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
Adam
Adam
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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Muscle Cramps and Spasms

Muscle cramps and spasms are involuntary, often painful contractions of the muscles that can occur in various parts of the body. They are common experiences that can range from a minor nuisance to a significant disruption in daily life.

What Causes Muscle Cramps and Spasms?

The exact cause of muscle cramps and spasms is not always known, but they can be associated with several factors:

  • Muscle fatigue and overuse, particularly during intense exercise.
  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances, which affect muscle function.
  • Poor circulation to the muscles, often experienced during prolonged periods of sitting or lying down.
  • Nerve compression, as seen in conditions like lumbar spinal stenosis, can lead to cramp-like symptoms in the legs.
  • Medical conditions, such as dystonia, can cause persistent muscle contractions and abnormal postures.
  • Medications and substances, including diuretics, statins, and caffeine, can contribute to cramping.
  • Nutritional deficiencies, such as low levels of potassium, calcium, or magnesium.

Treatment Options

Treatment for muscle cramps and spasms focuses on relieving immediate pain and preventing future occurrences:

  • Stretching and Massage: Gently stretching the affected muscle and massaging the area can help alleviate the cramp.
  • Hydration: Ensuring adequate fluid intake, especially with beverages that contain electrolytes, can prevent cramps related to dehydration.
  • Heat and Cold Therapy: Applying a heat pack can relax tense muscles, while cold therapy can reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can provide relief. In some cases, doctors may prescribe muscle relaxants.
  • Physical Therapy: A physical therapist can teach exercises to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility, reducing the risk of cramps.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Avoiding tobacco, managing stress, and adjusting diet to ensure proper nutrient intake can help prevent muscle cramps.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team

Tom-Cairns Chiropractor Cheltenham Skelian Clinic

Tom Cairns

Chriopractor

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

Chriopractor

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.”

This page provides a comprehensive overview of muscle cramps and spasms, their causes, treatment options, and answers to frequently asked questions. For personalised advice and treatment, it’s always best to consult with one of our expert healthcare professionals.

 At Skelian Chiropractic Clinic, we are dedicated to helping you understand and manage your muscle health for a pain-free and active lifestyle. If you have any concerns or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Fees

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

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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
SundayClosed
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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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