What osteopathy is

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.

To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. So osteopaths work to restore your body to a state of balance, where possible without the use of drugs or surgery. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.”

James Nicholson Registered Osteopath BOst (Hons) Osteopath, B.Sc (Hons) Sports Science.

James completed his formal training at the London School of Osteopathy and spent four years training and treating a variety of patients at the University Clinic in Bethnal Green, London.

James enjoys working with all types of patients from young sports people to the elderly.

James has a passion for treating Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee.

He has been working specifically with patients who have had Total Hip and Knee replacement surgery and provides treatment along side physiotherapy support.

As well as Osteoarthritis, James also treats patients with general, acute and chronic back pain. Uncomplicated neck pain and general aches and pains, shoulder and elbow pain joint pain and minor sport injuries.

Prior to becoming an Osteopath, James completed a sports science degree at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (2016), where he achieved a first class honours degree and completed his research into the Visual effects on Deadlift performance with Cambridge University Powerlifters.

James is passionate about human performance, movement and treating the human body.

James has a background in elite sport after representing the London based club Saracens R.F.C and London and South East of England in Rugby Union during his youth.

James works in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesdays, Fridays and alternate Saturdays.