What Our Patients Say
Computer work • Poor posture • Sore back
As an academic I’ve learned a lot of things, and one is to make sure you know a good osteopath! Dr John Rowe
It’s nice to know someone who understands Sports Injuries.
If you’re training or coaching there are times where you can just overdo it and pick up an injury. I recommend all of my students and friends to Francis. James Doherty
Keeps me going and gets me moving pain free.
My job can be quite sedentary and I need to keep fit. On a few occasions I have hobbled in and walked out. Thanks! Alexandra Whitehead
Meet The Team
Here’s a few ailments we see regularly.
Back pain is one of the largest complaints to Deansgate Osteopathic Clinic, in fact the treatment of back pain in Bolton follows the epidemic proportions in the western world. Research shows that 60% of the UK’s population will suffer from it at some stage during their lives. Back pain responds well to osteopathic treatment – reducing pain and restoring mobility and quality of life.
Sciatica refers to an irritation of the sciatic nerve, the sciatic nerve comes from the lumbar and sacrum then down the legs. An irritation to the sciatic nerve can commonly give you backpain, however sciatic irritation can give rise to a multitude of symptoms, such as pain along the back of the leg, pins and needles or even weakness. Sciatica itself is not a diagnosis but an irritation to the sciatic nerve.
Treatment is provided by osteopaths/physiotherapists who work in the clinic and also involved in the amateur/professional fields of sports with experienced to help you get fit.
Sports Injury refers to the kinds of injuries that commonly occur during sport or exercise, however our sports injury therapists in Bolton also take into consideration any activity where you can strain your body such as gardening or even decorating your house. Sport and exercise is very beneficial to health. They can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and obesity and help to beat depression.
Headaches we’ve all had one at some point, there very common and because they happen regularly, often people refer to them as “just a normal headache” or commonly a “tension headache”. They feel like a constant ache that affects both sides of the head, often described as a tight band is stretched around it.
Sudden pain in one of the knees is usually the result of overusing the knee or injuring it. In many cases, you don’t need to see your GP. The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to damage and pain because it takes the full weight of your body and any extra force when you run or jump. You’re more likely to experience knee pain as you get older, and people who are overweight or do lots of sports have a higher risk of damaging their knees. Some sports that involve a lot of turning, such as football, netball and skiing, carry a particularly high risk of knee injuries.
Whiplash is unfortunately a common presentation to the clinic in Bolton, the injury itself is an injury to the neck caused by a sudden movement of the head, such as a accident in the car where there is a rear impact, and the head is violently thrown forwards and backwards, sometimes can only becomes apparent 6-12 hours after the accident.