Help with elbow & shoulder pain

Patients with elbow or shoulder pain are often complex and can take a long time to resolve. Although it may feel like resting the joint is the best thing you can do for it, it does no favours for long term healing. An osteopath will work with you to try and understand the cause of your problem.

Depending on your age, fitness and the diagnosis we may use a variety of massage and stretching techniques to try and improve the movement and reduce tension in the muscles.

Treatment is different for every patient and we may massage and loosen the joint of the neck and upper and mid back and shoulder blade area. Sometimes we can treat the lower back and hips if we feel they are contributing to your elbow or shoulder pain.

X-rays and scans or other tests may be required to make a diagnosis and we may refer you to your GP for any further assessment and treatment.

Please give us a call to discuss any of your elbow or shoulder problems on 01422 375541. Or complete a contact form and we’ll call you back.

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Frequently asked questions

Osteopathic treatment can help alleviate persistent elbow or shoulder pains. If you have a question please get in touch.

An Osteopath can help to reduce your shoulder pain, improve flexibility and speed your recovery. An Osteopath can give advice on exercises to do at home.

Osteopathy is versatile and can help relieve aches and pains in the elbow and different parts all over the body.

The pain linked with a rotator cuff tear may be described as:

  • A dull ache deep in the shoulder
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Difficultly combing your hair
  • Arm weakness


If left untreated, a rotator cuff tear can severely restrict function and range of motion. The tear can also increase over time. This may cause partial rotator cuff tears to progress to total tears.

What our patients say

Here are some of the responses we have received from our happy patients.

Karl Walker-Finch

“I saw Steven Baines for the first time recently having been recommended by my wife. He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend him.”

Sherry McCulloch

“Would recommend highly, first time I went was 25 years go, very welcoming, understanding and professional.”

Tom Bentley

“Good practise with extremely knowledgeable staff. They were able to sort out and alleviating an ongoing back problem.”

Our Therapists

A unique group of fully qualified and experienced practitioners combining their skills to optimise your health.

Peter Pukacz


Peter joined the family practice in 1984 and qualified as an Osteopath in 1993. Since then he Peter has furthered his education by attending Post Graduate Training Courses at the Oxford College of Osteopathy.

Samuel Morris

BSc Hons (Ost), MSc

Sam uses a combination of manual osteopathic approaches tailored to suit the each individual patient. He takes an interest in posture and movement patterns and how they influence muscle and joint pain.

Steven D. Baines

B.Ost.(Hons), Dip.Sports Injuries

Steven is a very experienced Osteopath, who commenced is his osteopathic education in New Zealand, before later transferring to the British School of Osteopathy in London to complete his degree.

We can help!

Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. Someone willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat you as a person, not just a patient.

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