Skelian Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Cheltenham
Skelian Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Cheltenham
290 Google reviews
Steve MaxTheMaths
Steve MaxTheMaths
Huge thanks to Jamie and the team for getting me back on my feet! Fabulous service. Highly recommended.
Nickie Apperly
Nickie Apperly
Great service, Tom is very reassuring and encouraging. His confident yet, caring approach made me feel at ease and my recovery has definately benefitted from this.
Fred Warren
Fred Warren
Several months ago I was stricken with severe sciatica, strong pain killers were prescribed by my GP but they had unacceptable side effects. I contacted Skelian and Jamie quickly sorted out my problem, without further medication. During the course of my treatment, I found that Jamie's manipulations of my neck gave a certain amount of relief to the vertigo and muzziness “brain fog”, which I had been suffering from, for the past five years. I am thankful to Skelian and Jamie in particular for his caring approach to my ailments, he has an excellent bedside manner and he has given me beneficial advice to help with my long standing dizziness problems.
Kam Mistry
Kam Mistry
Very happy. Jamie was great - friendly and professional. I certainly felt that I was in good hands and could already feel the benefits after my first visit. After three sessions the pain has gone.
Monica Wragg
Monica Wragg
I highly recommend the Skelian Clinic. The lovely Aaron has cured my lower back pain in a matter of a few weeks so that I can now resume and enjoy my walks. Everyone at the clinic is very professional, kind and friendly. Thank you.
Zara Winters
Zara Winters
I walked in to the Skelian clinic at my wit's end - my neck and shoulders hurt from decades of poor posture due to computer work, my left forearm was tight and painful and I had been suffering with agonizing tennis elbow in my right arm which was waking me up every night. It felt like my entire upper body had seized up. From the moment I entered the clinic I felt a good vibe - Angela, the receptionist, made me feel relaxed and welcome and was just lovely to be around, she takes a genuine interest in every client and radiates warmth - and has a lovely singing voice to boot! Victoria, who I cannot thank enough, has worked miracles. After four treatments, using a combination of dry needle therapy, targeted deep tissue massage and spinal manipulation I feel like a different person. The pain has almost completely gone and I have a workable action plan on how to look after my joints. Victoria is empathic, exceptionally knowledgeable, witty and a great listener. She explains what she is doing in straightforward language and puts you at ease immediately. I can honestly say that I am blown away by the results, it is life changing to have that debilitating pain taken away. I wish I'd gone sooner. If you are suffering with neck, back or joint problems please just book an appointment online, you owe it to yourself.
Brian Evans
Brian Evans
I was not expecting the relief that I experienced, From the moment treatment started I was made relaxed, after my first treatment I could not believe the difference, All the staff were very professional, the treatment was exceptional, Actually looking foreward to my next appointment
I've been coming to Dani for regular Sports Massage appointments for nearly a year now, recently transitioning on to the Hot Stones massage. As someone who likes to regularly weight train these sessions have been invaluable to my recovery and have ensured that any aches, pains and knots are kept to their absolute minimum. I've recently moved over to the Hot Stones massage and highly recommend it, it's a great mixture of traditional sports massage techniques combined with the hot stones - this will be my go to massage moving forward. Dani is extremely welcoming, friendly and a pleasure to be around - I can't rate her highly enough!
Nicky Harris
Nicky Harris
Friendly, professional service. Tom has been fantastic at sorting out my neck and back issues, providing explanation before, during and after treatment as well as providing after care exercises I can do at home. I have been delighted with my treatment so far. Thank you!
craig pockett
craig pockett
Would highly recommend Skelian chiropractic & physiotherapy 👍🏼 sorted my aches & pains out for me😊
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Elbow Pain

Pain in or around the elbow can have many different causes and can cause different types of pain, from reduced grip strength to a stabbing sensation. In this article we look at symptoms, causes and treatment options. 

Common conditions and causes of elbow pain

Elbow pain is a problem that affects individuals of all ages and occupations. It can significantly impact and hinder daily activities at home and at work. Understanding some of the common causes of elbow pain is crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. At Skelian in Cheltenham, we can help diagnose the cause of your elbow pain, to then work out an effective treatment or management plan for the condition. We do this by assessing your elbow with orthopaedic tests and/or referral for in-house diagnostic imaging. 

Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Lateral epicondylitis or “Tennis elbow”, commonly known as tennis elbow, is a common cause of elbow pain. It involves inflammation of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, the bony prominence on the outer side of the elbow. Repetitive activities involving the wrist extensor muscles, such as gripping or twisting motions, can lead to microtears and degenerative changes in the tendons, resulting in pain and tenderness. Symptoms include pain during activities involving the affected arm and weakness in grip strength. Treatment options include rest, manual therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and in severe cases, corticosteroid injections (provided by our specialist physiotherapist) or surgery.

Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

Medial epicondylitis, also known as golfer’s elbow, is another common cause of elbow pain. It involves inflammation of the tendons that attach to the medial epicondyle, the bony prominence on the inner side of the elbow. Overuse or repetitive activities that stress the wrist flexor muscles, such as swinging a golf club or throwing a ball, can lead to microtears and subsequent inflammation. Symptoms include pain and tenderness on the inner side of the elbow, which may radiate down the forearm. Treatment options for golfer’s elbow include rest, physical therapy, NSAIDs, and, in some cases, corticosteroid injections (provided by our specialist physiotherapist) or surgery.

Olecranon Bursitis 

Olecranon bursitis is caused by inflammation of the bursa, which is a small sac of fluid that cushions and reduces friction between the olecranon (the bony tip of the elbow) and the skin. Trauma, repetitive pressure, or infection can cause the bursa to become inflamed, leading to pain, swelling, and tenderness at the back of the elbow. Conservative treatment includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE therapy), along with the use of NSAIDs. If an infection is present, you will be referred back to your GP for possible antibiotics, and in chronic or severe cases, bursa aspiration (drawing the fluid out of the elbow, which can be done by our specialist physiotherapist at Skelian) or surgery may be considered.

Ulnar Nerve Compression (Cubital tunnel syndrome)

Ulnar nerve compression, also known as cubital tunnel syndrome, occurs when the ulnar nerve, which runs along the inner side of the elbow, becomes compressed or irritated. Prolonged pressure on the ulnar nerve, as may occur during activities involving repeated bending of the elbow or leaning on the elbow for extended periods, can cause pain, numbness, and tingling sensations in the forearm and hand. Management of this condition includes rest, ice, stretching and/or nerve gliding (flossing) exercises, NSAIDs and possibly protective padding around the area. 

Elbow fractures 

Elbow fractures are a significant cause of elbow pain, particularly among children and individuals involved in high-impact activities. Fractures can occur in various parts of the elbow, including the distal humerus (lower end of the upper arm bone), the olecranon, or the radial head. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling, bruising, and limited range of motion. If you present yourself to Skelian with a fracture we will refer you to seek medical attention. Treatment options depend on the type and severity of the fracture, ranging from immobilisation with a cast or splint to surgical intervention.

Treatment and diagnostic options 

At Skelian, we see a variety of different conditions, elbow pain is another common complaint that we see. There are a lot of different causes of elbow pain and at Skelian we believe that it is important to get an accurate diagnosis first so that a treatment or management plan can be made. In some cases we may need to refer you for further diagnostic investigation such a MRI or ultrasound, to make sure you receive the care you need for your condition. 

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Our team

Alex Broomsgrove, Chiropractor Cheltenham Skelian

Alex Broomsgrove



“I always strive to get to the root of the issue and then work with my patients to find a solution to the problem”

Sports Therapist Cheltenham

Dani Cowley

Sports Therapist

“My goal is to help all  my patients return to their preferred activity whilst maintaining a pain-free and healthy lifestyle. I always aim to go one step further by minimising the risk of future injury through rehabilitation plans and hands-on therapy.”

Victoria West



“ Every patient’s health requirements are unique to them; my aim is to provide patients with care that is centred around their needs.”

Jonathan Wride

Specialist Physiotherapist

HCPC MCSP AACP PgC Injection Therapy, MSK Sonographer and Independent Prescriber:

“I’m passionate about giving patients instant access to high-level diagnostics and specialist treatments, helping to reduce the waiting times of patients and hopefully speeding up their recovery.”


Chiropractic Initial Consultation – £75 Book »
Chiropractic Follow up treatment – £48
Physiotherapy consultation – £65
Sports Therapy Consultation – £60
Follow up Sports therapy appointment – £35
Massage (1 hour) – £60


Opening Times

Monday8.30 – 7.00
Tuesday8.30 – 7.00
Wednesday8.30 – 7.00
Thursday8.30 – 7.00
Friday8.30 – 7.00
Saturday9:00 – 1:00

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Why Choose Skelian?

  • Exceptionally high standards of care
  • Professionalism and Expertise
  • Quality treatment
  • Quality practitioners
  • Great communication of your treatment
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