Welcome to Culcheth Osteopaths, a warm and welcoming Osteopathic practice based in Culcheth, Warrington.
We have 34 years of experience in providing our professional services in a safe, caring and reliable environment.
Our osteopaths treat a variety of common conditions including changes to posture in pregnancy, repetitive strain injuries, postural problems caused by driving or work-related strains, the pain caused by arthritis and of course sports injuries.
We also offer Ear Wax Removal Services, both water irrigation and micro suction methods at the practice in partnership with Cheshire Microsuction. Click the link for more information.
Meet the team
Mr McCormick is the Principal Osteopath at Culcheth Osteopaths. He has been qualified as an Osteopath since 1990 after being educated at the British School of Osteopathy. After working for a year in the London and the South-East, he moved full time to Cheshire. He presently owns and runs a practice from his main Culcheth Office.
Treatments that his patients have said are effective for:
Lower back pain (lumbar pain)
Neck pain (cervical pain)
Sprained ankle and other sprains
Rib injuries incl. recovery from fractures
ITB (ilio tibial band)
Dropped metatarsal head
Herniated and bulging discs (“slipped disc“)
Upper back pain (thoracic pain)
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) Golfer’s elbow
Achilles tendon tear and strain
See how we help
When you first attend Culcheth Osteopaths
When you first visit Culcheth Osteopaths we will spend some time taking a medical history, which will include questions about your general health and lifestyle as well as asking you about the symptoms or injuries that you are seeking help with. With your consent, we will then perform a short physical examination which is likely to involve touching the areas of your body that are experiencing pain and asking you to move around. We may also look at test results, x-rays and scan reports if these are available.
It may be necessary for us to ask you to remove some clothing, so that we can see and touch the areas of the body causing concern. We are very aware that this is concerning for people so don’t worry, bring clothing such as shorts and T-Shirt or loose-fitting garments, anything that will enable us to work effectively without making you feel uncomfortable. You are welcome to bring someone with you into the examination room if this puts you at ease. It’s no problem at all.
We will make a diagnosis and discuss a course of treatment with you. This may involve visiting us a few times for manual therapy, we may give you some exercises that you can do by yourself and offer some lifestyle changes. We will ask for your consent to begin treatment. If the we believe that your condition would not be improved with osteopathic treatment they will refer you to your GP or another suitably qualified professional and may provide you with notes explaining their diagnosis and why they feel osteopathic treatment would not help you.
Is Treatment Painful?
Osteopaths work very hard to make treatment as painless as possible, but you may experience some discomfort during and after treatment. Your osteopath will warn you if they think that the technique that they are about to use is likely to be uncomfortable and will stop if you tell them that you are feeling too much pain.
Following treatment about half of patients report some mild soreness in the area of their body that was treated, this can usually be relieved with an over the counter pain killer and should go away within 48 hours. If you concerned in any way after treatment you should contact us and we will be happy to give advice.
What Culcheth Osteopaths Treat
Osteopaths are commonly known for treating back pain and postural problems including changes due to pregnancy, caused by driving or work strain, the pain of arthritis and minor sports injuries.
Listed on our website you can find links to the common joint and muscle conditions that we aim to treat.
Patients have also found osteopathy helpful for conditions such as digestive issues, circulatory problems, neuralgia and problems sleeping and for the symptoms of many others.
Osteopathic patients include the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.
Pain is very individual.
One of our main aims is to allow sufficient time for you to tell your story. Often the longer you’ve had a pain problem, the more there is for you to tell and for us to understand. At Culcheth Osteopaths we feel it is important to create a good environment where we are working together in guiding treatment and further sessions.
We can make contact with your doctors or other therapists as appropriate and can work alongside them in your treatment. If you have chronic pain we can explain the mechanisms and treatments available to help improve your outlook, and help you to try to understand the underlying reasons for your pain. This approach is often helpful for people with long standing pain.
New Patient – (Initial Consultation including treatment) – £49.00
Existing Patient – (30 minute treatment) – £49.00
We are happy to issue receipts for treatment that you can then submit to your insurance company.
Accepted Payment Methods
In addition to cash, we also accept most major forms of credit or debit card payments.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Osteopath?
An Osteopath uses an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment laying 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 processes. An osteopath uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength 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.
What do Osteopaths treat?
Osteopaths treat all manner of pain and injury and although about half the treatments are for back pain many other areas are treated, including neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, wrist and ankle pain, knee pain, hip pain, sports injuries, work related pain, stress and many more. The Osteopath treats patients with a variety of manipulation techniques, mobilization, and massage and traction techniques.
How many times will I have to see the Osteopath?
There are many different reasons why people are in pain and each person has a different way of responding to it. The average number of visits to an Osteopath is between 4-6, sometimes less and sometimes more and occasionally an extended maintenance programme is required. However it is the policy of this practice that if you do not respond to your treatment we will discuss other alternatives and tries to find a therapy that works for you. In addition if the osteopath feels that osteopathy is inappropriate then there will be NO CHARGE for that consultation.
What happens when I visit an Osteopath?
When you visit an Osteopath for the first time a full case history will be taken and you will be given a physical examination. You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing and to perform a simple series of movements. The Osteopath will then use a highly developed sense of touch, called palpation, to identify any points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body. The Osteopath may, on occasion, need additional investigations such as x-ray or blood tests. This will allow a full diagnosis and suitable treatment plan to be developed for you. Each patient is treated as an individual with the treatment plan geared towards their needs.
Do I need a referral from my doctor to see an osteopath?
No osteopaths are independent practitioners therefore you can make an appointment without a referral from your doctor.
I have acute low back pain, can osteopathy help?
Yes osteopathy has been proven to be more successful in treating acute low back pain than standard medical treatment.
I suffer from Migraines, can osteopathy help?
Yes migraine can often be the result of upper neck or cranial problems.
Can osteopathy help with my head aches?
Osteopathy will help to correct problem in the neck or upper back, which can often be the cause of pain refereed to the head or face.
I have sciatic pain down my leg, can osteopathy help?
Yes osteopathy can often resolve sciatic pain, this pain is very commonly related to mechanical problems in the low back or pelvis.
I have a sports injury can osteopathy help?
Yes osteopathy can treat most sports related injuries such as ankle, knee, shoulder, wrist and groin problems.
I have a lumbar disc problem (slipped disc), can osteopathy help and provide an alternative to possible surgery?
Yes, many disc problems can be resolved with out the need for surgery with osteopathic treatment.
I have previously had physiotherapy treatment for my lower back which did not help, what is the difference between osteopathic treatment and physiotherapy?
Osteopathic treatment is more patient centred and hand on treatment, osteopaths will treat the structure as a whole and provide a whole person approach to treatment not just direct treatment to the painful area.
What should I wear when attending the practice?
Don’t worry! You will only be required to take off the minimum amount of clothing. Women will be comfortable in shorts and a sports bra. Men will be comfortable in shorts.