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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Sciatica is a pain that goes into and down the leg or both legs and is related to the sciatic nerve. In this article we look at symptoms, causes and treatment options. 

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to nerve pain going down the leg or in some cases both legs. Sciatica is a term that is commonly passed around as a diagnosis, but it is in fact a symptom of something that is then causing pain to go down the leg. 

The name sciatica comes from the name of the biggest nerve that goes down into your legs called the sciatic nerve. It is the main nerve going into the leg which then branches off into smaller nerves throughout the leg and into the foot.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Sciatica itself is a symptom and not a diagnosis. If you are experiencing sciatica, you can have pain ranging from around your pelvis, into your upper leg (usually hamstrings) into your calf, ankle and foot. 

The pain can be sharp, burning, stabbing or a constant dull ache. You can also experience pins and needles, muscle weakness and/or numbness in the leg. These are classic presentations of nerve problems. 

What causes sciatica?

Like a lot of problems with the body, there are multiple factors that might be causing your sciatica symptoms. The most common cause of sciatica is where a local soft tissue comes into contact with the nerve causing irritation and pain in the pelvis, leg and or foot.

When most patients come into our clinic with sciatica, their main concern is if the sciatic pain is coming from a herniated disc or can be commonly referred to as a “slipped disc” in the low back. Another common cause or contributing factor of sciatica can be a tight muscle, (the piriformis muscle for example) that compresses the sciatic nerve. In some cases, it can be a referral pain from a joint in the lumbar spine. These joints are called facet joints and are richly supplied by nerve endings. If there is an issue with one of these joints, it can give you very similar symptoms to sciatica.

What can I do to treat sciatica?

First of all, you need to understand the cause of your sciatica. If you are struggling with sciatica, then it is worth seeing one of our chiropractors or our sports therapist for help. They will be able to help assess and diagnose the most likely cause of your pain. Once this has been worked out, they will provide you with a treatment plan to assist your recovery. They will provide treatment and home exercises to help you along the way. If the cause of the sciatica is not clear or needs further investigation, our practitioners can refer you for a diagnostic scan (X-ray or MRI). If we are unable to help, then we may refer you to an appropriate health professional.

At Skelian we offer a variety of excellent services performed by our highly trained healthcare professionals that can help you with your sciatica.

Services at Skelian that treat acute back pain 

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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”

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.”

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.”


Chiropractic Initial Consultation – £75

Chiropractic Follow up treatment – £48

Sports Therapy Initial Consultation – £60

Sports Therapy Follow up 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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