throughout the body are expressed as a disruption of the body’s natural cranial rhythm. As with traditional osteopathy, cranial osteopaths will perform a thorough case history and examination of their patients, however, treatment will consist of observing and treating disruptions in the cranial rhythm, whether they are due to recent events or as retained tensions due to past incidents including emotional events.

Cranial osteopathy is simply another ‘tool’ in the osteopathic tool box and is taught to a greater or lesser degree in all osteopathic schools; however, practitioners may choose to further their knowledge and experience of cranial therapy by doing a post-graduate course and some practitioners choose to treat solely with cranial techniques.


All of our services are highly tailored to each individual client. We understand everyone’s needs vary and our highly skilled staff can accommodate all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or price of a service please call anytime.

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