Skelian Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Cheltenham
Skelian Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Cheltenham
292 Google reviews
Patsy Rutherford
Patsy Rutherford
I am so impressed with the treatment from Jamie. He listens and analyses really well and is excellent in locating and treating my various problem areas. Thanks Jamie. All in all it’s a very nice and welcoming practise.
Ben Marsden
Ben Marsden
Excellent, informative and effective care from Tom for myself and my daughter - helping with flexibility for her dancing and for my sciatica
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!
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Foot pain

Foot pain is a common complaint that can arise from a variety of conditions affecting any part of the foot, from the toes to the heel. The complexity of the foot’s structure – which includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments – makes it susceptible to injury and various painful disorders.

Conditions That Cause Foot Pain

Plantar Fasciitis

This is the most common cause of heel pain, resulting from inflammation of the plantar fascia, the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes.

Achilles Tendinitis

Inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, often due to overuse or degeneration.


Pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot, commonly caused by high-impact sports or ill-fitting shoes.


A bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe, causing the toe to deviate towards the others.


A deformity where the toe is bent at the middle joint, often resulting from tight shoes or muscle imbalance.


Degenerative (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory (rheumatoid arthritis) conditions can affect the joints in the feet, leading to chronic pain and disability.

Diabetic Neuropathy

High blood sugar levels associated with diabetes can damage nerves in the feet, leading to pain, tingling, or loss of sensation.


Acute or stress fractures in the bones of the foot can cause severe pain and are often related to trauma or repetitive stress.

Treatments for Foot Pain

The treatment for foot pain largely depends on the underlying cause. Here are some general approaches:

Rest and Ice

For acute injuries or flare-ups of chronic conditions, rest and ice can help reduce inflammation and pain.


Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen can alleviate pain and inflammation. In some cases, stronger prescription medications may be necessary.


Custom shoe inserts prescribed by a chiropractor or podiatrist can correct structural issues and distribute pressure more evenly.


Exercises and stretches can strengthen foot muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce pain.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors can provide adjustments and manipulations to alleviate pain and improve function.


In severe cases, surgical intervention may be required to correct deformities or repair damaged structures.

Treatment Options for Foot Pain

Conservative Treatments

These include rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), physical therapy, and orthotics.

Diagnostic ultrasound

This form of imaging is offered at the clinic to help accurately identify the cause of the problem.


Hands-on care with bespoke exercises to target the pain. 

Chiropractic Adjustments

Skelian Chiropractic Clinic specialises in adjustments that can help improve the movement of bones of the foot and reduce pain.

Lifestyle Changes

Weight management, proper footwear, and avoiding activities that exacerbate the pain are crucial.

Advanced Therapies

Laser therapy, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation are some of the advanced treatments available for foot pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team

Tom-Cairns Chiropractor Cheltenham Skelian Clinic

Tom Cairns


MChiro DC 

”My goal is to deliver the best care possible to every one of my patients, to give them control back in their lives other the pain that has been getting in the way”

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.”

William Norton Chiropractor Cheltenham Skelian Clinic

Will Norton


MChiro DC 

“ To me Chiropractic approach to pain makes sense. There are many factors at play and I like to address all of these areas by fully understanding each case. I take a multifaceted approach to improve both the short-term and long-term pain”

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)

Chiropractic Follow-up treatment – £48

Physiotherapy consultation – £75

Follow up Physiotherapy appointment – £75

Sports Therapy Consultation – £60

Follow up Sports therapy appointment – £35


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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