Cumbria Osteopathy

Cumbria Osteopathy

Niki Matthews BSc Ost (Hons), BMAS, BHSAI Cert Ed Accredited Coach

Niki Matthews BSc Ost (Hons), BMAS, BHSAI Cert Ed Accredited Coach.
Covering Cumbria, Lancashire and the surrounding areas.

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque landscapes of Cumbria, and just a short journey from the historic Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria Osteopathy offers expert, compassionate osteopathic care for you and your entire family – including humans, equines, and canines. Situated conveniently at Rest Harrow, Woodman Lane, Nether Barrow, we extend our professional services across Cumbria, Lancashire, and the surrounding areas, ensuring accessible, comprehensive treatment for all.

At Cumbria Osteopathy, we are dedicated to providing a multi-faceted approach to health, focusing on the body’s natural biomechanics, posture, and the intrinsic relationship between structure and function. Our services span from experienced osteopathic treatment, tailored equine rehabilitation, to specialised postural training, all designed to foster optimal health and performance.

Expert Care by Niki, Registered Acupuncturist and Osteopath

Led by Niki, a seasoned osteopath and registered acupuncturist for humans (BMAS), our clinic is a haven for those seeking relief and rejuvenation. Niki’s passion for fostering harmonious equine and human partnerships shines through our unique Horse and Rider Postural Assessments and Lessons, aimed at enhancing the unity and functionality of this special relationship.

Bespoke Osteopathic Services for the Whole Family

At Cumbria Osteopathy, we believe in the power of osteopathy to nurture and restore health for everyone – including our four-legged friends. Whether it’s through targeted human and equine postural assessments, rehabilitation, or our comprehensive clinics and yard visits, we’re here to support your journey towards optimal health.

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“Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. It works with the structure and function of the body and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together”

General Osteopathic Council

Why you are safe in our hands?

Osteopaths are trained specialists in muscular skeletal diagnosis including the treatment and long-term management of simple to the most complex conditions.

Differential diagnosis is a large part of an Osteopathic Science degree. Referring to GPs for: orthopaedic cardiovascular oncology and neurological specialist consultations if required is normal practice.

Osteopathic differential diagnosis is different from clinical reasoning in other health professions.

Osteopaths use a multi-phase approach: an initial biomedical screen for serious pathology, followed by Orthopaedic testing and then using Osteopathic reasoning models that are based on the relationship between structure and function in the body, with emphasis on posture and natural biomechanics.

Osteopaths work closely alongside conventional medicine and communicate with all medical specialists.

“Our priority is to provide experienced compassionate care to make a real difference for the long term providing advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.”

Niki Matthews

Osteopaths also provide advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring

Osteopathy can:

  • Remove the underlying cause of pain.
  • Reduce pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.
  • Increase the range of motions in the joints.
  • Treat spinal problems resulting from poor posture or spinal disk injuries.
  • Relieve chronic pain through non-invasive treatment.
  • Decrease the stress on the joints.

“Osteopathy specialises in restoring the structural
alignment of postural changes. These can be caused
by or maintained by injury. Postural changes,
however small, can often be a contributing factor in
reoccurring pain and repetitive injury.”


Osteopaths take a holistic approach to your health and well-being

Osteopathy specialises in restoring the structural alignment of postural changes. The body is a dynamic structure and is dependent on the harmonious balance of the muscular skeletal system. When all the joints are correctly aligned and the muscles are working efficiently this good posture helps prevent injury and improves wellbeing.

Osteopathy is a treatment for everyone, from babies a few days old to patients in their nineties. Osteopathic treatment can alleviate a wide range of disorders including back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain, headaches, arthritic pain and digestive disorders. Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. Osteopathy is a way of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints. Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.

Where can I receive treatment from Niki?

Osteopathic treatment for the whole family at Rest Harrow Equestrian, Woodman Lane Kirby Lonsdale.

Niki runs clinics for Humans, Equines and Canines. She also offers Postural Training Assessments and Lessons. Yard visits are available. 

Rest Harrow
Yard Visits