Which conditions do Osteopaths treat? Babies, children, adults...



Osteopaths are often thought of as 'back specialists', and in fact, the most common complaints for which people consult Osteopaths are musculoskeletal conditions such as:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • RSI
  • Joint pain
  • Sporting or work injuries
  • Migraine
  • Jaw pain
  • Nerve pain

A broad variety of other conditions can be successfully treated when organ function is affected by body structure. A list of conditions that Osteopaths can treat can sometimes be misleading, however as a guide, here are some examples of conditions that can respond well to treatment.
  • Digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gynaecological conditions        
  • Circulatory problems
  • Neurological problems, such as neuralgia, co-ordination and balance issues, and referred pain
  • Asthma, and other respiratory conditions
  • Osteopathy can also play a significant role in pain management or when used in conjunction with medical treatment.

A complete osteopathic review of your condition is conducted at your first appointment, at which time the expected outcome of treatment for your condition is reviewed with you. 


Babies can be helped with:
  • Colic and constipation
  • Constant crying
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Sleep difficulties
  • General unsettled behaviour
  • Delayed development
  • Misshapen skulls
  • Babies that favour one side, eg limited head/ neck movement

Older children and teenagers can be helped with conditions like:
  • Headaches
  • Ear infections
  • Sinus congestion
  • Poor concentration
  • Asthma
  • Growing pains
  • Recurrent throat infections
  • Urinary conditions
  • Gait problems or foot pain
  • Scoliosis and other postural problems