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What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease.

It uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength however lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.

Osteopaths use their hands both to investigate the underlying causes of pain and to carry out treatment using a variety of manipulative techniques. These may include muscle and connective tissue stretching, rhythmic joint movements or high velocity thrust techniques to improve the range of motion at a joint.

In 1993 osteopathy became the first major complementary health care profession to be accorded statutory recognition under the 1993 Osteopaths Act. Only those practitioners trained to the same high rigorous standards and able to show that they have been in safe and competent practice of osteopathy will be allowed to remain on the statutory register. All osteopaths need to have medical malpractice insurance and to follow a strict code of conduct. Patients have the same safeguards as when they consult a doctor or dentist.

Our osteopaths are registered with the General Osteopathic Council and members of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO). As Registered Osteopaths they undertake regular courses in areas of interest as part of continued professional development (CPD).

How can osteopathy help me?

Osteopathy provides an integrative assessment and treatment approach, centred around you and your needs. Everyone is different; we are all individuals and whilst people may share similar characteristics, we walk differently, we are built differently, eat differently, and enjoy our time differently. We aim to find and treat the root cause of your problem and how that is affecting you as a whole. We treat the person, not just the problem.

Commonly treated symptoms

  • back and neck pain
  • postural problems
  • sporting injuries
  • muscle and joint pain
  • sciatica
  • arthritis
  • headaches and migraines
  • digestive issues
  • frozen shoulder
  • plantar fasciitis
  • knee pain
  • hip pain
  • tendonitis
  • tennis elbow
  • muscle spasms

back and neck pain

postural problems

sporting injuries

muscle and joint pain



headaches and migraines

digestive issues

frozen shoulder

plantar fasciitis


headaches and migraines

digestive issues

frozen shoulder

plantar fasciitis

Treatment cost

Initial treatment (60 mins) £70
Follow-up treatments (30 mins) £55

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at my first appointment?

We will take a comprehensive case history to determine how we can help you. This will include information about your current problem, past medical issues and general health. We will then carry out a series of observations with you standing and lying on the treatment couch.

Do I need to get undressed?

Yes. Most of the time you will need to remove some garments. This may be just shirt or blouse and/or skirt or trousers. We encourage patients to bring shorts or leggings if they feel more comfortable. We will also use towels if required.

How many sessions will I need?

This will depend on many things, such as whether it’s an old (chronic) or new (acute) problem, your general health, any underlying health problems, lifestyle, etc. Needless to say we aim to have you back to where you want to be, as quickly as possible. The quicker we get you back on track, the happier you and our team are.

Will it hurt?

We aim to make the treatment sessions as enjoyable as possible. However, there may be some discomfort and tiredness after treatment, but this tends to subside relatively quickly. We will also discuss this with you at the end of the session.

What if you can't fix my problem?

If we feel that treatment is not appropriate, we will discuss your potential options and point you in the right direction. This may involve onward referral to your GP, consultants or other therapists. We won’t leave you without options.

Stop living with pain – call us now to book an appointment on 01225 333 166

Our Practitioners

At Oldfield Osteopathic Clinic you can be confident that you are in well-trained hands. All of our practitioners are registered professionals. When you make an appointment, you’ll be in safe hands.

Dave Inman

Dave Inman



Sian Trayling


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Fantastic, personable service which is well worth the investment. David & the team are highly professional, competent and friendly - excellent service!
I cannot recommend Andrew highly enough! The acupuncture treatments have helped with alleviating my headaches and balancing my body in general. Now an important part of my self-care routine. Andrew really listens and is a kind and truly wonderful person ~ Megan Britz
Dave is very personable and provides a great service. He was able to get me back to playing rugby after 16 months out with my back.
I am so pleased to have discovered Taryn. She is extremely professional & an excellent practitioner. Taryn puts everything into her sessions & follows these up with advice & exercises. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
David has been treating me for years; helping me recover from major surgery as well as several self inflicted sports and DIY issues. He is knowledgeable, effective and always puts me at my ease. Worth every penny and I wouldn't consider treatment anywhere else!
Outstanding treatment from incredibly knowledgeable practitioners. I cannot recommend them highly enough and wouldn't go anywhere else.
I depend on Dave to manage a chronic back condition and he’s the best. I have complete confidence in him. He’s also a charming man, apart from being a Spurs supporter. Nevertheless, five stars from me.
Dave helped me recover from a back injury I'd suffered from for years. He is brilliant at his job and deserves 100% of your trust. I was struggling to walk without pain when I first went to him. One year on, I am now back in the gym and playing sports again. Anyone who listens to Dave will see results. Not bad for a spurs fan.
Great friendly service. Great work on my back, thanks
David is an absolute legend, knows his stuff,cannot recommend him highly enough, I would not go anywhere else, he puts you totally at ease, and his knowledge of the body is awesome, his treatments are gentle and they work ❤️
Being a builder and abusing my body at work!! I’ve been going to clinic for years when I needed to and get amazing treatment, always feeling better after.
By far the best place I have ever tried to help my shoulders!I booked an appointment with James after suffering with lots of pain in my right shoulder and arm. I was so so impressed with the level of care I received and the treatment. James explained the problem to me and I finally understand why I suffer with the pain. I am a lot more conscious of what caused the pain. I am waiting for payday before booking another appointment. I am desperate to go back!My appointment was excellent value for money. James was so patient and really listened to the problem I was suffering. He pinpointed where the pain was coming from straight away. I have tried a chiropractor in the past and regular massages but this is by far the best appointment I have had. Would highly recommend this clinic.
Skilled professionals who care about your recovery and tailor the treatment to your specific needs.
I have been attending this clinic over the last few years and always had excellent diagnosis of issues, treatment and advice on how to avoid repeating the injury as well as strengthening post treatment.
Numerous visits to James over the years as lead a very active lifestyle and am constantly injuring myself. James has always provided an honest and direct service, and either gets straight to the root of the problem or works logically to find a solution and provide ongoing treatment and rehab with the best interest of the patient always being priority.Have followed him from a previous clinic and now travel from weston super mare to Bath to see him when needed, cannot recommend highly enough, 5 star service without question.
Dave Inman is brilliant and keeps us relieved of pain.
Very happy to recommend Dave’s effective treatment. Short bursts of treatment that really help with body and pain management.
I have used OOC several times, I've been treated by Dave and most recently James, both were highly knowledgeable and friendly, treatment are fairly priced, I would highly recommend.An extra thank you to James who help me get back from injury to pass my recent fitness test.
Dave is brilliant specialist.Would recommend to anyone!
Dave is fantastic; immediately put me at ease. Both personable and clearly knows his stuff. Treatment ongoing but seeing (and feeling!) great progress already. Would recommend 👍
Always helpful and keep me going!
Dave has helped me and my family, from the very young to the very old with various injuries and illnesses over many years and every time without fail he has made a huge difference, whether it be chronic or acute conditions.Thank you,Dave. I’m sure it won’t be long before we are calling on you again!
My friend had a neck issue and these guys sorted it for him....would highly recommend
Dave ist the most competent Osteopath I ve been treated by. Well worth travelling to see him. He s saved me from prolonged pain on several occasions and thus enabled me to return to doing the things i love -like dance. I can highly recommend him.
Was just passing by
All three Osteopaths here are excellent (Dave, Alex, & James) with a thorough understanding of Osteopathy. Highly recommended for anyone with muscle or back/neck pain. They don't just 'click you' like a Chiropractor but provide excellent aftercare information and Physio style treatments.
Dave is a superb osteopath. His deep understanding of how the human body works really comes through in how he applies his knowledge to help your body at that moment in time. His treatments are incredibly effective and I highly recommend him.
James is a magician (the benevolent kind)
Alex is a really friendly and puts you at ease straight off the bat. He is very thorough, applying an holistic approach to discovering the root of the problem. I've been struggling with with chronic back pain for 18 years +. Alex was the first person to make the connection between inflammation of my gut and my back, which set me on a new journey of discovery into related health issues. He also talks you through what he's going to treat and why. Top guy, can't recommend highly enough.Plus you can book your appointment online 😁
An excellent osteopath, and a super bloke. Highly recommended.
Excellent service and treatment as always. Thank you Dave.
Dave is knowledgeable, helpful and works magic on my back
Recommended by a friend Alex has really helped me on the way to recovery. Highly recommend as an Oseopath if you have back problems like me.
Highly recommended!
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