How we can help

As many as 150 people come to Kyrle House each week seeking help with a broad range of conditions.  Our youngest patient to date was five days old and our oldest 94 years.  Our logo aims to emphasise the commitment we share to provide an excellent standard of care to each of our patients from the newborn to the elderly.

Approximately 75% of our patients present with pain arising within the musculo-skeletal system; 50% of these are suffering with low back pain/sciatica whilst others are complaining of pain in their upper back or neck, perhaps with associated symptoms such as headache.  Other mechanical symptoms include peripheral joint complaints e.g. shoulder, hip or knee pain and foot pain.

Approximately 25% of patients attending Kyrle House present with less common conditions ranging from dysfunction within the nervous system e.g. stroke, acquired brain injury or MS. Some seek help with problems associated with childbirth and pregnancy, whilst others may simply be looking to improve their energy levels and enhance their sense of general well being.

Patients with sport related strains and injuries and those looking for rehabilitation advice post surgery commonly find their way to us.


In the section below we have highlighted some of the common problems our patients present with:-

BackpainBack pain and sciatica affects 4 out of 5 of us at some time in our lives. Hands on treatment and active rehabilitation have been shown to be much more effective than the traditional approach of pain killers and bed rest.

HeadachesHeadaches, neck and shoulder tension due to stress, whiplash injury or poorly designed work stations normally respond well. Joint and muscle strains, such as in the hips, knees, ankles, feet, wrists, elbows, shoulders and ribs can also respond.

SportsSports men and women at all levels benefit too.  Some are anxious to return to their sport as quickly as possible after injury. Others, require fine tuning to reach their peak performance.

PregnancyPregnancy demands the largest postural change that a woman's body will undergo. Since osteopathy and physiotherapy are essentially gentle treatments and require no medication, they are ideally suited to help the body adapt and to relieve discomfort at this time.

ChildrenChildren  of all ages respond well to treatment for a range of problems. 'During a study on cranial osteopathy, some parents perceived the following changes in their children's behaviour; ~ reduced crying time and improved sleep.'

This was a small single study and thus more research is necessary in order to establish whether osteopathy is effective in this group. ( See our section on 'Cranial Osteopathy').

ElderlyOlder people consult us for help with the management of many degenerative joint conditions such as osteoarthritis in the hips or knees, particularly in the early stages, in order to help them lead more comfortable and active lives.

OsteopathicTreatment approaches aiming to improve the physiological function of internal structures and organs can help greatly with respiratory, digestive, abdominal and pelvic disorders.


This is by no means an exhaustive list of the complaints our patients present with.  If you are unsure as to whether we might be able to help, please feel free to contact us.