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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Minor Sports Injuries

Minor sports injuries come in all shapes and sizes and can affect anyone playing sports or generally being active. Different parts of the body can be involved depending on the area of the body injured. In this article we look at symptoms, causes and treatment options. 

About Minor Sports Injuries

A minor sports injury can happen for many reasons: from a specific incident, for example, falling off a horse; or it can build up over time, caused by poor technique, a lack of strength or activation in a key muscle group resulting in overuse or a repetitive strain of the supportive muscles. 

A minor sports injury can happen when an athlete competes at a high level but it can also happen when you are running to catch the bus. Our practitioners can help you get back on track through a range of modalities, including manual therapy, joint mobilisation, kinesiology taping, dry needling, sports massage and a rehab programme.  

Conditions we treat

  • Shoulder sprains (rotator cuff injuries)
  • Elbow pain
  • Groin strain
  • Hamstring strain
  • Knee pain (runner’s knee)
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendon problems
  • Ankle sprains
  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament strain

What we offer

Our practitioners can help you get back on track through a range of modalities, including manual therapies, joint mobilisation, Shockwave Therapy, Myofascial release, soft tissue work, dry needling, kinesiology taping and sports massage.  

At Skelian, we have a Sports Specialist Chiropractor (Alex Broomsgrove). Alongside our chiropractic services, we also have our Sports Therapist (Dani Cowley) for massage and sports rehabilitation. If imaging is needed we have our Specialist Physiotherapist (Jonathan Wride) for diagnostic ultrasounds and injection services. 

The first step is to book an initial consultation with one of our dedicated team: our Chiropractors, Sports Therapist or Specialist Physiotherapist so they can carry out a thorough assessment and determine what the injury is and how best to treat it. The patient is at the core of all treatment programmes, and aspects such as nutrition, lifestyle, work and home demands are also taken into consideration when our practitioners plan your individual treatment and rehab programme.  

In some cases, diagnostic imaging may be recommended, and we have a specialist physiotherapist, Jonathan Wride, who performs diagnostic ultrasound scans and injection therapies. We are also able to refer our patients for private MRIs and X-rays if required. 

We are always on hand to answer any queries you may have before, during or after your treatment.


  • A thorough assessment by a musculoskeletal expert.
  • A range of treatment options to suit all patients including diagnostic imaging 
  • Sports specialist chiropractor at Skelian
  • Tailor-made treatment and rehab plan

What to expect

While minor sports injuries can be a real spanner in the works when it comes to training for that marathon or even just daily life, our practitioners regularly treat minor sports injuries and will aim to get you back to your favourite sport with improved mobility and functional strength.  

  • Initial Consultation with a musculoskeletal expert 
  • Individualised treatment plan & rehab programme
  • Follow-ups to check your progress 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 – £75

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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